The Word Room - East Wall Write words onto the wall.

Monday, November 12, 2001 at 14:42:22
finding a way to break the silence. needing to speak.

Monday, November 12, 2001 at 19:45:15
it becomes so difficult to not feel that much of the world is insane. I feel particulary prejudice against religions ---

Monday, November 12, 2001 at 20:13:09
what do you find intriguing?

from SF, CA
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 18:04:44
it seems that I have a lot more questions these days than answers. I feel extrmely frustrated with the world and the human race at the moment. we have had so many wars created and faught by the power hungery in our name...I feel powerless.

Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 02:06:28
listening and understanding is an art that needs selflessnes.

Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 02:22:31

Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 12:53:29
isn't this ironic that the people who kill indiscriminately enter the invaded lands hailed as saviours and heros?

Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 17:24:21
I have GIVEN UP consummerism, individualism, and greed. Wars are necessitated by the economics of capitalism. If we in the West don't consider it our right to consumme at a rate several times that of the rest of the world, there won't be a need for wars that intend to secure our access to cheap goods.

Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 17:36:28
My 'other' is the person who others me.

Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 17:46:52
Don't beat around the Bush: Bombs kill people.

Augusta Day
Friday, November 16, 2001 at 16:44:40
I draw the line where I stand: I stand on the principles of peace and justice. I believe in non-violence, but fight like hell for a change in the system.

baby chi
Friday, November 16, 2001 at 22:09:51
you are all crazy idiots

baby chu
Friday, November 16, 2001 at 22:10:35
go to a psychiatrist

crazy and idiot
Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 22:02:43
to baby chu:
since your recommendation about seeing a psychiatrist can't possibly be coming from your wisdom, it must be rooted in your own experience, which, clearly, has been a disasterous one... please stop visiting that psychiatrist... you may end up being more pleasant... a great accomplishment, i assure you...

Monday, November 26, 2001 at 08:42:08
We all need to speak, but when will we listen?

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 12:31:47
Somewhere there: a mouth is trying to form words. You here, will you press your ear to the wall and try and listen? Into what language will you translate her yearning?

Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 02:29:39
always at a distance, but keeping near- you hide and yet reveal traces of your presence for me to continue my search- today I will deny your existence- today I will let the world know where you are- men are hurriedly shaving in fear of being exposed, children are running barefoot through the refuse we left behind, and women tip toe not to be noticed and occasionally there is the loss of life- a mine, a never ending road and disease- disaster- destruction. words, just words. does it still matter who we are? do we care enough to change?

Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 10:09:11
Life goes on but we must never forget. Our wounds will heal and our country has become more united.

Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 19:29:30
never forgetting and never letting go..... and history repeats itself. I hope this is the year that we can start forgiving.

Boston, MA
Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 08:56:46
How resilient we are!

Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 17:19:16
months have passed since the September events and silence is now the mode of behavior. I shutter with rage with the thought of the manipulations that have gone on since then to make the simple minded people in this country believe what the administration has wanted them to. that the reason we attacked Afghanistan and took over the country was not because of the oil in the region, not because of establishing a military base in central Asia like we did in Iraq but because we were really MAD at OSama, not really knowing for sure tat he did it, or that he was there, hunting a man whom we knew we would never find. when the first thing we do after setting up our hand picked government for that country is to appoint an oil company (Unocal) advisor as the US representative to Afghanistan.

Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 17:22:54
this is where i choose to speak, when all else has failed, and words have lost their meaning. is anyone willing to listen?

Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 17:43:45
A space for your words Perhaps here there is a witness, perhaps here you can speak freely. perhaps here you will be heard.

Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 05:10:17
i am not virtual. my blood runs. i have a heart still. i am in body. this virtual world does not touch me where the emptyness must be filled with journeys towards you and meetings with you--no matter the longing. And when it can, than ill reach through this window and shake your hand.

Monday, January 14, 2002 at 10:43:17
With all of this hand wringing, I have yet to hear of a way to stop terrorism through non-military means. Do you propose having a reasoned discourse with Al-Qaida? Maybe we can all hold hands at our local Starbucks with Al-Qaida members still living in the United States and let them know how much we care. Or maybe you could call one of the families grieving for a loved one lost in the WTC and explain how their loss is a logical response to oppressive forces uleashed by an imperialist America.

Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 07:08:26
100,000 killed in Hiroshima bombing-- 50,000 in Nagasaki. Thousands upon thousands left wounded or dying a slow, agonizing death. Death toll in NY--just over 3,000. Nobody can even say why the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki except that we had it and wanted to see how it worked. It's not that I don't have compassion for the victims of 9-11, I do, but I also beleive that the situation needs to be put in to perspective.

Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 12:02:57
Do you really presume that by killing more innocent people, you may bring the poor victims of 9/11 back to life? It is shameful to advocate hate in the name of innocent victims of hate(9/11). If the horrors of 9/11 had any insightful effect on you, you would then want to do away with politics of killing. Why don't you learn from the hundreds of the families of 9/11 victims who have gone and are going to Afghanistan to meet with the family of victims of US bombs? Maybe you can learn from those real grief stricken people a few things about Love and hate. You reaction does not seem to be out of love for 9/11 victims but comes from your hate toward others.

Monday, January 28, 2002 at 09:23:44
The chief difference between the terrorists and the US military is that the terrorists intentionally targeted innocent civilians while the US military targeted terrorist cells and accidently killed civilians in the process. If the US had been as brutally unmindful of lives as the terrorists we could have indiscriminately carpet bombed the city of Kabul and turned it into a burning ruin.No one in the US is applauding the killing of civilians, a far different reaction than the cheering crowds in the middle east as they received word of the WTC attack. Your warm and fuzzy call for peace at any price was tried with the Nazis in the 1930s and millions died as a result. Would you have protested fighting the Nazis? Would the concentration camps have been dismantled through anything other than military might? Islamic militants are no different than Nazis, they are filled with a zealot's idealogy of hate and mindless fanaticism. They do not want peace, they will never rest until they have destroyed everyone who is not of their mindset. They can only be swayed by an overwhelming military force, there is no other option.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 23:17:55
To the person who wrote the above comment: Please learn a little more about U.S. history and its military actions around the world. Your high school history is not the best source. I recommend Howard Zinn's "a people's history of United States. It is a must read classic for every American.

Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 14:19:21
Is there a point you're making? Rather than recommending an obvious reading in American history (I prefer Page Smith's history myself)you could make even a weak rebuttal to my argument. Since you make no counter argument, I assume you have none. Nice try. Maybe you should look at Inch & Warnick's Critical Thinking & Communication or Freeley & Steinberg's Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making

London, UK
Sunday, March 17, 102 at 19:52:26
We must support the demand of the Palestinian people for the Israeli army to leave the occupied territories. No peace comes about while occupation continues.

Monday, March 18, 102 at 13:25:43

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Monday, March 18, 102 at 23:18:31
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Sunday, March 24, 102 at 02:01:36
Nationalism instead of communities, religion instead of spirit, greed instead of equity, tradition instead of solutions....these are the roots of the vines that choke our world. Be a mind guerrilla (Lennon) for peace!

Sunday, March 31, 102 at 17:19:09
Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands is a wound on the conscience of humanity. How can we witness but not speak against the violence?

Admin, Toronto
Friday, August 16, 102 at 12:27:54
This is a test.

Monday, August 19, 102 at 17:20:20
this is another test

Monday, August 26, 102 at 22:30:32
i visualise an ideal world. a world where we can stop terrorism without war by simply forgiving and move on to build a world based on a security of trust rather than weapons. naive?extremely. impossible? i'd like to think anything's possible.