There is nothing I can write that will rival, or even equal what my fellow JPFO writer has published for her final alert for JPFO. The legendary Claire Wolfe has done a column in honor of and a tribute to Aaron Zelman. He was the founder of JPFO and they worked together on Rebel Fire.
They are both one of a kind. I’m privileged to have talked to Aaron on the phone several time. I’m more honored he knew who I was when I called.
And now I exchange emails with Claire Wolfe, because of Aaron. I’ve been privileged to fight along side Claire in the battle to save JPFO, to maintain the legacy that Aaron left. To keep it from being squandered by foolish short sighted men.
My heart is just breaking. IF JPFO goes down, there is no place left for people like me. People who want freedom without compromise. What other group is as honest with their members? I can’t think of one either.
Some of us have been praying all along. I know that G-d is perfectly capable of changing hearts and mind of people. If you feel so inclined, would you too, pray for JPFO to survive, as Aaron intended it. As he founded it, worked for it and left it?
As for me? I know G-d has a path, and I will do my best to follow it. But this is a job I would dearly have loved. To be Public Relations Director for a group with JPFO’s “Brass Cajones”. If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, that’s one of the awards JPFO has garnered.
For right now, there is not enough Sweet Tea and okra in the world to drown my sorrow.
Please, read the incredible Claire Wolfe’s post on “In Praise of an Uncompromising Bastard”. You will understand what there is at stake, what we are losing and why I am inconsolable.