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09/26/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

CodePink DNC: "Make Out, Not War"

If you like public art, public appeals for peace, and public displays of affection, you'll love this video. Peace advocates in Denver for the Democratic National Committee meetings send the delegates a message of peace.

Note that, unlike some of our Republican Members of Congress and right-wing televangelists, the peace advocates in this video practice what they preach. They don't seek to impose burdens on others that they shirk for themselves. When they suggest that others "Make Out, Not War," they are fully prepared to do it themselves.

As the great Arab playwright Wali Im Sheikh Al-Speer wrote,

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven;
Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
And recks not his own rede.

More of our artists should turn their attention to creating this sort of public art. With the corporate media ever-vigilant in its efforts to enforce public ignorance, every avenue for countering the media should be explored.