article below has been re-printed with kind permission
of the author, Sharon Pacione. It is an attempt
to wake people up out of their complacency and
ignorance and see what's really happening around
them, right at this very minute. The US launched
an attack on Iraq, regardless of the many in the
world who opposed it, including most of the nations
of the UN. Do we really believe this bullying
will stop at Iraq? Country after country will
follow the same fate as Iraq, until we wake up
to what is going on.
books are written by the victors, and is never
an indication of the truth of what really happened,
and the Native Americans are but one example.
We are not being told the real truth, whether
it be about history, or about current events.
now, more and more, courageous voices are speaking
out against war as a solution to anything. The
first step to creating Peace is to arm yourself
with the Truth. The second step is to do something
about it. Each of us individually has the power
to create the Peace we all wish for. And not just
the power, but we have a responsibility as Global
Citizens. As long as we sit back and do nothing,
whether out of fear or out of ignorance, we will
all be victims in the end.
encourage you to arm yourself with Knowledge.
Then rid yourself of your fears and start to do
something, before it is too late. Let's give our
children a world to look forward to. The native
americans have the custom of basing all their
actions on how it will affect 7 generations into
the future; that is, the future we leave our children
with. What a wonderful idea for governments to
implement before they make any policies.
Start to become aware of what's happening, and
look behind the scenes. Start questioning. The
article posted below is only one of many ways
we can begin...........
does not determine who's right,
only who's left!
THE LITTLE WHITE LIE
There is a little white lie...that
we call history.
appears that as a nation, the United States government
has never considered the original people of the
continent of North America to be among "all
men" mentioned in the following portion of
the Declaration of Independence:-
our government continues to try to go to war against
the wishes of ever-growing opposition all over the
world, I ask you to consider the recommendations
listed in this post to educate yourself about Native
American Indian cultures. I believe that the United
States government has become addicted to war and
it started a very long time ago!
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed
by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit
of Happiness -- that to secure these Rights,
Governments are instituted among men, deriving
their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,
that whenever Any Form of Government becomes
destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of
the People to alter or to abolish it, and to
institute a new Government."
~~ The U.S. Declaration of Independence ~~
It is through awareness and understanding that humanity
can purify the individual and collective hearts
and minds, necessary components to bring about peace
on this planet. The great purification spoken about
in Native American prophecy can be as kind and gentle
as humanity wishes it to be. We can either wake
up and do the internal work on ourselves, manifesting
peace...or continue harboring the fear and anger,
manifesting war. It's as simple as that...and it's
our choice! It is our actions (or lack of them)
that are determining this very minute the type of
world in which we CHOOSE to
Mankind cannot become healthy unless there is the
realization that we're ill and, as a species, we
are very, very sick...having spread the cancers
of fear and anger rhat we carry within our collective
conscious, manifesting these diseases in our outer
world for all to see. Our outer world is but a mirror
of our inner world. And, we are a world of pretenders,
a great majority ignoring the pain brought about
by unjustness in the world in which we live. Most
often, we deal with what we see and hear through
apathy and anesthetizing ourselves with our addictions.
the time has come to silence the drums of wars
raging within by diligently working on ourselves.
Peace within is the only path to peace without.
The vibrations of war enslave not only individual
souls but the collective soul of humanity as well.
following information is being highly recommended
to the masses on this planet, especially here
in North America. If we can begin to see how our
government has treated the original people, those
we often call Native Americans, perhaps we can
see how prevalent the divide-and-conquer mentality
has been since the first moment that colonists
set foot on this continent already inhabited by
millions of people. Most of these videos will
not bring about a warm, fuzzy feeling, but having
one's story told and being heard is part of the
healing process. Please consider educating yourself
and your family and friends, especially the children,
so that the big fat lie that became the little
white lie we call history can be corrected. Even
if it isn't pretty, we should start telling the
of us who work for peace care deeply about Mother
Earth and what kind of world we are creating for
all children, for people of all cultures. Knowledge
continues to be power, but let's no longer choose
"power-over" in our ways of dealing
with people and countries, but power used in a
wise way for the greater good of all of life,
including the planet herself.
is the time of a great awakening by humanity,
but we must not just wake up if we wish to effect
positive change in the world, we must get out
of bed!!! We have unlimited opportunities to educate
ourselves about what's really happening in the
world and be a voice for peace. We can also make
ourselves aware of real history that never made
it into our history books. And, once we become
aware, we might start to wonder just what the
agenda really is on our planet by those who continue
to enslave the spirit of humanity through the
vibrations of fear brought about by war and oppression.
There seems to be a constant need to feed the
beast of oppression to make a few people rich
one last bit of food for thought. The masses have
always been controlled through fear, and what
better way to continue the vibrations of fear
than through war? It is serving the agenda of
the divide-and-conquer "powers that be"
(in their minds) to make the prophecies concerning
what has been called the "end times"
come true. And, we should remember that war is
a BUSINESS. How does one justify feeding the beast,
if there is no war?
humanity removes the "sheeple" robe
it has so comfortably worn and becomes part of
"we the people" instead of "we
the sheeple", we can manifest peace instead
of war. It is OUR CHOICE and this IS OUR COUNTRY...ISN'T
IT?...ALL OF US!!!!
not let the U.S. government mantra of "broken
treaties, broken spirits" spread any further
into the global scene than it already has!
time of separation is over...the time of oneness,
of knowing the connectedness of everything, is
here. Please consider viewing the following to
give even a small glimpse of the history that
never made it into the history books because the
little white lies did instead.
we start to unpeel the onion of truth, we will
realize that this is only the beginning. Be prepared
to have this onion of truth make you cry. Part
of the tears will come because of the realization
of how we have allowed ourselves to be duped by
the illusions that have passed (and continue to
pass) for truth for so long!
Native Americans (6 Video Tape Set)
*The Nations of the Northeast*
*The Tribal People of the Northwest*
*The Tribes of the Southeast*
*The Natives of the Southwest*
*The People of the Great Plains: Part 1*
*The People of the Great Plains: Part 2*
music from the above series is fantastic. It is
called "Music for the Native Americans" by Robbie Robertson and the Red Road Ensemble.
Track number 3 "Ghost Dance" is especially
powerful, part of which says: "you don't
stand a chance against my prayers, you don't stand
a chance against my love."
Nations (8 Video Tape Set)
*Clash of Cultures*
*Invasion of the Coast*
*Cauldron of War*
*Roads Across the Plains*
*Attack on Culture*
contact your local library and ask them to carry
any of the videos mentioned in this post. I AM
NOT affiliated with them in any way, just found
them powerful when I viewed them. You can also
call your local public television station and
ask to have them added to the lineup of future
shows. If you wish to purchase them, check with
area bookstores or you may order on-line at Amazon.com.
In my opinion, the materials mentioned in this
post would be a great addition to any history
class in any school in the world. Maybe some teachers
will be strong enough to recommend and teach from
are a few additional recommendations (videos,
poetry book, and websites):
1983, the first of a trilogy of "qatsi"
movies was made. The third in the trilogy came
out in late October 2002 but it has not yet made
it to the big screen theatres and only in the
largest of cities has it been shown at all. The
first two are highly recommended and the third
is much anticipated by those who have seen the
first two. They are composed of striking visuals,
accompanied by the music of Philip Glass. The
titles are Hopi words. Please ask in your area
to have this latest movie shown. Ask, ask, ask.
The subject matter has never been more timely.
The first two are available as VHS and DVD. I
will add a fourth title that is the same vein
(visuals and music) and equally as good.
(Life Out of Balance) 1983
(Life in Transformation) 1988
(Life in War) October 2002
World Beyond Worlds" 2001 (Baraka is an ancient
Sufi word which
translates as a blessing, or as the breath or
essence of life from which the
evolutionary process unfolds. This movie was shot
in 24 countries on
of a Hopi"
Ohlone Indian Story".
Visit the following website: http://www.pelicannetwork.net/pajaropeople.htm
Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the North Americas"
by Jerome Rothenberg
. The Tree of Peace
Society, Mohawk Nation
. United Native America
. Website: Native
. Nanish Shontie (Meaning:"to ask the Creator
for a blessing")
. Native American
Does Not Determine Identity"
to the white man was nature a "wilderness"
and only to him was the land "infested"
with "wild" animals and "savage"
people. To us, it was tame. Earth was
bountiful and we were surrounded with
the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not
until the hairy man from the east came
and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices
upon us and the families we loved was
it "wild" for us. When the very
animals of the forest began fleeing from
his approach, then it was for us that
the "wild west" began."
Luther Standing Bear,
Chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (1868-1939)
Land of the Spotted Eagle, 1933
in addition to the above mentioned videos the
movie "Rabbit Proof Fences" which
opened in limited theatres in mid-December 2002
is EXCELLENT. It's a true story set in Australia
about young Aboriginal girls who were kidnapped
from their villages and taken 1,200 miles to a
boarding school. Sound familiar????
remember that one person DOES make a difference
as we stand together FOR PEACE....peace of mind
... peace on Earth!
will have to repent in this generation
not merely for the hateful words and actions
of the bad people, but for the the appauling
silence of the good people."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
the spirit of peace and love for Mother Earth
and all of life,
January 25, 2003
here with permission