If you wish to adhere to tradition then you will ~ Not, entertain the idea of physical retaliation, it has not worked throughout our long and bitter history and would be utter madness, now, when we are in the midst of a planetary shift, and therefore, an unparalleld opportunity toward gaining the freedom which we have so long awaited.
If we desire, peace and harmony, then we must ~ BE, that PEACE, that HARMONY. Like attracts like, it can never be any other way. Aggression only breathes more aggression into our lives, this is Universal Law, end of.
I have listened to Russell several times in his well known early speech ( Utube ) where he attempts to rally the elders into battle against the negative forces, which are still, to this day, at large So bold a leader, that young, Spirited, Russell ! and in days long past, I would surely support such endeavour. Yet, now is the time to act upon a higher level, beyond that of the mere physical, to employ a new dynamic. Throughout the years Russell has come into step with this higher concept, he has developed a profounder wisdom, learning to make peace with the circumstances which surround him, and to make peace with himself, thus tuning in, opening up his heart, to the gentle, loving call of ~The Great Spirit. He has returned to the old ways of ~ True Empowerment , as we all ~ Must, do, if we are to EVER surmount the desperate situation of our lives.
It is not easy for me to ask non- reaction of a peoples so bitterly abused and denied for such a protracted ache of time, I will admit, also, how fiercely difficult I have found it, myself, and still do at times, not only to come to terms with my own, personal devastation and loss, but, greater still, assuage, that urge to jump astride my warrior steed and ride out, battle cry rising forth of my lungs. But at some point in history, and is not THIS the point of our lives here today ? we need to make that vital choice. Ultimate victory, or yet more defeat ?
Which ~ Way, then, are we going to ride ? toward that clearing of our higher destiny, that which will bring forth to us greater and greater vistas of well being, growth and opportunity ? or do we, instead, choose to ride deep into the dark tangled forest of our past mistakes, that which would level upon us infinitely greater restrictions, tyranny and abuse than we could even imagine, not even in our most dread of nightmares.
I must emphasise, the battle against the powers that be, is NOT one of flesh, it never really has been. Which is why it ~ Cannot, be won through physical conflict and aggression, but, only ~ Within our hearts, minds and souls.
In the name of our ancestors, and of the wise ones and elders on Earth today, who champion the cause of indigenous peoples, I urge you, if not for your own sake, then for your children, and for the countless generations which are to follow, ~ Please, cast away the violent thoughts which rage within you, restore your hoop, and walk the Red Road as natives, proud, dignified, strong in Spirit, returning home.
See below my words sent in response to Russells views some time ago, regards violent endeavour. Thank you.
Russel , re- your most recent vid,~ Matriarchy. Reference your final words.
Much respect for you and great admiration for your achievements and values as I have. However, I hope you will forgive my forwardness in most fervently challenging your condemnation of what it means to be a ~ Warrior. Perhaps it is merely a matter of interpretation, but I speak from the heart on this and, I feel sure, there are many others who are, similarly, without bloodlust yet who, nevertheless, hold fast to the idea of what it is to be a true ~ Warrior, that this word has dignity and merit, and does not deserve to be treated with the disdain you give it.
Please do not misunderstand me, I am wholeheartedly opposed to war, for the sake of war, to bloodshed, for the sake of bloodshed. I wish, above all else, to live in a world of Peace, Love and Natural expression of being, Yet it is precisely in protection of this that many a proud brave rode out into the fray, losing his life in defense of his land and people at battles such as Wounded knee, Little big horn , Wolf Mountains, Stony Lake, along with others too numerous to mention. Indeed, indigenous warriors ~ world wide, fought against the same forces, just as proudly, just as fearlessly, despite the bitter hardship, despite the outrageous odds, for the exact same reason, to protect what is ~ OURS ! ~ are these attributes, then, to be cast aside as beneath our worth ?
The selfless way in which these greatly skilled ~ Warriors, sacrificed their lives against the white invaders in the name of ~ Freedom , for the sake of our kind, should be reverenced, not crushed underfoot like a discarded cigarete butt. ~ This is an intrinsic part of our history, our ~ Spirit, and we should feel ~ Proud, to be a part of this phase of our culture, of what our warring ancestors stood for, and died for !
We fought, in times past, and we fought nobly, with every inch of our ~ Native being, and we still fight , still sacrifice, in various ways to this day. The snort of the war horse, the battle cry upon the wind, though long gone, still resounds in our ears, urging us ever onward. There is no shame in it. Like thunderbird we arise out of the ashes of our warrior past, primed to take up where we left off. Today we may hail from numerous backgrounds, all walks of life, yet, still, with the exact same heart , still , toward the exact same objective which ~ Demands expression , ~ Demands to be Realised ~ To Free our Peoples and reclaim our land.
The term ~ Warrior, belongs to ~ us. When provoked, Primitive , Savage and Wild to the core, and may we never become tame ! This, is a part of our heritage, our unity with every tribe, fighting for release throughout the world It stands for native resistance against tyranny, and does ~ Not, belong to white man, who are merely soldiers, at best , better described as mercenarys, thugs, hoodlums and gangsters.
Though we have learnt that physical combat achieves little against advanced technology, psychological manipulation and dark occult fraternities. This does not, for one moment, cancel out the brave deeds of our ancestors, indeed, the fight is by no means over. Our maneuvers, our “ field “of battle might well have changed, but not the Fire within !
And until the desired result is achieved, we cannot afford to sleep, divested of our ( mental ) weapons, cannot afford to leave our ( emotional ) camp unguarded. The Warrior Spirit will never, MUST never be allowed to die in the heart of a noble people who are oppressed, for it is ~ ONLY with such a Spirit, born of the wilderness itself, that we can, at last , ~ Rise, into the fullness of being which has, for so long, be denied us.