I thought I would voice my piece.
Having held my tongue, ‘til now, on the subject, I have felt deep sadness at the attitude of more than a few on these boards toward those who wish to become members here, I say * wish to become *, for though they were “officially “ members “, yet their intros were sadly never, even acknowledged, not even once. Now, along with tons of interesting posts, their neglected intros have disappeared altogether, and I doubt they will return here again. Really, there can be no excuse, for such cold disregard toward those who come here, simply, out of respect, and to be a part of the community.
Another example of native inconsideration I have noticed, is the outright attack, on washitu, as well as those struggling with their native heritage and identity. I remember one such occasion, in particular, where, what seemed to me, a most friendly and completely innocuous individual, was hauled over the coals, for not knowing enough about his Indian customs, and no matter how hard the poor fellow attempted to placate his native attacker, ( and he tried everything ! ) that native remained, resolutely hostile. Another scalp for the old belt, hoka hey !
For my own part I have but recently returned after weeks and weeks of serious hard graft to get the next piece of a written series out on these boards. Most uncharacteristically for me, it has taken, absolutely forever to do, as I have been battling with an inexplicable inertia, with each attempt to resume the work. I have never worked so damn hard to get something written Such fierce , resistance, the like of which I have not known before. Now I return to the forum, with my hard won, offering, and I Know ~ WHY, I felt so awful !
The dark spirit of negation, has most certainly taken up residence upon these boards, Indeed, how frequently, has this negating force been fed, by way of the disdaining energies, existent in your everyday lives, and quite clearly reflected upon this forum ? That force which has held us down ceaselessly for centuries, and now works ~ More feverishly than ever, to sabotage an ~ Unparallelled, opportunity, one which we have ~ Long, awaited, to escape the clutches of the present global government system.
My kin, 2012 is just around the corner. This is ~ Our , time for rising, for breaking free into a brand new state of existance, and all you can do is scrap amongst yourselves and refer to people’s posts here as “shit “. Native or otherwise, people from all walks of life make a conscious choice to reach out, specifically, on these boards. They could go anywhere, for there are, indeed, all manner of things to choose from out there, yet they come to the Lakotah Forum, to give of their precious time and energies, their deep felt Love, Respect and commitment to you, YOU Indians, you, the only living representatives of a culture, richly steeped in ancient wisdom , kindness and sharing; and you snub them !
I ask you, what manner of a society, would mark the measure of a man, solely, by his nationality ? Even, on your own admission, your Tribal councils are so full of corruption, that they would stoop to such level as to steal the food from their own people. Is it, to these, pure bloods, perhaps, whom you would turn, to create the path forward for the restoration of native ways ?
These times in which we find ourselves, are no ordinary times, surely, you must be aware of this by now ? There is ~ Much, at stake, much that rests upon the note of our Native hearts. It would be most advisable to see, past, the physical packaging of those whom you would greet as brother, and those you would condemn, whom, given the circumstance, would share their last crust of bread with you. Have you forgotten, that we are, first and foremost ~ Spiritual beings, we are not these disposable physical shells. Many arrive within your midst, even from other worlds, to assist in these vital times. Others, you might deem strangers who are, great chiefs, warriors, ancestors, steeped in the old ways. Returned to ensure your safe passage to the brand new Earth which is about to emerge, IF, we can but open our hearts to receive !
Some might recall, I am an outsider, a loner, I have no affiliations, whatsoever. Wounded and disoriented myself, the only reference point I cling to is the somewhat awkward recognition that the purpose of my entire life has been to return to you , my beloved kin, during these end times. I feel compelled to write as I do, and to assist, all I can, toward the future welfare of indigenous peoples. Denigrate, ignore, delete, my words, as you see fit, the choice is yours, but I must see this through to its conclusion, I cannot flout my own responsibilities, I hope you understand ?