Saturday, February 10, 2007
Geronimo (top photo) and Sitting Bull (bottom photo), just to name a few famous Indigenous American heroes, fought the real illegal aliens.
Nevertheless, ignorant Euro-invader spawns accuse Mesoamerican Indian-blooded people from south of the United States of Amerikaners southern boundary of being "invaders" when we go to live and work up there undocumented.
Most Indigenous Americans wonder and fantasize at one time or another what it would be like today if five-hundred or so years ago, we really were invaders of the white man's actual land if, for example, the Incan Empire, the Mayan Empire, the Aztec Empire, and Iroquois Confederation had developed vaccines to make themselves immune from foreign diseases; developed superior weaponry and sailing ships to that of Europeans, and then used those ships and weaponry to invade and conquer Europe, which they would also refer to as "the New World."
The racially foreign invaders would create rogue, artificial nation states on the European continent in the name of the Incan, Mayan, Aztecan, and Iroquoian empires; create "reservations" for the option of indigenous European ethnic "tribes" to reside on in autonomy with their own tribal governments, but not in full sovereignty; create government boarding schools for the purpose of acculturating and assimilating indigenous European children into the Indigenous Americanized "European" way of life, and by the 20th Century, create government border patrol policing agencies to prevent, for example, southern ethnic Italians of the Aztec States of Europe from freely migrating to the adjacent Iroquois States of Europe to the north, (in what is actually northern Italy).
Also within the Iroquois States of Europe, vigilante groups primarily made up of "Europeans" of Indigenous American origin would organize themselves as the Minutemorons and label those undocumented, migrating southern ethnic Italians from the Aztec States of Europe as "invaders," even though indigenous Italianos had been migrating around Mesoitalia for centuries prior to the Indigenous American invasion of Europe, and primarily fill jobs that most citizens who were born in the Iroquois States of Europe don't want, and contribute more to the Euro-Iroquoian economy than they take from it in public services.
The Iroquois States of Europe would also end up being the world's foremost economic and military superpower, and citizens of that nation would just refer to themselves as "Europeans." That nation would be one of the few major democracies to have only two major political parties instead of more, and accuse those citizens who oppose their instrusive, hypocritical, and corrupt domestic and globalist policies of being "un-patriotic," and foreign entities who criticize their policies as being "anti-European."
Last but not least, the chief maritime navigator of the original invasion of Europe we'll say was an Aztec named Cuahuatemoc, who pondered in his memoirs whether or not the European savages were fully human or not, and who centuries later would be recognized by Europeans of Indigenous American origin for having "discovered" Europe, and celebrated on "Cuahuatemoc Day" in Cuahuatemoc Day parades organized by Aztec-Europeans.
The following links are detailed scenarios by others of what it might have been like had the shoe been on the other foot five-hundred plus years ago.
The Invasion of Europe.
Revisionist history with an acute vision.
Eduardo Villacis Smoking Mirror art exhibit website.
Eduardo Villacis Smoking Mirror exhibit art pieces.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
I, Indioheathen, have never accused or criticised the United States as a whole of this, that, or the other thing. On the other hand, a lot of politicians, political scientists, political commentators, journalists, writers, and others often just refer to U.S. laws and policies as just " the government" instead of identifying and specifying more the source of those laws and policies, which I refer to as "Demopublican" policy, and which I symbolize with the picture above.
"Demopublicanism" is the predominant law and culture of the (U.S.) land.
Just to name a few,
It is specifically bi-partisan Demopublican policy that exercises a world policeman foreign policy.*
It is Democrat and Republican immigration policy that exercises neo-Cavalry enforcement against the ancient, natural tradition of Mesoamerican migration across the artificial U.S./Mexico boundary.
It is also Democrat and Republican Party politicians who exercise a colonial master attitude American Indian policy. Indian reservation autonomy tolerated--sovereignty prohibited.**
Indioheathen is not anti-American--just anti-"Demosocialist" and anti-"Theopublican"; a.k.a. "Demopublican."
The following commentary published in Indian Country Today is a further example of what stems from the Demopublican-controlled government's American Indian policy.
Anti-Indian rhetoric in the 21st century
by: Steven Newcomb / Indigenous Law Institute
Posted: February 02, 2007
Every area of Indian country seems to have its own version of the anti-Indian movement. It is a movement that crafts messages by using some of the deepest political concepts and core values of the dominant American society. It is a movement that tries to appeal to an unconscious fear of the ''disintegrating'' influence of ''the other.'' This approach may be particularly effective these days when an ''us vs. them'' mentality and the use of terms like ''terror'' and ''national security'' are so prevalent in public discourse.
The categories and metaphors used in anti-Indian rhetoric are wrapped in language that reflects a number of values shared by millions of Americans. Terms and phrases such as ''One Nation,'' ''equal rights,'' ''liberty,'' ''justice,'' ''equal justice under law'' and so forth seem quite normal to the average person in the United States.
To a non-Indian audience, arguments that are put together through the use of such terms and phrases may seem to merely reflect common sense. Thus, one challenge we face as Indian people is how to formulate meaningful responses to anti-Indian messages without seeming to defy mainstream ''common sense'' and deeply held American values. In times such as these, we are in need of nuance of language and subtlety of insight.
This need for insightful nuance is connected to a more general challenge we face. When we as Indian people use the English language, we often find ourselves in the paradoxical predicament of attempting to express indigenous cultural and political understandings by means of concepts and categories that carry the baggage of a European cultural mentality, cultural context and values. A dominant-society audience will automatically interpret our messages within their own mental framework using their own cognitive and cultural background.
Another key challenge is the way that the anti-Indian movement is able to exploit the fact that the American public is uninformed when it comes to the subject of American Indians nations. An example of how the anti-Indian crowd exploits such ignorance is the way it frames its arguments in terms of what it claims is appropriate in the ''American democracy'' while not acknowledging the role that the Haudenosaunee Confederacy played in the formation of the model of democracy eventually adopted by the United States.
The anti-Indian movement avoids discussing the argument that our original free Indian nations and peoples have the right to continue to exist because the existence of our nations far predates that of the United States. Anti-Indian activists unconsciously use what we might call container-structured arguments to sidestep the original free and independent existence of our Native nations.
The cognitive background of a ''container'' argument views the country of the United States as a type of container or box, the boundaries of which correspond to the borders of the United States. The United States is also viewed as an ''object.'' Container and object ways of thinking and speaking are reflected in the ridiculous, fear-based argument that the existence of sovereign Indian nations is threatening to dismantle the United States. One aspect of the mental model of a nation is that of a container or bounded region of space. This image is an essential structural feature of the ''One Nation'' slogan used by anti-Indian organizations.
The anti-Indian thought process assumes that everyone and everything inside the container-country called ''the United States of America'' (including Indian nations) is subject to the laws and political authority of the U.S. governmental system, which is, of course, made up of the federal, state, and local governments. This way of thinking places Indian nations and Indian governments in an ''anomalous'' or unusual situation in relation to the political structuring of the United States. It leads to the question of where and how Indian nations fit ''within'' the U.S. political framework.
Those who created the United States as a political entity used surveyors and mapmakers to conceptualize and build national and state boundaries that were thought of as encircling and engulfing Indian nation lands.
Once U.S. boundary lines were established on maps and institutionalized in social and political practice, this created the ridiculous perception that the United States is politically and legally first on the continent, despite the obvious fact that with regard to Indian nations this is completely and chronologically false. The anti-Indian movement attempts to exploit this sense that the United States is more fundamentally rooted in the continent than Indian nations.
The anti-Indian movement also employs a deep-level political/legal metaphor: ''inside of is under the jurisdiction of.'' This metaphor reflects and reinforces a popular assumption: ''Indian nations that exist 'inside' or 'within' the boundaries of the United States are subject to the political and legal authority of the United States'' (otherwise known as ''plenary power'').
Some anti-Indian activists argue that the way to ''free'' Indians from federal claims of plenary power is to get rid of Indian nations in the name of civil rights and ''equal justice for all.'' In any case, the presumption of plenary power does not take into account that Indian nations were here on the continent first and possess a sacred birthright of original independence. Nor does it account for the fact that Indian nations have made hundreds of treaties with the United States that, from a Native perspective, are supposed to safeguard the political existence and lands of Indian nations as ''supreme law'' in the United States.
As first indigenous nations, one collective challenge we share is to find the most effective means of responding to the anti-Indian movement in the 21st century. As a start, it bears repeating that we were placed on this continent by the Creator, with our own respective lands, languages, cultures, spiritual traditions and values. We are still here. The United States was constituted on our indigenous lands ''in'' and ''within'' a pre-existing ''Turtle Island'' (North America). Our respective sovereign nations have the right to continue to exist for the simple reason that we do exist, thanks to our ancestors.
Steven Newcomb is the Indigenous Law Research Coordinator at the Sycuan Education Department on the Sycuan Indian Reservation, in San Diego County, California. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, and a columnist for Indian Country Today.
Link to the article.
* Reaction from a former Soviet imperialist and now semi-fascist dictator.
** A recent example of Demopublican anti-Indian sovereignty policy.