Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tattoo Suggestions – WE HAVE A WINNER!

I would like to thank everyone who submitted tattoo suggestions after I announced my plan to get an IVAW tattoo. Some are funny, some are angry, some are wise, but the one that sums it up for me came from the documentary Zeitgeist, which I highly recommend. Enjoy.

Sholom Keller
Godamn hippies, they say they want to change the world but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad

Evan Knappenberger
For those who've seen both sides,
War has a bitterness and appeal,
which fills with the void with sorrow.

Jerad
The strength to right a wrong,
Requires much more than that,
The knowledge of how to use it

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

Knowledge is the antidote to fear. - Emerson (1803... Knowledge is the antidote to fear. - Emerson (1803-1882)

Truth fears no trial. - Thomas Fuller, M.D.

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official...~Thomas Jefferson

lightbringer
Innocence betrayed;
reborn through fire and sand.
Citizen soldiers remain!

Yvette Coil
"Not all casualties come home in body bags." -Andrea Gibson
From the poem "For Eli" that can be seen here and is on "Line in the Sand" the IVAW benefit CD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwh23QSrwKw

To do all which may achieve and cherish
A just and lasting peace,
Among ourselves,
And with all nations.

Jo Rumpell
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

~Voltaire

Susan (truth seeker)
And for those who embrace it,
Truth grants a certain peace,
The free can only know.

Of course you could always use from your Sept. 15 speech "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty."...and there are some really good quotes that I like but might not fit exactly for this like
"We know the truth,
not only by the reason,
but also by the heart."
Blaise Pascal

"They who would give up and essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
Ben Franklin

Terri Creech
To witness a crime and stay silent makes one an accomplice. We will not be silenced.

“Much more genius is needed to make over than to command armies.”
-- Ninon de Lencios (1620-1705)

AND THE WINNER IS . . .

Jimi Hendrix
When the power of love
Overcomes the love of power,
The world will know peace.

I am not quite sure where or when he said this, so anyone who knows the source, please let me know. So as soon as I can afford it and find a tattoo artist who I trust to do an accurate mirror of the tattoo on my left arm, I'll get this on my right arm next to "IVAW."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't find when he said that, but I like it.

Me personally, I prefer Frederick Douglass:

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

I posted a link to your Mar. 19th action on my site. See you there.

http://willyloman.wordpress.com/

Army Sergeant said...

And here I was really rooting for Sholom's suggestion. But congrats on picking.

That reminds me, though, I need to work on getting to designing mine. Don't we know any artists?

truth seeker said...

Good choice on the quote, I'm sure it will look very nice!...just wanted to share one more for fun-

"In a time of universal deceit,
telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act." Orwell 1984

Susan

jae said...

Bruce Bart in Woodstock NY.

You can look at the artists work on the site

www.brucebarttattooing.com

They did both of mine and they're perfect.

Anonymous said...

Ever since I can remember, arms have done it 4 me, and your's are no exception! ;)

Meredith said...

that quote was Written on the wall of Hoa Lo Prison; The "Hanoi Hilton".