Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BRIDGES TO WHERE?


Today I am seeing bridges. Bridges to where? Where are we heading? What will be on the other side?

Whether it is the American banking collapse or the question about the next election there is much uncertainty in our lives today. Much despair and worry is evident amongst the people. Despite the Republicans who arrogantly chant "USA, USA, USA" most of the people don't feel quite so confident that all is so easily understood and predictable about today or the future.

Sages have long told us to focus on the present, this moment, and to take one step at a time.

The Native Americans called life the great mystery. And it is.

No matter what befalls us I've got to embrace each day with the joy and wonder that life on this beautiful spinning orb so well deserves.

I am happy to share this life with all my relations.

1 Comments:

Blogger Sung-Hee said...

Bruce, your bridge writing is beautiful. I am moved and like it very much.

For me, there are two bridges I think. I may be wrong in the story below. But I want to tell you.

One is the short and small bridge in the DMZ between the North and South Korea. It had been called “Bridge of No Return.” But since 2000, people in the North and South are coming and going each other's land even though it is very limited. Some people had been bridges themselves. In case of Korea, they risked their lives to cross the DMZ line to encourage people to dream the peaceful reunification of Korea. They were bridges and doors themselves.

The other bridge I think is called the “Twin Bridges” which is the nick name of the town “Moogunri”. The US force in Korea calls the town like that. The real intention to expand the training site of Moogunri near the DMZ to the size of about 1/15 of Seoul goes along with the set up of the East Asia military hub in Pyeongtaek, which is located south to Seoul. The training site in Moogunri is strategically located in relation to the two USFK‘s own military training sites near the DMZ. In that, bridge symbolizes the tool for invasion.

Korea is called the “corridor” by the USFK. Recently, I became to know that Georgia is also called “corridor” by the US force. And Afghanistan must be corridor for the US force, too.

I can not but think how it is important and good to have a GN confab in Korea next year.

It is always joy to visit your blog.

Thanks always.

Sung-Hee

9/16/08, 10:43 AM  

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