By noon the pretty crystal blue skies had started to darken, and storm clouds came over the Sierra Blanca bringing high winds. With everything flying around all I could do was walk away disgusted as the shed door started clattering back and forth.
Tomorrow we have more snow forecast and with these high winds I simply dreading it.
Someone brought up the term "social injustice" and it perplexed me that it was regarded with disdain. I was somewhat curious as to how those who claim Christ had reached a point where injustice was good, justice was bad.So I started to look up what social justice meant in the USA and became even more perplexed.
- First: Every human being is born free and no one has the right to take or limit this freedom.
Second: Every human being has the right to an unfettered development of his personality.
Third: Every human being is equally entitled to the fruits of this earth and those of his own labor.
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day and we have hundreds of thousands of human beings sleeping outside in bitter cold weather. If we have not got it right 40 years later, when are we going to get it right? Surely we can do better than this?
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."There has to be someone related to Robert &Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King recognized the importance and validity of direct action as a tactic in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail:You may well ask: "Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?" You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue so that it can no longer be ignored. My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent-resister may sound rather shocking. But I must confess that I am not afraid of the word "tension." I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth. Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half-truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, we must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood.
In honor of Dr. King, I think it's time for us to recall the important role that direct action can play in restoring America to its most democratic, humane, and decent principles. It's also worth recalling that Dr. King wasn't talking about political parties. He wasn't considering how to make one party better or more just than another. No. He was talking about a movement. And creating a movement that lied outside the bipartisan discourse. I think he would have been delighted by the Occupy Movement.
Creating of constructive, nonviolent tension even in the face of threats of extremist violence is Dr. King's true legacy. My hope is that in honor of his birth we will find the courage and foresight once again to do as he would have. That we will become "nonviolent gadflies." My hope is that in his honor we will recommit to nonviolence and direct action. That might be an antidote woth considering to America's present inequality.
May his legacy be remembered. And may his memory be honored.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that our money would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
The time is always right to do what is right.~Martin Luther King.