Skip to comments.Posthumously yours, Stanley Williams*
Posted on 12/20/2005 6:35:59 PM PST by Rabid Dog
Posthumously yours, Stanley Williams* By David Howard December 20, 2005
NOTE: David Howard, of Ojai, is a peace activist and writer who held a candle for Williams at the Ventura County Government Center on the night of the execution.
Dear Arnold Schwarzenegger, I've been dead for a few days now. You've probably already forgotten about me and moved on to more important matters like condemning gay marriage, helping the Minutemen keep Mexicans out of California, and preparing another diatribe to deny clemency to Clarence Allen, the 75-year-old blind Choctaw Indian you'll execute Jan. 17.
Still, I beseech you -- once again -- to take a moment from your busy schedule. I have something important to tell you: I forgive you for murdering me. Here's why:
First, I forgive you because I realize it's not personal. You're just a ventriloquist's puppet for special interests that couldn't care less about individual lives like mine or those of the at-risk youth I would have continued to help had I lived.
You, Arnold, are beholden to the military-industrial-prison gang that has turned the United States into the per-capita incarceration capital of the world, a country only outdone in executions by Iran, China and Vietnam.
Second, I forgive you because I understand that shallow, unprincipled politicians can't really be blamed for lashing out as you did.
Jesus said, "Forgive them; they know not what they do." You know not what you do. You don't get what's wrong with state-sanctioned ritual murder. You don't get why rehabilitation and redemption are better than blood vengeance. And you don't get why so many people thought my trial was hopelessly tainted by racism.
Third, I forgive you because it's not for me to judge. Ultimately, Arnold, you don't answer to Stanley Williams. You answer to history. My legacy is a series of beautiful children's books and a peace treaty between violent street gangs. What's yours?
Fourth, I forgive you because I, too, must take responsibility for your empowerment. There's some wisdom in the proverb, "People get the government they deserve." Our apathy, despair, lack of organization and appetite for simple-minded diversion helped elect you and your brutalizing political agenda.
Fifth, I forgive you because I refuse to seek revenge on my fellow human beings. After my redemption, I lived for reconciliation, healing and justice. I took a vow never to hurt anyone.
Sixth, I forgive you because I never give up hope. I hope and pray you may still learn to do the right thing. Trust me, there are always opportunities for redemption, even for you. It's never too late to renounce violence and injustice.
Finally, I forgive you because I have compassion for you. I know that deep down inside you, there is a goodness that suffers because you killed me. I no longer have time to figure out how you became the wounded narcissist that you are, but I know it's not the real you. You're better than that, Arnold. May God have mercy on your soul.
* Stanley Tookie Williams was channeled by David Howard, of Ojai, a peace activist and writer who held a candle for Williams at the Ventura County Government Center on the night of the execution.
Calling all Ventura County channelers! Have you also received a message from "Tookie"?
"You" can't "be" dead, because there is no more "you" to "be."
Tookie got killed.
That's the way the Tookie crumbles.
I think he will always be known for founding a major street gang, not making some temporary peace treaty between them.
- One of the greatest action stars in film history
- Greatest bodybuilder of all time
- Elected Governor in a historic recall
- Made millions of dollars legally, instead of shooting innocent people and getting a measly few hundred dollars illegally
STFU Mr. Howard - there's no comparison. Quit being a tool defending a dirt bag who finally took a dirt nap.
This article is reason enough to break out a second bottle of bubbly to celebrate the execution of the evil monster formerly known as Tookie.
That's weird. I was just channeling Tookie and he said NOTHING like that. He just muttered something about popping a cap in Arnold's ass. I'll try again --maybe I can get to the bottom of this.
How many "at-risk" youth did Stanley help? Name names, show lists of those he "helped". Let's have it, liberal lurkers.
Good Lord, what a vomit-inducing load of clap-trap. This clown need professional help STAT.
He's dead, Jim.
Forgive my previous post, I didn't know this was humor!
I wore my Happy Tookie Day button!
Ok, I just got back from channeling Tookie again. He couldn't talk much, he was playing bridge with Jesus, Ghandi, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Yassir Arafat. He claims he was misquoted...told me to tell Arnold not to show his face in the afterlife.
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