Can we change our world by rising against the empires of greed?
The power is in you and me.
Before it’s too late for all of us. Keep reading, learning, connecting, and informing each other.
Soon enough we will be edited for content in Nations of blind obedience.
How many times have you felt like something was so wrong you cried?
You get angry and try to change it.
Then a month passes, and another. Soon its forgotten in the course of day-to-day life.
Survival takes precedence.
That’s just it, we are now in the age that we must fight for our lives.
My elders said that we should learn the old ways and the ways of the land because a day would come when this brave new world of man would fall.
Our imaginary powers would be gone, failed and forgotten in a generation.
To think it could not happen one has to look to the past.
It has happened, the great plagues, the dark age.
And who survived?
Those who lived on the land and had knowledge of the medicines and the natural ways of Earth.
No I am not a holier than thou twat here to convince the masses of the superiority of the Native American traditional culture. That is a steaming pile of shit. We are all hairless apes.
Plain and simple we all are humans and there was on Earth many tribes of humans, each learned what they needed to survive on their own lands. Now after British and other colonialist empires had assimilated and homogenized the cultures, well much of that history and knowledge is gone.
True for most parts of the world, save but a few pockets of cultures here and there but thankfully still alive here in Native America.
Even now our culture is in danger of extinction.
Not to disease or drought but ignorance and laziness.
Look around Native America, do you see the white starches and the high glycemic crap we feed our self and our children? Mothers on welfare trying to keep bellies full by getting staples like ichiban noodles and canned highly processed foods to stretch till family allowance day.
Oh and yes I know there are a few of us out there who are changing our futures by changing ourselves. But in reality we are a minority, the majority has a very different lifestyle.
And those who take offence at being labeled a welfare nation, uhm, look around.
I come from Regina , Saskatchewan. A cold city even in the summer. It is marred by the fact it has ignored it’s Aboriginal population back in the day as they stood at the train station waiting for moldy beef.
And they remain ignored as it expands further and further away from the core area, an area infected by poverty, desperation, alcoholism and apathy.
Thanks be to whatever name you call the Creator, there are pockets of hope, love and compassion.
I use Regina as an example to show where change is needed.
How can we as Nations prosper if failure is the norm?
If our young are in jails and taken away by the social system? If the only thing they learn from us is how to submit to the cycles that keep us down?
How can we stand if we remain on our knees?
We have forgotten the interconnectedness of all things.
“Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.”
Chief Seattle, 1854
Look around the web is polluted by us and our greed, ignorance and complacency.
It’s hard to fight when survival is number one on the list. But it comes back to that.
So we ignore our environments, soon the waters will become tainted and unusable. And soon to follow the lands, torn out of the Earth.
To her the giver of all life we bend to corporate greed and allow them to scrape and tear her womb until they have taken all they can.
Or to allow oil and gas development on our lands. While profits may ease our survival mechanisms it is a sad truth it will not mean a damn thing if you are left holding the toxic waste filled bag.
This is supposed to be the generation that stands up and fights for our children’s rights. No longer forced into silence and obedience.
Hard to do when your pride is wounded and you are staggering.
We need to heal and strengthen our nations.
Not through some government-funded fuck fest that chooses to assuage white guilt by throwing currency at the still bleeding wounds, INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON CHANGES THAT WOULD STOP THE INDUSTRY OF MISERY.
No we need grassroot people who will teach and feed kids not cause they got funding but because it is the right thing to do.
We need to find employment that allows us to remain steadfast in the conservation of our resources not partners in its exploitation.
We need to buy seeds, grow, harvest and store.
We need our people to learn to hunt again. And to share that knowledge with our families.
To share and develop sustainable food sources using traditional wisdom.
So much to do and such a short time till the change comes.
And if you think I am over reacting read the news, I do, I used to write it.
Think about this, no money, no electricity, no web.
You go to turn the car on and it’s dry. You wake up in the night and you house is frozen. You go to turn on your taps and they run with a rusty green colour before it goes dry.
This is the future if we continue on our path of silence.
If we don’t learn to stand up united as individuals, much less as Nations then we will all fall, as the web unravels.
The power is in you and me.
We need to for our children and those yet to come!
We need to do this.
Try in small ways.
Community gardens, hunting, canning, smoking and fishing.
Get your families and friends together.
Just don’t forget about this next week or the week after.
IT IS COMING FOR YOU AND ME!