For over a year I have listened to Donald Trump villainize and slander Latino people and the dreamers of Honduras and Mexico by accusing them of being murderers, rapists, thieves and drug dealers is a political attempt to spread moral panic of turpitude across the United States to feed his fan base of followers using terms to describe them as aliens or invaders.
The only thing these indigenous people are guilty of is being poor and seeking a better life for themselves and their families. My brother in law is Guillermo Acuña is Latino. He came from an impoverished country with nothing but the shirt on his back and the desire to make a better life for himself. That man worked 16 and 18 hour days of long hard labor just to survive in this country and he never complained. He married my sister Tammie and together they have 3 of the most fantastic successful diverse children, two of which served in our US military. Guillermo is one of the most gentlest, hardworking, kind and decent law abiding men ever known, and he has been a great provider to my sister and the community. While I admire Trump’s attempts to open the doors for lifers, I’m jumping off the trump train after hearing that story a few months ago about that poor father and little girl found face down in the river trying to cross into our country because he wanted a better life for his little girl. Now the tyrant has issued executive orders for ICE to raid hundreds of thousands families’ homes to deport those who were fortunate to live here and escape poverty. Now he is forcing them to again leave behind their lives and homes for ICE and criminals to loot. America was once called the land of the free but that was before dictatorship and imperialism turned it into the land of the deprived and incarcerated. It was the Indians who resided in this land before my people “white” European immigrants invaded and stole this land from them. Not long thereafter my forefathers invited, traded, bought and kidnapped Afro-Americans, Hispanics and Chinese from their native countries to domesticate and enslave them. After grueling decades of being tortured through severe whippings, beatings, rape and attempted extermination of an entire race the immigrant Afro-Americans were freed. So isn’t it fair to say that both “blacks” and “whites” are immigrants too. I say “we the church” of every denomination, “we the Democrats” from all walks of life and “we the people” of a civilized race living in the US should be outraged at our federal government for this blatant inhumane and insensitive attacks against these dreamers and should be getting in your cars and driving to our borders and to Washington to show support for these human beings and we should be ridiculing and throwing stones at these ICE agents and anyone else who makes their living off the suffering of others. We should be storming the White House in protest. I’ve been in prison for over 11 years for a crime I didn’t commit because of turning in corrupt police and tyranny. What if it were their fathers or children drowned in the river? Outside of my conviction, I’m a convicted felon with a drug record, deport me! If they wanna put an end to mass incarceration, then allow all of us United States prisoners serving life sentences volunteer to be deported or banished in exchange for those good folks who’ve done nothing wrong to deserve the unconscionable curve life has thrown at them. Our government has oppressed the small business owners, the working class, feminists, lgbt communities, people of color, its citizens, environmentalists concerning climate change, the dreamers and its prisoners.
I say let prisoners serving life sentences of death by incarceration be allowed to volunteer their own deportation. One evil incarcerated man or woman for one honest dreamer. Give the Honduran children and their families a chance. They’ve done nothing wrong. I Randy Watterson volunteer first and I’d rather die at the hands of poverty than repressed in an American prison in solitary confinement simply for petitioning my government for a redress or my grievances at last year’s Aug 20 2018 POW movement. In closing, I’d like to say Farewell to my comrade Keith Washington in Texas who made parole and echo his shout out to all ABC members who helped make this possible. And I would like to remind all prisoners to start organizing for our upcoming international 2020 prison strike and I hope Ga prisoners and all prisoners in all US Federal and state prisons will join NC and Alabama and other prisoners when the shout out goes out. Last year thousands of prisoners across 17 states joined in solidarity. I hope we have double that in 2020. If we all stand in solidarity to push for parole for everyone even lifers and we refused to work and to eat their food for 45 days, we can force their hand and go for the longest strike in history. Trump’s government shutdown ain’t shit compared to what we can shut down if we all join hands in solidarity. No violence, just sit down on them. So keep your heads up all of my brothers and sisters behind bars. Until every cage is empty and in solidarity,
By: Randy A Watterson #0427985
527 Commerce Dr
Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909