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Hello, I am Enigmacat. Welcome.

Come sign my guestbook. Everyone is welcome:

This was, up until yesterday, an anti-war site, put up a day after 9/11 when it was clear to me that a war with Iraq was imminent. Someone hacked into my index file and replaced it with an extremely nasty, vindicitive character-assassinating one. I removed it and now must start this site from scratch. This is actually my own fault, as I gave this individual my password, thinking it was a friend of mine who was requesting it so she could post her own essays. I guess gullibility is my number one character flaw. Please check back frequently, as I am beginning work here today, but it will be awhile before it's even close to being re-installed.I will be building this site again, but it will take awhile. My apologies to everyone who visits here. I am going to be much more careful in the future with my passwords. This has been an eye-opening experience for me.

As a result of the tampering, I have lost months and months worth of hard work, along with pages upon pages of poetry, essays, short stories and more. They cannot be recovered, so it will be quite sometime before this site looks anything like it did before the ravaging took place this past Monday. I am working on the anti-nuke story right now and will post it as soon as it is completed.

I do not support the United States and Great Britain for engaging in this senseless, life-destroying conflict. Many civilians in Bhagdad are being mercilessly murdered, all for the "cause of peace." I strongly applauded the way that New Yorkers and all Americans banded together after their World Trade Center was obliterated on that dark day in September. I fully support the actions of those brave, selfless firemen who died trying to rescue people. But I still do not believe that anything good can come of waging war. It's just too destructive and sad.

I will get this site underway as soon as possible and thanks for dropping by. I'm Canadian, and as most people know, we have not gone to war with the Americans and the British. There may be a time, probably in the not-too-distant future, when my country may have to take up the war gauntlet and have our military ship off to Iraq. If and when that happens, I will do my best to keep an open mind. But as one who abhors war and its sad consequences, I will not be supporting any of this.

By taking that stance, I find I have to incur the wrath of those who support President Bush and his war on Iraq. Had this been a fan fiction site, there would not likely be those who who would be doing their level best to sabotage my site. But as a Canadian, living in a country that has not chosen to go to war, I face opposition and anger from people who believe that I and my countrymen and women should feel ashamed for remaining neutral. The Americans didn't wage war overseas during WWII until Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941. They seem to have forgotten that. Some of you visiting this site for the first time may believe I have no right to put up an anti-war website during these dark and troubled times. But I wish to speak for those who agree as I do, that war can only beget tragedy, needless death and excessive bloodshed. When we as members of the human race can finally rise above violence as the sole option in dealing with our enemies, this world will be a much better place for everyone. It is in the spirit of all who have perisbed during the many wars of the world since the beginning of time, I am building this site for hope and for peace. is that overly naive and childish? Perhaps. And that is the truly saddest part.

I have put a picture of the dedication following the travesty of September 11th, 2001, because I, along with everyone else, felt crushed after those plantes destroyed the World Trade Center, along with a portion of the Pentagon. And as everyone knows, if it were not for the brave actions of some of the passengers on the third plane that crashed into the ground, it would surely have crashed headlong into the White House. Just because I am anti-war does not mean in any way, that I wasn't devastated on that infamous, tragic day. I put up this picture in memory of those who perished that day. My heart goes out to all of their friends and relatives.

This message board is for the discussion of the current war in Iraq, or anything regarding war and its cost, eighter for or against:

The Futility Of War

Colours bleed out of my picture of life,
Leaving puddles of red, white and blue at my feet.
Must I champion a cause that leaves so many dead,
Just because it's "the right thing to do"?

When I try to cry out, my mouth fills with sand.
It's a vile, grainy taste and I twist as I wretch.
War leaves a bad, rancid taste in my throat.
Cannot anyone else see the footprints in hell?

This is nothing if not an unwinnable war.
A lie Sting and I don't believe anymore.
Children will suffer and die in the midst
Of a doomed, tragic city that simply got in the way.

Shoes fill with blood as life quickly drains
Who's there with a pail to capture the pain?
As God is my witness, I'll fight to the death
Going down, if I must, a peace sign in my fist.

Enigmacat.
2003.

Running Out Of Time Haiku

Your leader's lying.
Crawl out from under his pride
Before it's too late.

Superman's Song

Superman never made any money
Saving the world from Solomon Grundy.
And I despair I'll never see another man
Like him.

----Crash Test Dummies.


Oil, Empire and Ego:
Why I Oppose the War
By Tara Bardella

If you want to write, here I am:

freedomfightertjm@yahoo.ca

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2004.

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