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.
Fifth, I forgive you because I refuse to seek revenge on my fellow human beings.
Yes, revenge is wrong. And unmotivated murder is okay, right?
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
The worms play pinochle on your snout.....
The next time I'm out in Cali (that is, if I'm ever am forced at gunpoint to go there), someone remind me to shotgun a six-pack of Pabst and go water the flowers on his grave.......
Dang! First he writes children's books, and now this.
I'm betting he played just as much role in writing the children's books, as he did this.
Oh Wow. This David Howard guy is a nutcase
Thanks for the post. Each time I think this has about reached it's zenith in offensive capacity, I'm startled to find how wrong I was.
This guy is going to be with us for a long long time.
If they like tookie so much why dont they give Arnold credit ? Since, now according to google; tookie is more popular than Rosa Parks by a 3:1 margin:
3,330,000 for "rosa parks"
9,980,000 for "tookie"
That is so rich!
Tookie elevated to the level of Jesus on the eve of Christmas.
That's just nasty dawg. (See? I'm practcing my slang...son!)
Forgiveness from a mass murderer is not required or desired.
It's kind of over, Folks. Gloating about his demise and making jokes about it is up there with him laughing about the people he killed.
Is it OK because WE do it?
I thought we were better than that here.
It is just not so funny, anymore.
Way beyond irony, even beyond farce.
This is appropriate-from Black Sabbath
Hand of Doom
What you gonna do
Time's caught up with you
Now you wait your turn
You know there's no return
Change your empty rules
You join the other fools
Turn to something new
Now it's killing you
First it was the bomb, Vietnam napalm
Disillusioning, you push the needle in
From life you escape, reality's black drape
Colours in your mind satisfy your time
Oh you, you know you must be blind
To do something like this
To take the sweet that you don't know
You're giving Death a kiss
Poor little fool now
Your mind is full of pleasure
Your body's looking ill
To you it's shallow leisure
So drop the acid pill
Don't stop to think now
You're having a good time baby
But that won't last
Your mind's all full of things
You're living too fast
Go out, enjoy yourself
Don't bottle it in
You need someone to help you
Stick the needle in, yeah
Now you know the scene
Your skin starts turning green
Your eyes no longer seeing life's reality
Push the needle in
Face death's sickly grin
Holes are in your skin
Caused by deadly pin
Head starts spinning 'round
You fall down to the ground
Feel your body heave
Death hand starts to weave
It's too late to turn
You don't want to learn
Price of life is high
Now you're gonna die
Not from lack of trying, but this Tookie dookie just keeps coming up.
To hell with you, Tookie.
Who is Tookie?
Ow... ow... my stomach's starting to hurt... rotfl... !!!
David is going to have an interesting afterlife.
May God grant whatever mercy he decides David deserves.
Tookie rhyming with Cookie...that's the way Jesse pronounced it (past tense - Jesse's also iced it and moved on)
/rant off ... /BS off
I agree with you; the self defense rights of a state against this type of heinous crime is nothing to gloat or joke about but at same time supporters who are painting this as a racism issue, while assigning more importance to tookie than Rosa Parks, seems to me there is something wrong and hypocritical here that needs to be addressed by the free press since the mainstream press wont touch it and in some instances is taking sides of organized crime.
Some pictures have more "life" to them than others...that one is one that definitely gives the feelin'...
This dingbat needs to be put away for his own safety. I wonder if Tookie's old cell is available?
Sure he has sympathy for murderers..he lives in O-J.
Dear David Howard,
We have been turned into the "per-capita incarceration capital of the world" by a violent, primitive culture and our refusal to adhere to Western culture. Stanley was part of the problem, not the solution.
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