Saturday, October 29, 2016

"Water is Life"

About 40 years ago the Native American Communities got the attention of the media. They were the short term darlings of both the media, and the left,...then vanished.

The cameras lost interest, and the left left to save the whales or something.

Now it begins again.

At least for the rest of us it begins again. It never stopped for the Native folks. Hasn't for maybe 500 years or so. Anyway forgive my cynical view, but are we just buying a few more trinkets to make us feel less guilty? "...All of us."

Black Horse Soldiers fought in the "Indian Wars" too.

That to our eternal shame. This pipeline through Native Sacred Lands is the same old story again. The headlines could be from 100 years ago.

Same old same old.

Basically fuck them treaties! Out of the damned way "Geronimo" there's money under your land, "...Our Money!

Sorry no punchline unless you have one. This is just shit as it is in this not so new century of ours. Are the Natives just the flavor of the month after an absence of more than 40 years?

That or is this something primal living growing out there that might change this Republic for the better.

Let me know if you find out.

Stay Tuned,


  1. I feel like I should be there with them. This is the most meaningful protest I can remember in 20 years. The brutality being unleashed against these folks is a measure of just how evil and predatory our fucked up corporate capitalist system really is.

    As for blacks in the "Indian wars" - I suspect history is full of these ironies. In 1915 the Turks reportedly used Kurds to help them massacre a million Armenians. I doubt Kurds want to talk about that much, and of course the Turks angrily insist no such thing ever happened. Now They devote themselves to oppressing the Kurds.

    Nobody likes to fess up to the dark side of their history. That of white Americans is absolutely appalling. I'm not quite sure what to do about that, unless it's to support these protesters. I'd be happy to bail on our Faustian economic system too. The hippies had the right idea there.


  2. Totally agree with you Z !!!