US Veterans at Standing Rock Apologize for History of Genocide

The demonstrations ongoing at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline have brought a wide assortment of passionate supporters committed to stand with them against the destruction of sacred and historical sites, and to protect the fresh water supply of the Missouri River. (Read More)

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Thanksgiving, Legend, and American Indians

Thanksgiving is one of the United States’ most significant national holidays. It’s probably second in popularity only to Christmas. Like most Americans, I grew up with it. There’s really not much to it other than cooking a lot of food and having a feast in the middle of the day, during which we are supposed to express our appreciation for all our good fortune as Americans. It has a slightly religious tone to it, but that is overshadowed by its more nationalistic implications. (Read More)

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Tribal Renaissance group

A discussion group for the Tribal Renaissance;

This list is intended for pragmatic and scholarly discussion about the creation and maintenance of self sufficient, cooperative communities and the implementation of Indigenous principles in perpetuating, protecting and providing for these communities.

Influences for this phenomenon are many from the sociological to the ecological; religious and political. This list is about those similarities and differences. The floor is open for discussion regarding Indigenous life and philosophy, tribalism, survivalism, sustainability, agriculture, hunting and spirituality. Politics must be reserved for other lists unless it is an issue directly pertaining to this subject. Campaigners and proselytizers must seek acceptance elsewhere. Discussing political functioning and political makeup of co-operative community is highly encouraged.

Every race and creed is welcomed. With this in mind it must be noticed that people of particular spiritual orientations will be attracted here more often than others. Those include those whose religious persuasion fits in roots oriented categories such as Native Traditionalist, Spiritualist, Heathen and Pagan.

Many cooperative communities and tribes are based around certain spiritual or ethnic heritage. Ethnic and spiritual pride is encouraged but racism and racist language will not be tolerated here.

To join visit; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tribal_Renaissance/

Ron Paul’s Potential 2012 Presidential Run

Ever since the election of Barrack Obama in 2008, pundits on both the right and the left have speculated about the next republican nominee.  The top contenders’ names have been thrown around with the assumption that the nominee will be one of the same favorites that fell short in 2008.  At the head of the fray has been 2008 republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and FOX News contributors Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.  But one man stands poised to upset the apple cart again, Texas congressman Ron Paul.

 A lot has changed in the United States since Ron Paul made his run for the republican nomination in 2008.  With the emergence of the Tea Party, constitutional activists reacting against the Obama administration’s controversial health care reform efforts, and the rising rate of unemployment, the nation has witnessed a conservative ascendancy.  The stunning election of Scott Brown to the Massachusetts congressional seat formerly held by liberal icon Ted Kennedy sent shockwaves through the political landscape and heralded in the (more)

5 Reasons to Love Rich People

In today’s climate there seems to be a disturbing trend to demonize our most successful citizens; Rich People.  Hating musicians has never made a person a virtuoso.  Hating athletes has never made one a home-run hitter.  Hating rich people has never made one prosperous.  The rich create jobs, pay the most in taxes and contribute to building a strong economy.  The best starting point to becoming one of the rich is to love them.  At ILovetheRich.com we offer you the opportunity to express your support of a strong capitalist economy by expressing that you too love the rich.

 1- Rich people pay the majority of the tax bill.  84% of the money that funds government services; infrastructure, schools, military protection, “entitlements,” and welfare are paid for out of the top 25% of income earners’ pockets.

 2- When rich people move to a new area to live, the economy improves.  When rich people move away, the economy recedes.  The Lesson; Make your area attractive to rich people, and you and your family will make more money.

 3- When rich people invest their money in businesses, jobs are created.  The working class and the poor have more opportunities to earn more money.

 4- Whenever rich people “waste money” on superfluous expenditures, lots of cash enters the economy. Workers get paid.

 5- Out of all private citizens, rich people give the most money to charities.  By 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates contributed a total of $28 billion to charity.

 Bottom line; If the rich become alienated and move somewhere with more opportunity, the money goes with them.  There would be little to no money in your local economy for jobs, services, “entitlements,” or charities.

 Love the rich.

Audio; Flow by Lojah

 ILovetheRich.com

Obama, Racism and the Wolf

I remember the first time I ever heard of Barack Hussein Obama.  I can’t cite the exact date but it was in 2005, shortly after Ted Kennedy made the “Osama Bin Laden, Osama Obama” gaffe.  If you’re not familiar with this episode just watch this video sponsored by youtube.com. 

 

 

At the time my brother was serving as an infantryman in Iraq and my family and I were sending relief packages, not just to American soldiers but to Iraqi citizens as well.  At the time I learned his name Obama was being reported as a potential contender in the 2008 presidential election and that he was the first “black” man who might actually have a real shot at the Oval Office.  This has all been proven to be true.

 

I remember my ears picked up when I heard the news. I got a little bit excited about the idea of Obama, a black man who could be a genuine contender in the race.  I was thinking about voting democrat this year for “change” and was a strong subscriber to the “anybody but Hillary” philosophy.  Knowing little to nothing about Obama, other than his race I was already a pseudo-supporter of his.

 

I promoted Obama’s name around to friends and family.  As a reggae musician I made sure every Rasta or would-be Rasta I interacted with knew his name.  I didn’t even care that he might be a Muslim (he’s not a Muslim), I thought that might be a breath of fresh air at that time too.  I wanted to see a black man in the White House.  I wanted to see “change.”

 

As time progressed and the 2008 election came closer and closer I began to familiarize myself with the potential candidates.  That’s when I began to take pause at Obama.  I’m a pretty liberal guy but I don’t agree with him on a lot of things.  I won’t go into too much detail on that since this is not about why I disagree with Obama.  But I’m a pretty strict Constitutionalist, or at least aim to be, and I think an Obama administration would be disastrous for the Constitution.  He comes across too much like a Socialist for my tastes and that makes me nervous.  He’s soft on terrorism.  I think we need to do more to hasten the liberation of freethinking people unwillfully subjected to Sharia law or any other tyranny (from time to time the US falls under that category too).  I think he is too inexperienced for such an important job during such a critical time. And I have no illusions that Obama will overturn any of the executive power the Bush administration grabbed during their tenure. So I disagree with the man.  I think he’ll be a lousy president.  I won’t vote for him and I’m open about it, just as open as I was about being against Hillary, Giuliani, McCain, Gore and W. Bush when they were running.

 

Then as Election Day has drawn closer and closer a monologue developed surrounding the Obama campaign.  That monologue; If you disagree with Obama and you’re white—you’re a RACIST.  If you’re black, you’re an Uncle Tom or a House _IGG_.  If you’re a woman or another minority—you’re whiteness is showing (i.e. you’re a sellout).  Yes, American politics has now degenerated to the point that the free exchange of ideas and debate over the issues is not allowed or taken seriously when discussing a politician who happens to self-identify as “black.”

 

Let’s be certain here, I hate racism.  I can’t stand racists of any ethnicity.  I’ve spent countless hours railing against racism, educating people about Marcus Garvey, H.I.M. Haile Selassie I, and the Ethiopian Coptic Church.  I also support a certain amount of Spanish Language initiatives for Legal immigrants.  On top of that I’m a strong supporter for Indigenous Rights world wide.  But now that Obama is in the limelight I get called a racist simply because I disagree with the man, and because I have no faith in him as a president.

 

You can’t even run against Obama without being called a racist, as “Rev.” Michael L. Pfleger of Chicago clearly demonstrated in his recent tirade against Hillary Clinton insinuating that she is a white supremacist and that her tearful ramble from weeks ago was not just because she was losing the race, but because she is WHITE and was losing the race to a “black” man. 

 

And quite frankly I’m heavily concerned with this monologue.  It’s really not good for interracial harmony.  It is in fact very divisive.  What else could you call the rhetoric of a campaign and constituency that suggests “you’re either with us or you’re with the white-devil”?  It makes me disgusted with the Obama campaign when I otherwise would have just disagreed with it.

 

One reason I’m concerned over this attitude is that it undermines racial unity and disempowers real antiracist efforts.  Anyone educated enough to read this post should be intelligent enough to understand the moral of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.  He shouted it and shouted for his own satisfaction and purposes over and over again, until one day when a wolf really showed up, no one came to his rescue because they didn’t take the crier seriously anymore.

 

ObamaAnd if you’re like me then you know that the Obamanites are crying wolf because the only reason I would consider voting for him, the only reason I was so *positively* interested in his candidacy in the beginning, the only reason I still feel a sense of pride or “hope” swelling inside me at the thought of his presidency is precisely BECAUSE he’s BLACK … or at least he’s not “white” for a change and so close to the finish line.  But that alone is just not enough for me.