Thursday, September 22, 2011
Final Letter from Troy Davis
I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.
As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.
I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.
So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.
I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,
“I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”
Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!
Eco Soul's Thoughts
Ironically, during the execution of Troy Davis, an innocent man murdered by the State of Georgia in the United States, this is Peace Week.
Peace Week brought together contemporary peace workers from all over the world who engaged in the concepts and practices of peace various facets of our lives. From fromer Watts gang member Aqeela Sherrills, to healing Native American dancer Grandmother Beatrice Long.
As a matter of fact, while the final prayers to wrap up Peace Week were going on, the US Supreme Court was handing down the death sentence for Troy Davis.
Nevertheless, this question of "What does healing looking like?" and "What does peace look like?" are questions that kept emerging in the dialogue.
I am still chewing on these questions, and when I am removed from an intellectual answer, I use my parents and grandparents and other forebears' tactic, put it in a simple sentence.
Peace is knowing that there is a space to resolve disruptions and conflict, and healing is a space committed to manifesting alignment and recalibration.
Troy Davis' life served as a moment that has millions of people questing this un-aligned, off-balanced cosmos. And the questions are internal, meaning, WE are asking ourselves, "How can I be the one who is the healer, the peacemaker, the element of change?"
And I would like to thank all of my folk around the world who tapped into these questions, and continue to push themselves, and thus others, to be about healing and change.
Thank you for this sacred moment of elevating Troy Davis' soul, and elevating your spirit. Troy Davis lives!
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Posted by Eco.Soul.Intellectual at Thursday, September 22, 2011