Joan Baez Defuses a Protest

Category : Blog Archive Aug 17th, 2009

A great post on Daily Kos about an encounter between Joan Baez and some right-wing protesters outside one of her concert venues:

What would you do if you found yourself standing face to face with people bearing signs accusing you by name of killing babies and encouraging the shooting of American soldiers? Might you lose your cool? Might you get involved in an exchange that would ultimately lead to anger or descend into the shouting matches we’ve been seeing at so many Town Halls lately?

Not if you’re Joan Baez, who, in the 50th year of her career, continues to live according to unshakeable ideals of non-violence and compassion in ways that should inspire us all…

Thanks, Robin!