The great Ramsey Clark, attorney general to Lyndon Johnson, died April 9, 2021, at age 93. Rest in peace, man of peace! Ramsey stayed at our home overnight in 2012, before traveling to Jefferson City, MO, for the federal trespassing trial at Jefferson City, MO, concerning a drone warfare protest at Whiteman Air Force Base.
A champion against war Ramsey Clark was a vocal critic Of America's aggressive militarism But he is quiet now at age 93
Ron Faust reflects on peace making and asks, So what can the resistance of a few peacemakers do Not knowing that they are peacemakers? But no matter, the unseen waves of their actions May just be what saves the world from itself.
Ron Faust sees the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as coming just in time "to create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."
Ron Faust waits for a new administration, condemns the federal executions, and observes: Warming the transition are colored lights / Hung on trees inside homes shining through / The doubts and fears of a shivering nation / While outside squirrels chase hope around.
Ron Faust asks: what do you do about those Who differ in values Who defend the second amendment Who disparage the immigrants Who look down on the poor Who deny systemic racism What do you say? Can we compromise? Can we get along? Do we just remain silent?
We have tied ourselves up In a convoluted entanglement What have we achieved from 9/11? But ruination in endless war and revenge Amassing a military budget of $800 Billion Shifting away resources to tackle climate change Burning up the environment in red partisanship Turning to violent embarrassment and … Continue reading What have we done to ourselves?
Ron Faust muses about Chadwick Boseman, portraying change agents, such that “Even in a flicker of time his moment lasts.”