Thank you Nutty!@appalachiansagainstpipelines
Nutty: If you're reading this, it means the monopod blockade is no more.
We knew it couldn't last forever. That's how this works.
If we rely on one location, one tactic, or one group of people to stop this pipeline, we will fail. But we're not. I know that as this one facet of the struggle draws to conclusion, more people in other places are gaining momentum. The fire has already caught; we must not let it die.
For the moment, in the wild and beautiful terrain of Appalachia, we are still here. They're still trying to put a pipeline through.
If anyone was still unsure before, events thus far should have shown us that the cops and the state stand where they have always stood: on the side of the powerful, of exploitation, of turning land and water into profit.
This land was already stolen, and private property shouldn't exist any more than this pipeline should. This fight didn't begin with this pipeline and it won't end until the destruction of colonialism, white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, governance, everything wreaking destruction on the earth and waging constant war on certain human beings to create empty structures of wealth and power.
Let's let what we learn in this struggle reach into every corner of our lives, even as our lives and relationships meld inextricably with our actions. Let's build friendships and commitments strong enough to withstand the long fight ahead. It's going to be very, very hard. I think we've only gotten glimpses of what we'd need to achieve to stop this pipeline. Yet if those glimpses are any indication, the coming months, and the coming years and lifetimes fighting the many facets of the world we're trying to destroy, will contain not only grueling effort and frequent moments of doubt but also unexpected joy, laughter, and triumph.
So keep on fighting, and growing communities that have no room for pipelines or their world.
I hope to see you on the mountains, in the streets, by the rivers and in the fields and wetlands and forests. — Nutty
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