AMERIKKA'S ONGOING WAR AGAINST INDIANS
The war against Indians began shortly after the Puritans invaded our country. Outright murder of Indian people was commonplace and sanctified by the Catholic church via its specious papal-sanctioned "Right of Discovery" and "Manifest Destiny" doctrines, all of which are categorized in what we now know as "The Great White Lie." Our warriors were murdered with impunity, our women violently raped and tortured, our children kidnapped and molested sexually, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.
AMERIKKKA'S ONGOING WAR AGAINST INDIANS
The war against Indians began shortly after the Puritans invaded our country. Outright murder of
Indian people was commonplace and sanctified by the Catholic church via its specious papal-
sanctioned "Right of Discovery" and "Manifest Destiny" doctrines, all of which are categorized in
what we now know as "The Great White Lie." Our warriors were murdered with impunity, our
women violently raped and tortured, our children kidnapped and molested sexually,
psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The marauding devil-invaders used weapons of mass destruction on the killing fields to ensure
success of their governmentally-sponsored genocide campaign against complete Indian Nations.
Shot down like rabid jackals where they found us, we would be murdered indiscriminately. Our hair
was viciously ripped from our scalps and our genitalia cut from our bodies, while their bayonets
tore open our stomach cavities as they left us lying in the fields to rot like so much carrion. Many
times we would still be alive as those demonic rituals were being performed.
This evil was sanctioned by the U. S. government in the name of war. Once, when questioned by
the eastern media how the government justified murder of women and children, General Sherman
caustically replied, "Nits make lice!" From that callous sentiment arose amerikkka's rationalization
for an undignified and murderous war against innocent Indian Nations.
Theoretically, the last "Indian war" ended sometime around 1851 with the signing of the Fort
Laramie Treaty. However, the war against Indian people has not ended--it simply has assumed a
less conspicuous, though no less deadly, manifestation and is occurring this very day.
The difference is thus: the killing fields of yesteryear have morphed into state and federal
penitentiaries, and the bullets once fired from government issued Springfield rifles now appear in
the form of a judge's gavel and official "legislation."
After hundreds of years of forced poverty, privation, and oppression across amerikkka's
reservations, many Indian Nations are beginning to realize a modicum of economic parity in this
country. However, with government-sponsored legislation, the U.S. government has clandestinely
orchestrated a state-to-state campaign to enact a stranglehold on the economic windpipe of all
California Governor "Arnie" Schwarzenegger has introduced a bill designed to legally extort multi-
millions of dollars from California Indian Nations which operate casinos. Connecticut's Governor
Rowland and his Attorney General Blumenthal are introducing legislation to sabotage the Bureau
of Indian Affairs' (BIA) power to grant formal recognition to Indian Nations in their state. New York
Governor Pataki has been fighting to pass legislation which will allow his state to illegally tax Indian
tobacco and fuel products sold on reservations, a clear violation of existing treaty rights. And
recently, federal prosecutors successfully railroaded a wrongful "conviction" against Arlo Looking
Cloud for the murder of Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash (a murder which was solicited and orchestrated
by federal agents).
Wyoming's illegal land theft from the Dann sisters. Montana's Elouise Cobell's exposure of the
multi-BILLION dollar theft from 500,000-plus Indian people. Leonard Peltier's "conviction" from
falsified governmental testimony. On and on and on. Indian people are under attack from state and
federal governments, and it must cease.
Is judicial litigation our only recourse in amerikkka? How much "justice" does anyone really believe
Indians will receive in the white devil 's courts?
It's time our Nations took this issue to a higher venue, perhaps the World Court. Perhaps to a level
beyond that. Either way, it's extremely difficult to be an Indian person in this country and be forced
to docilely accept the on-going rape, robbery and murder of our people, particularly when one
considers that we possess the equal ability to defend against this evil.
It's time to stop beating around the "dubya Bush" and name a spade for what it is--Indian people
and Indian Nations are at war against a relentless invader who, from all appearances, won't be
satisfied until we're all dead and buried. Our sovereignty--indeed, our very lives--are at stake.
We're being attacked today just as surely, just as decisively, and in just as deadly a manner as we
were when those brave devils snuck up under cover of darkness and massacred entire
populations of our slumbering town-villages.
Why did the united states government sign treaties with Indian Nations?
The ostensible answer is to end mutual aggressions between our respective Nations. However, it's
patently clear the leaders of amerikkka have no intention of actually honoring that objective in light
of their recent political gambits for legislation which can only be construed as flagrant breaches of
the covenant. To employ an apt analogy, amerikkka has become the big white bully on the block.
So, listen up, big white devil bully: Leave us alone. Stop picking on us. Stop imprisoning our Indian
people in your penal colonies at vastly dispropor¬tionate rates in comparison to other ethnic
groups. Stop murdering us.
Stop Your War Against Us!
We possess a Creator-assigned right to defend ourselves from further harm. Your actions are
leaving us little recourse but to honor that right.
Dusty C. Gray
Member, St. Croix Chippewa Nation
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