Thursday, October 25, 2012

Song of the Coyote...(#1): Privilege

The privileged mind
is as difficult to open
as the tightly-clenched ass
within which it is housed.

Privilege creates and sustains 
an illusion of undeserved moral convenience, an amnesia of compassion, 
a pathological imperception 
that prevents us from 
recognizing the deep need 
for fighting injustice every day 
in every way possible.

Patterns of Privilege

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Knowings in my bones...(#3)

Many indigenous cultures have the integral element of shared abundance based in communalism. Modern anti-culture has much to give away - it's addiction to individualism, consumerism and materialism, human and natural exploitative values and the idea of unlimited growth which is nothing more than unlimited greed. We are buying/taking/ stealing/hoarding ourselves to death. The land here on Turtle Island doesn't understand that energy and why "(US)Americans" as such will never truly be Americans until this contradiction of values is reconciled.

The buffalo was (and is) a central spiritual and material Relation
 for the Turtle Island Plains Nations before the onslaught of
European settler-colonialism.  In the word of Daniel Quinn
("Ishmael"),  European "taker" values decimated buffalo
populations out of genocidal intent and greed.

The buffalo popluations are rebounding due to the work and spiritual
guidance of the Native nations along with the help of European settler
conservationists and activists.  The spirit of abundance can and does live
again on Turtle Island despite the continuing dominance and
exploitation of colonialism and capitalism.

"Once I was in Victoria and I saw a very large house.  They told me it was a bank and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back with interest.
We are Indians and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, by and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel good.
Our way of giving is our bank." - attributed to Chief Maquinna, as posted by 'The Great Spirit' (facebook)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Knowings in my bones...(#2)

Participation in the modern anti-cultural narrative has created a context for keeping some of our most dangerous mistakes, misdeeds and technological pathologies out of the public, communal eye, out of the public, communal consciousness, supporting a tragic level of self-created ignorance and arrogant disbelief of the gravity of our situation, leaving us in our most quietly explosive period of our history on this earth.

Ignorance and inaction in this case is a chronic disease...that is also immensely curable.

"Advertising and the End of the World" - yet another perspective of the modern, capitalist, consumerist, exploitative mistake.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Wonderful Modern Disease

Nuclear power generation and
the compulsory toxic waste
that comes with it makes as
much sense as the human
colonization of space.
 How can people be convinced whose disease makes them feel better on the surface, creates socially-acceptable symptoms and sustains their own misguided assumptions about themselves that they are indeed carrying a sickness that affects others deeply and is a proven blight upon their environment (which they can actually 'see', but the misguided assumptions cloud the need for any sort of substantive change) that they indeed have a terminal, though slow-moving, but very profound and globally dangerous disease?

Interesting how much the "intelligent" modern citizen of privileged industrial, colonial corporatocratic  countries can know about the terminal mistake of fossil fuel dependence and use and not feel behooved to actually live like they are in possession of said intelligence.  One could surmise that modernity does not give rise to intelligence at all, that it does its best work at creating veneers for terminal ideological and socio-political pathologies.

Case in point - even a grade school textbook will reveal how important trees are to the life of humans on the earth, but the modern system of cultural production behaves as though trees are simply a commodity that can be exploited at the whims of the corporate capitalist "imperative", that they are not indeed and in deed one of our most precious family members amongst All Our Relations, gifting us with oxygen, substantively and daily and beautifully while sustained symbiotically by the very gasses we expirate from our very lungs - suggesting a relation-ship that we'd do well to acknowledge and deepen - again.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Columbus Day Sale Business Boycott

This is a call to a general boycott of any and all companies, businesses and corporations that enact sales and promotions in the name of the oppression, genocide and colonialism embodied in the name and legacy of Criminal Columbus.  

Because of the serious and profound nature of Criminal Columbus's legacy and how it has negatively and profoundly affected the cultures and peoples of the Western Hemisphere and Africa directly and the rest of the world also, the organizations that exploit this opportunist's name and legacy must know that this  exploitation does not come without a price of its own.  

We must not allow Criminal Columbus' legacy of violence, rape and torture in the name of G-O-D and christianity to be used to sell electronics, furniture and groceries, adding disrespect and insult to the injury that Criminal Columbus set in motion in 1492 with the "blessing" of the roamin catholic papal bulls of the 1400's that defined the immoral Doctrine of Discovery that led directly to the genocide and holocaust of the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, of south, central and north America and the enslavement and maafa/holocaust of indigenous Africans.

We call out to all merchants, retailers, store-owners, businesswomen and men to divest themselves of the legacy of Criminal Columbus, quietly or vociferously, out of a moral sense of compassion for humanity and an acknowledgement of truth and integrity beyond the mere desire to make profit based on the legacy of oppression of a pillaging butcher and torturer.  We call you to see the clarity and correctness in this heart-felt request.  Assuredly no business-owner in their right mind would have a "Hitler's Birthday Sale", so one can not understand how any such person would hold a "Columbus Day Sale" either.  No more "Columbus Day" sales and promotions!

(see list of offending companies in comments section)

"This is truly equivalent to Germany having a “Hitler Day” which is a national holiday where we’re all supposed to laud him as the “Great Conquerer” or something, with statues of him erected all over the country. This country is INSANE. Because it’s a part of the dominant culture, industrial civilization, which is killing the planet and wiping out vast, unfathomable numbers of nonhuman species and human indigenous cultures. It must be stopped."

Please, be free to use the above photograph in spreading the word about this boycott intended to extend throughout the year, but at least as long as the offending companies and businesses promote their sales in the name of Criminal Columbus.

Post the above or similar photos/images/flyers along with the names of the local and national companies that align themselves with the legacy of this genocidal opportunist.  Let these companies and owner know that they must find better ways and more creative ways of promoting their products and businesses than in such a way that disrespects the cultures and histories of so many.

For more information, please contact Ukumbwa Sauti at