We have a letter writing party tonight for Higinio Ochoa. Please check our @freeanons twitter for the link. Higz sent us an amazing letter we would like to share. We hope these words will inspire you to respond to him.
September 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM
I wish I could rally for smarter schools and bigger budgets. I wish my voice
could call for the freedoms we were promised to be relies. I wish I had the
knowledge and strength to change the perception of those still blind. I wish
these simply so I wouldn’t need to wish.
I will always have my past but now I am ready for my future. I am often asked
what I have learned in prison. Besides pain, suffering and a loneliness
unmatched anywhere else I have learned little. I have seen the cost of
freedom and I am paying forward. I learned why our government is failing and
our police forced to fight their own. The answer is to me as clear as it is
simple: Human Nature.
We have allowed the empowerment of people for durations that can last
lifetimes but who’s appointment was taken out of our hands. We have given up
our voices so that others may choose for us. We have allowed the very
freedoms we take for granted to be handed over without a fight.
We have allow child rapists to serve less time then those who fight for
freedom and we ask for change instead of demand it. The same people putting
low end drug dealers away are allowed to fund the ones who ship it to them.
Our judicial system is flawed because while we expect it to protect us we
allow others to choose its enforcement.
Our government has erased our expectations to privacy by pushing fear.
Our government has intruded on every medium of free speech we have even going
as far as to define where it is allowed.
Our government is allowed to police our morals because we have turned over
that power to them.
Our VOICE is being silenced because WE have allowed it to be so.
This is what I have learned.
I am not here to find answers to problems that have plagued us for
generations. At my roots I am but a soldier. I am tired from my fight and my
family has suffered because of it. I am often asked what do I need and how
can you help.
The answer plainly is:
Money and books, is this not the staple of any prison stint?
The truth is a lot more grey:
I need my family. I need to provide. I need my freedoms. I need the rights I
fought for to be given back when I am finally free. I need to educate the
world. I need to feed those in need. I need justice and fairness. I need love
and compassion. I need understanding and willingness. Above it all however, I
need someone else to step in and take this weak soldiers place.
I will always be in debt to those who have helped me and my family through
this all but there are those who I will never be able to pay back. My loving
wife and children. Can you look around you and say that after all we have
fought for that even a day without could be traded for a cause? I would do
what I did again not because of what I know but because of what I didn’t. I
never knew a love so deep or a bond so strong. I hope that others who choose
to fight do so with knowledge and understanding. It is our last chance to
make a lasting change because the next generation will not have the rights or
chances we have now.
My many thanks and love to the many fallen soldiers on the path to freedom.
May our loss truly help those who need inspiration.
In War & Peace,