7 comments on “BROKEN WINDOWS, BROKEN HEARTS, BROKEN SPIRITS

  1. I am the little upset for this blog the broken window rezinate has made. Good for rezinate
    to say this thing but the true it is makes me to be the little sad and upset for it.
    I am made to see those likes others have put, and it is good for them to do this, but I am
    made to see the far I know not the one to be of our people and I know the reason for this,
    it is made to be the big shame to say it is true and the big lie to say it is the lie or make
    the excuse.
    Some always to make the big talk for the tradition and oh we love the little ones and have
    the big respect for the sacred they are made to be but only to make the talk and to lose
    the tongue and look away when the true thing is spoken.
    I am made to see ones like this in every the place I have been and every the time to see
    any the little one to think how is this made to be. how this one made to say the native
    pride the warrior man the woman and am the tradition one.
    the victim? do not speak to me of this victim to make the excuse, do not speak to me the
    victim to make the little one to suffer in any the way, better to say no words and be the
    man the woman made to do the good thing.
    I have seen rezinate to speak the true thing and say dos not matter for him any who do not
    like this and I would say the same, dos not matter for me any the one who dos not like my words.
    The good sister makes me to laugh to sit the near and say oh grandmother what big teeth you
    have and make the rant like they say and made to say to yes these words I make the same
    true as rezinate and good to do this. And may be it is I make this rant but many should
    do the same.
    I have made to ask this one little one the nine years old girl what she is made to think for
    this and she has said the little one dos want to be the problem for any the one but only to
    have the love and to be happy and it has made me to cry, and she is the lucky one to have the
    good mother and we are made to say we are the family for her to and not any the thing to make
    this one the victim, not any the one to break the heart the spirit for her.

    I do not have the good way to speak these words and to write this english, but I am made
    to know the wrong from the right the good from the bad.

    • “I do not have the good way to speak these words and to write this english,
      but I am made to know the wrong from the right the good from the bad.”

      Indeed you do know the right from the wrong M+J and express it quite well.
      It is a fine thing to hear women of the nations raise their voice in such a
      way, it fuels the hope, desire, and potential for better things-for a generation
      and generations to come where no child among us or anywhere will be a victim or
      be seen as a problem, where they all will be loved, happy, and given their due.

    • thank you LBW- something everyone has the ability to do if they will,
      say it just like it is.
      Of course there are those who say I am a cursed liar, but I’m not
      deterred by such things- no one should be when it comes to the truth.

  2. I’ve seen excuses tendered that parents are overwhelmed-they need an escape alcohol or drugs will provide-my question is what escape does a child have?
    It’s one thing if a parent struggles to provide due to circumstances beyond their control-it’s altogether different if a child does without or is abused because a parent is “escaping”.
    I’ve never heard of single child submitting a request to be conceived, and often enough in the drug and alcohol fueled world it comes down to a man not keeping his pants zipped,a woman her legs closed, or rape.
    Inspite of that it isn’t a reason to fail as a parent. If you’re around the park in Rapid you’re going to be approached by women wanting to “party”, some of them heartbreakingly young, they’re either drunk or looking to get drunk. Some of them already have children they’ve left with someone else, had taken from them, or left home alone so they can “escape”.
    You’ll find the gangbangers skulking in the bushes as well, those “native pride warriors”, all too willing to oblige them or looking to confront some lone individual, and I’ll say point blank anyone who denies that is a liar.
    This is a scenario you’ll find in proximity to any rez in this country or Canada. It is an epidemic, a systemic breakdown of long held values, and every time an excuse is made or accepted for such behavior it is perpetuated.
    It is a reality that angers me-even more so when someone says alcohol should be legalized for the tax revenue, or some buffoon like Russell attempts to get a liquor license to open his own store in Whiteclay with a liars promise it’s of the best intentions because he’s going to open an alcohol treatment center with the proceeds. Uh huh, just like all those other scams where the proceeds and donations went into his pocket.
    So I echo M+J’s sentiments-don’t talk to me about being a victim to qualify what is beyond qualification.
    I’d like to add I appreciate the “likes” and the fact that others share a concern for children wherever
    they are-I also encourage readers to click on the links and visit the sites/blogs they represent.

    • ‘In spite of that it isn’t a reason to fail as a parent. If you’re around the park in Rapid you’re going to be approached by women wanting to “party”, some of them heartbreakingly young, they’re either drunk or looking to get drunk. Some of them already have children they’ve left with someone else, had taken from them, or left home alone so they can “escape”.

      You’ll find the gangbangers skulking in the bushes as well, those “native pride warriors”, all too willing to oblige them or looking to confront some lone individual, and I’ll say point blank anyone who denies that is a liar.

      This is a scenario you’ll find in proximity to any rez in this country or Canada. It is an epidemic, a systemic breakdown of long held values, and every time an excuse is made or accepted for such behavior it is perpetuated.’

      ————-
      But it’s the dominant culture values invading as per usual isn’t it, because you could apply those references to girls and young men in many cities/towns in Western countries everywhere. There is a massive problem here with binge drinking among young women.

      The 1969 book I quoted last week, you hid the post of course, based on the TV series ‘Now that the buffalo s gone’ referred extensively to the problem of alcoholism on reservations, and amongst Indian people off reservations. One Indian man was photographed (from TV series) and quoted saying he could go to Seattle and find thousands of Indians on Skid Row. A thought that could have been echoed by many Indians all over the US.

      The alcoholism took hold a long time ago, with drug addiction following, But Indian people, apart from taking on the worst aspects of the culture that surrounded, had other reasons for taking to drink and alcohol, as dispossessed people in their own lands. And it’s now gone on for several generations.

      I didn’t agree, incidentally – not that my view counts – with Russell’s idea of selling alcohol at Whiteclay, his view being Indians were buying alcohol so it would be better if it was bought from Indians than from whites exploiting them. Russell had a drink problem, he’d been on Skid Row when he was younger. So he knew the perils of drink.

      Giving people a ‘cop out’ ie ‘you’re a victim so you can’t help it’ is a mistake I think, because it makes them feel powerless to change their lives. But in reality Indian people are victims; apart from being herded on to reservations, being dispossessed in their own land and then having children forcibly removed under the age of 6 to be educated away from their Indianness and beaten if they spoke their own languages or practised their own cultures. Their own cultures largely crushed, their spirit often crushed, left not knowing who they were or who they were meant to be, people have sunk for less reason that than.

      I don’t know how people find the way back from the state of things but acknolwedgement of how it came about in the first place might be a good thing.

      • The most lucid comment you’ve made to date, despite the obligatory “you hid
        this”. So out of the norm, so uncharacteristic-I’m more accustomed to the variety
        made in Another Inconvenient Truth this morning.
        The solution is obvious-communities that take a stand and won’t allow it,
        and also positive tradition based role models.
        Tradition based-unlike the AIM leadership “role models” who fueled these problems
        with their history of drunken parties, drugs, and drug dealing-their history of a
        gang mentality, of murder and mayhem.

        “I didn’t agree, incidentally – not that my view counts – with Russell’s idea of selling
        alcohol at Whiteclay, his view being Indians were buying alcohol so it would be better if
        it was bought from Indians than from whites exploiting them. Russell had a drink problem,
        he’d been on Skid Row when he was younger. So he knew the perils of drink.”

        Uh huh-and always better if he could exploit them-after all, there was money
        to be made. Russell’s mentality never moved beyond skid row.

        You say your views don’t count-and yet you continue to attempt to post them. A little
        conflicting isn’t it? They like others count when they make sense.

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