Sat. May 25th, 2024

Eileen is from New York and chose to live in California. She also chose to spend her life time with caring people, activists and intellectuals instead of seeking refuge in religious institutions. She chose to help groups who help the environment, the birds and planet Earth instead of hiding behind a belief nor promoting a belief nor adding to the strain that society already experiences. Instead she consciously chose to dedicate her life to protecting wetlands, forests, old growth trees, lagoons and estuaries. She works tirelessly with a straw hat in burning heat and sunlight and with a raincoat in rain storms when everybody else is hiding in their warm homes. She even stayed up many nights to protect the lagoon from being drained. Eileen writes poetry and lyrics for lovely songs that touch my heart and mind.

What is the root cause for some rednecks to express such an ill will against her and bully her so viciously? Can we together explore as Jiddu Krishnamurti asked the communities to do? Can we explore together what makes someone or even a whole group of people harbor such tremendous hatred towards a person such as Eileen who is so lovely, hard working and caring for life on Earth?

What makes people hate Joe and his dedication to improving the community, teaching children to love the planet and going way out of his way to bring in solar power as an effort to steer away from fossil fuels that pollute us?

It was Eileen who reported to me about the dooming local Monsanto deal. It was Joe who acted immediately due to my urgent demand to stop the community from using pesticides for the removal of “invasive” species. It is these two people who deeply care and do not want to see mammals and birds to be poisoned. It is them who also care about all of us thinking ahead and planning and acting from responsibility for all life including the life and cells of the folks. Did you all know that testicular cancer has increased by over 400 percent since pesticides have been marketed and implemented on a vast scale since the 50’s? There is a direct positive correlation between the increase in pesticide use and the increase of testicular cancer as well as breast cancer and several other types of cancers.

Joe and Eileen care about us all that is why they do what they do. So why would anyone call them names, bully them, threaten them and even wish them death? What causes someone to feel such horrific animosity to this extend? Can we find out? Can we dare to ask deeper questions? Will you rednecks be willing to introspect? What is happening inside of you to generate such anger? What have Eileen and Joe done to you to deserve such a militant confrontation?

How is their work affecting you emotionally? What is it exactly that is so threatening to you? What are you afraid of? Is what they are doing going against your religion and belief system? Are you afraid that if you accepted them and their work that this acceptance would send you to hell? Believe me I have talked to fundamentalists for decades and I have heard it all.

Did you know that the corporate agenda uses religion since time immemorial to scare folks into things? Did you know that the clergy and dictators of the world have collaborated? Did you know that they systematically forced their threatening religions onto people and biased them against anyone who wanted to empower people and protect the Earth and the animals? Did you know that this is still happening? Why do your religious ministers drill it into you to hate solar power? When are we ready to ask those nitty gritty questions?

The corporate agenda themselves aren’t even religious but they Use the churches and ministers as their vehicles to brainwash people into turning against this person or that politician or this cause or that proposal. They play you like hand puppets with their hands deep into your skulls. Why do they want you to not ask questions? They want you to be their mental slaves. They want you to be authority obedient. They want you to cater to the corporations. They want you to cater to Exxon Mobile et al. Did you ever read Exodus in the bible? If you read that you might never have anything to do with that religion ever again. It’s the same as the Koran. Can we free ourselves from Exxon Mobile and Exodus? Can we free ourselves from that sneaky hidden mental oppression?

Can we all come together for the first time in history and see that each of us is made of the same materials, the same amino acids and minerals? Can we dare to acknowledge that we all want to live and love? Can we dare to look at ourselves into our mental mirrors? Can we see that the animals and humans are not separate from one another and that instead we need each other to survive? Can we see that all beings need love and protection? Can we see that Eileen and Joe are not separate nor different from you? That they, too have a life to live and love to give?

My name is Nicki and I Love Eileen and Joe very much and I am thanking them from the bottom of my heart for their work. Eileen has known our Great Dane Kenny and Kenny loves Eileen very much. He went to the Orion Nebula in December but his soul is everywhere and he wants to say to Eileen and Joe:

“I am here for you Eileen and Joe. I am protecting you wherever you go and whatever you decide to do with your lives. You are in charge of your health totally. Do the Vipassana Mediation course it is free of charge. Find out where the next course is conducted near your location. The chart is on the Vipassana website. Get yourselves a Shungite rock, put it into your water container and drink that water. Get a Tourmaline rock to clear your surroundings from negativity. Drink Diatomaceous Earth water every day and herbal teas. Stay away from anyone who is controlling, mean, bullying, hostile, bossy etc. Stay away from anyone who puts emotional pressure on you. I am here for you two and you don’t have to be afraid.”

Nicki Reddwood

Brookings, Oregon

10 thoughts on “For Eileen Cooper and Joe Gillespie (And everybody else as well)”
  1. Thank you webmaster for your comments I am not a public person but must reply with all prejudice , no one is perfect . My sister Eileen Cooper came closer than most to being a truly valuable human being. As it says in what is called the Good Book she was no respector of persons. Her priority was her immediate environment and the planet. She was fearless by dint of her courage , talents( considerable) and life circumstances. There are one of a kind persons and then there are the rest of us. She was the former.

  2. Eileen, my husband and I have helped the Tolowa Dunes Stewards protect the dunes and wetlands. In my view that is a noble thing to do. The precious resources on Earth are there for all living beings regardless of species or political party. Treating our planet well is an act of deep caring and kindness.

    1. Ms. Reddwood, your efforts on the Talowa Dunes is very much appreciated. Thank you for that.

      I continue to be quite puzzled about why environmental groups such as the Friends of Del Norte and Sidkiyou Conservancy do not take a position/action on the illegal camping and dumping in our forests and wetlands? Is it because the organizations are not aware of the magnitude of the pollution? Harmful chemicals for cooking meth, heroin residue and needles, human waste, garbage spread all over our county. Do you ever walk over to Pacific Shores when you’re pulling the invasive grass.? Which of the two issues- pulling grass, or mitigating the pollution of our forests, do you think is most important?

      It is about credibility, and hypocrisy.

      1. Thank you. I just found this comment. I am against invasive species removal and thus not on board with general environmentalism on this subject. We quit helping them with the beach grass removal because they were all trampling on ground animal nests and on the very animals who eat the roots of the European beach grass. I explained this to them but nobody was willing to listen. I am extremely disappointed in how some of the members handled things not just this particular issue. I noticed horrendous trash items littered at Dead Lake and Tolowa Dunes and stuff that is very dangerous for animals and children. That is indeed a much more pressing problem than many other things they are focusing on. Not only that but Sandy Jerabeck was even willing to use dangerous pesticides for the beach grass removal which stands in total contrast to what environmentalism should be actually about. Eileen, Joe, Wendell, Donna W., Donna T., Sue, John, Laura and others have helped with a lot of things that were needed such as protecting eco systems from urban development and from water pollution. But the removal of invasive species was only questioned by my husband and myself.

        1. Nic, I could not agree more that cleaning up the litter is definitely more important than the beach grass mitigation. Our priorities are messed up.

    2. I guess in your world nickel, scandium, and cobalt are not precious resources, there for all living beings regardless of species or political party, humans included? Of course many of the material items people use in the modern world might just be in some trouble without those metals. I guess we should just let some other country dirty their air, water, and environment mining for those “precious resources” so we can live in your fantasy world. Perhaps mining has come a ways here in the United States where contaminated water, air, and reclaimed environment from strip mining isn’t the “great environmental disaster” that occurs in third world countries. But hey! who needs an economy when the largest employers continue to be the Federal, State and Local Governments.

    3. Rednecks?..Why isn’t that word considered dividing?, or hurtful? or racist?, or bullying?…or?.. .I spent most of my life in Del Norte County.Does that make me a “redneck”…If our children were born here are they “rednecks”? If you feel that most of the locals here are “rednecks”? why do you chose to live here?..I mean…really…we are soooo below you!

  3. Controlling, mean, bossy, abusive , negative ,hostile P.O.S. PEOPLE like Eileen cooper,who’s pooper tank from her rental was overflowing into the street over by Cook st a couple years ago. ANYONE WITH ANY SENSE WOULD SEE THAT she gets off on disrupting people’s lives.

    1. That is not true. What she does as an activist is out of caring for the planet. Then when activists have problems with things people will hold it against them. They are not supposed to have problems? About every human has problems sometimes. It’s called the life experience. How are activists exempt from that? They are not. Eileen does what she can to help make the world better. Please bring your poor dog into the house. Dogs are social animals and they need to be with the family. Dogs suffer just like humans suffer when lonely. Bring her into your house. If you don’t want a dog then bring her to the shelter so that she may be adopted to someone who will live with her in the house and give her the touch and caring that she deserves.

      1. I guess you don’t know your friend all that well. While she may not get off on disrupting the lives of others, she certainly has a penchant for it. What she does as an activist “caring for the planet” certainly does not appear to have the same kind of caring when people are concerned. Seems to more and more people that she can do without people in her world period. Kind of makes you understand why in many circles that she is so reviled, and attracts the attention that you cannot wrap your mind around. There is activism and there is “activism” the kind that most reasonable people cannot abide. Eileen Cooper, and Joe Gillespie practice the latter form. If you do not understand what that means, then you also practice the latter form.

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