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November 23, 2016 / Don LeBaron

Gandhi and Standing Rock

I studied Gandhi voraciously. I went to the special collections department to find his writings that were not easily obtainable. My soul thrived for the effort.

What is happening at Standing Rock as concerns the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, what is happening with the Zapatista’s, what is rising among the indigenous people throughout the world, is the same “rising”. The indigenous people are persecuted. The indigenous people are on the rise. The affluent nations will not muster and mount the same collective soul force to resist evil. We, the rich and fair skinned, now look to the poor and the indigenous for our hope. They will stand far more effectively against tyranny than us, the fair skinned. Some of us will join them.

Gandhi changed the course of a nation and gave hope to the worlds oppressed. Now there is not one Gandhi, but many and they will never stop. They are being beat, tortured, persecuted and killed. The price of their lives will gain us what we need most, liberty. Hope now rises in my soul for the price of their lives.

First they ignore you,
Then they laugh at you,
Then they fight you,
They you win
“Mahatma Gandhi”

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