In the previous blog, Expose the Myth, I mentioned the fact that both petitions have been created by non indigenous persons and asked the question what does it say of us if we fail to be supportive of an effort made in our behalf? I’ll take it a little further now in saying:
There is a shame to be associated with this if after centuries the nations continue to drag their feet and leave it to the “other guy”.
It is a shame belonging to us that will accrue due to a lack of effort, of support-but an honor bestowed upon those regardless of ethnicity that will take a stand against all things wrong-that will say there is something more meaningful, more than for the nations to just endure-that we as a people are deserving better.
The nations are in need of friends-we have enough enemies as it is, even within our own communities.
Enemies like the “liberators” who have said often enough the white man despises us, when by their own actions illustrate it is they who despise us-they who exploit us.
Love of a people would never lead one to behave as they have-would never allow one to abuse, murder, rape, steal, pillage,or engage in any way in the distribution or promotion of drugs.
Love of a people seeks justice for those who fall-it tends to orphans and hears their cries, which in effect is exactly what Annie’s children became, and Ray’s orphaned of a father-it doesn’t ignore or castigate them with names like pig and rat in the midst of their suffering.
Neither does it seek to profit in any sense, monetarily or attention wise, from the death of another with false claims of support and photos blazoned across undeserving websites, or as part of their history to cower elsewhere during a funeral ceremony for the fallen.
It would not allow any to live in a way so elevated above others within their communities as to be shameful, or to market their people and the poverty they live in the midst of for their own personal gain and celebrity. It would not resort to a code of silence when justice is called for-or a lifestyle based in the majority on lies, subterfuge, and deceit.
It would not allow them to boast as a child or elder goes hungry or cold that they only fly first class, nor would it allow any to trash and sell ceremony, to defend and create mythical figures of common criminals and convicted murderers.
It would not allow them to attack the sovereign right of another indigenous nation to address crimes committed within their own boundaries.
And I cannot conceive of how it could possibly allow any to charge an appearance fee to attend a rally for a perceived injustice.
These are the things that define and separate love of a people and a loathing of them-and no amount of rhetoric, prayers, books, so called documentaries, and personal websites alters so much as single iota of that.
This a myth to be exposed as well-the myth that all the liberators have done is the product of their love for the people- a love selflessly seeking nothing save a common well being, freedom, and sovereignty for the nations.
Have we become so ungrounded in our own understanding of traditions and our history, are they so polluted, commercialized, and corrupted that any among us would think that these “liberators” and their deeds are representative of who we are? That they serve any other than themselves?
If so that is even a greater shame- a shame and a step taken that will ultimately lead to the end of the nations by any previously understood definition-I for one want no part of that, no hand in contributing to it.