I believe that everything I have written in his blog has been about, and in some way, a call for integrity-which I’ve included the definition for.
adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship’s hull.
This has been the problem among the nations for an extended period of time-a lack of integrity in traditions, lifestyle, language, and those, who by hook or by crook, have risen to the top as though they are the cream of the nations, when the truth is they are little more than curdled milk.
Integrity would imply that if an honest effort is to be made on behalf of the nations all would profit rather than a select few, that the voices of all would be heard rather than a select few.
When was the last time you saw a video of a “walk”, or a staged event when the microphone was passed among those who always remain in obscurity? When was the last time you saw the cast of familiar performers say theirs wasn’t the only voice and here speak to this one, or to that one, if it wasn’t one of the inner circle?
So what is it you know of conditions and issues, of the manner it effects the lesser knowns, the real people, other than what you are told by the same ones time and again?
What real connection, what integrity, do they have in the midst and comfort of what can be best described as an upper class lifestyle among the nations?
Not that I begrudge them a single thing they have if it is the result of honesty and integrity. What angers me is that it is not-it has been earned at the expense of the people and nothing other than the usual verbiage trickles down.
Recently I saw on a forum what I would call an epiphany-a person of mixed blood who previously had, in my opinion, taken issue when an attempt was made to address the real issues and the lack of integrity so rampant today.
I quote the following excerpt: “its the same old wore out bullshit. We cause more division among ourselves than the whites ever have. You are not alone in your thoughts that you are to white for the reds and to red for the whites. It really does not matter how much blood you have even the full bloods try to out indian each other.
When I read stories like these it makes me very proud to have first nations blood (NOT) we have fallen very far from honorable men and women to thugs, baby killers and perverts. BUT DO NOT MENTION THESE THINGS !!! These are not what our problems are, our problems are whites and white greed..Pffft once yes now we are our own predators kind of like a snake eating itsself by swallowing its own tail.”
The profound and devastating impact white culture and it’s domination has had on the nations is undeniable-but as this individual implies the enemy within must be recognized and dealt with as well.
“Thugs, baby killers, and perverts”-difficult words, harsh, and stinging- but an unfortunate and entirely unnecessary reality none the less. Real issues that “walkers”, “talkers” and “actors” are remiss in addressing, save perhaps only in passing as an afterthought.
These things are no less a virulent plague among the nations than are diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease-yet you see no media events, no walks, no “video commentaries” to address them.
No, what you are more likely to see is talk of being warriors, autobiographies, movies, and of late, childish threats of deletions from FB lists.
Have you, do you ever wonder about any of this? Are you afraid, or unwilling to confront these issues?To ask the hard questions? Will you not demand something more from these walking talking actors? These upper class citizens of Indian country who are in action and deed the whitest among the nations?
This same individual I quoted above stated in another topic that Jesse Jackson was a race traitor who had enriched himself off of his own people- I think a strong case can be made for some of our own.
I think it is traitorous to have any involvement in the murder of Annie Mae-equally so to have knowledge and remain silent, or to studiously avoid addressing the issue or contribute to the pursuit of justice. But then there are well know reasons for that aren’t there?
I think it is a race traitor who enriches them self at the expense of their own, who is content to in effect say do what I say and not what I do.
As a people the nations are being stereotyped once again due to the stench of curdled milk and the unwillingness for each to accept responsibility in their own communities. This not only serves the walkers and talkers but will further the decline-but hey, if you have
“celebrities” who make their living telling you none of it is your fault easier to embrace that and fuel the fire than attempt to confront and extinguish the flames that will inevitably consume all.
Just as the majority are unaware of the names of those many people who comprise the nations likewise they don’t know the names of the thousands of abused, abducted,raped, and murdered women and children among us-yet this doesn’t stop them from rallying around the names of the walkers and talkers in whom I suppose they take them to be as representative.
In the context of being representative do likewise of Annie Mae, her’s is the greater credibility-she is more than just one woman-she is representative of too many and the face of a shameful reality that has, and does exist.
You want to be a friend on someone’s list? Then ask your friend to address the issue of Annie Mae and all those nameless women and children. If your only concern is to be a groupie, the nations, the people, don’t need you-the celebrities do. And know this-the present round of difficulties origins began in the year 1968.
Ask Graham, Banks, Peltier, and any others who have been convicted, or are persons of suspicion to honor your support and dedication to them in the simple act of taking a polygraph-seems a small thing to ask doesn’t it? Ask them why they hide behind the fifth amendment?
The nations are not Panama, Uganda, or Haiti-we have no need of despotic “strongmen” like Noriega, Idi Amin, Papa Doc, or Baby Doc. We are not Syria or Libya, and have no need of raping and killing our own.
AIM had no need of a Ton Ton Macoute, yet they surely had the equivalent. A Republic has no need of a Chief Facilitator, or a Republican Guard as did Iraq-for a Republic is ruled by the people and consensus-a people who make their own laws and the manner in which they are enforced, and they choose the direction taken, not a committee or a Facilitator.
It is about freedom, integrity, and justice-none of which the walkers and talkers offer. Hope springs eternal, but it must be acted upon to become a reality.
“We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets, that hereafter he will give every man a spirit home according to his deserts; If he has been a good man, he will have a good home; if he has been a bad man, he will have a bad home. This I believe, and all my people believe the same………..Joseph
I believe as Joseph did, and I further believe no one has walked among the nations of greater stature or had more love for his people-equals perhaps, but none greater.