(Yes, I notice this is not peace-making, or at most a very modest and indirect effort in that direction.)
Yesterday I tried this out for the first time, offering cups at the Art in the Village event in Carlsbad, CA. All were taken within the first hour of the sale. People like it, I can tell that. There is a lot more I do not yet know:
The whole plan took explaining, repeatedly; so I suppose I need a poster explaining who Tool is, what he does, how I am responding and how those who take a cup participate.
Even though we were one town away from a Marine base, only one of the recipients seems to be a veteran. The others are just people, mostly women.
So what do they want one of these cups for? Just a free cup? For some people, I think so; they thought I am surprisingly generous. Some others seemed as touched by Tool's message as I am; the cup is expressive for them too.
Do I care why they wanted a cup? Is it any of my business?
Why do I make them and offer them? I do it to honor Tool, and his project, and to say and spread this message. None of that is about the recipients and what they do. My business is only to make and offer cups. How very simple.