Yep, I’m on a roll and not looking to take any prisoners – mounted up, got the paint on, and coup stick in hand
Justice for the nations, what exactly is that composed of?
Is it restricted to going after AIM, obtaining justice for their victims, or should it be something more?
I say the latter – I say it is about every inequity that exists on the rez or in indigenous urban communities, every injustice whether criminal, social, or economic.
AIM is the low hanging fruit of a tree plagued with multiple diseases – if it takes a ladder to reach higher make, borrow, or purchase one. If the Suns too bright to look higher get a hat, sunglasses, or shade your eyes. If it takes vision get some glasses or a telescope.
The justice that is needed is a justice that doesn’t have a damn thing to do with political labels like socialism.
Instead it should be about the availability and access to at least the basic necessities and opportunities independent of all other considerations and ideologies.
Not a one of our children or elders should go without a decent meal, warm clothes, and essential healthcare.
Not a one of our women who are pregnant should go without prenatal and post natal care because a bunch of damn idiots in Washington could give a shit.
The quality of and access to education should be equal to that of others.
No redneck goose stepping mysogynist who calls themselves a senator, congressperson, or aspires to the presidency in the midst of declaring it’s all about family values or god this and god that should ignore or dismiss the rape of single woman, should ignore or fashion any policy that deprives any child of what they need and have a right to in a society of elected officials that kisses the ass of corporations and one percenters at every opportunity while telling everyone else that it’s all about making America great.
Isn’t it odd that in the midst of the “muslim/mexican threat these racist politicians would install their own version of sharia law to subjugate women?
Here’s a clue for those who claim to be indigenous rights people, Mexicans qualify – think about that before buying into the hate mongering of a bunch of damn rednecks who live at Lulu Belles trailer park with their pet goat or in a van down by the river and consider their words to be those of motivational speaker when it comes to addressing immigration.
I think it was Martin Luther King Jr. who said something to the effect that the reality in this country is socialism for the wealthy and rugged individualism for everyone else …. and that’s about as true as it gets.
Domestic terrorism, what defines that? I say look at the voting records and legislation proposed by conservative politicians and it among myriad other examples qualifies.
Look at the rise of despots and the decline of nations at any time in history and note the fear mongering and nationalism that characterize it.
Note the enemy lists, the call for military action, the suspension of civil liberties, secret police, secret courts, warrantless searches, and the concerted effort to divide and conquer the population, to pit them one against another
Take note of the caste systems that evolve with those on the lower rung always being portrayed as a problem, an anchor upon the neck of national well being.
Hitler succeeded for a time, so did Stalin, and countless other tyrants.
Note the concentration and internment camps, note the gulags like the rez, note the attempts to stereotype those who would be portrayed as leperous.
And no apology for saying so but issues such as these aren’t all about satanism, or some grand Luciferian or Jewish conspiracy – if that’s what it’s all about those who say it is need to take a look at the agenda of elected conservatives, it doesn’t get any more evil or conspiratorial.
Well, I’ll tell you what – I’m part of that “indian problem” you may have heard about, and damn proud of it, and I won’t be sidetracked by a lot of political rhetorical bullshit.
Rhetorical bullshit that doesn’t have anything to do with what have been our historical values, the corruption of which accompanied by the adoption of this kind of bs speaks to one thing – the efficacy of assimilation policies, and I for one am having none of it.
Location, location, location, is said to be the mantra when it comes to real estate – tradition, tradition, tradition, as in taking the encompassing long view when it comes to the well being of the nations people is my mantra and believe it should be for every indigenous person in the entirety of this hemisphere.
But then what do I know, I’m just one of those raggedy ass ndns who knows and respects what it means to be one and wouldn’t accept anything in exchange to have a party logo stamped on my forehead or surrender control of my thoughts and words.
Got no titles and not looking to acquire any – not a chief, chief of chiefs, “licensed Sun dance chief”, AIM director of this or that, fire keeper, pipe carrier,scholar, historian, or pow wow mc.
Don’t market a name branded ceremony, written books going on about being a warrior, recorded a single album, flooded the internet with videos and selfies featuring myself, nor ever claimed to be a “leader by reputation”….. dayum, what kind of ndn am I?
Certainly not a “modern” one and going to keep it that way.
As an aside I just received an email from a sister in Europe who said the feeling there is Trump is not only a clown but a flaming idiot.
Doesn’t matter what Europe thinks? It does when it comes to diplomacy, trade deals, treaties, and alliances if that’s going to be the way it.
Think climate change treaty for a starter that every one of the fear mongering corporate conservative candidates deny.
You got money and influence? Own a corporation or bank? If not then the only thing you represent to the Reps is someone to manipulate.
You okay with that? Want your children to be the same?
Want them to choke on polluted air, poison themselves with the water they drink and the monsanto corrupted food they ingest?
Want our lands strip mined and deforested, our children still born or with deformities? Want our land to be toxic dumps?
Those patriotic family values, gun totin’ special needs miscreant conservative pols could care less.
Conservative? Doesn’t that speak to conservation of the environment, resources, and being “good stewards”? Or do the first letters CON say it all?
Stewardship – one of those biblical axioms the family values crowd has kicked to the curb.
But then their version allows that they can do whatever they want and then make a public display that they sought the lord asking forgiveness and it’s all good.
To hell them and that gas guzzling limo they rode in on.
To hell with them and their defunding public schools as they send their own children to private ones and high end universities.
To hell with them and their high end doctor and dentist visits while they cater to the insurance companies and big pharma.
There now, think I’ve made myself and where I’m coming from perfectly clear – yeah, feel better and going to have a cup of coffee and maybe a biscuit about now.
And tomorrow? I’ll pick up the tool belt and start swinging the hammer again and pay whatever I can forward asking nothing in return because that’s where I’m coming from and I give a damn about what happens to us.