Friday, December 21, 2007

Thank You Lakota Indians

"The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday."

Oh Happy Day.

The Lakota Indians are teaching the rest of us how to save ourselves. Like Gandhi said "Do not participate in anything you believe is evil." What the United States did and is doing to the American Indians (and the rest of us) is evil.

America's Titanic economy is only a reflection of how worthless we've become. War for oil, food for fuel, nature illegal, corrupt government, genetically modified foods, all these stupid policies have consequences.

It's time for a value added process, starting from within.

I was trying to explain a picture in a book about slavery to my 8 year old granddaughter. She asked why the slaves didn't just walk off the plantations. Of course I explained about plantation brutality, paddy rollers, re-arrest with a new slave master, and Jim Crow.

The core of her question stuck with me.

Violence solves nothing but we can take our power back from man made "masters" or "experts." Unlike slavery and Jim Crow days, we have thought tools, brain mirrors, that can show us the big picture and help us find our role in it to support the highest good.

Maybe we all should follow the Lakota Indians lead and take our freedom back based on broken government agreements, and become what my brothers, the great singers Thomas and Tarmo Urb call "Citizen of Sun."

We really are one.

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