A personal response to the teach-in
Thank you so much for organizing the Teach-in as aired on C-Span last
weekend. It was some of the best television I have ever watched! I have
felt so isolated in my beliefs as to where my country was headed and,
to acidentally come across your program was such an uplifting experience!
After they discontinued airing the program, I had to run some errands.
My thoughts were still on the various speakers as I was paying for my
items, so I said to the cashier, "I am so opposed to this war."
The woman next in line remarked to me that she was also and I began to
share with her what I had seen and I told her of the links where she could
get information. Then, I noticed that the woman behind her had stepped
out of line to better hear our conversation. When I also stepped back
so as to include her, she immediately stepped back into the line. Thinking
she was eavesdropping and realizing that I might be offending her, I apologized
to the woman I had been talking to for "getting up on my soapbox"
and she said, "Oh, no, thank you", and to my surprise, the woman
who had stepped back in line, stepped back out and said she was so glad
that someone had said something, that she thought she was the only person
opposed to the war and was afraid to speak her mind here in Texas!! She
then proceeded to ask me to tell her the links while she wrote them down!
Feeling quite heady, I did the same thing at the next shop where I was
the only person in the store with the cashier. He told me he was also
opposed to this war and I told him about the links; he wrote them on the
back of a business card and put it in his wallet!