War and Freedom - Moms Across America


Screen_Shot_2018- 11-12 _at_8。12.35 _AM.png退役軍人の日、退役軍人のことを称賛することを思い出しました。私の父は第二次世界大戦の退役軍人です。彼は若い頃の4年間、世界中の民主主義を守るために戦いました。多くの人が与えた犠牲に感謝し、アメリカにある自由を大事にしています。


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So on Veteran's Day, we honor the Veteran's who protected our freedom in the past, and we look forward to a future where war is not necessary, where freedom is respected. We ask that everyone, starting with themselves, be the kind of people like mindful parents need to be every day, who negotiate peace, support responsibility, and respect freedom. Listening without judgment, being curious, hugging instead of shunning...If we all do this in our homes, our children, who will grow up to be leaders, will be the ones to one day choose freedom instead of oppression.

Screen_Shot_2018- 11-12 _at_8。00.40 _AM.pngIn addition, we ask that this thinking is applied to pest and weed control in your backyard, town, and food choices. Will Allen's book "War on Bugs" very aptly explains how chemicals were pushed on farmers generations ago ( and since then landscapers and gardeners) - to protect their crops and kill the bugs. This war does not honor the bugs role in our ecosystem. It does not respect the soil's contribution to nutrition, and it does not support carbon draw-down which can reverse climate change. Chemical gardening, landscaping, and farming enslave the user to use more and more toxic chemicals. It does not give the user the freedom we need to thrive.

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Screen_Shot_2018- 11-12 _at_8。19.10 _AM.pngFarmers that do respect bugs, like one I met in Maui, plants a row of plants that act as bug food. The bugs eat that plant instead of other more valuable plants in his garden ( like how a mom feeds her grumpy child!). He plants flowers which deter pests ( a mom distracts her child to a different activity!). Others use natural oils to deter them, respecting nature (moms might use extra chores!). Others, to combat pests or weeds, simply grow a different crop (a mom changes the activity). The point is these farmers are responsible for their part in the situation and make creative choices (moms need to be creative every moment of parenting, and dads and grandparents too). That's freedom!

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So today we call for freedom from the kind of thinking which enslaves our people into war on anything. We call for compassion, communication, creativity, and connection. If you don't understand someone, if you don't like what someone is doing, including bugs- will you seek to understand, respect their perspective, and be compassionate?


When we start in our families, we create a world where we can all thrive.


With Gratitude and Love,


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P.S. In support of the holiday and a day off, this article has not been edited by my editor, please forgive typos or grammar issues. Thank you.


  • Kristy Kristy
    コメントした 2018-12-06 01:14:27 -0500