Robin Long. September 21, 2008 [Update: Robin was released July 9, 2009]
I am locked up at The Naval Consolidated Brig at Miramar, just North of San Diego. It’s quite a change from Nelson, British Columbia, where I have called home. I feel as if I have been torn away from my home, family and friends!
I feel as if I was a pawn, a gift from one regime to another (Harper to Bush).
For my Canadian friends, and people I don’t know, Stop this! Fight this! Don’t let another conscientious objector, war resister, person of conscience and morals to be deported.
For my fellow Americans, keep courageously driving on to stop this war and undo the mess that the last 8 years of Bush has brought to our great country. I have received many letters of support. We are strong! We can be an example. We can spread the word and mobilize and protest the atrocities. It is easy for me to be locked up knowing I stood up for what is right! This is but a bump in the road. They will never grind me down! I will only come out stronger! And guess what? I can now protest from within this country!
Peace love light
My favorite quotes
“A soldier is just a uniform following orders. A warrior is a person who stands up for what is right even in the face of adversity.”
“Those that can get you to believe absurdities, can get you to commit atrocities!” – Voltaire
“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything” – Jimmi Hendrix
“We can bomb the world into pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace!” – Michael Franti