Statement from Chris McIntosh
Some time ago, I asked the movement to remove my name from prisoner lists and support efforts. Unfortunately, because at the time my reasons for doing so were in conflict with certain persons' ideologies, my prepared statement was not posted on my website. So it seemed as though I took my leave without explanation, which was not the case. Also, it seemed like I was "quitting." But that was not and still is not the case.
I had become frustrated and disillusioned by the resistance to evolution within the struggle. I see evolution as one of the main principles to be harnessed in order to escape the entropic fate that destroys all life that doesn't progress in being or survival tactics. Also, I don't understand why the foremost natural law - might makes right - is not held paramount. The fact we have no inherent rights other than what we conquer through our manifest physical will.
Now I still don't understand why those principles have not become the North star of our resistance movement, but I realize after much contemplation and reflection upon my responsibility in the struggle for the preservation of all life, bailing out was not the most responsible step and not the healthiest choice.
So it is, I humbly request that those who still care for my situation and would in some way help in the support of my personal struggle during this incarceration by whatever is in their means - be it a letter or much needed funds (would be much appreciated) as my diet and maintenance of such is still an issue, commissary funds are necessary. The Administration is and has been very unsympathetic to the veg diets of the prisoners here. It has even caused me, at times, to eat meat - which is a strain on me.
Also I need mental and emotional support. This institution being a U.S.P. (maximum security) sees a lot of violence - stabbings, attempted murders... We are on lockdown for our second murder in a little over a year as I write this. I am also struggling with the race dynamics here. Ignorant behavior finds some way to oppress you no matter where you turn and creates high race tension. I have fought hard and long to combat within myself the anger and hatred caused by this tension. As I move through time further and further from the streets and the good people I knew this situation seems more and more like reality and I need help in grounding myself back on the other side of this wall.
I need your help to regain my sense of hope for the future in a place where survival is not guaranteed. I need your help to maintain my long held anarchist beliefs in this environment of debased sickening individuals.
I appreciate your help.
Your anarchist brother in continued resistance
-Chris "Dirt" McIntosh
13 October 2007
PS. I don't think any of the people that were doing my support will be available to do it again, so I'm thinking even low level support will be better than none.