Happy Thanksgiving Daily Paul FamilySubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 11/25/2010 - 18:29
My last Thanksgiving a year ago I was held against my will in a hospital for as they called a period of "assessment".
Arrested for shutting down traffic on the main street...shouting against the war and blocking the main artery downtown in Vancouver pre Olympic Games got me two weeks behind closed doors.
This Thanksgiving I walk a free man posting flyers on lamposts telling people about my website
I have a warm meal and a roof over my head.
I have this and a lot more to be Thankfull for.
Looking back almost three decades ago as a teen I had yet different Thanksgiving times.
Martial Law laws in at the time Communist Poland ruled my daily life...day and night I did not know if I was to be arrested or not.
Some dark winter days police would beat my legs with a club for having anti-state leaflets on me...or they would try to catch me during one of the many demonstrations.
At that time my nickname was not legalizeliberty it was kangaroo.
My friends blessed me with that nick in awe of my skill in running.
I can hear it as if it was right now the sound of riot police chasing us on the streets with their heavy boots shooting tear gas in our faces.
I can also see police investigators taking pictures of me holding the stuff I produced in the book-binding place I worked.
The dark times are around the corner.
The dark times never left me it seems.
What will bring the next Thanksgiving my way?
Will it be some secret prison?
I take every day and cherish it with all my heart and mind as another day during which I can effect real change and bring some light into the world still ruled by darkness.
To see that people from over 50 countries visited my website so far in November melts my heart.
To see that so many of the hits come from U.S. military bases is pure joy for me an anti-war activist since the age of 15.
Anyways I just wanted so say something I think important.
God His Light Be With Us All.
Happy Thanksgiving Daily Paul Family.