Dear Dad Letter – 89-4286-EE-1-C-28 (annotation)

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Please read No. 1 first below.                                                                  1-8-78
If it is to be done-it must be done by tomorrow, Tuesday
Fr: Bea Orsot
RE: Additional suggestions for strategy and present feelings
First, I’d like to say that altho this is a very trying time for us, it is the moment I have been waiting for. For the first time since I’ve been here, I feel very much alive & secure in expressing my thinking publicly or otherwise & if I could exchange places with someone miles away from this dangerous scene, states or otherwise, I would not do so. I belong in the middle of this struggle.

Also, I would like to add that I do not feel good about having a selfish relationship especially at a time like this. I felt guilty about it from the start altho I don’t think my companion does as I’ve never heard him say so. Not a week goes by that I don’t say so to him with no comment & a day never goes by that I don’t think about…so because of it, I feel my debt to the cause is greater so I will be constantly be thinking of suggestions for strategy altho none of them may be worth a dam. They are:

1.) I would like to walk into the courtroom tomorrow where Tim Stoen is-Loaded with explosives wrapped around my body,
2.) Go back to the states; have Norman Ijames rent a small plane. Get some kind of bomb-fly over CIA center in Virginia – Let them have it. Let Norman parachute out if he’s not willing to go with me – then blow up plane – me in it (altho plane will already probably be shot down by enemy for us & we won’t have to worry about it) we need to get to center of this. Such action would take hold well all over the world & inspire communist & socialist countries.

3.) We need to capture Tim Stone to get him to talk. Ramifications would be serious I know but no more serious than the present situation. Yet I wonder if we could use the information we got. They would come in on us in great numbers & defeat us before we could use information to our advantage —maybe not too.
4.) If they come in with Tim Stoen to arrest or whatever, let some of us lay down in the road. Either they run over us or don’t get the arrest done.
5.) I will stand at front gate ready with kerosene & match ready to set myself afire. If they insist on coming in & taking our children or people. Turn the guilt around on them.