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"The Only Good Indian
Is A Dead Indian"

By Owatica

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 out?

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 of fear.

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 each other.

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 "wars".

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.

The "war" 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 destroyed.

Sound familiar?

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?











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