UPDATE: Now Who’s The Terrorist: Death Wishes and Death Threats
I’ve received several emails and phone calls from concerned friends and allies. Your well wishes give me great comfort. Special thanks to those of you who have offered me safe house, should I need it. Also, thanks to the City of Baldwin Park, especially the Mayor and (yes) the Police Department for taking these threats and hate crimes very seriously, for beginning an investigation and for increasing patrol around my home.
I am in the process of also reporting these threats to the FBI, which should be an amusing interview, especially if they ask me questions about my activism, since I’m sure there’s little about me they don’t have in a file somewhere. Special thanks to the Council of American Islamic Relations who is assisting me in making this report to the federal authorities.
Just This Evening….
Andy went out for a bit. His phone rang and I answered it. A man’s voice on the other end asked for “Mr. Andy Griggs.” I told him that he wasn’t in.
“Who’s calling?” I asked.
The caller started to sing “Tin Solders and Nixon…”
The phone went dead.
Aside from lyrics to Neil Young’s song, “Ohio” it is also a refrain in one of my poems.
I called Andy, who rushed home and I called the local police. Andy lives in a different city than I do. The police here, have increased patrol around the house and are now aware of the situation.
Okay, bravado aside: This is scary shit!
I try to live an open, honest life, but it is hard enough waging a war against enemies I cannot see, unarmed, against those who threaten violence. There are aspects of my actions and decisions that, for security reasons, must be secret. I will be posting only events that have already occurred, and not discussing in any detail, plans for the future. Andy reminds me that there are parts of life that must be private, and when it comes to the stories of other people, I hold that information in the strictest of confidence, but I also believe that Silence = Death and that transformation can only occur in the open.
Such violent times.
Going a bit underground for the time being. But I’ll make sure to let everyone know what I dig