Santa Monica, to be exact.
There were many who questioned why I brought up the recent confrontation between the city of Berkeley and recruiters for the Marines. So what if Berkeley doesn’t want recruiters in their town? What happens in Berkeley has nothing to do with L.A., I was told.
The war against military recruiters is occurring in more places than just Berkeley. Code Pink, Women For Peace, is the organization behind the campaign. Tomorrow’s battleground is Santa Monica, where Code Pink is hosting “Make Out, Not War” for Valentine’s Day. CP will be gathering at the Santa Monica Army Recruitment Center at 720 Wilshire Blvd. to “educate the public about the risks associated with military enlistment and inform them why it’s smart to OPT OUT.”
What’s interesting here is that these “women for peace” are protesting military recruiters instead of the government responsible for giving them their orders. It’s like yelling at the mailman for delivering an overdraft notice from the bank. Not to mention the fact that even peaceful countries need a military to protect themselves. Our military just happens to be all-volunteer, which is why it needs recruiters to begin with.
By the way, tomorrow’s event is being billed as a “kiss-in.” Brush that grill.