From Reno Gonzalez’s myspace blog…..
Understand this please…
Current mood: peacefulfor those that do not yet understand; I am not at Elaine or Ed’s home any longer.
There are three stories, what I was told by Ed and what Ed tells others, then the real reason. You can go ask ed why, I am tired of the lies flying around. Just another distraction from the stand I have taken on and it needs support.
I am working at holding our very own government accountable for the wrongs in the past and in the here and now.
I am not holding a protest march, not asking for permission to stand on a corner to tell others the truth… I am not giving into the non laws that control us.
I was sad to leave the home, but they made the choice to ask me to leave. But that does not mean much to me really. Sitting on my ass waiting for what? Security, I gave my two cents… And got nothing.
Waiting? For what? Ask to leave? Yes I was, but being on the move is where I am more at ease. Waiting for what!?!
If not me then who? If not now then when?
I have not gone home. I have been helping others setup their own orgs to networks and reach out to others…
I am not going home. Not while I still have the means… And the means I have. Thanks to your very own support and from the donations to the cause that moves this movement forward.
I will not ask for permission to continue, I have the personal responsibility to push myself forward. I determine my own level of involvement.
I sit on my ass only when I have to drive and eat. Sometimes both of those at the same time.
I cannot just sit and wait for others to wake up. So I am pushing myself to find others that are ready to cut the bullshit off. Too god damn many are hurt everyday just waiting… fuck that!
I have some interesting news for you all…
For those of you that did not know, Cindy Sheehan is going to Jordan, Syria and then to Iraq as part of her peace efforts.
A good friend of mine called and updated me about the Camp Casey’s change of command and then went on to explain the peace efforts that he will be joining Cindy Sheehan on. After a long pause, I offered my services to the group going.
He and I talked at length about what would be expected and I assured him I was ready. This is not my first time to Iraq and this is not my first time at a war zone. Nor is it my first time placing myself in harms way.
It has occurred to many that I have been allowed to travel freely about after my time with the Elaine and Ed Brown.
And I myself wonder; along with others if I will be grabbed at the airport or will they wait to allow me to leave and have someone else do their dirty work… Either way… This is new for me…
A chance to work with people that are known and actively working to end what I first saw as a must be stopped war.
I mean I have done the anti war marches and the peace marches, but none of them I felt really did anything. And the coverage was just suck.
Cindy on the other hand, moves around and gets in people’s faces and demands answers. And demands them then and there. My kinda activist.
I remember hearing about Cindy going to Cuba, and I so fucking wanted to go meet that group there… But instead I set my focus on something that could be tracked and explained to bring our government back to the people’s will and control; and hold those that lied accountable for their actions.
On Easter weekend of this year I met Cindy in person. It was part of my trip on my way to offer my services to Elaine and Ed Brown. Funny how some things work out.
Once I have things all set I will update my status on my work here at home. Perhaps I could blog about my account of what happens over seas…
IF, I am not able to go with them on their “Peace Efforts”… Then I will carry on here. California and Arizona have been asking for a meeting there and I want to go talk to them.
Plus I understand that Bree Walker would like to speak with me… I would love to visit Camp Casey again…
I am glad to hear that someone with experience in a war zone will be accompanying Ms. Sheehan, and I send their entire peace party the very best wishes for a safe and fruitful journey.