Tuesday, April 19, 2011
April 19th. No Concord. No Lexington.
Welcome to the reservation.
Hat tip to Robert Wagner for Vermont Senate for the video...
US Indians have enjoyed "free" government health care for a hundred years now. They have the shortest average lifespan, the highest infant mortality rate, the lowest cancer survivability rate, and the highest mortality of drug abuse/ alcohol abusers of any racial/ economic class in America.
I'll be doing my Ghost Dance starting tomorrow. However, my version of Wounded Knee ends very differently.
Got a Ghost dance shirt?
Picture from Oleg Volk
In the years prior to the Massacre, the U.S. Government continued to coerce the Lakota into signing away more of their lands. The large bison
herds, as well as other staple species of the Sioux diet, had been driven nearly to extinction. Congress failed to keep its treaty promises to feed, house, clothe and protect reservation lands from encroachment by settlers and gold miners; as well as failing to properly oversee the Indian Agents. As a result there was unrest on the reservations.
It was during this time of suffering and degradation that news spread among the reservations of a Paiute prophet named Wovoka, founder of the Ghost Dance religion. He had a vision that the Christian Messiah, Jesus Christ, had returned to earth in the form of a Native American.
The Messiah would raise all the Native American believers above the earth. During this time the white man would disappear from Native lands, the buffalo herds and all the other animals would return in abundance and the ghosts of their ancestors would return to earth - hence the word "Ghost" in "Ghost Dance". They would then return to earth to live in peace. This would all be brought about by performance of the "Ghost Dance". Lakota ambassadeurs to Wovoka, Kicking Bear and Short Bull learned the sioux that while performing the Ghost Dance they would wear special Ghost Dance shirts as seen by Black Elk in a vision. These shirts said Kicking Bear, were bulletproof.
...Not this time. No free Waco's on our watch.
On the morning of December 29, the troops went into the camp to disarm the Lakota. One version of events claims that during the process of disarming the Lakota, a deaf tribesman named Black Coyote
was reluctant to give up his rifle claiming he had paid a lot for it.
A scuffle over Black Coyote's rifle escalated and a shot was fired which resulted in the 7th Cavalry opening firing indiscriminately from all sides, killing men, women, and children, as well as some of their own fellow troopers. Those few Lakota warriors who still had weapons began shooting back at the attacking troopers, who quickly suppressed the Lakota fire. The surviving Lakota fled, but U.S. cavalrymen pursued and killed many who were unarmed. By the time it was over, at least 150 men, women, and children of the Lakota Sioux had been killed and 51 wounded (4 men, 47 women and children, some of whom died later); some estimates placed the number of dead at 300. Twenty-five troopers also died, and thirty-nine were wounded (6 of the wounded would also die).
It is believed that many were the victims of friendly fire, as the shooting took place at close range in chaotic conditions
...Next time the call out comes it will not look like Lexington and Concord. It will look like Wounded Knee. It might even look like Waco. All which started over the seizure of privately held rifles wielded by those who made the elite ruling class nervous...There is little difference between the actions of 1775, 1890, or 1993. Only the victims are different. Note this comment at 1:00:20 in the video...
...A creed is not something to take lightly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creed
A creed is a statement of belief—usually religious belief or faith—often recited as part of a religious service. The word derives from the Latin: credo for "I believe".
The Marine's Creed embodies the belief of free men. That is why it is despised by those held willingly in bondage, be it financial, cultural or ideological serfdom. And by those who call themselves their masters...
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I WILL...
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. WE WILL HIT...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. WE WILL...
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. WE ARE THE SAVIORS OF MY LIFE.
So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!
Arctic Patriot writes;
"The Second Amendment is not about hunting, shooting for fun, or "Self-defense". It's not about having weapons that are "appropriate" and "reasonable" for civilians, it's about you and me being as well armed as any infantryman in the US Army or Marines Corps. No honest, contextual look at the Amendment could possibly deny this.
"The somber truth is that freedom’s “bottom line” remains the "bullet box", not the ballot box."
It is about having a citizenry armed and able to pose a physical threat to the power of their own government, or an invading foreign power. It is about a people possessing the ability to physically and violently reign in their government, should it become abusive and grow beyond its proper role. It does, however, make the teeny tiny assumption that the people are willing to use it to defend their freedoms. The Second Amendment cannot defend you, this nation, or even itself. It assumes there are John Parkers around.
It is about the people possessing the means and ability to kill enemies of their nation and freedom. Anything else is a dangerous lie and a false premise that must be immediately rejected.
And that's it.
Will you answer the call, or will your next stop be the mass grave of the victim? The flaming pyre? The liquefaction of overpressure? The head shot while you hold your child? Will you just sit there and allow the final theft of all your property value and the fiscal re-ordering and impressment of your and your children into financial serfdom?
..."And if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."