Truth Justice Peace

Ken O'keefeKen O’Keefe was born in July of 1969, and has worked as an SOCIAL entrepreneur, marine conservationist, and Human Rights Activist. Born in California, he renounced my American citizenship on March 1, 2001 in Vancouver Canada. Ken now proudly hold Irish, Hawaiian and Palestinian citizenship; although his ultimate allegiance is to all people and thus in truth he is a world citizen.

Before being awakened he served in the United States Marine Corps. During the 1991 Gulf War Ken was ordered, along with several hundred thousand other service members, to take experimental injections and pills that have since been identified as a factor in “Gulf War Syndrome”, many have subsequently died from this condition. He also has reason to believe that he/they were exposed to Depleted Uranium while in Kuwait and on the border of Iraq. But in the true Marine way he vowed to never relinquish HIS freedom again and to defend freedom without fear.

As a Marine Ken spoke out openly about abuse of power by his “superiors” and as a consequence paid a heavy price, it was then he realized that honor and integrity were virtues which are often punished rather than rewarded and the Marines supplied him with his first serious taste of injustice. This experience taught Ken one central lesson, just how precious freedom is.

In 2002 Ken founded the Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action to Iraq and in 2004, P10K. Both of these direct actions acknowledge the huge disparity between the value of Western life vs. everybody else, the greatest example being the less than 3000 people who died on 9-11, vs. the well over one million Iraqis and Afghani’s who have died (based on false premises no less) as retaliation. Disproportionate does not even begin to explain this horrid hypocrisy and injustice. But in this reality we as Westerners have tremendous power for good, should we ever truly decide to use it. Ken shall continue to work with those who see this reality and are ready to act on it intelligently.

About

Growing up in a small little town was a unique experience. Being out as a gay male was not a wise decision being amongst loggers and farmers.

Things in my personal life made it necessary for me to move to a bigger and more accepting community, Thanks in part to a very good friend and his wife, this was made possible.

The move as been very exciting; but scary and overwhelming at times. Although, my family knew I was gay the acceptance of my lifestyle felt more like “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as they still made snide comments and jokes about gays in general.

Being in my new surrounding and learning to be comfortable in my own skin while being introduced to others that embrace who they are has made me feel like a kid in a candy store but also like I need to hide behind someone out of the sense of needing security.

As part of my exploration process, while using my experience as a radio announcer, my friend and I do a podcast every Thursday night addressing a variety of topics. I am the voice opposite Dru on The Druth.

Taking yet another step in discovering and accepting who I am I launched “Loki’s Closet,” a weekly radio show on the “We Resisters Radio Network” covering topics that the LGTBQ community face on a daily basis. I am always seeking topics and ask for your help in this endeavor, what topics do you think I should talk about? Is there a topic that you think should be brought more to the forefront?

I am also the moderator for “The Only Thing ‘Straight’ Here Is the Truth” a FaceBook group and also write a blog under the same title. It is my hope to educate and inspire people. I will accomplish this by sharing my personal experiences and hopefully having each of you share yours.

As with anything in life not all topics discussed will be positive, however they will make you think. You cannot have the good without also acknowledging the uncomfortable issues. One person cannot make a very impactful change by themselves, however together as a team or family people will take notice.

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