Free Peltier: Mortars into Whiteclay


Mortars into Whiteclay

Chaplain, I have a prayer for you,
It goes like this:

Spirit, let me have a shank,
Creator, let me defend my rose,
Mother, let me take her out at night,
Let me grow her by the light of the moon,

On the way north into Pine Ridge,
There is this town called Whiteclay,
Bleached by the Invisible Hand,

A place where souls go to die,
Drowning in a bottle,
Easier than pulling the trigger,
I don’t see any American dream,

I see an American nightmare,
Turning the other cheek, a death sentence,
Let me fight with my rose, blood red,
Let me resist with my love,

The trap, catch you and book you,
Throw you in a cell, who would not kill to defend,
Their flower? Mine’s a rose, red and sharp,
My heart is tired and worn,

I want to roam the plains,
I want to be free,
I want to see my rose live,
Let me live my dream,

Don’t let them take my flower,
Let me live to see the day,
Mortars destroy Whiteclay,
The day I plant my rose in the ashes.

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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