Philosphy

Burning down the house with ghosts

can she go homeToday on Facebook there were two very interesting posts next to each other in my morning feed.

The first post was by Mr Mike Forcia, chairperson at the American Indian Movement in Minneapolis who stated “If trump wins it’ll be Armageddon. And I think it’s best for everyone.”

The other post was by Ms D Yvette Wiley, a Native American environmental scientist from Oklahoma who stated, in regards to the Trump/Pence ticket, “These nazis will be burning people like me at the stake.”

So, we have two passionate, caring and smart Native Americans who are opposite ends of the spectrum regarding who their candidates. They both do not like Ms Clinton. Their distrust and distaste for her runs very deep. They seem to both despise Mr Trump. Yet their votes will cancel each other out.

Mr Forcia advocates “Armageddon” and states, ” If we can not live in Creation the way the Creator intended, then it’s time we take ourselves out and let nature take its corse.” As well as:

Prophesy of the Anishinabe, seven fires.

“If the New People will remain strong in their quest the Water Drum of the Midewiwin Lodge will again sound its voice. There will be a rebirth of the Anishinabe Nation and a rekindling of old flames. The Sacred Fire will again be lit.

“It is this time that the light skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with then in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth’s people.”

Ms Wiley States:

I hate the role HRC played after the 2009 coup in Honduras. She made certain that American corporate interests were protected at the expense of Indigenous Hondurans. Remember the massive influx of Central American children a few years ago? It was largely, not completely since the America has been militarily training CA dictators and helping them remain in power for a long time, but the 2009 coup of Honduras President Manuel Zalaya helped with the influx of the children. Then there is Haiti and the Clinton foundation. Even though I strongly supported Bernie and was shocked at the success he had and crowds he drew, I knew ‘they’ would never allow him the Presidency. He would never play the game and we don’t actually have much say in anything. That is an illusion. It’s always been the illusion. We have a fraction of a voice by voting, but not much. I will vote for HRC to say that I had nothing to do with the death and destruction that will follow a Trump presidency. I’m in Oklahoma. My vote does not count here in the general election. These people are colonized and christianized to the max, both Indians and non-Indians. The state always goes red, so my vote is mostly symbolic. We do need to think beyond our own skin. There is the supreme court nominations to come and that is important. There are many federal lands that are on attack to be privatized and turned over to states that the republicans are going after. One truly needs to step outside of themselves and do multiple 360 degree walks around the entire issue to examine all of the problems and issues. And no, Trump and Hillary are not the same coin.

This micro-conversation is playing out all over our land. I respect both of these persons and their inalienable rights. For me, the stakes are too high. The results of this election will determine our future—especially in regards to the Supreme Court (arguably more important than who is President.) Like others, I liked Mr Sanders whose passion brings back memories of my spunk and world view when I was marching in the streets against the Vietnam War in 1968. I had hoped Mr Sanders would have prevailed—and maybe his ideals will have some afterlife in the DNC platform. I sincerely hope so. I certainly read his entire endorsement speech and respect his decision to support Ms Clinton—knowing what he does about her. I do know that the Clinton watchers will be keeping an eagle eye on how she does if she is elected. If Mr Trump is elected the transgressions imposed by this man against humanity and Mother Earth will create, as Mr Forcia suggest, a fire storm.

My guess is that Ms Clinton really does, deep down, understand her past transgressions and is not, fundamentally, an evil person as proclaimed by many. As Richard Ford said today in an essay in the Times Literary Supplement, “His [Donald Trump] status as a messiah to white, disenchanted working-class men is, in my view, a sham, an invention of Mr Trump’s ambition and of those men’s disdain for government and their fear about a loss of economic and spiritual potency in a fast- changing, rapidly-becoming-non-white world.” (see http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/anatomy-of-trump/). I do believe that Mr Trump is evil.

I have decided that it is time to put all past ghosts asides and vote for Ms Clinton. I am doing so while not holding my nose. I am an optimistic person with a long-view. I just can not bring myself to burn the house down to start my life over again.

 

 

 

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Burning down the house with ghosts

  1. Reblogged this on CreekWaterWoman and commented:
    Good conversation this morning.

    Posted by creekwaterwoman | July 17, 2016, 12:54
  2. We had a good conversation this morning. Thanks for blogging about it. We must do all we can to see that HRC prevails. Hopefully, Senator Sanders got some things out of his endorsement for her.

    Posted by creekwaterwoman | July 17, 2016, 12:55

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