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4.02.2017

"I envy you for what you're doing sir," he said. "I wish I were free to do it."  "Everyone can do it," I said. "All you......

"I envy you for what you're doing sir," he said. "I wish I were free to do it."  "Everyone can do it," I said. "All you have to do is lay down everything that Society tells us to value. Going on twenty years now ago I forsaw that everything was collapsing, the economy, democracy, environment. I said to myself, 'James, what are you doing about this?' The answer was, 'Making excuses for myself why I couldn't try.' Once I saw that, I was unable to keep making excuses and I've been trying to get in the way ever since." I added, "And yes, just like the man Jesus said it would, it has cost me everything, husband, wife, houses, fields, son, daughter, and it has brought on persecutions... $300,000 a year career in high-tech, everything that goes with that, most recently facing a year in prison and $3,000 fine for standing up for human rights of our native sisters and brothers and our water at Standing Rock... oh, and thousands of dollars and cost done by our sisters and brothers in uniform to this vehicle and my belongings on the day of the arrest.."  I simply told him the truth. I don't think he liked to the answer. Did the truth sstir his heart? It doesn't seem it, but who knows? In time?

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