Happy Valentine's Day!
Make love, not war!
What do we mean by that?
We mean, stop using bombs and sanctions and bases and walls and massive prisons to relate to other people.
We mean, start using aid and diplomacy and respect and friendship and love.
There are various kinds: eros, or romantic love; phileo, or brotherly love; agape, or love for all humanity (and species beyond humanity).
"Agape," said Martin Luther King Jr., "means understanding, redeeming good will for all . . . . It is an overflowing love which is purely spontaneous, unmotivated, groundless, and creative. It is not set in motion by any quality or function of its object."
"Agape," King said, "is not a weak, passive love. It is love in action. Agape is love seeking to preserve and create community."
Agape is something RootsAction aspires to. We are dedicated to bringing people together to understand our own power to create loving, rather than warring, policy and society.
This work is only possible with financial support from people who care. That's why we hope you can click and make a donation now.
-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.