Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)

November 20, 1991

Princess Pale Moon is in the news again.  Many Indians and Indo-Europeans think that she is infringing on their exclusive turf of stealing from Aboriginal Indigenous People.  The smug, self-righteous character assassination of Princes Pale Moon by other “real Indians” has more to do with the assimilated Greed Culture of Indians than it has to do with whether or not she is also a “real Indian.”  Indians have had U.S. Government and European-protected rights to their percentage of the plunder of Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ land, resources, and culture for centuries.  Princess Pale Moon has written some pretty effective mass-mailing fund-raising pleas for impoverished Indians on the Reservations.  The Indian Princess probably has more Aboriginal Indigenous ancestors than a lot of other “real Indians;” she should be enrolled in any Tribe she claims, and issued a laminated “official Indian” card.  (I never had one of these laminated cards, because I am not an Indian.  I am an Anishinabe Ojibway, and I do not need a card issued by White men to prove who I am.)  We need diversity in here, and Princess Pale Moon has just as much right to be a Federally Recognized Indian as most of the rest of the Indians.  In India, they have Indian Fakirs, and over on this side of the British Empire there are also (Federally Recognized) Indian Fakers, with no Aboriginal Indigenous ancestors at all.  The Europeans made up all kinds of “Indian Tribes,” for example the Pembina and Pillager Chippewa Indians.  It is interesting to note that the Chippewa name for “Pillager” is makandewewinini.  (In the 1870 U.S. Census, the French Moors left over from the diminishing fur trade were recorded as mulattos.)

The Politicians are just warming up for the 1992 Presidential three-ring circus and the hoop-la that goes with it.  They talk of pie in the sky and carrots on a stick, but once again they are planning on fleecing the flock and pulling the wool over their eyes.  Abraham Lincoln said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time,” but these con artists are refining their flim-flam and crooked English all of the time.

According to the newspapers, U.S. Congressman Ben Nighthorse Campbell has agreed participate in the Rose Bowl Parade.  Most politicians will do anything to achieve “name recognition” and to get free T.V. time.  By promoting “Indians” for Columbus’ quinticentennial, this apparently crooked politician is promoting racism.  There were no Indians on either of these two Continents before Columbus got here.  “Indian” is an European name for an European identity.  By promoting “Indians,” the Honorable Congressman Campbell is promoting the United States Government’s racist smokescreen to hide the theft of this Continent and what has been done to the Aboriginal Indigenous People this land belongs to.  In the 1930’s, a nickel was a nickel, and politicians at that time were a dime a dozen.  Now, with inflation, the best politicians that money can buy are still a dime a dozen.

The former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, has been in the political arena lately.  It didn’t really matter whether he won the Governorship of Louisiana or not—whether racism is overt or covert, it is still racism.  One of the planks in Duke’s political platform was targeting Welfare Mothers.  (Whatever happened to Apple Pie and Motherhood?)  The Duke’s blame-the-victim and blame-the-defenseless tactics remind me of a little corporal politicking in Germany in the 1930’s.  So-called “high-class” bullies like to pick on people who can’t fight back, and blame all of the problems that the Country has on “other people.”  If Duke was serious about reducing taxes by reducing Government expenditures, he could pay all of the other people grunting at the public trough at the same rate that A.F.D.C. Welfare Mothers get.  Just reducing all of the Welfare administrator, case-worker and provider salaries to standard A.F.D.C. income-levels would solve the problem of a bloated welfare budget.  The “invisible hand” of Adam Smith helps the Social Workers and other De-greed professional rip-off artists prosper at the public trough, while on the other hand, the “helping hand” keeps Welfare “clients” under their thumb, powerless and trapped by low self-esteem.


People who blame Welfare Mothers for the United States’ economic problems should also look at how much money is going out of the U.S. economy as profits and royalties claimed by foreign-owned corporations.  Japan is not the biggest foreign owner, nor even the second-largest foreign owner.  How much money and resources has Great Britain taken out of these two Continents?  Who gets the interest on the “National Debt?”  It sure isn’t the Welfare Mothers.  Ronald Reagan promised to “balance the budget” in 1979—but his big campaign contributors couldn’t have made a profit on their political investment with a balanced budget.  Sir Ronnie wouldn’t have gotten Knighted if he had broken his backroom campaign commitments.  On the subject of campaign contributions, how many of George Bush’s supporters profited from the S. and L. crisis, or will profit from the upcoming banking crisis?  The difference between Communism and Capitalism is that Communist citizens own everything while it’s being run into bankruptcy, and Capitalist citizens only own it after it’s already bankrupt and in debt.

Welfare Mothers are a diversionary tactic.  For almost two centuries, the United States kept the public trough filled to the brim by stealing Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples’ land and resources.  Now that they’ve stolen just about everything on this continent, the trough is running low.  They keep on looking for excuses to declare war on some other resource-rich country, to keep their plunder-economics working.

Rape and plunder have been a part of Indo-European government for millennia.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently ran a series of articles on the problem of rape, but most of what they proposed were more punitive and longer sentences for rapists of women.  They did not talk about the underlying patterns of rape within the Indo-European culture: rape as an integral part of war and conquest; the forcible violent penetration of children of other cultures’ minds in compulsory school-education; homosexual prison rapes; the violence inherent in social hierarchies, the ongoing rape of the land, and the American heritage of the rape of these continents.  These issues need to be addressed.  Violent sentences for rapists cannot solve the problem.  Violence always creates more violence.  The only effective long-term solution is to use non-violent ways to change the violence permeating Indo-European culture, and to use non-violent means to address the violent perpetrators of their culture.  Non-violence does work.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the criminal culture of England sent entire fleets of prison-boats, their holds bulging with condemned criminals, to our continent.  (In this particular scapegoating operation, the idea was to “rid society of people with criminal tendencies,” as well as to make money.)  The gullible American public is told that one of the causes of violent crime is “lack of prison space.”  Rather than build more prisons, why not draw upon the British Common Law that this colony here is heir to, and follow England’s precedent by sending all violent criminals back to the British Isles as pardoned, full citizens with Noble Titles.  With the twenty or so generations intervening, we could send back about two thousand and forty-eight prisoners for every one they sent here.  Just in case some of the prisoners are incorrigibly institutionalized, we can send all of the prisons and law enforcement personnel back to England along with the convicted criminals, because they are inseparable.  To the British Imperial Isle which exported so much crime, a kind of good neighbor guarantee: “double your criminals back.”  We can also send all of the stunted David Duke politicians and White Supremacists with low I.Q.’s along with them: White Supremacy is an European idea and if the Europeans hadn’t gone around being greedy and meddling in other Peoples’ lands and cultures, Whites would still have White Homelands and Nations.

In the Anishinabe Ojibway language, there is no word for “war,” and there is no word which is a translation of the Indo-European word for “peace.”  Our Anishinabe Ojibway culture did not have such insane and inhumane, violent concepts.  In the Indo-European tradition, “war” and “peace” are two facets of the same violent interactions; there is more violence in their “peace” than there is in war.  European “culture” is a man-made culture with no roots, with no-where to go, with no sense of harmony and no connection with the land, and no sense of their identity as human beings.



Recently, a Red Lake Enrollee was arrested for having three bags of fish in the trunk of his car, on allegedly “Tribal Land.”  The State of Minnesota D.N.R. confiscated his fish, kept it unrefrigerated, and returned the fish after it was rotten.  Does the State of Minnesota have the jurisdiction to come onto this still Sovereign Anishinabe Ojibway land allegedly ceded by Chippewa Indians subsequent to the Act of January 14, 1889, and then “restored” by the I.R.A. to the foreign Chippewa Band of Indians?  The State is apparently claiming the right to confiscate what might have been this Enrollee’s lunch or dinner.  What if this person had three blocks of firewood in his car?  Would the State have the right to confiscate that, also?  The I.R.A. Chip-away “Tribal Council,” along with the United States Department of the Interior, is sending truckload after truckload of plundered forest products off of the Reservation.  I don’t see the State of Minnesota or their D.N.R. confiscating any of this stolen wood and timber.  I have never heard of an I.R.A. Chippewa Indian Tribal Council standing up for the human rights or property rights of an Anishinabe Ojibway person, nor speaking out in support of Aboriginal Indigenous People victimized by racism.  Some of the French Moors who got turned into Chippewa Indians are more racist than David Duke.  (The United States Government, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Minnesota D.N.R. need people like that to do their “dirty work,” perpetuate racism and implement greedy racist colonial policies.)

The Anishinabe Ojibway People, and the Clans, need to be sending a bill to the United States Government, not only for the fair market value of the stolen timber plus interest, but also for the damages done to the wildlife, to the permaculture and to the forest ecosystems of our Aboriginal Indigenous land.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the I.R.A. Tribal Council do not belong on our land, and an enormous bill for back rent is long overdue.  No matter what the United States or the Queen of England says, this land is not Chippewa Indian land, and never has been.  Research the Chippewa Indians’ genealogy, and you will find out that they are foreigners within the Anishinabe Ojibway Nations, just like the rest of the White people, and they need to be held accountable to the Anishinabe Ojibway Nation and to the Clan Mothers.

The Aboriginal Indigenous People on the East Coast were trusting people, because all of our Aboriginal Indigenous cultures were non-violent.  (“Indians” are violent, because their identity is created by the Indo-Europeans, a projection of these “$ivilized” peoples’ subconscience.)  The Tribal People of what became known as Plymouth Rock generously gave the starving refugee pilgrims, who were running away from religious persecution and the scapegoating processes of Feudalism, a place to live and food to eat.  After a year, the Pilgrims gave thanks—and then when these Europeans became stronger in number they turned around, raped and murdered their hosts, persecuted their Aboriginal Indigenous religion and stole their property, and created homeless people and hungry children.  The few surviving Aboriginal Indigenous People have been going “cold turkey,” Commodity Style (and Food Stamps in the White racist economic system), ever since.  From the Anishinabe Ojibway Nations, we wish you Pillagers and Pembinas, and the rest of you Chippewa Indians and you White People a Happy Thanksgiving Day.  Enjoy our Aboriginal food, including turkey, corn, potatoes, and cranberries.


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