Thank you, informed citizen, for speaking truth to power.
Tim DeChristopher made a statement before the Judge sentenced him to 2 years in a Federal prison for disrupting what was later deemed an improper lease auction, “I am not saying any of this to ask you for mercy, but to ask you to join me.” The dignity and courage shown by Mr. DeChristopher is inspiring and terrifying. (Please read his entire statement at http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/07/26-13.)
I am ready to join him, I am going to take that proverbial flying leap. Ever since my arrest at the 1st Tar Sands Action I have been teetering on the edge, not quite an activist in my mind, and yet viewed as one by others. At a recent event I was told that this was my “calling”, and that I needed to “be a leader”. And like the statement from Mr. DeChristopher, this both inspired and terrified me.
But I am…
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