“Because No Lie Can Live Forever”; An Open Letter


 

 

For the past few weeks I have had this simple phrase first uttered by The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in March of 1965 swimming through my head. It has hit me especially hard as I continue to advocate for the release of Native American Federal Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier (#89637-132) and as I see splattered all over Social Media and Social Networks the discord and chaos within our (United States of America) government and our populace. Whether or not some people want to own the truth…the TRUTH is out AND seriously it IS time to put these lies to rest! Here are [some] questions I feel the need to ask:

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the government refuse to acknowledge their wrongful incarceration of Leonard Peltier? Almost 40 years of lies spurred on by the FBI and based on their own deceitful and malicious behaviors. WHEN will Leonard Peltier walk out of prison a FREE Man?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the government refuse to acknowledge that Political Prisoners DO reside in both our State and Federal prisons?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the United States Congress continue to use their own agendas instead of working for the good of the People?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will Institutional Racism be accepted (while denying that it exists)? It is a cornerstone in the foundation of America.

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the War Mongers continue to use our young ones as pawns to fight in Wars that only succeed to fill the pockets of certain Individuals/Organizations/Other Countries, etc?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the Mass Incarceration of People-of-Color continue to drain our communities of their life-blood? It is no lie that a Person-of-Color endures a longer prison sentence for any type of crime than their White Counterparts and it is further known that more Innocent People-of-Color are incarcerated only because of skin color due to prejudice and racism within both State and Federal Judicial Systems. WHEN will actual Justice prevail?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will Immigrants (especially those who are non-White) be forced to endure prolonged detainments so Private Prisons can keep both their quotas and pockets full?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the government insist that automated Drones do not target citizens of Countries the USA is attempting to “help” or take over and bring “democracy” to? In the perverted “Game of War” using Drones is a BIG cheat. WHEN will the government realize that the weapons we use on others could well be used against us?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will Individuals with higher incomes insist that Individuals with lower incomes are just lazy and/or should be happy with whatever job they can find…if they can find a job?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the Government Spying Agencies (NSA, FBI, CIA, etc) be allowed to continually violate the constitutional, civil, and human rights of the general populace who they perceive to possibly be “terrorists”, when these same agencies are carrying out their own terrorist behaviors upon the general populace?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will some Individuals/Organizations/Politicians continue insisting that Climate Change is a fallacy? Mother{Earth} does not play favorites, but it is no lie that Her most wayward children…Humans…have indeed done Her harm through our greed, selfishness and our delusional belief that we can do whatever we choose without consequence! WHEN will we learn that Mother{Earth} can well live without us….BUT, none of us can live without Her?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the government bankroll Wars for its own devices and the devices of other Countries while the people at home perish from lack of resources? WHEN will we acknowledge that besides obvious war-toy weapons (guns, bombs, biologics, etc), *poverty is a weapon of mass destruction?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will corporations-as-people be considered more valuable and viable than Humans, Animals, Plants, and the Mother{Earth} Herself?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the slow on-going genocide exist for ever-growing factions within the United States > children, elderly, poor, disabled, chronically ill, women, immigrants, racial-ethnic minorities, lesbian/gay/transgender minorities, homeless, etc > while those with wealth and perceived power continually work to cut away what little shrinking resources we have?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will it take before we-the-people stop harming one and other? We harm each other out of jealousy, greed, prejudice, hatred, selfishness, and ignorance. Our diversity is a great strength that should give us a better understanding of our individual and collective selves. WHEN will we realize that Peace within our own eclectic society could become a beacon of Peace for other Countries?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will it take before even the most greedy and ignorant among us realize that if we use up ALL the resources that Mother{Earth} provides for us….there will be NONE left?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will the general populace buy into the FEAR orchestrated by various entities which include but are not limited to anyone who uses fear as a part of their personal agenda to intimidate, demean, disrespect and sway others to think or act as they do?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will we continue to let these lies continue to inform our daily lives? How long will we continue to pass these Legacies of Lies onto our future generations? WHEN will these lies be put to rest once and for all?

 

Because No Lie Can Live Forever….how long will [some] of us continue to deny that we indeed are connected to one and other; we are part of the whole as we breathe the same air, nourish ourselves through the Mother{Earth}, bleed the same blood, live, and die?

 

Some Spoken Truths:

 

“No human being should ever have to fear for his or her life because of their political or religious beliefs. We are in this together, my friends, the rich, the poor, the red, white, black, brown and yellow. We share responsibility for Mother Earth and those who live and breathe upon her. Never forget that”….Leonard Peltier

 

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.”….Chief Seattle 

 

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”…. Frederick Douglass

 

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”….Mahatma Gandhi

 

 “It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men.”…. Bruce Lee

 

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”….George Carlin

 

I would not doubt that besides America each Country throughout the  World also has its own set of Lies that have lived far too long!

 

Thank You. In Peace. Bonnie F. Walker, RN, BS, LNC 

Photo Courtesy of Nanette Long

Photo Courtesy of Nanette Long
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