Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)

December 18, 1992

Camp Justice, on White Earth Reservation, is in the news again.  U.S. Public Law 280 was designed to terminate the legal/political manifestation of the mythological Tribes of Indians which the United States created.  But, when faced with the consequences of losing their Indians, the U.S. Social Engineers take another track, and promote the United States’ “Indian Laws,” which are nothing more than Roman and British laws turned apartheid and applied to the Western European genetically engineered subject peoples known as “Indians.”  Application of these imported European “democratic” laws to Aboriginal Indigenous people (who are not “Indians”), is a human rights violation and genocide.  The Nuremberg Principles are also applicable.  The day they let “Chip” Wadena and his cohorts run a kangaroo court system with jurisdiction over the White people of Becker County is the day I’ll start believing in “Indian Sovereignty” and other European mythologies.

I asked an elderly White philosopher to explain reality as defined by the Western Europeans.  He told me that most of his people do not have a clear idea what is real and what is unreal, because they base their understanding of reality on muddled projections of warped and self-serving myth.  The example he used was Judeo-Christian religious pathology: reality as proscribed in Western Europeans’ Holy Book, the Bible, is violent, vague, nebulous, contradictory, patronizing, archaic, and obsolete.  In the spirit of this season, he added that the person who became known as Jesus Christ was really born five years before his birthday is celebrated, in the Spring of the year 4, B.C.

I asked, “what about the calendar?”  This Euro-centric “Christian Nation” counts time as beginning with the birth of a Jesus of Nazareth, so why isn’t it April of the year 1,997 right now?  The Europeans had their calendar all scrambled up from trying to use Roman Numerals.  In the middle of the sixteenth century—after the Europeans had seen the incredibly accurate calendar of the “pagan” Aztecs—Pope Gregory stole the calendar from the Aboriginal Indigenous People of this Continent, and used the numbers the Catholics had stolen from the “pagan” Arabs to reset the Europeans’ sundial, and the stolen gold they used to buy time.

Any European Idiot-ology, such as Democracy, Communism, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Nazism, Fascism, Fundamentalism, etc., gets twisted beyond recognition when it is either imported or exported; particularly when it is forced on other people—then it becomes a human rights violation.  The “democracy” that the Europeans have brought to Haiti, Somalia, the Banana Republics, Nazi Germany, and other peoples subject to the Europeans’ Old World Order and their revised “New World Order”—the kind of “democracy” that the English want for other people, is not something they would want forced on themselves.  They wouldn’t want an Indian Reorganization Act “Democracy,” either.  What the Europeans do to each other in Europe is their business, although it might be civil rights violations.  Exporting their social problems, deliberately destroying occupied peoples’ self-esteem, profiteering from the cynical and self-righteous use of drugs and alcohol as tools of colonial oppression and social control, and forcing an alien mythological world-view and consequent government on people outside of Europe are all human rights violations, no matter how you try to muddy up “International Law.”  By the time even the finest European philosophy gets to these shores here, greedy European alchemy has transmuted it into Colonialism and worse.

During the years that the refugees of Western European Civilization have been here, we have watched our resources disappear.  Over the last fifty years, I have seen our water and our land desecrated by pollution.  I remember when the water here was pristine, pure and clear, when this really was the “land of sky-blue waters.”  You call yourselves “Civilized”?  The European immigrants and their mythological caricatures, their “first conservationist” Indians are wrecking everything.  The Europeans arrogantly tell us that they are superior, “civilized” people.  Tell me some more lies.  Western European Civilization has been grossly distorted by the mental illness of greed.  Perhaps because of their greed, they cling to their self-serving money-making mythologies: the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Indian.

Again, I tell you in your own language, that the Anishinabe Ojibway here could not and cannot sell land.  I am writing in the foreign language of English: We, the Anishinabe Ojibway cannot sell Grandmother Earth, our identity, our religion, the bones of our ancestors, the foundations of our existence, which is based in harmony.  Such can never be sold.  The Europeans knew that, and so they created their mythological white “Indians,” in part through eugenics.  The white “Indians” are Europeans, because of their European patrilineal ancestry, and they do not have either the roots nor the ties to the land that Anishinabe Ojibway and other Aboriginal Indigenous People have.  The land, resources and rights that the “Indians” are selling do not belong to the Indians.  We, the Anishinabe Ojibway, have a right to exist in our own land.  Anishinabe Ojibway (We, the People) are not “Indians”!

The Europeans are still trying to use their “Indians” to alienate Anishinabe Ojibway land.  The “Indians” who signed the Quit Claim Deeds giving away Anishinabe Ojibway land that doesn’t belong to them are all European subject people, and are not indigenous here.  Under colonialism—oops, I meant “democracy,” Peter Graves, who was a White man, signed away Anishinabe Ojibway land at Red Lake (just one example: Beltrami County Deed Book 111, page 585, giving away much of downtown Red Lake to Independent School District No. 45 in 1955).  Another one of the White man’s fine feathered friends, Roger Jourdain, a French Métis, was turned into an “Indian Tribal Chairman” and used by his puppet-masters the Western Europeans to steal more land and resources from the Anishinabe Ojibway People.  Gerald “Butch” Brun, another White man, is presently being used by his European relatives in yet another “education” scam to steal land again.  It’s funny how certain other European laws, particularly those about selling and receiving stolen property, don’t seem to be applied to the Europeans’ “Indians” when the property belongs to Aboriginal Indigenous People.  When all the land is stolen, the White man’s prophecy is that the “Indians” will be terminated with a stroke of the pen.  This is what he has written, over and over again, in his own official policy statements conspiring grand theft and anarchy.  This is why the Nuns told us at the Boarding School, “you are the Vanishing American, and you will go!”  I’m sure glad I’m not an Indian.

The Snake-Oil Salesmen lubricate their crooked pitch with slippery English, and use any excuse they can get hold of to sell their scheme and steal some more.  Even before the English Colonists dressed up like “Indians” at the Boston Tea Party, the Europeans had been using their mythological projection of “Indians” as a smokescreen for the Europeans’ theft, plunder, pollution, eugenics and genocide.  The implication has been that “Indians” are the Aboriginal Indigenous People here, and they are not!  “Medicine Man,” “Tribe,” “Band,” “Chiefs,” “Indian,” “Chippewa,” “Tomahawk Chop,” ad nauseam are all English terms, referring to Western European mythological projections onto their own subject peoples.  Such imported European fictions do not have anything to do with the reality of this Continent.

Winter $ol$tice Greeting$, with due regard for your mythologie$ and your merchandi$ing.


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