Who is Leonard Peltier?
Leonard Peltier is a Native American prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years for, allegedly, killing two FBI agents. There are many groups and organizations, Amnesty International being one of them, that are calling for his immediate release. We have seen a lot of high profile people go to jail for a crime they didn’t commit. The evidence for Mr. Peltier’s innocence is overwhelming, yet due to his political affiliation with a Native American activist group, he continues to be imprisoned.
Leonard Peltier is known for being the only one convicted of murder in Wounded Knee 2 in 1975.
A relatively unknown artist with a huge cult following wrote a song about Leonard Peltier.
The artist’s name who wrote the song is Glen Phillips and he is best known for fronting the indie band Toad the Wet Sprocket.
The name of the song is Crazy Life. When you hear the lyrics of the song, they are haunting.
There is a truth in there somewhere, even if it’s not understandable by many.
Throughout history, artists, musicians, and philosophers although misunderstood by the majority have caused cracks of doubt in society’s mind about what is just, what is possible, and what isn’t possible.
They are the witnesses to making sure all of our liberties, rights, privileges and honor are shared with all citizens.
Someone reading this or who receives this through social media is in the position to grease the wheels of justice and has the power to free Leonard Peltier.
Too many people just don’t care when they see injustices and seeing as this is about a Native American, they rationalize “It’s not my problem”.
It’s all of our problem and this act of kindness will go a long way to help repair America’s Deepest Scar.