"A tale of 2 nations: Patriots and Patricians"
A Sioux Ghost Dance Shirt. It did not stop the white soldiers' bullets.
Patrice Lewis asks, what if 225 million Americans simply said 'NO'?
Ms. Lewis left out two important classes of allies that the patricians have: the proles who exist on their handouts derived from their thefts from us patriots and the praetorians who guard them. The patricians will launch both at our throats if we say "no" without also having the means to resist them in our hands and ready to use. To think we can simply say "no" without violence is naive and sets the predicate for defeat. As for myself, I do not want to be remembered as some latter-day practitioner of the "Ghost Dance" at some future Wounded Knee Massacre. I prefer to win.
December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children. -- The Zen Gardener.
Yes .... "we are from the government and need to disarm you for your own safety". What misery these bureaucrats and their minions (who are incapable of independent thought)have brought to the "Lakota Sioux" throughout history. They do not trust the Feds to this day, especially after the "Wounded Knee" incident. Maybe we shouldn't either!
Life is often a matter of making choices. Not all choices are between good and bad. Some choices are between horrible and something worse. Churchill's famous quote about choosing to fight when you have no hope of victory is one example. The people who chose to dive off the World Trade Center rather than burn in it are another example. Choices always have consequences. Occasionally in history you see examples of people who chose to tell their rulers "You can kill me but you can no longer tell me what to do!" Albania is a classic example of what can happen when people choose correctly. Cuba is as good an example when they choose otherwise. We know that some of the North American colonists chose to rebel, and some to stay loyal to the king.
We're going to see what choices the American people are presented with in the near future, and how well they choose. Lately they haven't been doing very well.
My crystal ball is still in the shop.
This was the first Battle of Wounded Knee. The Second Battle of Wounded Knee in the winter and spring of 1973, was just as sordid, even though casualties were only around 63 people. In the aftermath the government tried to prosecute Russel Means and Dennis Banks (both American Indian Movement leaders) for their participation in the Wounded Knee stand-off. The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office had engaged is such prosecutorial misconduct, that the cases were thrown out. The government appealed, and lost! A good read for those who want to know the truth about how the FBI acts in real life. Not the bullshit press releases from the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington.
Hey Mike, check this out.
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