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Phone forensics has proven our claim, and established NYPD abuse of Power. NYPD Sergeant Kevin Blake violated NY penal code 175.3/4.
JOHN M. RINALDI
Thank You for your reviewing my case and the hopeful re-examination upon which you will find a gross abuse of power, and an unfortunate lack of any defense. This not only has damaged me and my family- but the entire Newtown community.
Fortunately, Parkland, FL and the March For Our Lives organization has believed our efforts for and in Newtown are legitimate as I have recently been nominated for a National Director position in charge of Gun Violence Prevention. Part IV in MFOL Peace Plan.
Sandy Hook conspiracies have plagued not only the 26families directly affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School but also us first responders/volunteers.
We proudly are Newtown’s first boots-on-the-ground organization who’ve been de-railed these past 5years- 5years that has seen gun violence turn into a pandemic that is so far out of control that it’s literally terrorized every household in America.
Before Moms Demand Before EVERYTOWN Before Sandy Hook Promise
There was us!
I was first invited by Ms. Shields’ social media team to attend about 6 events over a two week period as she launched a book. I attended 3.
Ms. Shields was invited to Newtown’s 1st Anniversary sponsored by Hallmark cards captured by Getty Images- as were 4 other notable neighbors.
Sarah Jessica Parker had even worked with us and ABC’s The View for a moment of silence. Ms. Shields stated in court it was an attack on her children.
*Every neighbor received the exact same letter.
As a good will gesture, in passing I offered Ms. Shields a parking spot only to return with my car vandalized- I took to social media and offended a “faggy” assistant that promoted her to go across the street to open a file should things escalate. Ms. Shields is on record stating she wished no harm to come, nor charges filed.
*Ms. Shields moved within 2blocks of me/ 4doors down from my pharmacy of 20yrs. Only saw her 3times. Prior to Sandy Hook request I hadn’t even known where she lived or there would be a record if I was truly a weirdo- or a straight weirdo. Gay guys don’t chase girls.
Sergeant Kevin Blake learned of Ms. Shields’ visit to the 6th Precinct where she spitefully opposes my social media post in case “things escalated.” Meaning up until then- there was no criminal activity or she’d have demanded an immediate arrest. *she’s on record saying she didn’t want an arrest nor harm.
BLAKE investigated- a job the detectives would’ve done to take credit. But, Blake ran my car and found it registered to a 501c3- the whole premise of the charges was that no legitimate reason for approaching a neighbor was established. Sandy Hook was/IS the greatest reason to approach everyone possible with the hopes and plans to end Gun violence.
As Sandy Hook’s 1st Boots on the ground organization, we came to Newtown because we had support from our nation’s most illustrious philanthropists of our time- the Gates’ #TheGivingPledge. The Giving Pledge is a group of our nation’s wealthiest individuals pledging 1/2 their net worth to solve the worlds greatest problems/concerns.
Blake contacted the local police, Cortland County Sheriff- County where my car was registered. He learned about an altercation that led to my sister being assaulted by a tow truck driver. Instead of telling the truth, Blake misreported and misquoted the local police to state I was a perpetrator of gun violence. It was meant to terrorize Ms. Shields into signing a false police report. After Discovery was finally released AFTER appeal, fraud was revealed in its first paragraph. After being made aware, the local Police Captain became enraged that a police officer of his would be listed on Blake’s fraud, the Captain released a F.O.I.L. contradicting Blake’s Informational Report/ General Investigation.
The police/ADA “Stacked” bogus charges in order to solicit a plea of a Disorderly Conduct, which of course was rejected. I of course would NEVER plead guilty to something biologically impossible.
ADA Anjelica Gregory then conspired with Sergeant Kevin Blake to deprive my constitutional and civil rights by Ms. Gregory’s stepping out of her role as ADA and advised Blake in the harassment and violation of my Civil Rights. ADA Gregory stepped outside her role and assisted in the investigative phase of a criminal case.
When the Disorderly Conduct was rejected- both NYPD/Manhattan DA were left exposed. Ms. Gregory then Suborned Ms. Shields into committing perjury. Both strong and harsh insinuations, but easily proved given the online websites referred to in court, and by the paper trail of personally protected authorship of our work done on behalf of Newtown. Our work became intellectual property therefore legally protected the very instant our first email was sent. Further proof of perjury was provided by Prosecution’s $50,000- $100,000 a month paid for security. Gavin DeBecker provides contradicting evidence of both Ms. Shields’ testimony as well has husband Chris Henchy’s.
On May 5, I had a disagreement with Ms. Shields after her assistant vandalized my car.
The Police terrorized me while awaiting Street Cleaning and pulled me out of my car.
I was beaten unconscious by Broward Police after my having to call 911 for an at risk runaway. Police beat me up believing I was contributing to a minor- in court Broward Sheriffs were reprimanded for my obvious self defense. *Fellow Activist John Walsh after as a reference. We met earlier in the day to discuss child betterment.
My baby brother was sexually assaulted by Boston Police- both suicided in ‘99 within a year of Danny’s assault and officer’s reprimand.
I suffer PTSD/Trauma from sexual abuse at age 12, and 17 and the loss of 2 family members tragically. And now a 3rd.
But, this is not my defense- I would hope EVERY person would have the integrity to NOT be forced into committing the crime of perjury to get away with something biologically impossible.
Gay guys DO NOT chase girls.
*Gavin DeBecker- Ms. Shields’ pays for security, and expert witness categorizes stalkers into four groups ALL BASED on degree of romantic interest.
Chris Henchy is my ONLY type- 6’, red headed, and male. Brooke is neither.
Why would Brooke Lie?
She was genuinely fearful as a result of Kevin Blake’s false reporting my being a gun violence perpetrator.
Ms. Shields was vindictive after my mentioning her mother and god mother were in a relationship as was my understanding by her mothers interaction with both myself and her be-friending my parents. Ms. Shields also didn’t like my contradicting her at AOLBuild when I said that her mother was very strong, and supportive of my youth. *its on video- I was also invited specifically by Ms. Shields’ team. Had I been an actual threat I would’ve been not included.
Brooke’s husband was the one that introduced me to Ms. Shields in 2005 telling me that I was the one that had to meet Ms. Shields. Chris Henchy in court testified in court that he told me I was making Brooke fearful, and told me to stay away- again Ms. Shields’ paid for security released a transcript of The interaction that contradicted both Ms. Shields and husband.
There was zero investigation.
Dan Stern met with me over the course of a year and a half only 4 times- all under 30 minutes. *Each time he yelled at me to take a plea. Each time he stated I was guilty.
A month before trial by judge, Lisa Williams changed attorneys. I asked/demanded to see the defense made on my case and then I was switched again to Jon Stombely.
Mr. Stombely stated I didn’t need a defense because it was up to the Prosecutor to prove the case.
When ADA Anjelica Gregory Suborned Brooke into Committing Perjury, Mr. Stombely was not prepared to address. After each lie was told, he’d dismissed my notes stating how it was a lie.
I was also denied a dozen or so witnesses. From a Sandy Hook dad, a Sandy Hook mom, a Fireman at Sandy Hook Fire and Rescue, Bill Ackman- one of the 40 people to pledge a billion dollars to charity, and two household names.
Dan Stern would not allow a defense. The judge also wanted to end the trial on Friday so he could return to his vacation. *He actually left vacation to preside.
Judge also stood in the hall listening to my conversation during the 3rd day of court. I was making fun of the judge for his appearing to be blind and his using a magnifying glass to look into each document no more than 2inches away.
NEWTOWN SUPPORT. Andy Clure Emily Rose Arroyo Bill Kileney Chris Kelsey Larry McCoy Rebecca Kowalski
WITNESES II Hallmark
ABC’s The View Brian Balthazar Nicole Wallace
Joe Biden Jillian Doody.
Sarah Jessica Parker Allysa Arminio Julianne Moore Stephen Huvane
PMK Publicity CAA
WRONGFUL CONVICTION part II
Any Disabilities. Yes. But not a defense- I’d hope everyone would have the courage to not be forced into committing perjury for a plea.
Where did crime happen. Ms. Shields + Husband claimed it happened in front of house.
Pharmacy receipt shows me at Village Apothecary. Ms. Shields and Mr. Henchy were again contradicted by Gavin DeBecker.
THERE WAS NO CRIME nor any concern until Sergeant Blake forged a 2012 cleared complaint as fact.
No crime happened- it was however recreated to establish a pattern.
I’ve lived in the same city as Ms. Shields. The only time I ran into her in public was when she moved within 2blocks.
AND only 2 or 3 times at that.
Ms. Shields testified that after a Sandy Hook invite was sent that I was then noticed more in the neighborhood. This suggests that I wasn’t even a concern until after the Sandy Hook invite.
Ms. Shields’ implied her children were targeted. But, there was only one Sandy Hook Rescue sent, with explicit instructions to return it to SandyHook.
WHAT DID PROSECUTOR SAY YOU DID TO COMMIT CRIME.
Ms. Shields’ stated she was followed to the West Side Highway. Lie. Phone GPS has me miles away. Also I had a DMV prescheduled appointment miles away. And me checking in as proof.
ANY REASONS PROSECUTOR CLAIMS YOU COMMITTED THIS CRIME.
Prosecutor claimed Sandy Hook was an excuse to get Ms. Shields’ attention. 20years of philanthropy suggests otherwise.
Also, to suggest Sandy Hook wasn’t legitimate is both offensive and irresponsible.
PLEASE TELL US YOUR VERSION.
I offered Ms. Shields a parking spot- like I’ve done for many others. It’s neighborly and a nice gesture meant to solicit good will and Sandy Hook support.
My car was marked to identify the ideal spot, and I came back from Wall Street to find my car scratched.
I took to social media to converse with all our followers- THAT was my mistake. But, I answer to a shattered community. My actions just be explained out of respect to Newtown.
Car GPS. Computer Forensics a 2012 F.O.I.L.
Recent Traumatic Brain Injury findings that prove my reactions were heightened- although warranted.
Capt. Robert J. Derksen. Cortland County Sheriff 54 Greenbush St., Cortland, NY 13045. (607)758-5507 (Office). (607)753-3311
Cortland Mayor Tobin (607) 745-3013
Commanding Officer / Lieutenant Kevin Blake violated s. 175.3/4 2 Class E Felonies/ 1 Class A Misdemeanor.
Welcome to Sandy Hook CenTer. To date, we have 48+ Million friends/supporters.
By now, you all know, NYPD CO/Ltnt. Kevin Blake forged a 2015 police report based on a bogus/withdrawn 2012 report involving a tow truck driver and his assault on my 7month pregnant sister.
Instead of reporting us as the 1st Responder/ Gun Reform Activists we are, Blake reported us a perpetrator to then manipulate/terrorize actress/model Brooke Shields into signing a false police report.
In an effort to protect their family, which we fully support, both Ms. Shields and husband Chris Henche committed perjury after being told a violent gun perpetrator had targeted them. Prior to that untruth, Ms. Shields is on record stating she wished no harm, nor charges filed. *We've been saying this since 2015.
We called out then Sergeant Kevin Blake of NYPD 6th Precinct for perjury. •12 January 2016, Sergeant Blake Stalked, Assaulted, booted-my-car, + vandalized all while yelling homophobic slurs.
Blake pulled the registration to my car registered to a NEw York State 501c3. he knew we were legitimate.
He saw opportunity. 6% of Sergeants become Lieutenant- Blake broke the law to earn his stripe. After being outed for committing perjury/ offering a forged police report, he then bashed in my car all while yelling fu**ing fa**ot. He knew I had ZERO interest in Ms. Shields- and he still chose to assault for his Lieutenant stripes. *and why not? NYPD Chokes people to death with impunity.
our only interest in Ms. Shields was to attend a Hallmark sponsored event- captured by Getty Images. *I gave up girls in 1986.
SHE LIED. Ms. Shields and Ms. Sarah Jessica Parker are friends. •both received the same letter, •both received an accompanying Sandy Hook Memorial Rescue. •both invited to Newtown, CT. tree trimming event. SHE LIED.
IF ANY OF THIS WAS UNTRUE ’I’d have been sued, charged and again been the subject of another forged police report.
STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO AND DAYTON
Gun violence is the public health and safety emergency of our time. In less than 24 hours, America has been roiled by two mass shootings, leaving 29 dead and dozens wounded. Since the beginning of this year there have been at least 32 shootings involving three or more fatalities. And while garnering less national attention, each year thousands more lives are lost to gun violence on our streets and in our homes.
But we are not helpless. As prosecutors, we urge, in the strongest possible terms, that our national leaders take meaningful action. We agree with Senator Lindsey Graham’s statement that it is, “…time to do more than pray. Time to enact common-sense legislation in Congress to empower states to deal with those who present a danger to themselves and others…” And the American people demand even more. In addition to Gun Violence Restraining Orders, both houses of Congress must pass Universal Background Checks, ban assault weapons and prohibit the sale of large capacity magazines—NOW.
- Cyrus Vance, Manhattan District Attorney and Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney Co-chairs.
DANGER OF CONSPIRACY
Conspiracy theories can diminish faith in institutions and government, lead to distrust of science and medicine, and — even worse — inspire acts of violence. And conspiracy theories can be and are being used by those with political influence to shore up their power and mitigate opposition. Perhaps the reason conspiracy theories seem more powerful than ever is that a conspiracy theorist is now in the White House — a president who is a birther, an occasional vaccine truther, a climate change hoax believer who argued in 2016 that Ted Cruz’s father somehow assisted the assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1. ALEX JONES inspired “truthers” so crazy that death threats were a weekly occurrence.
2. The Sandy Hook 26, were crisis actors.
3. The slain children were not the biological children of the Sandy Hook activists.
4. An NYPD Sergeant terrorized actress/model Brooke Shields into thinking that Sandy Hook CenTer was not a group of 1st responders/ Memorial Volunteers, but were actually gun violence perpetrators.
To Us: From Sandy Hook dad.
“For every battle you hear about, there are 20 that are not public” “It is probably too much, but it has become a way of life and I forgot what any other way was like.” “My original objective in 2014 was to “bring awareness to hoaxer activity” - people knew nothing about this phenomenon. Now people know. The first part has been accomplished." "People in Newtown have been too shy to talk about it.” “Glad to know you are not holding it in and letting them hurt you.“
Newtown hadn’t wanted to talk about all the abuse we’ve all suffered, but now those of us most terrorized are speaking up and out as a way to inform the public and for posterity.
For the Sandy Hook families, it’s about putting an end to their continued abuse, and hold those most responsible for their cruelty. For us, we have always spoken out! At first it was for followers, but then it became about actual justice and holding those that abuse their power accountable. In New York City alone, NYPD officers stalk, assault, vandalize, choke, and kill with impunity. To offset liability, abusive NYPD officers are even given promotions- like Sergeant Kevin Blake. After he was called out for perjury, he stalked, assaulted, and vandalized all while yelling homophobic slurs. But it wasn't until Sydney Aiello, Calvin Desir, and Jeremy Richman took their own lives that we reached out to our Senator, Brad Hoylman where we found humanity and decency in his assistant Jacob Priley. *For the record it wasn't just Sandy Hook Center that had problems with Manhattan officials.
Losing a child is a fate worse than death. To then lose a child from senseless acts of gun violence destroys what little one has left. One would imagine that anyone harming such an individual would be met with ferocity. But, in New York that simply is NOT the case. The Manhattan DA by all accounts is for sale- a $25,000 campaign contribution can dissuade an investigation of fraudulent siblings, or look the other way for both Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey Epstein. Had I understood NYC politics I would have given Cyrus B. Vance Jr. my Platinum card- I was quoted an extortion price of $75,000- $100,000. $25,000 would have been a welcomed deal! We, at Sandy Hook CenTer stood up to NY's abuse of power thinking we'd gain more support at Sandy Hook. We have gone from 100,000 likes/supporters/friends here to now just over 45,000,000+. We never thought for a minute our case could also be bartered. That said, we were the do-gooders answering the nation's call to do an act of kindness for Sandy Hook, so of course we'd have our share of conspiracists. But, for the Sandy Hook families to also be disregarded, discounted, and disrespected by Manhattan's officials it's something one cannot rap one's head around.
Why us, NOW?! We will ensure the Democratic nominee has promised by Executive Order to sign the Senator Weinstein 1993 Assault Weapon Ban.
And personally, my conspiracist has cost me my sister and her two children I was helping to raise.
ANY AND ALL Action will cause a re-action.
Conspiracies are dangerous because they can claim lives and compromise ones safety.
12.14.12- The Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre 12.14.12- Bill Ackman/ The Giving Pledge support/mentorship to build Sandy Hook Center 12.15.12- Julianne Moore/ Stephen Huvane pledged Support 12.21.12- Chris Kelsey accepted our Proposal to Build 01.22.13- Rebecca Kowalski Was on board for decision making 10.01.13- Hugh Jackman was invited to ATTEND Hallmark Sponsored Tree Trimming. *Captured by Getty Images. 10.01.13- Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick was invited to ATTEND Hallmark Sponsored Tree Trimming. *Captured by Getty Images. 10.01.13- Liv Tyler was invited to ATTEND Hallmark Sponsored Tree Trimming. *Captured by Getty Images. 10.01.13- Brooke Shields was invited to ATTEND Hallmark Sponsored Tree Trimming. *Captured by Getty Images. 10.18.13- Anderson Cooper LIVE invited Sandy Hook CenTer to the show. *presented a Sandy Hook Rescue bear to Anderson. He promised to hold onto the "rescue" until the CenTer was built- promising to attend ribbon Cutting. 11.11.13- First Lady Michelle Obama's office promised to hang our Hallmark partnership Ornaments on a First Tree 11.14.13- ABC's The View invited us to their show. Sarah Jessica Parker was invited to do a moment of silence for the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims. *Remain in touch with Host Nicole Wallace, and have since become friends with former Show-Runner Brian Balthazar. 11.25.13- Vice President Joe Biden's office called, pledging the support of The White House going forward. 09.xx.15- Announce Sandy Hook Center to the world w/ official site: www.SandyHookCenTer.org 05.xx.15- Offered Brooke Shields a parking spot in passing. *encourage "good-will" for Sandy Hook. Assistant vandalized my car, social media discourse, she wanted to "open-a-file" should things escalate. 05.xx.15- NYPD 6th Precinct Kevin Blake forged a Gun Violence episode to terrorize Brooke Shields into filing a false police report. Kevin Blake violated s. 175.3, and 175.4. Guilty of 2 class E. Felonies, and 1 Class A Misdemeanor *Informational Report/ General Investigation listed Upstate NY Lieutenant as stating Gun Violence perpetrator. Lieutenant's Captain released a 2012 F.O.I.L. as evidence of official Police Misconduct. 05.xx.15- Ms. Brooke Shields "signed"a false police report. xx.xx.xx- Sandy Hook CenTer Patron hired Eric Franz Esq as Legal Representative. *Expected fee $65,000- $100,000 fee. I'd prefer he write a check to Sandy Hook Fire + Rescue. xx.xx.xx- Dan Strern at Legal Aid NYC Ineffective council 05.xx.16- Lisa Williams Legal Aid Managing Attorney spiteful Ineffective Council 05.xx.16- New Attorney Legal Aid assigned 05.xx.16- Jon Stombely Legal Aid assigned. Ineffective Council/ "'took a dive." 06.xx.16- Manhattan DA/ ADA Anjelica Gregory Suborned Perjury *for the accepted, and now rescinded Associate position/Kirkland & Ellis range of $160,682- $286,023 depending on how high profile/ successful wins. 06.xx.16- Ms. Shields committed perjury. *Gavin DeBecker provided in "Discovery" of a 2013 conversation. 06.xx.16- Chris Henchy committed perjury. *Gavin DeBecker provided "Discovery" of a 2013 conversation. 0x.xx.18- Manhattan DA/ ADA Brent Ferguson committed Fraud on the Court. xx.xx.18- Discovery FINALLY provided. *Proven based on 2015 fabricated Informational Report/ General Investigation. Sgnt. Kevin Blake took a 2012 withdrawn complaint, and presented it as fact in order to forge report.
In May 2015, Sgnt Kevin Blake ran my license plate, and found it registered to a Skadden, Arps, Meagher, & Flom New York State 501c3 non profit. He chose to deny the legitimacy of a New York State non-profit to climb the ranks. *only 6% of NYPD Sergeants become Lieutenant- even fewer become Commanding Officer.
THE GIVING PLEDGE
Two months prior to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, I attended a mutual friend's birthday party.
The party was at Bill's house- to the world, Bill is Bill Ackman, New York's Hedge-Fund genius/ boy-wonder. To me, he's the guy barbecuing my steak- who owned the beautiful South Hampton house, who just so happens to have a propensity for Japanese toilets. His wife Karen and I even joked about my needing my i-Phone's Siri to assist with instructions.
While my steak was cooking, Bill and I engaged in some small talk, and I proudly shared my 20year philanthropy addressing societal ills facing our children, and that I was a Banker by trade. Bill proceeded to share that he was a part of Bill and Melinda Gate's 2010 initiative that corralled 40 of Americas most affluent philanthropist together to solve the world's greatest troubles..
In just two months neither Bill, I or our entire world would be forever changed- a 20year old lone gunman shot and killed 26people, including 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and 6 educators before turning the gun on him self.
In 2009, I had just turned 42 when my sister had a little boy- Anthony John Daniel Rinaldi. She had asked me to help care for the little guy as both he and my sister were abandoned just two days home from hospital. Anthony was born at just 2lbs. 1oz. and was in need of constant care- for the nest 6months, my boy slept safe and sound on my chest. In 2012, the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, I looked into Anthony's little face, and felt compelled to do something- later that afternoon, we learned of a similar school shooting several years prior in Dunblane, Scotland. In 1996, a lone gunman shot and killed 16 children, all between the ages of six and seven years old. The shooting prompted Dunblane, Scotland, and all of the UK to rally together and create common sense Gun Reform within a year.
Within an hour of learning about Dunblane's Primary School Massacre, and encouraged at what the U.K. was able to achieve, I knew America would have to be similarly responsible, and gave Bill a call. He in turn introduced me to his Pershing Square Foundation.
We would build a CenTer in Connecticut, and we had The Giving Pledge behind us to do it.
Sandy Hook Center/ Hallmark Collaboration.
Actress/model Brooke Shields would use the above letters in a formal complaint in 2015 after Sergeant Kevin Blake of NYPD 6th Precinct terrorized her into thinking a perpetrator of gun violence was in her midst.
She would go on to say that the above mentioned "HENRY-" same HENRY given to Ms. Parker, Ms. Tyler, Mr. Jackman, Dr. Oz, and Mr. Cooper was "targeting' children.
The danger of conspiracy theories can diminish faith, lead to distrust, and — even worse — inspire acts of violence.
White House Support
With Ms. Shields being a Sandy Hook Conspiracist, and Hallmark having already formed a partnership with Sandy Hook, Ms. Shields' mystery series was cut short by 3.
Hallmark had created the above ornaments at our request. They have also been sold in Hallmark stores across America ever since- when we finally break ground, the proceeds will have come in handy.
The Sandy Hook Memorial Sandy Hook 1st Year Commemoration Tree Trimming Event. captured by Getty Images.
Sandy Hook Center •Honor the Sandy Hook 26 •Support the bereaved •Gun Reform
Friends, I’m truly touched that you would all honor our vision in your expressing your continued support- we currently are over 45MILLION + friends & supporters.
My god, we’ve seen an exorbitant amount of trouble lately. To that I ask that we may all be kinder to each other. And as I vowed to myself as a kid if I should ever survive, I would never be ungrateful and that I would always be kind. That should I ever be in a position of influence, I would have it in me to use it for good. Some may ask me why. I say, why not me?
Humanity that has inspired me to see the world with enough compassion that I may want to do something about all of the unfair things I see in it. And that is why we are honoring the abused, and all the victims of violence. KathyRinaldiHope is a force for good that is very close to my heart.
When people envision humanity, they rarely comprehend what it actually means. To me, it means having to choose, and I chose humanity- I choose all of you, and our children without hesitation.
To some it may seem noble, or to others it may seem self indulgent and a bit circumstantial. It may also seem most appropriate given my circumstance and all I’ve survived. It’s also often frustrating given my recent opposition. With pride aside and my deepest humility I see no other paths. I do not seek recognition but I do not expect such reservations either. Helping or the sheer act of attempting to end such outrages should not cost ones’s life. Life may be given, it cannot however be taken or at least it should never be.
But it’s also the world in which I belong and I believe we all have accountability. I’m also told each person has the ability to create change and that we all matter. There are however good people and we should all try to do what’s right in our own small way- in the best way that we know how.
For those of you who have looked beyond yourself, you know exactly what I mean. Maybe I’m naive but I do believe in hope, I do still believe in magic, and I do believe in fairytales. I believe that they can exist if we really want them to. If we’re prepared to work hard enough.
I believe that the world will not always be full of hatred and conflict, if we’re willing to sacrifice enough. That is what this life means to me. And in a way, that’s why I am an advocate. I have no army. I wish ill on no one. I may bear some resistance to aggression, but I’m always trying to be better.
I’m still just me, I’m still here doing what I do, trying to make a little difference in the world in the best way that I know how. But it wouldn’t be real life, or it wouldn’t be the fairytale, if there wasn’t someone trying to destroy it, or crush it, simply because it doesn’t please them, or simply because they can.
I know that some think it’s their right to do so. But I don’t think anyone should have the right to crush happiness or hope when they see it. That’s not how I was raised. That’s not the world I wish to be a part of.
I believe in kindness. And I believe that it’s hope and love that can bring us together. It’s love that will make us put away our guns, and our politics, and our fears and our prejudices. And it’s love that will eventually make everything right. And that is why I’m going to continue to celebrate it, and I’m going to be willing to defend it. And hope that you will all do the same in your own way, out there in your own lives.