Surely you all remember that toy-soldier protest I launched here in New Jersey (and the blog-o-sphere) to register my discontent with the Iraq War. Hard to believe that was the 2nd story I ever posted on this site! (No idea what I am talking about? read here!)
It all started out with a story I heard on NPR about a peace activist who has taken to leaving plastic toy soldiers behind everywhere she went. On the base of the plastic toy was a small label with a powerful and deliberately provocative message: "BRING ME HOME!" After hearing about ths, I went straight to the dollar store and picked up several bags of toy Army men. Then I blogged about it and dared others to follow suit.
It was not long before the power of the blogoshere took over. First a blogger from California took up the challenge. Then another from Massachusetts. Then another and another and another.
In fact, this little toy soldier thing now has its own website!! And believe it or not, A MUSIC VIDEO as well!!
Are we a movement yet? You tell me!
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(Bottom image: a plastic soldier stakes out the White House lawn.)