Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fear and Loathing in the U.S. Reservation

                               
"Every war when it comes or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac."  
 
-George Orwell

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, after the natural ecosystem across the North American continent had been severely damaged by destructive slaughter of animals, indigenous peoples experienced a spiritual revival of optimism.  The "Ghost Dance" or "circle dance" swept across the Western United States.  Faced with extinction by European settlers, the Native Americans sought hope and they found it in the prophecy of Wovoka, a Nevada Paiute, who experienced a vision during a solar eclipse.

This spiritual revival scared the Bureau of Indian Affairs' agents terribly.

Their fear resulted first in the murder of Sitting Bull, and then the Massacre at Wounded Knee in late 1890, where 153 unarmed Indians were murdered, most of them women and children.

 "He promised them the return of their dead ancestors and restoration of their old Indian life, together with the removal of the white race; that the white man's gunpowder could not throw a bullet with sufficient force in future to injure true believers; and even if Indians should be killed while obeying this call of the Messiah, they would only be the sooner united with their dead relatives, who were now all upon the earth (having returned from the clouds), as the living and dead would be reunited in the flesh next spring. You will readily understand what a dangerous doctrine this was to get hold of a superstitious and semi-civilized people, and how the more cunning "medicine men" could impose upon the credulity of the average uncivilized Indian."

-Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent James McLaughlin, in a letter to Herbert Welsh, describing the murder of Lakota leader Sitting Bull   

Fear is a powerful motivator even today.  With the world economy constantly on the verge of collapse, with graft and theft commonplace, and the systems of treachery kept alive by a fraudulent money system; fear is a common weapon used to quell the masses into obedient behavior.  That is why, despite the will of the people, the forces that stand to lose from change will fight to keep their racket.

"It scares us." 

-Drug Enforcement Agency honcho, James Capra, speaking to a Senate panel about the legalization of marijuana in the United States        

Apparently, the elite tyrants, the builders of this phony world construct, with its phony rules, are finally scared of the peoples' rage as they continue to wage wars of aggression, poison the Earth, and sicken the human population with bad food and medicine.  Despite their programs are proven to be the fattest of fat failures, their rackets-  like the drug racket, for instance-  have been too effective in achieving their over-arching goal of total tyranny and ultimately, systematic, forced death.  Therefore it is tremendously difficult for their sycophantic, brainwashed, and well-paid minions to acquiesce to the will of the people when they have been taught all along they are the peoples' master.

"The welfare of the people has always been the alibi of tyrants."

-Albert Camus    

This week, two ex-Fullerton, California police officers were found not guilty in the murder of homeless man Kelly Thomas.  Below is the before-arrest and after-arrest picture of Thomas.  The one cop, as the encounter was caught on tape said, as he snapped on rubber gloves, "See these fists?  They're about to fuck you up."  In the trial their lawyers claimed the cops feared for their safety despite the begging of Thomas as six cops held him down beating his ass. 
Kelly Thomas before and after his arrest and murder
        

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