Jan. 21, 2017: Love, Peace and Solidarity March in La Manzanilla, Mexico

The march and demonstration in La Manzanilla, Mexico, the day after President Trump’s inauguration was by no means strictly a women’s march, as you will see by these photos.  Inspiring. No violence.  No anger.  Just statements of beliefs and expressions of unity. Men, women, children, Mexicans, Canadians, Americans.  A well-thought-out and positive speech, many hats, many signs, short four block march around the triangle. I love the people who live all or part of the year in this town.

(Click on first photo to enlarge all and see translations of the signs.)

 

16 thoughts on “Jan. 21, 2017: Love, Peace and Solidarity March in La Manzanilla, Mexico

  1. sanjuan831

    Thanks for those awesome pictures, Judy! My daughter marched in Portland, OR and I wish I had gone out in San Francisco or Santa Cruz. Cannot comprehend all that is happening politically. Crazy.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I just added some translations of signs on the march that you might not have seen. I didn’t mention that there were 271 marchers counted, although I think there were more than that..A good number for this tiny town.

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  2. Christine Goodnough

    I’ve been hoping to see a book burning scene in one of these marches, where 50 shades of smoke go up. While people are standing up for peace and rights, why not burn the idea that it’s cool — and financially very profitable — for perverts to abuse teens?

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Doesn’t the fact that it is one of the best-selling books ever tell us something about the world and ourselves, though? And then we elect Trump! Sad sad state. I’m ready to start swinging in the direction of peace and sanity.

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      1. Christine Goodnough

        Thanks for replying. I was afraid my comment was too clashy considering your peace & solidarity theme. And I probably shouldn’t be so opinionated on someone else’s blog. Peace, sanity and safety are great things to support. God only knows just what effect Trump will have on these during his next four years.

        I’d gotten the impression these marches had a lot to do with human rights and women’s rights, but it seems we in the West haven’t identified our enemies very well when women march for their rights, then shell out big bucks to support stories and scenes of abuse. As you say in your first sentence. “Charity begins at home.”

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      2. lifelessons Post author

        I hesitated before replying only because I was thinking about what to say, Christine. I don’t mind at all when people express opinions on my blog. That is what we are here for, after all. I think the entire 50 Shades of Gray thing is tied into the whole branding, tattooing, studded-tongue, etc. phase that our world seems to be going through. Is is that some people only feel pain or that our lives have become so easy that we seek pain as something different or is it just that hidden part that we seek to bring out to the light of day? I do know that everything is within each of us an we are the ones who choose what to bring out minute by minute. (With the exception of those suffering from a mental illness that takes over for them.)

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      3. Christine Goodnough

        Those are good questions, Judy. We say we want peace but love to hear about conflict, about serial killers, etc. (Not that peace and conflict are mutually exclusive if a lesson is learned and peace reigns in the end.) We’ve made our world — for the most part — so safe and pain-free that now people crave the “excitement” and stimulation of pain. Like scary rides at the fair.

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      4. lifelessons Post author

        I can no longer take the conflict and violence. Have to bury my head in the sand, but act and vote in a method to combat it. Just can’t go to it for entertainment. Nor can I fixate or even watch the news. Just maddening. Enough filters through without watching.

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