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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Peace & Love..." 'Bettejo Dux'


Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic garden island
of Kaua'i over 30 years. She is an animal lover, people lover and lover of life.
Today Bettejo blogs the  true meaning of LOVE...Enjoy!

You can order a copy of her Novella "The Scam "below.www.bettejodux.com

Peace & Love

Once again, I think, peace and loves are one of those inseparable benevolent duos. Like love and truth, they go hand-in-hand. It’s wonderful to read that voices within the religious community are being raised for peace. War is not the answer is a cry the Quakers, my dear friends, have been hosting for years. Thank you guys.

I think most of us devout non-believers have been rooting for peace for years. We do not pray. We attempt to cajole, convince, reason our way to a peaceful solution to humankind’s considerable problems. The only question I would ask is: why just one day? Why not try, maybe, once a month? Saturday’s are good.

Instead of churches, temples, mosques and synagogues, why not parking lots at the mall? Or neighborhood centers or parks? On this holy of holiest Jewish days, rules could be broken. Stars of David banners artistically combined with Picasso’s  dove of peace could be silently passed out to strangers. Now that would be a day of atonement.

You know what? You could even have a table where Christians and Jews and Muslims could stand together holding hands and praying together.

Kids could have lemonade stands for peace. Others could sell cookies or t-shirts or baseball caps or bumper stickers. Veterans for peace could hand out petitions. Old-fashioned soapbox hooters could hoot for peace.

Peaceniks could sing folk songs. Darling girls in peace patterned bikinis could wander through the crowds tossing flowers. Peaceful aromatic hot dogs could be vended. Little kids could chase around on scooters lisping, ‘Peace in our time’.

Overhead small planes could drop leaflets. Skywriters could write PEACE in the sky ‘til the cows came home. Flocks of doves could be set free to wing and flutter and swoop down for handfuls of scattered birdseed . White doves on the grass. At last.

Films on the subject could be shown. Lectures could be offered as to why it’s better to spend money on peaceful efforts than it is to blow guys and gals and little kids and seniors and innocents to smithereens.

The party could go on all night.

Hey, there’s money in this. And what won’t guys do for money?

On military bases, peace advocates could come out of the closet. Peacefully. Joyfully. Maybe, if they’re allowed to carry guns, these could be tossed in nets and swung from trees and posts with white dove origami dangling down.

At sea, sailors-crew and officers and captains-men and women too-could strip down to their skivvies and swim three times-race around-their warships.  Challenge the more belligerent to a peaceful dunking contest.

This could be such a successful human experience we’d want to do it more often.  Peace parties, world round, would be the rage. An American innovation. Wow. We’d really have something to ‘sell’ to he world. Peaceful capitalism at its best.

And if the nasty old warmongers don’t like it, they can stay home.

I want a franchise. Peace popcorn anyone?

P.S.
The TV Show, "The View requested "BED-HEAD" photos for their wall that is their new backdrop. I sent a photo of myself in and it appeared on national TV today. You can see me immediately right of the TV-14 graphic. Not a great photo, but dats me! ;D)

Bed Head is what you look like when you first get out of bed in the morning, no make-up, hair not combed, teeth not brushed, no coffee, at least that's my interpretation...



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5 comments:

Facebook commments said...

comments on "The View" Photo!

Deborah Anne That's cool! Don't know what a bed-head is though lol
3 hours ago · Unlike · 1

James Kimo Rosen It's what you look like when you first get out of bed in the morning, no make-up, hair not combed, teeth not brushed, no coffee, at least thats my interpretation...
3 hours ago · Like

James Kimo Rosen The original...
James Kimo Rosen's photo.
2 hours ago · Like

Karen Janik Beautiful as always! Don't ever change.
2 hours ago · Unlike · 1

Teresa Lee Moore Love it!
2 hours ago · Unlike · 1

James Kimo Rosen Pretty cool being on the same stage as BaBa WaWa! ;D)
2 hours ago · Like

James Kimo Rosen Yea, I was watching the'View' this morning, yes I admit i watch the 'View' and there I was on stage with Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters!
7 minutes ago · Like

Deborah Morel Rock star!
about an hour ago · Unlike · 1

Linda Meyers How fun!!!
15 minutes ago · Unlike · 1

James Kimo Rosen Steve, that was the full frame, no cropping...
5 minutes ago · Like

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likes on "The View Photo!"You, Deborah Morel, Janet Weller Maslow, Danny de Gracia II and 7 others like this.

Facebook commments said...

comments on View photo;

Steven M Eayrs glad to hear that Jim! lol...
3 hours ago · Unlike · 1

James Kimo Rosen Here's the original Steve! ;D)
James Kimo Rosen's photo.
3 hours ago · Unlike · 2

Steven M Eayrs Is the background there just for one show, or up for a while? Cool? and just giving you a hard time. Didn't know if you sent in some in something like Mr. Weiner would do, but should know you better than that.
3 hours ago · Like

James Kimo Rosen I believe they change it daily. The only thing Mr. Weiner and i have in common is our ancestry, besides that I think the guy is nuts. Get it? ;D)
2 hours ago · Like · 1

Nehama Dina Wolfson Lookin good
2 hours ago via mobile · Unlike · 1

Chuck Lasker Fun!
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James Kimo Rosen it should, it's me!
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COMMENTS VIA VIEW PHOTO

Rod Young Cool!!
8 hours ago via mobile · Unlike · 1

Harmony Bentosino Ditto the above comment!
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Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Guess who is the ant & who is the grasshopper ? it's our right to criticize our government to improve it or end up like Nazi Germany !!!