Humans free to love
Critters free to roam
Plants free to grow
Spirit free to soar
Dear President Obama,
I’ve been writing to you for years; I hope you have been reading my letters :-). I emailed you a very shortened version of this letter. I hope you read it.
As a believer in peace for all life—human critter plant and stone, I believe peace on earth is actually a doable thing and there are positive and viable ways to manifest it. There are many facets to peace, of course; and truth with compassion is what can set us free.
So, President Obama, I am planning to put myself in a bit of a personal challenge to bring about that peace. I intend to do a water-only fast at Lafayette Square near the White House, and I plan to begin on October 12th, 2015, which is currently called Columbus day. I want to bring acknowledgement from the US govt that Columbus is not someone to be honored, but recognized as the beginning of 500 years of ongoing devastation. The name, the teachings, and the awareness must change, and the US govt must apologize for it’s part in 500 years of abominations. So I will drink only water, and take in no nourishment, pray for peace, and talk about why I am fasting. I ask to meet with you before the fast begins, or any time at all that works for you.
President Obama, this is my prayer, my hope, my dream and my vision. In early August of 2001 (actually on your birthday but the world did not yet know you) I recognized a spiritual call to walk for peace, which I was excited about manifesting. A month into the preparations, the 9/11/2001 events occurred, and I felt sure that the spiritual call I recognized a month before that is because my walk and my journey are not about that one event, or subsequent events. For me it has always been about 500 years of events on this part of the earth that I believe we can heal. We must begin somewhere, and though I cannot do much, I can sit and pray for peace, and I can fast and talk with folks about peace and war and which world we choose, and what we support. So that is what I intend to do, beginning October 12th, 2015. Let’s have the conversation about 500 years of history, and 200 years of US government. The truth can set us free.
I ask you as the highest representative of U.S. Government, to acknowledge the truth about 500 years of genocidal warring and enslavement toward all forms of life on the planet—human critter plant and even stones. The devastation and losses are incalculable, so much knowledge, wisdom, and life – forever gone and unrecoverable. Some aspects of these wars have changed, but continual war has been documented on this part of the planet and it’s inhabitants for over 500 years. At some point, if we are ever to have peace, there must begin a process of acknowledgement and reconciliation. I believe there are viable ways to do it, it is time, and you are the person to accomplish it.
I am asking you to acknowledge that the US govt was not founded with truth, liberty, and justice for all on July 4th, 1776. It was founded by and for euro-descent pale-skinned men for the strengthening of their own power, and completely excluded everyone else. There were no indigenous people or African-descent people, and no women of any heritage included in the newly documented new world power that the world would now have to contend with.
That’s really what the declaration of independence asserted. It introduced a new official power, based in genocide and enslavement. That’s a hard truth, but it’s a truth. There was no inclusion or even mention of any indigenous beings included in the newly forming govt whose land they were on. No, those people were genocided, their lands stolen and decimated, their people and their ways of life obliterated from the planet. A govt based not on liberty and justice for all, but on genocide and abominations. They let it be known that they had power, and they would destroy anyone or anything in their way. They had been doing it for hundreds of years before they ever coalesced into the US govt. It’s time to tell the truth, so we can begin to heal.
There are positive ways to begin. Please grant immediate and full clemency to Leonard Peltier, an indigenous Lakota man who has been in prison for over 40 years. Amnesty International recognizes him as a political prisoner and advocates actively for his release. He is fighting 500 years of genocide and abomination. He was never tried fairly, and the appalling deceits, witness tampering, evidence tampering, and lies of the FBI and other governmental entities must be acknowledged and rectified. This man must be freed – why not do it on thanksgiving this year? Please Mr. President, instead of pardoning turkeys who will soon die anyway from their horrifically manipulated bodies, genetically bred to produce more meat than their bodies can support, why not acknowledge the truth of the animal abominations everywhere, and then give a legitimate pardon to Leonard Peltier? Would that not represent one of the more honorable sentiments behind the holiday instead of the truly offensive gesture with the turkey?
Another of the many egregious atrocities has been the ongoing genocidal slaughter of the only true remaining indigenous wild bison who live in Yellowstone Park and are being killed when they come out of the park to find food in the winter. There were once over thirty million of these magnificent beings roaming these lands. They were slaughtered to near extinction with less than thirty animals surviving in Yellowstone Park by 1880, all killed by agents of the US govt. in order to continue exterminating the native peoples who honored, respected, and utilized these magnificent animals for food, clothing, shelter, even spirituality. The abomination of it has never been acknowledged, and the slaughter, astonishingly, continues every winter. Please honor and protect the Yellowstone bison/buffalo, designate them a Protected National Treasure that can no longer be injured or destroyed. It’s the very least this nation can do for the few thousand genetically intact true wild descendants who still exist.
I am also asking you to honor the treaty of 1868, signed by officials of the US govt, stating that the Black Hills belong to the Lakota et al nations forevermore. The sacred Black Hills belong to the indigenous people of these lands. You can accomplish this, President Obama; the US govt signed that treaty, and you must honor it. If there was ever a time to show respect to those who came before us, that time is now and this would be one of many great ways to show it.
The US govt is notorious for not honoring treaties. We must begin the healing. The Black Hills of South Dakota are a deeply spiritual place to the Lakota, et, al. It is so sacred for them that they only do sacred ceremonies there and won’t actually live on the land. It is their origin, their beginning. Yet this sacred land has been stolen and continues to be desecrated in many ways and lived on by many who do not respect it. The land must be returned to the rightful inheritors. The US govt must honor it’s agreements, however late they may be. Honor the 1868 Treaty.
There are too many issues which need to be exposed to fit them all into one letter. The tar sands pipeline must be stopped. This is insane. Even if there were never any problems with it (which is not wise to trust), it is a finite fuel. Whatever will occur when those tar sands run out, that’s what we must do now. Consider the next seven generations. We have the technologies. What we need is a government that supports the health of life on earth and cares about the next seven generations, not a govt supported, controlled, and run by deadly corporations who care only about their own wealth, not anyone’s health.
The Lakota have a a prophecy. There was a vision of a black snake running through the land, killing everything in it’s path. Please, President Obama, stop this atrocity from occurring. Support clean and renewable fuels, wind and solar, geothermal, and of course biomass, of which cannabis gives us the best on the planet. We need to grow it, large scale, not put people in prison. You must stop these atrocities, and I am here to help you to do it.
The pipelines are death incarnate. Consider our world seven generations from now, if you do not stop this travesty. The pipeline will not remain intact forever. It will leak and poison the literally essential life-giving aquifers, and much of life on earth will die. You can and must stop it this travesty.
Fracking poisons our waters and destroys our world daily. The earth is literally being broken apart, and not in earth-created ways. These notions of all energy all the time at any cost, is not sane, and must stop now.
Nuclear plants are also deadly forever. Whoever lives on this planet half a million years from now could still get sick from nuclear plants of today. There is no safe nuclear energy, it must not be manufactured.
Institute a real energy initiative. Renewable fuels, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass. Of by and for life on earth.
Mr. President, most of us recognize humans as teachers, and many of us also recognize the critters of the earth as our teachers. Fewer of us recognize that plants can also be teachers, and the cannabis plant is one of those. Hir teachings are spirit-based, with peace, love, joy, and compassion for all life as the basic tenets, and one way she heals is by gently raising people’s spirits. There is also, of course, a wealth of scientific research proving the cannabis plant’s positive, healing effects on literally thousands of ailments. It has personally saved my life more than once when I have experienced severe asthma attacks. These are exactly the teachings and nourishing healing gifts we need to experience and share, to live in joyful healthy abundance and manifest peace with all life.
There are many facets to educating people truthfully and accurately about the importance of this plant, of course, but here’s an idea….I call it “not cattle, CCCATALL!” A Compassionate Campaign for Cannabis Awareness Truth Amnesty Abundance Legalization Liberty Laughter Light Love Peace and Joy! J. I think the US govt has a problem with the likely retribution that will erupt if they tell the truth – that they know and have known that this plant is safe, effective, extremely useful, and not dangerous. There will be hell to pay, so to speak. But that’s the idea of the amnesty portion of “not cattle, CCCATALL!”. This is a peace plant, so the warring stops here. There is much more to it all than I can explain in one letter.
Compensation, not retribution. With startup help for small businesses through government grants and tax incentives, the potential for cottage industries is immense! We need people to grow cannabis and manufacture products for fuel, for food, for fibers, for medicines, for spiritual teachings and nourishment of the body, mind, and soul. Think of the jobs! Cannabis truly can heal us as a nation while improving the economy! Look at the states that have already legalized recreational marijuana – their economies are being positively affected in a big way, and when the federal government stops warring on this entire plant, our entire world will benefit.
The cattle ranchers can grow cannabis as well. There are simply not enough resources to sustain the beef and dairy industries and their enormous use of so many resources. The cattle industries are not sustainable, and they need help. Cannabis is that help as well. Tax incentives to get started could help them dedicate some portion of their land to cannabis growing instead of cattle ranching, and then sell the seeds to the fast food companies who will create wonderful vegan hemp seed burgers, and everyone can win. Then they can also sell the other parts of the plants as well, the fibers and the cellulose, or create their own biomass operations and fuel themselves. There are many positive options for our agriculture industry to make necessary changes without losing money, and changes clearly must occur.
The cannabis plant is the teacher that can help bring us all out of darkness and into the light, when we are again able to access it’s spiritual nature without fear of retribution. This plant, with everything it stands for and can offer humanity, must be free, and we must educate our society to correct the disinformation that has existed for far too long. Acknowledge the truth of this war being waged by the US govt – a one-sided, violent war upon peaceful people and extremely beneficial plants. Tell the truth about the enormous usefulness of the cannabis plant, and the uselessness and devastation of warring. The cannabis plant gives us gifts of essential nutrition, the best living renewable biomass fuel on the planet, powerfully strong fibers that don’t require the poisonous pesticides that cotton plants need, and healing, non-toxic medicine. Yet we the people are openly and violently warred upon by the US govt for our appreciation and utilization of this plant. It’s also a teacher and sharer of peace, which is what will guide us all through, as the war against this holy sacred plant and hir appreciators finally ceases.
The US govt clearly knows this is a peace plant. Documents exist from the 1950’s saying so, and when this and other peace and wisdom energies became available to the masses in the 1960’s they helped bring about a huge peace and awareness movement. People recognized kinship with all life and refused to fight wars. Did the US govt delight and say “Yahoo! We found the way to peace on earth!”? No, as you well know, they jailed people for refusing to kill, and they declared actual war on the people and the plant, declaring a great gift of the earth officially illegal. Millions of people imprisoned with horrendously harsh sentences, uncountable lives devastated, for having anything (and sometimes nothing) to do with this holy plant of peace. Yet another aspect of 500 years of ongoing warring.
How can we honestly, as one nation, live in peace when our own govt keeps warring on us? In a sane world, the govt does not war on peaceful people and beneficial plants. It does not allow our foods to be manipulated, mutilated, grown with pesticides that keep reproducing inside our bodies. This is not what a sane govt should be supporting. An honorable government needs to act on behalf of the people it represents, not corporate monetary interests. That is sadly not the government we have, nor the government it was meant to be.
Mr. President, the cannabis plant needed to be legalized as soon as you entered the presidency, but you didn’t do it. My thought is that you must be under some immovable pressure, from where I clearly don’t know, so that’s why I am backing you into this corner, so to speak. If you need to be publicly embarrassed to do the right thing, I’m sorry to do it but I will if I must. Cannabis must be free, our planet and all life upon it needs this sacred gift. This war must stop and there are honorable ways to do it.
I honestly believe peace on the planet is attainable, a vibrant and challenging, exciting and accessible peace in this world. We have the tools, all we need are the people willing to utilize them. You have the courage, Mr. President. You have the capacity to change this world forever for the better. You can tell the truth of 500 ongoing years of genocide. You can free Leonard Peltier. You can protect the Yellowstone bison, and tell the truth about factory farmed animals. You can stop the war on cannabis, you can stop the funding, and you can stop the violence. You can tell the truth about this holy plant, and allow this plant’s enormous and multi-faceted benefits to jump into our world. We have everything to gain, and you really have nothing to lose.
President Obama, you were awarded a medal for peace. Maybe the Nobel committee had foresight, and saw that you would be the sane person in the US govt to finally tell the truth about the magnificent cannabis plant which is an energy of peace and abundance. Stop the warring, and allow our entire world to benefit by ending the bullying tactics that the US govt uses to keep this plant as suppressed as possible, world-wide. Things are changing, we the people are breaking free of the bonds of the govt, and we are insisting that we be heard. We want safe and abundant access to holy and beneficial plants.
Please allow me to meet with you, to share these ideas with you. Please, let’s do these things in a marvelously wonder-filled way. Let’s be honorable, truthful, compassionate and brave enough to do the right things, in the most timely manner for all, for the ultimate goal of peace for all life—humans, critters, plants, stones, and our very spirit. Peace on earth is possible, and the US govt can and must lead the way. So I am asking to meet with you in person, before the fast, before the publicity. Be the peace-maker we elected you to be. Do we have a govt that wars on peaceful people and multi-faceted renewable resources forever, or do we have a govt that honors and respects life and cares about the next seven generations? Do not be bullied, Mr. President, be strong. As you well know, change is not the same as loss, and change must occur.
Doing all these things, all these good and necessary things, will certainly earn you the peace medal you were given. Free Leonard Peltier. Acknowledge 500 years of genocide and warring. Honor the 1868 Treaty. Protect the sacred Yellowstone bison. Stop the war against cannabis. And insist that there be no pipeline, no fracking, and no nuclear energy! And please do tell the truth about the turkeys and all factory farmed critter and their tortured lives and horrible deaths.
I am most reachable by phone number 970-985-0164; or 760-969-8746. Email is email@example.com. My mailing address is Joyous Rainbow, PO Box 971, Paonia, CO 81428.
There are many more issues I need to discuss. We can manifest a peace and abundance oriented world, and I hope to have your participation. The nobel committee recognized your intrinsic call to be a peacemaker. Please use that ability to do these right and good things now, and be the hero you are meant to be.
I hope very much to hear back from you before I begin this fast, but I will publicly fast for these and more reasons. Yes sir, there are more reasons and more positive notions, but I have shared enough. I call on you to be the president that stopped the violence and brings a world of peace and abundance to our land.
Much love and gratitude to you. I am sorry to make your very hard job harder, but these are critical things that must be addressed. I sincerely thank you.
Peace for ALL life!
Joyous Rainbow Cat xxxxx
Sometimes peace walker, all times advocate for peace for all life, human critter plant stone and spirit.