Friday, November 4, 2016

Dona Nobis Pacem—Vote Peace

Dona Nobis Pacem—Vote Peace
I left the globe large so you can biggify and read it.

Today is my favorite day of the year other than my Gotcha Day and Christmas. It's the blogging day I look forward to all year—BlogBlast for Peace™, the 2006 brainchild of Mimi Lenox I've been participating in since 2011. Mimi wanted to know what would happen if the entire blogosphere posted the same thing on the same day. It hasn't changed the world—yet—but it's provided some creative and wonderful images of peace. You can view the peace globes on their site or their Facebook page.

Never before has the whole world looked upon the U.S. election with such trepidation. For the sake of humankind, VOTE PEACE. As those around the world are aware of, one of the candidates has itchy little hands and has threatened to use them to press that button to nuke whoever is considered the current enemy. This party been quoted multiple times axing why if we have the capacity, we don't use it.

Dona Nobis Pacem—Vote Peace

Here at the condo, we're not thrilled with either candidate—each have baggage and credibility issues—so instead we're using our voice and actions to VOTE PEACE and sanity, rather than character. Our friends around the globe are counting on this. This post isn't to support one or the other candidate. Both have made bad decisions in the past but one mistake involving that nuclear button could be a most costly one. If our POTUS overreacts, there will be swift retaliation by those regimes who hate us.

Dona Nobis Pacem—Vote Peace

All lives matter. Your life matters and should be treated with respect regardless of where you live, how you worship, the color of your skin and who you chose to love. Gramma taught TW that there are good and bad in every nationality and the good people far outweigh the bad.

Dona Nobis Pacem—Vote Peace

Cos I'm DJ CK, I'm going to share a couple of videos with you. Both songs are quoted in my peace globe. The first is a song from the peeps' youth. The images in this 2016 video update are very graphic and disturbing but so powerful. If you're sensitive, please turn away from the monitor when listening to the song. Once you see it, you cannot unsee it.


I want to end with an uplifting song of hope. TW used to put out a fanzine titled People Have the Power. This song is pure joy. Patti and her band are joined by one of the '60s folk music icons, Joan Baez. If you'd rather hear the studio version, you can find it here.


 Don't be caught snoring, America. People do have the power. Use it on November 8 or for early voting. Don't vote for hate and fear. Vote for Peace.

42 comments:

  1. My human is too depressed and anxious to feel very peaceful these days. She IS voting peace, though, and hoping really, really hard.

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  2. Very hard choices.
    Me do purrs for you all
    =^x^=

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  3. That is an excellent message CK. Your globe is beautiful

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  4. Cathy - I hope everyone in the whole world reads this. It's that powerful, that gripping, that real. Thank you for saying what I've been thinking for months.
    Vote that Peace.

    Brava.
    Sharing everywhere and every way I can.

    Love and peace,
    Mimi

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  5. Well said, CK. We're voting peace, too.

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  6. Well said CK, we agree and will always purr for peace!

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  7. I choose peace and stand with you! Excellent post.
    Maggie

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  8. Very thoughtful and lovely peace globe, CK!

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  9. as always BFGF, you and TW rock the world with your images and messages. I am sharing this everywhere. Simply brilliant.

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  10. Our Mom totally forgot about the peace globes this year.
    Praying for Peace!

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  11. CK....984 paws up for yur post two day ~~~~~~~ yur badge rocks, yur post rocks ~~~~~~ N thanx for sharin theeze videe ohz.....we will tell de food gurl ta rememburr ta play em on de eye fone coz de werk pea sea doez knot haz sound like it shuld ~~~~~~

    happee fryday & heerz two a zebra tilapia kinda week oh end ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  12. Your globe is beautiful. Sadly, I don't see peace ever being achieved in the world we live in today. It's a two-way street and I don't see our enemies deciding to stop hating and killing us anytime soon.

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  13. Flynn's mum speaking.
    This is the best Dona Nobis Pacum post I have read. We are living in very scary times. I wish the whole world could stop everything for a few minutes and just look at what they are doing and what will most likely happen sooner or later. We all need to vote for peace, but the truth is that there are too many who don't want it, and thrive on killing and hatred and won't be satisfied until the world has been destroyed.
    Flynn doesn't have a peace post this year. I admit to forgetting it and had it in my mind that it was next Friday. We put his globe from last year in our sidebar to show our support. It is the first year we have missed since 2011.

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  14. That's a super Peace Globe....we like it a LOT.

    The Florida Furkids

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  15. Well said! Exactly. I hope everyone votes peace.

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  16. What a great BlogBlast4Peace post, CK! These days we sure could use some peace in the world.

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  17. CK this is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! I think some, (and some are among our fellow bloggers), need to take that button seriously. Sadly, I don't think they are. Your post is extremely important and gave me chills. Dear God, don't give us the "button pusher" xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  18. Peace and love are both free ... and yet, humans struggle to find both.

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  19. We don't envy your choices for president. Neither choices are great. Peace is the write in vote. Our thoughts are with our friends during a hard election.

    Shoko and Kali

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  20. CK, that was a super awesome post, and we love your Peace Globe. Your message is so powerful, and we stand with you in voting for peace. Big hugs.

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  21. We definitely vote for peace. And all lives matter. Everyone deserves respect, love, and equal rights!

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  22. I love your peace globe and the message.I also love your new Thanksgiving header.

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  23. Your globe, it like you, stunning in every way! We lubs it.

    My Human was so lame we didn't even do one. She says maybe tomorrow night we canpost one even thought it will be a day late. Well, what can I do? But we love seeing yours and the others. XOXOXOXO (Say, I wonder if I could make a Blue Pillow globe???)

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  24. Te best post we have seen today promoting BlogBlast for Peace. Totally thought-provoking and so powerful. Thank you. We pray that voters will make the correct selection on Tuesday and save the U.S. and possibly the world from someone who displays no self control or mindfulness of what is needed to govern our country. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  25. Beautiful!The world needs purrs and purrs and purrs of peace. Let's hope common sense prevails on election day!

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  26. What an important and powerful post, CK! Love your peace globe. We join you in purring for peace. Our paws are crossed for your country for the election this week, we pray that people will vote for peace.

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  27. We have been MIA for a while CK Mum has struggled a bit but we wanted to say Well done on a wonderful post. Well done - admirable and full of hope.

    Because without hope we are nothing.

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  28. Well of course the world's most stunning cat would make the world's most stunning peace globe. It's a beauty CK!

    Love, Sammy

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  29. That is one terrific Peace Globe. Well done. We do hope for some great peace all over the World. Have a great week end.

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  30. What wonderful thought you put into this post, CK. And thank you for ending it off with a little ray of hope for us. Purrs and peace to you and all!

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  31. You are Spot On with this Kathy. I've never been scared about the outcome of an election but I am this time around. That video is so powerful.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  32. You are Spot On with this Kathy. I've never been scared about the outcome of an election but I am this time around. That video is so powerful.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  33. Love your Peace-badge, CK and your words! We vote for Peace too. Peaceful Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

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  34. We purray fur peace every day CK. Unfurtunately some of our enemies don't believe in such unless da world is enslaved to them and their views. All we can say is God help us all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  35. Thank you for the notice about the "vote" images we were using!
    We thought they were for public use.
    We went back and changed them all to free clip art.
    We apologize for our error.

    Noodle and crew

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  36. Great peace globe CK. But then you always do a nice job on anything you do. I didn't get around to doing it this year. Maybe next we can participate.

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  37. Mom wonders how humanity has survived itself.

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  38. That's an amazing image! I hope everyone gets out to vote!

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  39. This is a great post, CK, and a wonderful graphic. I vote for peace, too!

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  40. Beautifully said and spot on! With you 100%

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