Blasé Bonpane KPFK On-Air Tribute to Don White
6/29/2008 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
KPFK 90.7FM Airways on World Focus
Theresa and Blase Bonpane worked closely with Don White longer than almost anyone else in Los Angeles.
DON WHITE...PRESENTE! PRESENTE! PRESENTE!
Yes, Don, you were present, you always were present and we think you are still present.
You were present to assist in the formation of Medical Aid to El Salvador.
You were present in the formation of CISPES
At great personal risk, you brought the good news of CISPES to El Salvador in the midst of a bloody conflict. And you constantly returned to El Salvador during the worst moments of that war.
And you were (are) present in the needs of the millions of refugees in the United States.
You clearly and forcefully denounced the police state tactics of the ICE raids. You were always there to oppose the rape and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
We treasure our days with you in Los Angeles, Central America and also in various jail cells.
Your life was lived to the last moment in full force and bountiful.
For the communication of truth, justice and peace you served as a force of nature as a board member for the Office of the Americas, the Pacifica National Board and the KPFK Local Board.
How can any person do so much?
In Spanish this is called "entrega total" (total dedication). It is the virtue of a revolutionary. Don, you were (are) the moral revolution called for by Dr. Martin Luther King. You were never in an ideological trap but you were flush with the spiritual values that will revolutionize the world. This is the moral revolution fostered by love, joy, justice, peace, courage, endurance and compassion. These profound spiritual qualities were the very pillars of your magnificent life.
"By their fruits you shall know them."
Adios companero Blanco!
La lucha misma es la victoria, (The struggle itself is the victory).
Theresa and Blase Bonpane
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