April 30, 2012 - The simple answer is, of course, yes. Although thousands of people have their fingers crossed that Indonesian President Yudhoyono will grant the immediate release of Schapelle Corby, nothing at this point is certain. Anything can happen. That's the hard part- the waiting, and not knowing the outcome. It's like watching a ball-game or any sport- you can boo or cheer but the reality is- you have no control over the outcome of the game. President Yudhoyono has the ball and the common people are not even allowed to watch the game. However, we'll get to know the 'final score' once the game is over with some morning headline such as: Corby Loses Clemency Bid.....or.....Schapelle Corby Granted Clemency etc.... Well that's lovely, but what are Corby supporters suppose to do in the meantime- besides hold their breath. All I can think of is the old expression: Hope for the best, but prepare for the worse.
The best of course would be Schapelle's immediate release. In that case there is little to do but cheer and hope she recovers from the experience. On the flip-side is the unthinkable- no release and perhaps worse- not even a sentence cut. Is that possible? Anything is possible in this twilight zone of a case. That is why it's extremely important not to let up on this issue. Keep fighting, keep spreading the word around, keep exposing the 'little known truth' as well as the lies and corruption. Tell people about the expendable project in particular because this film is a potent tool supporting Schapelle's innocence, as well as exposing the corruption in 'high places' which played a part in Corby's conviction.
One very important thing that needs to be done is to try and reverse the 'brainwashing' of Australians by some of the media there. I am amazed that so many Australians have turned their back on Schapelle Corby by believing the rubbish spouted by some of the press and major networks. Although I have not witnessed all the ridiculous stories that the Australian public has been exposed to, I am somewhat bewildered as to why so many Australians were actually buying that bulls**t. I mean, what is it- the water down there? Maybe it's radiation exposure- hole in the ozone layer? Just kidding, I know there are a lot of Australians on the warpath for the Schapelle Corby cause. Still, there are way too many Australians who think Corby is guilty, and this is completely unacceptable. Those who think Corby is guilty are simply suffering from ignorance, and they need to know the real facts of this case. So don't get passive about this just hoping that Schapelle Corby gets clemency; Pretend that option doesn't even exist, and keep spreading the word about this injustice. That way if her bid for clemency fails, then perhaps a huge global group of pissed-off supporters just might get the job done, and bring this innocent girl home.
"You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically
will make even the biggest dog uncomfortable, and transform even the biggest nation"
-Marian Wright Edelman