My ongoing theme is always the truth, as I see it, and the exposure of lies, deception and manipulation wherever they exist. I remain firmly convinced that the world can no longer resist its innate urge to unite and co-operate with one another and we are very close to the point where war can no longer be an option if this transformation is to occur. Website: allenroland.com Email: email@example.com
Chief Arvol Looking
Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, asks us to understand an
Indigenous perspective on what has happened to America but also
offers a very important message about a solution to turn around these terrible
times including justice for the Palestinians. His words should be heeded for
they are in essence the same as mine ~ Peace begins with me ~ go within and
find your role in the great coming together of mankind and the truth of a Unified Fieldof love and soul consciousness whose principle property
is the universal propensity or urge to unite: Allen L Roland, PhD
wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. - Navajo Proverb
The Sioux Nation standing rock pipeline uprising is
indicative of a growing global cry for justice which most certainly includes oppressed Palestinians ~ but brings hope to
oppressed people all over the world as well as the realization that the human
spirit will never be destroyed but will instead evolve.
The genocide of the
Native Americans, similar to the ongoing destruction of the Palestinian Nation,
represents one of the low points in the history of human morality ~ where for
500 years, Native Americans witnessed every attempt at erasing them from the
face of the planet and their numbers dwindled from 50 million prior to the
arrival of Europeans to North America to less than three hundred thousand at
the turn of the 20th century
Transcend Media Service elaborates ~ "Calls to
destroy Native Americans were hardly implicit but, rather, clearly-articulated.
For example, Spencer Phips, Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusetts Bay
Province issued this statement in 1755 on behalf of King George II:
“His Majesty’s subjects to embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating,
killing and destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians.”
The price list for the scalp of murdered Natives were
as follows: “50 pounds for adult male scalps; 25 for adult female scalps;
and 20 for scalps of boys and girls under age 12.”
approach to Native Americans continued, unabated.
A century later, in
1851, California Governor Peter H. Burnett made this declaration: “A war of extermination will
continue to be waged between the two races until the Indian race becomes
always felt that the legacy of the Native Americans is similar to their own.
branching leaves of divine speech; birds that soar higher than a gun. You who
come from beyond the sea, bent on war; don’t cut down the tree of our names;
don’t gallop your flaming horses across the open plains.”
losing their lives, land and olive trees as they stand up to Israeli tanks and
bulldozers. Their reality is a replay of similar experiences faced – and
still being confronted – by Native Americans. Well into the 21st century, the
Native American-Palestinian struggle remains one and the same.
“Our pastures are
sacred, our spirits inspired,
The stars are luminous words where our fable
is legible from beginning to end..”
It is particularly
disheartening that there are yet to be serious attempts at addressing these
grave injustices which continue to this day ~ but
there is a growing chorus of prominent voices speaking out like Chris Hedges
and Miko Pele on the legitimacy of the BDS Movement and the need to boycott Israel.
They discuss the global campaign to economically and politically pressure
Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land, grant equality to
Arab-Palestinian citizens and allow Palestinian refuges the right of return to
their homes. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines the history and
breadth of the BDS movement and the obvious need to resist ~ which innately
joins the Sioux rebellion with the global BDS movement and the common crime of
apartheid and ethnic cleansing. See 25 minute video ~ with Hedges and
Thus we have the
non-violent peace message of Chief
Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota,
and Nakota Nations, offering a solution to turn around these terrible
times against humanity including justice for the oppressed Palestinians as well
as the need to unite spirituality as a global nation ~ "or be faced
with chaos, disasters, diseases, and tears from our relatives' eyes"
Native American activists taking a stand in support of
Palestinian rights. (Photo: via Counter Currents
The Native Americans see the birth of a white buffalo calf as the
most significant of prophetic signs, equivalent to the weeping
statues, bleeding icons, and crosses of light that are becoming prevalent
within the Christian churches today. Where the Christian faithful who visit
these signs see them as a renewal of God's ongoing relationship with
humanity ~ so do the Native Americans see the white buffalo calf as the
sign to begin life's sacred hoop.
"The arrival of the white buffalo is like the second coming
of Christ," says Floyd Hand Looks For Buffalo, an Oglala Medicine Man from
Pine Ridge, South Dakota. "It will bring about purity of mind, body,
and spirit and ;unify all nations ~ black, red, yellow, and white." He
sees the birth of a white calf as an omen because they happen in the most
unexpected places and often among the poorest people in the nation. The
birth of the sacred white buffalo provides those within the Native American
community with a sense of hope and an indication that good times are to come." See legend
description ~ http://www.lightningmedicinecloud.com/legend.html
have been learning about these important issues since the age of 12 when I
received the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and its teachings. Our
people have strived to protect Sacred Sites from the beginning of time. These
places have been violated for centuries and have brought us to the predicament
that we are in at the global level.
ancestors have been trying to protect our Sacred Site called the Sacred Black
Hills in South Dakota, "Heart of Everything That Is," from
continued violations. Our ancestors never saw a satellite view of this site,
but now that those pictures are available, we see that it is in the shape of a
heart and, when fast-forwarded, it looks like a heart pumping.
have been protecting Big Mountain, calling it the liver of the earth, and we
are suffering and going to suffer more from the extraction of the coal there
and the poisoning processes used in doing so.
Aborigines have warned of the contaminating effects of global warming on the
Coral Reefs, which they see as Mother Earth's blood purifier.
indigenous people of the rainforest say that the rainforests are the lungs of
the planet and need protection.
Gwich'in Nation in Alaska has had to face oil drilling in the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, also known to the Gwich'in as "Where
coastal plain is the birthplace of many life forms of the animal nations. The
death of these animal nations will destroy indigenous nations in this
destructive developments continue all over the world, we will witness many more
extinct animal, plant, and human nations, because of mankind's misuse of power
and their lack of understanding of the "balance of life"
Indigenous people warn that these destructive developments will cause havoc
globally. There are many, many more indigenous
teachings and knowledge about Mother Earth's Sacred Sites, her chakras, and
connections to our spirit that will surely affect our future generations.
needs to be a fast move toward other forms of energy that are safe for all
nations upon Mother Earth. We need to understand the types of minds that are
continuing to destroy the spirit of our whole global community. Unless we do
this, the powers of destruction will overwhelm us.
everyone will have the right to drink safe water. We fail to appreciate and
honor our Sacred Sites, ripping out the minerals and gifts that lay underneath
them as if Mother Earth were simply a resource, instead of the source of life
nations and using more resources to carry out destruction in the name of peace
is not the answer! We need to understand how all these decisions affect the
global nation; we will not be immune to its repercussions. Allowing
continual contamination of our food and land is affecting the way we think.
"disease of the mind" has set in world leaders and many members of
our global community, with their belief that a solution of retaliation and
destruction of peoples will bring peace.
prophecies it is told that we are now at the crossroads:Either
unite spiritually as a global nation, or be faced with chaos, disasters,
diseases, and tears from our relatives' eyes.
We are the
only species that is destroying the source of life, meaning Mother Earth, in
the name of power, mineral resources, and ownership of land. Using chemicals
and methods of warfare that are doing irreversible damage, as Mother Earth is
becoming tired and cannot sustain any more impacts of war.
I ask you
to join me on this endeavor. Our
vision is for the peoples of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the
Creator, to come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and
commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our Mother
Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining Peace.
day passes, I ask all nations to begin a global effort, and remember to give
thanks for the sacred food that has been gifted to us by our Mother Earth, so
the nutritional energy of medicine can be guided to heal our minds and spirits.
millennium will usher in an age of harmony or it will bring the end of life as
we know it. Starvation, war, and toxic waste have been the hallmark of the
great myth of progress and development that ruled the last millennium.
To us, as
caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning
back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide.
– and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor
your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.
Each of us
is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of
Arvol Looking Horse is the author of White
Buffalo Teachings. A tireless advocate of maintaining traditional spiritual
practices, Chief Looking Horse is a member of Big Foot Riders, which
memorializes the massacre of Big Foot's band at Wounded Knee
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisorAllen L
Roland can be contacted firstname.lastname@example.orgAllen is also a
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