Restless Spirit: The Murder of Eddie Peltier
A True Story
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It is as much about the ongoing events and behaviors of those who murdered Eddie (and others) on the Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota today as it is about how it was that night Eddie was murdered. How the ongoing criminal enterprise continues to flourish unabated and without a single response from the Justice Department. Well, not surprising on that! They would have to investigate themselves and how some of their elite were directly involved and have prospered from the corruption that exists, protected and funded by US Tax Dollars.
Even if you don't live on the Rez, it's your money, YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK. You owe it to yourself to peek in once in awhile and see what you are paying for
Texas Monthly Magazine has done a feature on this case. Here is the Latest story: December 2011. Read the October, 2006 Issue. OR, go to the online version. Michael Hall went to the rez and saw for himself.
Note: Documents Page is updated w/Cobell Settlement information
June 25, 2012 ---Printer
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"Evil is not something that is created. All Evil is is the absence of goodness and strength. Courage is what defeats Evil." -- Betty Jo Krenz
I need your to pay close attention, all of you.
NO ONE IS PERFECT. No Two Voices are exactly the same. But the Stories must be told. The TRUTH must be given air to breathe, and a voice to speak.
I am speaking to everyone that lives on Spirit Lake Reservation and on all other Reservations. I am speaking to those who have moved off of, away from the Rez in order to survive or to protect their children, or to escape the Evil. I am speaking to Everyone who is a mother, father, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, grandparent, friend of any child, on or off the rez, who sees or even suspects there is abuse of any child, denial of any voting rights, denial of any job that was instead, given to someone more politically connected.
Now is the time to speak out. You must, if you have ever felt helpless to do anything to stop the abuse, you must know that NOW is the time for you to stand up and speak out. Your past does not matter. No one has a perfect past. We have all done things we regret, we are ashamed of, or we wish we could have done better. All of us.
Don't let anything in your past stop you from contacting the media, and the office of Thomas F. Sullivan, ACF, now. At this point, it is because of both the revelations coming from those working on the rez, inside and out, and because of the verdict in the Sandusky Trial, that media is keenly aware of how people, people in power or who hold social status, can be the most vile and abusive virus to ever touch the innocence of a child.
The media is now hungry for stories that will expand on this, high and low, near and far, deep and wide. They are especially keen to get statements and stories from people living on Spirit Lake Reservation, or related to that reservation. But it is also a keen interest to get stories from all reservations where these abuses exist.
You may have been abused yourself, or you may have abused others, or both. Tell your story. Tell them, and they have to withhold your name when you tell them, tell them your story. NOW is the time. This is the hour when all that has made that stinking blanket of darkness that has fallen upon generations of children, and which is escalating now, NOW is the HOUR when you can and will be heard.
Your lives have been made miserable by what has been done to you, and what you have witnessed being done to others, and what you know is wrong. Now is the time for you to pick up that phone, write that letter, email, and speak out. NOW.
Evil has thrived out there, touching every life, both on and off the rez, everywhere, one way or another, because people have been afraid to speak out. Afraid of what will happen to them. Afraid that someone will dig up dirt on their past. They will. They will come at you with everything they have and they will even make up stories to try and discredit you--- but it won't work. It won't work if you keep telling the Truth, no matter what is coming at you. Because all of you will be telling the Truth. You will all be telling the stories that need to be heard, and nothing, no amount of mud or blood can change any of that. And it will be heard.
A tiny crack of light, a pinpoint, can reveal all that the darkness had covered for generations. Evil cannot survive unless there is total darkness. Your Voice is that light.
Your voice, you, speaking up, right now, can not change the past. Neither yours nor those you feel you have failed, but it can and will, immediately, change the future. Long dark rooms, hiding evil, nasty, vile secrets, broken only by the screams of children in torment, will, when you speak up, you bring in the light.
For all your life, your voice was ignored, your complaints laughed at, and you have been dismissed. You have suffered and you have lashed out, and many, too many, have destroyed themselves with drugs, alcohol, and behaviors that would lead to shaming. But your voice counts now. The eyes of the Nation are turning towards the rez. The Ears of government are now hearing, listening for, your story, so they can connect it to all the other stories, and bring us all, the picture of what has been done, what needs to be done, and we can, at long last, as a People, as a Nation, as HUMAN BEINGS, begin to make the changes that will bring the healing.
This is the hour of the battle between good and evil. This is the shit storm those who have trampled over everyone, those who have hurt all the children, have promised they would deliver if anyone stood up. This is it and it will be messy-- but we will all be in it together, and we can help each other and we can clean this up.
This is the time, and later will be too late.
This boulder is starting to move. We have to push it up over the hill. It is too big for just a couple of people to push, and it will roll back on us if we don't get more people, by telling their story, regardless of how small or unimportant they think it is; regardless of how bad they think they themselves are, or have been, no matter what gets revealed, you will, by your speaking up, help to move this rock off of the children that it has been crushing, generation after generation.
You have the Power. Those who have been hurting the people are hoping you will not realize it. They are hoping to keep you silent long enough for this to pass. But they know that all they have built will crumble as pieces to the puzzle are revealed and the picture becomes more clear.
Kevin Dauphinais, aka Brownshield, attended the memorial for Ann Jackson last week. The woman who was the office Manager at Tribal Social Services who, like so many driving down that road after getting a drink that was spiked, drove into the slough and drowned.
How do I know she was murdered? Because, even before her car was being pulled out of the slough, her office was being ransacked by Kevin and Kristy Wishinsky and Dennis Meier. They did not find what they were looking for. Coincidence? If you can convince yourself that this was merely a coincidence, you believe the moon is made of swiss cheese.
Kevin knows that the end can come at any moment. He was at the memorial, shaking everyone's hand as if he was beyond the reach of Justice. He had to come to town anyway. He has most of the money he and his family have stolen from the Tribe, in cash, in Safety Deposit Boxes. He has to show up in person to get it out. And he's been spending a lot.
Friday night, after playing big and bold and powerful, he was in Ed's Bar in Devil's Lake, throwing back whiskey shooters "like there was no tomorrow". Yeah, and there is that Sundance coming up. And every "Holy Man" likes to tie one on before 'purifying'. He was angry and surly and looking for a fight. People were laughing at him. He has, in the past, mopped up a large path of that bar's floor with his face.
He acts tough, but he knows the power has left him -- and it is in the hands of people that if they realized it, if they even guessed at it, would be able to bring him, and everyone around him, down. He can't stop you.
Fear v. Future
People in high places, good and decent people, are now looking and working to lift this darkness, but none of them has a red cape. None of them has super powers. None of them can do this without you. It can only be done WITH YOU.
Each of you, every single one of you, has a strength inside of you and can feel it stirring right now. You know you want to have one good and decent thing in your life, to make your life count for something before your time in this world is done. This is it.
You feel that fear and doubt? Ignore it. Don't let it stop you. Not this time. Never again. Do this one thing, and you will find, regardless of your past, regardless of any threats to you now or ever, you will feel real strength and real courage and you will KNOW who you are, and what you are meant to be in this world. No one can stop you.
Everything and anything is your story. Abuse, corruption, connected to any government funding or contract or business deal. Any child you have seen that looks abused or neglected or that you know is not being protected from pedophiles. Everything counts. Start talking and don't stop until you have been heard.
I will give you contact information at the end of this blog and put it in the Contact Page later this week.
Writing to me is one thing. I am just the Messenger. I can carry your story only as far as this blog. People will read it and wonder who you are. But they won't be able to reach you. You need to reach them. Now. Now is the time. There will not be another opportunity.
Once the light starts coming into the darkened corners, everything, EVERYTHING will be revealed. And that will bring down those who have perpetrated evil, profited from evil, and betrayed the innocent. This is our time. This is our moment. Stand UP and Speak out. Every Story counts. Every story pushes that boulder and every story will lift that slimy blanket of stink off of the People and bring the warmth and healing of daylight into places and to people long hungry for Justice.
You know where to find me.
Contact every newspaper and TV Station in your area. I don't care what State you live in. Talk to them. Tell your story. Even if they don't do anything with it now, they will very soon.
Here is the key Federal Agency for you to contact:
Thomas F. Sullivan
Regional Administrator, Region VIII (Denver)
Adm. for Children and Families
Thomas F. Sullivan, Regional Administrator
Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
Phone: 303-844-1132 mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Welfare (CW) and Child & Family
Phone: 303-844-1164 email: email@example.com
Head Start & Early Head Start: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, & Utah and Wyoming
Ross Weaver, Regional Head Start Program Manager:
Debbie Hedin, Head Start Area Manager:
Office of Grants Management
Jeff Newton, Regional Grants Management Officer:
Here's a whole page on Human Trafficking, and baby selling, children being sold, is Human Trafficking. Report it here: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/index.html There are several links to different aspects of Human Trafficking. National Human Trafficking Resource Center:1.888.3737.888
Here is the list of which regions are covered by which specific ACF Offices.
ACF Mailing Address
Administration for Children and Families
Other Agencies Connected
June 18, 2012 Printer
I just updated the documents page with your Tribal Council's intention on how to rip off each and every one of you from the Cobell Settlement. The intention in the settlement was clear: The Tribes were to distribute to each of their enrolled members, a check. But, you can see by the write up, they have plans for every penny of your money, and, if you check their arithmetic, they can't even bother to try and make it add up.
So, the math being off by over half a million dollars tells me that they just pulled all these numbers out of their asses and pasted them onto paper, to be read to you, as if factual.
They put this little ditty out there and then... the entire Tribal Council went to New Orleans! Don't expect to see any reports, itemized or otherwise, on what they did there, what it cost you and who spent what on what. Just kiss your money goodbye.
One thing you may not know yet, is this: The State has already returned to the Tribe, the money it took when the paperwork from Social Services indicated fraud. They just quietly returned every penny. And from that, I am sure, those who relied on kickbacks, can now resume their banking.
I think it is safe to say, at this point, that the ongoing criminal activities involving children and families who need Social Services, is not isolated to the Tribe and their corruption alone. It goes much further up the ladder than that.
It goes directly to the State and Federal levels. There are kickbacks and/or blackmail operations that are enabling the horrendous neglect and abuse of these children to continue, without investigation. This involves police, judges, Department Directors, and every politician who has been made aware of the problems, and who has the power to investigate, and who have done nothing.
A criminal operation like this could not operate without key people in place, every step of the way, to insure that no flags will be raised; any that are, will be shot down. Whistle blowers who wish either to protect children or to ensure that tax dollars are not being criminally misdirected, are not protected. They are hounded and police, FBI, State, Federal, DOJ, County and Judges are all involved. They have to be, or this would have, when those two children were savagely raped and murdered last year, been investigated and charges of murder and more, would have been filed against the perpetrators.
Rather, we still look at Tim Purdon's office, proudly declaring 'charges have been filed'--- and those charges are akin to littering the highway. You rape/murder two helpless children and you are charged with a misdemeanor? There is no way to wrap my head around any of this without concluding that the tentacles of corruption that have long been in the DOJ involved in Indian Country, are as strong as ever.
And, I must conclude that those good People of North Dakota who know this is going on, yet turn their backs and do fundraisers, are also fine with the unspeakable horrors visited upon tiny children, some of whom are never even allowed to see the light of day, held in dungeons that bring sick pleasures to those who have power.
Unspeakable horrors. Everyone can act shocked and stunned on down the road when the Truth spills out like festering sewage, streaming from every agency and department that has been bought and paid for by Tax Payers, protected by those who wear nice suits, hold high paying jobs, get a little extra in the cash kitty, for looking the other way; a little more if they can make sure those making noise, are never heard.
Every citizen of North Dakota should demand that a top level criminal investigation into the abuses of these children, hundreds of them, is dispatched immediately to the rez, and to every office of every official that has ever had anything to do with funding, overseeing, failing to investigate what in truth, is a factory of depravity, rape and murder.
Tribal Chair has ignored every valid petition of Recall. Government does nothing. If the people rise up, the government will step in, as they have in the past, and arrest every protester, protect every corrupt criminal who struts around as "Tribal Chair/ Tribal Councilor". Government just shrugs their shoulders.
And now, another $6 Million gets stolen, literally, dangled in front of the people, then snatched away, with a celebration for those who have the power, in New Orleans.
Those who thought they would be able to buy some decent food for a couple of months, or new clothes or shoes for their children, fix or replace the broken appliances, roof on their home, joke's on you.
You never see a dime of any of it.
And it doesn't matter what they put on paper. You know it is a lie. They can't even bother making the numbers add up.
I just wonder how much of that money is going to pay off judges, police, Fed, State, County authorities, who all conspire to keep the screams of tiny children from ever being heard?
Tim Purdon, what exactly, are you getting out of this? I hope it is a lot. There are two murdered children that you have reduced to a misdemeanor. It takes something really special for a person to do that.
Someone has to look at Human Beings as 'dispensable' and 'disposable'. It takes a special kind of Sunday School to shape a person into that kind of monster in a suit.
Because the complaints have been made over and over again, and have been ignored, over and over again, anyone who thinks there is not a conspiracy of bribes, blackmail, and worse, keeping this snake pit open for business, is deluding themselves.
You know where to find me.
Note: Documents Page is updated w/Cobell Settlement information
June 11, 2012 Printer
The Cobell Settlement means $5000 dollars per enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Nation Tribe. It's only right that every Indian get a check in this amount, given that it is a pittance of what is owed, and that is all there is in this settlement.
This represents a life's work on behalf of Indian People, who, for over 100 years, have been getting ripped off by the resource extraction corporations that have used and abused the BIA and Dept. Of Interior practices of treating Indians like retarded children, unable to manage their own affairs, discrediting their complaints of unfairness, easily dismissed by the courts who never listened, never cared, and allowed the abuses to continue, unobstructed, as they also do to this day.
The Cobell Ruling is, at its utmost, a minor fine. And it is paid by the US Government, not by the Oil Companies who had been screwing over the Indians on Royalty payments, for over $600 Billion. The Indians got screwed, the Taxpayers got screwed, and the Oil Companies never missed a beat. Consider it another mess by the Oil Companies that the Taxpayers have had to clean up.
Indians got robbed the most, paid a fraction.
And now, a check is in the mail...
What is Left
The Government, in particular the Department of the Interior which advised the Justice Department on how this lump sum payment should be distributed, recommended that instead of each Individual Indian getting a check (Get to know your "Individual Indians"), they would instead, give the grand total to the Tribal Leaders, trusting that the Tribal Leaders will, of course, distribute the funds to each enrolled member.
Sure. Like the Casino money, or any of the government funds, grants and loans; millions of dollars every year to each tribe, in lump sums, never audited, never tracked, in the hands of the Tribal Leaders. In the case of the Spirit Lake Tribal Leaders: the most blatantly corrupt and abusive in decades.
Naturally, the people will never see a dime of this money. It will be wisely invested into the "Programs" such as Tribal Social Services, which needs to make up a shortfall, since they got caught embezzling funds for over a decade (We would like to thank the FBI for gathering files and proof of a multitude of crimes-- and then ignoring them all; Thank the State and Federal Agencies who also found evidence of criminal wrong-doing, but labeled it as "Paperwork errors", pick up your trophies at the casino, or in your private mailbox at the end of the month. We now resume our regularly scheduled rant.) And the cut off of funds have left a lot of drug addicted, gambling addicts, without their fix. This windfall of millions, comes just in time.
Remember when Kevin Brownshield splurged just before leaving TSS? He took his girlfriend, Jan Adams, to the Rodeo in Las Vegas? They had a great time. It was a luxury trip, First Class Travel, Luxury Accommodations, and line of credit (Paid for by the Tribe) at the tables, up to $100,000. (To his Credit, Carl Walkingeagle, Tribal Councilor, ran up more than half a million in table 'fees' on some of his 'conference trips'... so Kevin was a lightweight). He and Jan had a really romantic week.
He wanted her to have the best time because he was going to break up with her and go back to his wife in New Mexico. The wife patiently waited for him to 'get it over with', and it was worth it to her, because he brought in more than four suitcases filled with cash, and has even more stashed in bank accounts under different business names.
Naturally, that left TSS 'short of funds'. Dennis Meier could have reported him, but never did. Not once.
So, the Cobell Cash will be going into programs, like the TSS accounts, so Dennis and the band of crooks he has working with him, can, ... relax.
Or, there will be a big fight for the cash and the Tribal Council will want it to all go into the General Fund so that they can just divide it up amongst themselves.
There are no laws that bother them. They get away with murders that are reduced to "Child Endangerment", baby stealing, child trafficking to known pedophiles, reduced to paperwork errors-- (so they no longer fill out any paperwork-- and the State never checks. Not even after the rapes, the murders and the suicides... the State and the BIA never, ever, look. Paperwork)
So, that is basically what is left for you all. Maybe, as compensation, Barbara Jackson will let you watch her write checks to the Tribal Council for 'Travel Expenses'. That should be thrilling. Let's count Zeroes, shall we?
I think this one reader sums it up for most of you:
From the Rez:
We all know what they are going to do. They are going to take it for themselves. And people will smile up at them, and they will have friends, and the Tribe will just watch as the graveyard fills up with children, and the Tribal Council, and the Illegal Chairman, and his family, the corrupt will all drive around in brand new, very expensive vehicles, wear nice clothes, travel First Class, while the rest of you, the most of you, cannot even feed your families, or get decent clothes for your children.
But unless we all learn to come together, and remember who we are, and stand up against this evil; it will only grow.
Don't expect results overnight, or even over a year or two. It has been this way for a very long time and it will take a long time for it to be rooted out and overcome. For that, you all must get stronger, support each other, shun those who feed the evil, and shun those who commit the evil.
The more we are all united, committed against this evil, the more we can win. We will not all see the day when this war is won. Few of us ever will. But you can teach it to your children, and they can teach it to theirs, and this fight can go on, until the day comes, when corruption has no place in Spirit Lake.
Don't give up. Don't get discouraged. Do it because it is the Right thing to do. Not the easiest thing to do, but the right thing to do. Better get on that right away, there's not a lot of time left to decide to commit to doing what is right... and the children are suffering.
Even in you can't win, you can't stop, if you know that what you are doing is what you have to do, because it is right.
The children are watching. Show them.
You know where to find me.
General Assembly Meeting today. I don't know when or where or what the topic is. But anyone that finds out what goes on, please tell me.
June 5, 2012-- Printer
I know, in the beginning, we did not see eye-to-eye. There were a lot of closed eyes out there, and mine also, often, did not want to see. But we have come a long ways since the first clumsy blog posting. And now, in Mayan Calendar Countdown, we can all look back and take a better look at who and what we thought we knew about our community, our government, our neighbors and families.
I'll say this for the Mayans: They may be right about a lot of things coming to an end, but this world is not one of them. This world is still ours to fix and ours to heal. The fog is lifting, revealing to us all, horrible damage done while we were not paying attention. Not paying attention in our whole lives.
Not just on the Rez, but all around us-- everywhere. Near and Far, High and low, Deep and wide... there is damage done. Done by those we trusted. Done by those who deceived us. Done by our own ignorance.
The Earth is getting sick. People are getting sicker. Children are dying of hunger, neglect, abuse and disease at a rate of heartbreak that we must agree, is wrong.
Children being used as commodities, or as meat for some sick bastard's urges... and then murdered in such a way, it almost shocked those in charge of Law Enforcement. But they got over it quickly enough. They even spun it to make it sound like they both shared the outrage of the community, of ALL communities, but in fact, they were, from that first minute until this one, and probably until the end of time, not working to bring those responsible for the murder to trial; rather to quietly give them an exit out the rear door with no media looking, no questions asked.
We have to ask ourselves more questions: What would make a U.S. Attorney General, such as Tim Purdon, who came to the job with all this compassion for Indian People, what could make him so quickly decide that he too, needed to become complicit in covering up the true events, protect the murderers of those children?
What indeed! It has been over a year and no one has been charged with the murder of Travis DuBois, Jr. and his sister Destiny. Their father has only been charged with 'Child Endangerment'. With a little work and a few well placed words or dollar signs to the right prosecutor and Judge, that can be considered as one slight elevation in crime from "littering".
Even Tim Purdon has decided that these children were not worth anything. Not worth his time, not worth the law. But someone is worth his time, and his protection. One of the men who abused and probably the accomplice in their murders.
Jr. Herman has raped more children since then. But the USAG sees no reason to protect the community, nor the children, from his reach. It annoys them when he gets caught and they have to make sure he gets off, but other than that, neither those children, nor the horrific circumstance of their murders, even makes him, nor the FBI, nor the BIA, lose a minute of sleep.
The Roots of Evil are visible for all to see. They go Deep and Wide into the foundations of government systems set up to be corrupt. A system that denies the people caught in the coils of corruption, from even being heard. There is no justice. The laws are neither followed nor enforced. Only the corrupt are protected.
Weenie Boy has ignored all the legitimate petitions calling for him to step down, demanding his recall. Flaunted them because the law is whatever he wants it to be. The BIA is just there to keep a lid on things and not let anyone outside the rez find out what is going on either with billions of tax payer dollars, or with the abuses, even murders, even murders of tiny children, those billions of dollars can pay for in Indian Country.
The people write to, phone, fax, email their 'elected officials' at State and Federal levels to seek help. They get Serious Government Faces, but no action. Most are just ignored.
Those who bravely gave reports of Jr. Herman being at that house where those children were murdered, were confronted within an hour or two, by the Turdlings, who somehow got that report, with their names and statements, and it didn't take long for all the witnesses to shut up, recant... and the BIA, the FBI, Tim Purdon's Office, they all just shrug. It's a mystery you see, why no one in Indian Country will talk to them, even to help solve the crimes. Horrible crimes like the murders of those two little children.
They will tell anyone that asks that for some mysterious reason, they cannot get any cooperation from people. People will blame the Indians. Indians just don't care about their crimes. Indians are 'mysterious' people. You know the drill. You also know it is a lie.
The world is not coming to an end, but our ability to close our eyes, pretend we don't know, pretend there is nothing we can do about it? That is coming to an end. Ignoring the problems in Indian Country, especially on that Rez, is going to take a lot more work now. Why? Because you know you are being lied to, as if you are stupid, and you resent it. You are done being complicit in the lies that are being told to you, by people you trusted; people you elected; and you're sickened by it.
There are some very powerful people connected to the corruption in Indian Country. Judges, Congressmen, probably a governor or two, or three or thirty three.
Compassion and intelligence are seen as weaknesses in the new propaganda. Caring what happens to people is so laughable. You can see where it has gotten us, and where it has gotten those who prosper from our willingness to comply... you see it so clearly.
It is as if the story is coming to an end. The lies are not believable. It's getting harder to pretend that stealing is okay as long as it is family or friends, or people we don't want to know. We can no longer pretend that what is being done is not hurting anyone--- because we see the children, we see the ghosts of futures slaughtered, while we rubbed elbows with people, well-heeled, in positions of authority--- doing nothing.
The curtain has opened. The past and present are clear as a bell ringing, a door knocking, a horn honking. We see what we don't want to see. We see it in people that present themselves as pillars of their community. Rotting from the inside out, it shows. You can put jewelry on it, put a fancy suit on it, even a fancy Pow Wow Regalia on it... but it shows. Everyone sees it.
The Mayans knew that there would come a point when lies would fail. Fail both the liars and those who believed them, but can no more.
We are meeting the Mayans in a way we never thought we would.
There is another calendar. There always is. Whether it runs 12 months or 22,000 years, there is always another calendar.
Now is the time to take a good, long look at all the damage and start rooting out the corruption.
Get rid of the Tribal Police. They are nothing more than the enforcement muscle for the corrupt. Every single one of them a drunk, a woman beater, or a rapist. Some are a combination of all of the above.
Get rid of your thieving Tribal Councilors. They have no interest in protecting you. They care nothing for the children. They have removed all the pictures of all the Sex Offenders (Most of them related to the Turd Clan) from the Blue Building.
They did that for one reason only: To make sure the Sex Offenders can go where they want, do what they want, to whomever they want... and your children won't even know who to stay away from.
And when they are raped and beaten, Jan Morley will send in the clowns to botch the case, Tim Purdon will heave a deep sigh, and then go a a nice dinner party, where there are friends in common...
And the filth of corruption that infests almost every corner of the rez, will, in ways you never see coming, seep out into the wider communities, other states, politics and power.
If you don't help the Good People of Spirit Lake to rid themselves of this evil, soon, there will be no more Good People in Spirit Lake: They will die, be murdered or run off. Some will just give up and leave. What will be left will not be contained within those invisible walls, but rather, will spread like a melanoma, reaching every part of someone's life. That someone will either be you, or someone you know.
If you don't help the Good People to stop this now, while still it can be rooted out; if you wait, if you hesitate, if you fail to get involved; or even to ask a question-- that which has plagued them, consumed them, will feed on you, and all that you love.
Remember this: Nothing just happens. Everything is the result of a series of events that led right up to something good or something bad happening. Each of those events in that series was shaped and formed by decisions of people to get involved or to try to ignore getting involved when they knew that what they knew, was wrong.
The choices you make now, to get involved; to demand answers, to question explanations; those choices today will determine the near and distant future, what in fact, comes right to your door. One way or another, We are all related.
We may not all agree on everything. We may even have drastically differing viewpoints, but if we don't get at this now and start working together, we fail the future. Our children are in that future. We fail them.
You know where to find me.
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