Today by chance, I read about a young man who died recently.
Jacob David George was a banjo-playing singer/songwriter, bicyclist/activist
who rode across the country with a message. His message was a plea for us to stop
the madness of “sending poor farmers to kill poor farmers in
Jacob served three tours in
What would it take to make every man KNOW that every other man is himself?
Following links like breadcrumbs, I found a poem Jacob wrote (thank you Jan Barry), a song and a short film. (Thank you Stephen Ironside for allowing me to post these amazing photos.) So read and hear Jacob's words. Spread them if you feel compelled, as I did, to do so.
(please read the rest of this poem, "Support the Troops" by Jacob David George at the link above) ...
"We just Need to support the troops"
is what they tell me
well, this is from a troop
so listen carefully
what we Need are teachers who understand the history of this country
what we Need is a decent living wage, so people ain't cold and hungry
what we Need is bicycle infrastructure spanning this beauteous nation
what we Need are more trees and less play stations
what we Need is a justice system that seeks the truth
what we Need are more books and less boots
what we Need is love
for every woman and man ...
(If there's anything you'd like to add, share or correct about Jacob, please post a comment below.)
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