Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Lessons Of Wounded Knee- The Sunday Collage

The midday sun was beating down on me. I wear a do rag on my head mostly because I have no hair to hide my scalp anymore. In high winds, the rag helps keep my sun glass frames where they should be and keeps my scalp from turning into beef jerky. Thank God in this state, I still have the freedom to decide what to wear- at least for a little while longer.

Can you imagine Custer wearing a helmet?

Every time I am here, I have this spiritual feeling that floods over me- like I have been here long ago. Just like the first time. I don't know what to call that- but it is undeniable. On two wheels, Spearfish Canyon is one of the most beautiful venues there is. I am due south and east, traveling to a little town called Pine Ridge. They don't like me there. I am white. The young Indians flash vitriolic looks my way and then quickly look away. The defiant ones just stare at you. You can feel the hatred and the years of Indian indoctrination. I am a trespasser here. The hate is tangible. I am some hideous reminder of what happened to them once. A wound that will never heal. In the old days, I just hated them back. Like the Crows. I find an old woman who will talk to me. She gives me the final directions to Wounded Knee. Due east, turn left at some billboard. It is no more than 15 miles and I am there. In awe.

This was the first time.

There is a hill with a little cemetery at the top with an arch. The graves have coins, cigarettes, and six packs of beer on them. There are manufactured homes nearby. At the base of the hill on the highway- there is a giant, green, wrought iron sign that tells somebody's version of what happened here 110 years ago. Scrawled on the sign, in black grease pen, somebody has written "lies." The sign has been shot several times. There is no monument, no light colored brick building where the government charges you 20 bucks to park and renders their version of what happened that winter of 1890. Two old Sioux women are selling dream catchers and jewelry from the back of pickup trucks near the sign on a dirt turn out. I made a mistake. I asked them where the "battlefield" was. One woman pointed a crooked and wrinkled index finger north towards the hillside. The other says, "there was no battle."   

So I did the unthinkable. I asked what happened and she told me. That would never happen nowadays because people are too afraid to even strike up a conversation. She said that the government had offered millions to the tribe to buy the venue and do what they always do. Tell their version of events. But the Sioux nation said no. They had not taken the bribe.

I mulled that over briefly. About 15 years now. I have been back so many times, that I can no longer remember one trip distinctly. They have all merged into one single and good memory wherein I cannot distinguish the true from the false. It is better that way I think.

History has always been told by the winners. Except here. Black Elk was present when Custer was killed. He survived Wounded Knee. And because someone had the vision to speak with him- history was told by the vanquished in "Black Elk Speaks." The American military handed out medals for slaughtering the Sioux that day- and counted up their own dead. Sans the proper autopsies, the notoriously inaccurate and lead spraying Hotchkiss guns of the US Cavalry probably accounted for most if not all, of the soldier fatalities that day- although undoubtedly the Sioux took the initial blame.

The government covers up friendly fire deaths. It is one of those embarrassing and inconvenient things that we do and continue to do. Like the death of Pat Tilman and the odd circumstances surrounding the deaths of Seal Team 6 fresh from the execution of Bin Laden- all on one chopper.

Sioux nation doesn't tolerate government bullshit like we do. They are still pissed that the United States government handed out those 20 Medals of Honor to cowardly men with no restraint- who slaughtered women and children.

I can't imagine why the Sioux didn't turn over the keys to Uncle Sam.

I read "Black Elk Speaks" as a young man. So I've always had a little distrust for government. That seemed to grow over the years as I discovered the history of central banking, FDR's seizure of our citizens gold, and the imprisoning of Japanese Americans without due process. It continued through the fraud of the Gulf of Tonkin, the war in Vietnam, Nixon and Watergate, CIA plots to kill foreign leaders, Reagan's creation of the Presidents Working Group on Financial Markets aka the Plunge Protection Team which rigs what are supposed to be "free" markets to this very day. The Bush family weapons of mass destruction, the Clintons who solicited bribes, beat Whitewater, Vince Foster, cattle future scandals, and pardoned over 300 convicted criminals and stole some White House furnishings as they departed. And this latest buffoon. This guy is so full of shit- that as a nation- we can't even figure out if he is a citizen, a Muslim, where and how he got his social security number, and rather than hold this liar's feet to the fire- we have a whole nation of enabling sycophants that look the other way and ridicule us for asking questions.

Perhaps Edward Snowden read Black Elk Speaks.

Given the track record of our government, a picture begins to take shape for those of us card carrying members with just a minimal amount of consciousness and comprehension skills. That club by the way, is shrinking.

So call me a nut job- but I don't trust my own government. Not in the slightest. I understand human nature and I understand what happens when power meets authority. And I don't trust the majority of Americans, either. I think they are the most uneducated, superficial, apathetic, self absorbed people on the planet and their blind obedience to a proven and dishonest government scares me. If you are a regular reader here, you are probably excluded.

My first visit to Wounded Knee left me wondering why my government hadn't preserved that place. Fifteen years later- I get it and I celebrate Sioux Nation giving Washington the finger. Think treaties.http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/pine-ridge/fuller-text



 Vine Deloria Jr.
“Never has America lost a war ... But name, if you can, the last peace the United States won. Victory yes, but this country has never made a successful peace because peace requires exchanging ideas, concepts, thoughts, and recognizing the fact that two distinct systems of life can exist together without conflict. Consider how quickly America seems to be facing its allies of one war as new enemies.”
Vine Deloria Jr., Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto




13 comments:

Marcus said...

Kudos to you, Brian, on this poignant and beautifully written piece. As a regular reader of your blog, I shall refrain from my usual diatribe against the machinations of government, lest I tarnish your message. I only wish I could have accompanied you on your latest ride there.

Brian said...

Get your scooter and let's go. I'm serious.

blurred said...

This is may be your best blog post ever.

The white man came in and stole this country plain and simple. Our government lied, murdered, raped and pillaged.

Anonymous said...

There are more of "us" then you can imagine. As we continue to decline as a nation the fractional number of conscious individuals is growing. What will be the catalyst that creates a cohesive bonding of these individuals ?
Great piece of writing, the story should be read by all those who blindly support this current dictatorship and those who know something is wrong but can't seem to figure out what it is that's wrong.

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully written piece
MM

Jim at Asylum Watch said...

This post is another perfect example of why I keep telling to write professionally. Brian, you have a gift. Make use of it!

The world has always been made up of players and payers. The payers get what they can and the players take what they want.

Brian said...

Thanks you guys.

Brian

Falcon said...

This was your best yet. The comments give testament to that.

Compleat Patriot said...

Here's a clue brother Brian. THE “FEDERAL” RESERVE CONSPIRACY AND ROCKEFELLER by Emmanuel Josephson. Greg.

Brian said...

Been there. Seen that. Try to keep up Greg. Lol.

Compleat Patriot said...

The Jesuits are good at "reductions" Brian. I am glad you're catching on and up yourself. Wounded Knee was just another reduction by the same crew. Studied on it years ago.Read the language the president and the Generals used during their reductions of these indigenous heretics. Have all them books. I was curious if you'd read Immanuel's 1968 book. I don't waste my time catching up on opinions anymore. I like the legalese history the perps of these past and present crimes left behind. The money guy behind the scenes.

The Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-1906, Vol. 2, p.497) states… The Union Générale.

"It is a somewhat curious sequel to the attempt to set up a Catholic competitor to the Rothschilds that at the present time the latter are the guardians of the papal treasure."

From my perspective denial equates to people and groups of people upon realizing they have no real political authority they have either withdrawn from society to various forms of escapism into temporary and fleeting states of mental freedom, be it a media induced drunken stupor surrounded by endless bread and circuses or overwhelmingly excessive wu-wu new agey pantheistic psychedelic bliss, or even rebellious political or sovereign constitutional insurrection movements leading various false revolutions whereby the attendee{s} only thinks they are engaged in real change.

It never seems to occur to these slave mentality's that GOD forbid if they'd do some real work using those aching brains and sore eyes they can really intellectually repair themselves, undo the damage done, since birth. Unfortunately they do not want to hear about the real path to real enlightenment victory through all of this madness, they're not ready, and most will never be ready. The last thing people want is the Kingdom of Messiah.

They wonder and wander after the Beast system and cry because it's CONtracts are dying out… Kinda like you're still doing after all of these years.

You stick to pointing out their corporate rottenness. I'll keep proving who they are using their very own words. Such as their Elements of Ecclesiastical Law. Caught up with that yet Brother Brian? They admit it.


Brian said...

It is good to see you Greg. The problem of course is that even if you are correct- or we are correct- nothing will change.

Imagine knowing the truth and not being able to sell it to anybody. It is a fool's errand when you realize that everyone practices contempt prior to investigation and it isn't until they lose everything that they have- that they realize you were right.

That's how it has to go. There's no stopping it. let the river run its course.

Compleat Patriot said...

Yeah. I don't want to change their system of things because they own it. I recovered from my false entitlement issues of stakeholder ownership of that intellectual property known as the Cotus which is simply an International Compact with the Family of Nations based in International law {see Vattel 1850}. Not being a signatory nor of the Posterity but simply a subject.

It's their intellectual property. {and they can keep it lol} We are not supposed to fight them, nor take their corporation from them, nor falsely claim it is our intellectual property in their courtrooms which is impossible because we all are it's subjects. We can only change ourselves. Deprogram ourselves.

And we can help some folks and walk away from most folks like YaHusHua - defined in HEBREW means "I AM your Salvation (Messiah), said. I realize the majority of humans are incapable of self changing. And lest we forget Heavenly Father himself is blinding them because they seek salvation in men rather then in Him.

This deal can be figured out, it's the reality. It's the Sovereign Vatican City - The Sovereign City London's Square Mile Crown Banking Cartel - The Sovereign City of Washington MARYLAND D.C. established by the Carroll Family. Rome on the Potomac. That's how it is and they openly admit it and discovery is easy for anyone who sets out to investigate their legalese history.

So once we as individuals have identified the Biblical Whore and the Beast the whore controls from a Biblical standpoint we have a duty to help others comprehend it.

So if I can prevent one man from suiciding himself fighting against them I then did my duty. And in the process if we pull a Centurion out of that false paradigm it's our duty. To save men, not Babylonian corporations that proudly displays the mark of the beast all over it's insignias and armor.

So you're right. Their corporate system offers no hope whatsoever.