Dear Fellow Human Being,
One of the primary lessons we are taught in childhood is to share. As we become adults, we learn that sharing is not
just about toys, it is about food and water, it is about culture and respect, it is about our mother earth. No matter how
many would choose to divide us for their personal gain, we are one species, we are one family. It is time that as a species,
we act as responsible adults not like misbehaving children. We must see that it is in the interest of each and every one of
us to make this world a place where all are safe and secure, a place which is worthy of our children, and grandchildren and
all of the generations to follow.
We waste so much money on war and destruction. If we took all that money and effort and put it into food, housing,
health care and education, we could transform our world from one of fear and sorrow into one of joy and thanksgiving. We have
been told, in so many settings, it is us against them. This is a lie. When we destroy rather than build, it is us against
ourselves. Peace and cooperation is the road to the future, if there is to be a future. It is time for the people to stand
up and say “we will no longer tolerate this abomination”. It is time for all parties to lay down their arms. It
is time for the people of the every country and every creed to come together and tell the war mongers to step aside and let
a new era open for mankind. Let us give power to those who advance the cause of peace and prosperity not doom and destruction.
We must do this. We can do this. We will do this. Please do three things to help make this possible:
sign this petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/495764839
forward this email to everyone you can
wear red on October 9th
The petition will be presented to Kofi Annan,
the Secretary General of the United Nations, and forwarded to leaders of all the countries of the world. We are using the
worldwide web to make this a truly international event and it will only happen if you help. Please include your contacts in
other countries. October 9th was chosen because it is the birthday of John Lennon who wrote the song “Imagine”.
It also happens to be an especially opportune time in the political calendar of the United States.
While gatherings and marches are encouraged in an effort to gain local media coverage, the wearing of red has deep
significance. Red is the color which indicates “stop” and is the color of blood. Therefore, the statement being
made is to “stop the bloodshed”. There are many situations where people may have to work and may not be able to
carry written expressions of their feelings. In this way, everybody can participate and it will give us the opportunity to
really see how very many of us there are who feel this way. Together we can change the world.