Is A Dead Indian"
11 April, 2005
"The Only Good Indian is a Dead Indian"
That's what Europeans
used to say about my ancestors. Some Americans still say it.
When I see the savage
murder of the Iraqi people and the destruction of their culture for
the purpose of stealing their resources......I am devastated. It reminds
me of the history of my own American Indian ancestors. You will not
read about it in the history books but there were concentration camps
in America long before Hitler built them in Germany.
The Europeans called
this place the "new world" even though Native people had been
living here for thousands of years.
A famous chief once
said of the Europeans, "...they made many promises, more than we
can remember, they never kept but one, they promised to take our land...
.And they took it". When the Europeans rounded up Native people
for a forced march to an alien place, they laughed at us when we held
the sacred earth of our ancestors in our hands and wept. We were "savages"
they said. They said they had a right to kill us and steal our land
because of "manifest destiny".
They were good Christian
people and they said their god gave them our land. Some of those good
Christian people visited Arab lands, leaving death and destruction in
their path, not long before they came here. Now they have returned to
the Middle East because they want the oil.
There is nothing
new about war or merciless and murderous invaders but if the people
of the world are to survive, we must understand the truth about how
it is done to us, over and over. The map to understanding is always
the same...follow the money. An American general said, in 1935, "War
is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the
most profitable, surely the most vicious [racket]. It is international
in scope, the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars
and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something
that is not what it seems to the majority of people.
Only a small 'inside'
group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the
very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make
huge fortunes." The American neocons, their friends and the others
who are like them throughout the world, are getting rich from the bloodletting
of the people.
How many times are
the people of the world going to fall for this before they figure it
We know why war
happens; it is only about money, and we know it has happened over and
over. Let us step back from the immediacy of the current horrors in
the Middle East and take a good long look at how this happens. Most
of the people on this earth are good and decent human beings who would
never deliberately hurt others or consider stealing from their neighbor,
their family. We are the human family.
The Iraqi people
are our brothers and sisters. How is it possible that Americans with
guns are killing their own family? Remember what the general said, war
is not what it seems to the majority of people. It is understood only
by a small "inside group", the people in charge, the ones
drooling over all that oil they want to steal.
How are they going
to get it? The Iraqi people aren't going to give it to them so, clearly,
the neocons must take it by force. They cannot say to their people,
we want to steal Iraqi oil and we want to use your tax dollars, after
we take it out of social programs for schools and so forth, to pay for
it. And, by the way, we want your children to go over there and murder
the Iraqi people, to kill and be killed so we can make ourselves even
richer than we already are. You can easily see that wouldn't work. Naturally
they began spewing lies and inciting hatred and fear in order to get
the American people and the military to do their bidding.
If the human race
is to survive at all, we absolutely must understand how we, the people
of the world, are being manipulated into war by others who wish to enrich
themselves through our blood. They prey on our fears and prejudices
to manipulate us. We have a perfect example in the "Bush Administration",
which has been organized by a group of criminals called the "neocons"
who are actually nothing more then murderous thugs, liars and thieves;
the Bush mafia. We know many of their names; Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle,
Cheney et al, they created and signed a document called the "Project
for the New American Century" which basically said they had decided
to dominate the world at the point of a gun. They reckon they can kill
everyone who gets in their way as they attempt to acquire control over
all the resources of the world and make all the people of the world
their slaves. Obviously they can't tell the people that, so they tell
them something else. They make up every sort of lie, whether it is religious,
racist or political, in order to set people against each other.
The neocons, which
control and or are supported by the corporate owned war profiteering
mainstream media, constructed a vast propaganda machine and began putting
ideas into people's heads to create the desired response. The desired
response, of course, is always hatred and fear. Anger is a manifestation
So now everyone,
being lied to up one side and down the other, is full of hatred, anger
and fear. When you have all that going on in your heart and mind, you
can't think clearly. The neocons love that. They depend upon it. In
order to dominate the world, it is imperative they be able to whip the
people of the world into a frenzy of fear and hatred and set them against
George Bush carefully
and deliberately used the words "crusade" and "axis of
evil" to inflame Muslims and Christians. These monstrous neocons
have incited a religious war on purpose. They are the puppet masters,
wrapped in their wealth and safety inciting Christians and Muslims to
kill each other. They are laughing with delight that they can make religious
people dance to their tune. For the non-religious, they used the fear
of "mushroom" clouds and they demonized Muslim and Arab people.
These lies were
used to manipulate the American people and provide cover for the vicious
and illegal imperialist attack upon Iraq.
In their written
plan, the neocons specifically state the need to have multiple wars
going on simultaneously to create "destabilization". Why?
Because if people are full of fear, anger and hate and running for their
lives, they won't have time to stop and THINK. They will be so busy
hating each other and fighting with each other they won't notice that
group of guys getting fat and rich from the process of these manufactured
The neocons are
past masters at deceipt and manipulation. They understand the language
of hate and fear. My ancestors were "savages", "redskins"
more currently degraded by the term "sand niggers". The Vietnamese
were "gooks", the Arab people, "rag heads", black
people "niggers" and "coons", the Chinese were "chinks",
the Jews are "kikes", the Italians are "wogs", Americans
in the north refer to southerners as "rednecks", Southerners
spit the word "Yankee" or "carpetbagger" at northerners.
We have the political language of hatred too; the beautiful word "liberal"
has become an epithet, "conservative" has become synonymous
with hateful.... the list is endless isn't it? This is clearly a method
by which one group of people dehumanizes and demonizes another. It makes
killing each other so much easier.
in Iraq is NOT a religious war. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with
terrorism. The neocons and their associates want everyone to believe
it is about religion and terrorism so we won't notice how rich they
are becoming from the bloodletting they have created. People just like
the neocons told American settlers the Native people were bloodthirsty
pagan savages. After the Native people had been attacked and murdered
by the settlers, who believed they were "defending" themselves,
they attacked the settlers because they actually were defending themselves,
which created the cycle of endless killing until we were essentially
Why did the "Indian
Wars" happen? Because there was a group of people who wanted to
be rich. They thought they could accomplish that by stealing the resources
of the Native people. Like the neocons, they couldn't tell the white
people that so they told them we were dangerous savages whose very existence
somehow threatened them. As they took our land and we resisted, it became
easy for the settlers to believe we were "murderous" savages.
Their lying "leaders" told them "their god" wanted
it that way. And so the slaughter commenced.
Criminals are attacking
Iraq. They are murdering the Iraqi people in cold blood in order to
control their oil and everything else is window dressing. The American
people were told Muslim zealot terrorists wanted to kill them. The soldiers
were told they were defending America and they were heroes for killing
"enemies". The neocons told the world this was a war of self-defense.
When the lies about
WMD fell through, the neocons told the people and the soldiers, they
were "liberating" the Iraqi people. Even though they are young
and uninformed, many of the soldiers realized the only thing they were
liberating the Iraqis from were their lives. Suicides in the military
went up, recruitment went down.
When the Europeans
came to the "new world", the Native people were kind to them.
The Pilgrims would have died during the first winter if the Indian people
had not fed them. I am not going to rant about how that kindness was
repaid, I just want to point out what all reasonable people should already
know, the Native people got along fine with the Europeans until the
Europeans developed a "government" and had some "leadership".
When children play together they are utterly unconcerned about the color
of another child's skin or their religious and cultural background.
As many wise people have observed, you have to be taught how to hate.
It is not natural for humans to be hateful.
If we could see,
if the people of the world could understand, how we are being manipulated
by cruel, greedy, arrogant, self-serving monsters, we could resolve
all the problems we face. There will always be destructive people in
the world but we do not have to empower them. Yet that's what we do.
We give them power by falling for their lies hook, line and sinker.
If we could stop hating each other long enough to focus on the truth,
we could stop the neocons, and all of those like them, from destroying
and enslaving us. At this moment, we must focus our attention on this
group of men and their corrupt associates.
The best thing for
the people of the world, and the worst thing for the neocons and all
those who are like them, is for us to stop allowing them to make us
fearful of each other and for us to stop fighting with each other.
Peace is the worst thing that could happen to these warmongers.
We simply must work together and find ways to dismantle "governments"
and armies or life will not continue for us. President Chavez of Venezuela
has provided the people of the world with a wonderful example of what
can be achieved when people work together for the common good, yet he
lives in fear for his life and the lives of his people because the neocons
want Venezuelan oil too.
We all have some
responsibility for what has gone wrong in the world and it is our responsibility
to fix it. There are so many more of us then there are of "them"
it is pathetic we allow them to destroy us with their wars and greed.
At this profound
moment in the history of human existence, we are faced with a group
of men who hold the power to literally destroy the planet. Are we going
to continue to empower them and allow that to happen? Or will we stop
fighting with each other and work together to outsmart these guys?