Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
We have some very serious problems in the United States, which all stem from the same twisted branch; racism, which is tantamount to slavery, because through racism we enslave ourselves. There can be no doubt that poverty and homelessness follow in the wake of racism. One might think that in a nation which is, or has been considered to be, one of the wealthiest and most blessed in human history, we would be able to rise above such divisively harmful and inhumane ideas. After all, we do call ourselves the ‘United States of America’. But the simple fact is this: we are really the ‘Divided States of America’.
I intend to begin with two of our precious man-made documents the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. But I also intend to show how the people who were in America before us were treated and considered; the Native Indian peoples. It is true that slavery was brought to the New World by the Europeans before we were a nation, but once we were a nation, the practice was not abolished. In fact, slavery thrived in antebellum America until after the Civil War and obviously postbellum America was unfortunately not much different. Bondage by any other name is still bondage.
While I will not deny that I am extremely fond of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as the men who risked everything to form the United States, the first two aforementioned documents are not perfect, nor were the men who made them or signed them (1).
The Declaration of Independence states, “We 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.” There can be no doubt that, that is a beautiful man-made statement. The Declaration goes on to state the evils of destructive Government, which leads to tyranny; the abuses and usurpations that put the People and the rule of the Colonies under a Despot, that must be thrown off by the People. And they were not wrong in the manner in which they referred to King George, “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”
Well, one of these “Facts” which were “submitted” wasn’t all that savory, “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” So it appears that the Indians who were on the continent of North America before the colonists, were considered to be nothing more than “merciless Indian Savages.” I would suggest that the founders did not believe that all men were created equal, in this case the Native American Indians. These people were described in terms which make the term ‘pejorative’ seem mild. The intent was to debase and degrade these people by stating they were nothing more than “merciless Indian Savages.”
If we proceed from the Declaration of Independence to the U.S. Constitution, we find what’s known as the three-fifths clause or ‘compromise’ as it is also known. Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states, “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” Clearly, this refers to those who weren’t considered free Persons, i.e., the slaves who were negroes.
The Boston Tea Party was conducted by the Sons of Liberty in Boston on December 16, 1773. It was a protest about ‘taxation without representation’, as a result of the Tea Act earlier that year by a Parliamentary Act of Great Britain. So what we have, are people who demanded representation in order to be taxed, yet three years later they could only ‘compromise’ by calling black people (who were indeed slaves in the country at the time) 3/5ths of a free Person. I find this to be another obvious case of hypocrisy on the part of our founders, not to mention the clear intent to debase and degrade certain people again, just as they did with the Indians. However, you will notice, how Clause 3 implies Indians weren’t even considered Persons, as they were not taxed or represented at all.
While that one sentence at the end of the list of grievances against King George in the Declaration of Independence is the only thing with which I disagree, within the U.S. Constitution, I disagree with Article I, Section 2, Clause 3; Article I, Section 9, Clause 1; Article IV, Section 2, Clause 3 (which all deal with slavery); and the part of Article V which states, “Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”
Unfortunately, our nation started out with racism and racism continues to this day. The one thing Americans just can’t seem to get over is their idea that some are better than others. It is true slavery had been abolished in the United States by the 13th Amendment, which was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864 and passed by the House of Representatives on January 31, 1865; the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on December 6, 1865 and on December 18, 1865, Secretary of State Seward certified that the 13th Amendment had become valid and was considered part of the U.S. Constitution.
The 13th Amendment didn’t do the trick though. The several States simply enacted black codes or what were known as Jim Crow laws, these codes or laws, were termed ‘separate but equal’. When in reality, these laws were seperate – white – black, but they were not equal in any sense of the definition of the word equal, and they were extremely unfair and extraordinarily demeaning. This unfortunately brought us the 14th Amendment, which really should have been only about ‘basic fundamental fairness’ with regard to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but in reality it made us all slaves to the federal government’s U.S. Corporation as citizens to and of their fictional power, or more aptly put, we are now individual Corporations.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines a citizen, “In general, A member of a free city or jural society, (civitas.) possessing all the rights and privileges which can be enjoyed by any person under its constitution and government, and subject to the corresponding duties (2).” The problem I see with this is not the way which the People use the term, but the way it is legally defined. How can a sovereign People in a Republic be “subject” to the corresponding duties of any government? They can’t be. Being a “subject” is what the framers fought against.
The 14th Amendment was passed by the Congress on June 13, 1866 and it was supposedly ratified on July 9, 1868. Please note the wording in Section 1, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Did you notice that it doesn’t say ‘all sovereign Persons born or naturalized’, and did you notice those persons are “subject to the jurisdiction,” and then once again it does not say ‘are sovereign citizens of the State in which they domicile’? This is the reason why I have previously stated that the 14th Amendment is misconstrued and ill applied, because to the government, it was not about fundamental fairness, it was about ‘jurisdiction’, which is the power to act. I should have also said it was intentionally worded in such a way as to strip us of our sovereignty. This reduces us to mere citizens or slaves of the United States Corporation, and we are now ‘subject to the jurisdiction’, which is a political entity, or their Corporation; we are no longer sovereign. The government knew what they were doing when they wrote this Amendment.
Section 4 of the 14th Amendment is another travesty. “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” Now, I don’t know who told these would-be Czars that the debt which they create, to line their pockets and the pockets of their cabal members, “shall not be questioned” by We the People. And again in Section 5, the wording only tends to reinforce what I am saying, because it reinforces their fictional power, “The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” What they call theirs, I call ours; what they call power, I call a usurpation; what they call appropriate, I call an abomination. But you do notice how they specifically give themselves the power to enforce; their jurisdiction, their power to act, without any mention of the sovereign People who are their superiors. All of this was done with the sole intent to force us to obey their edicts for their political entity; the jurisdiction they created, the “United States Corporation.” But that is their, the government’s fiction, as they stand under us, not vice versa. Satan himself couldn’t have contrived a better plot than these would-be overlords did.
At the risk of repeating myself and the founders, at least in part, ‘The history of the former and present apparent king’s of the United States Corporation is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States and the sovereign People thereof, which have reduced us all and bound us all into slavery’.
As a result of the division between the several States, the northern States which included the federal government, chose to dictate to the southern States. In no way am I condoning the institution of slavery that existed, but I believe it was just another example of the fork-tongued northern prevaricators in government attempting to force their will on others. The northerners would have you believe black people were better off there than in the South. If that were indeed true, why is it today, some 150 years later, a massive amount of black people who live in those same northern States appear to live in ghettos and are poverty-stricken and are routinely abused by the U.S. government?
On December 20, 1860, South Carolina was the first State to secede from the Union. In January of 1861, they were followed by Mississippi State on the 9th, Florida State on the 10th, Alabama State on the 11th, Georgia State on the 19th and Louisiana State on the 26th. The Republic of Texas seceded on February 1st and Virginia State on April 17th, then on May 6th Arkansas and Tennessee States seceded. North Carolina was the last State to secede from the Union on May 20, 1861. Jefferson Davis became the President of the Confederate States of America on February 22, 1862 and on February 18, 1861, Davis became the provisional President of the C.S.A.. On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States, such as they were (3).
The War between the States began on April 12, 1861, when Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina. On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Then on April 26, 1865, General Joseph E. Johnson surrendered to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina, and on May 8, 1865, General Richard Taylor surrendered to General Edward Canby at Citronelle, Alabama. On May 10, 1865, President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America, was captured at Irwinville, Georgia. The last battle of the Civil War was fought at Palmetto Ranch, Texas on May 12-13, 1865; the battle was a Confederate victory! This only briefly touches on the beginning and end of the Civil War, and as we all know, there is much more that could be said (4).
The only reason I will give a few more details is to illustrate the exceedingly high cost of this War between the States. The battles that were fought in the Civil War were extremely bloody and I see no reason to even attempt to give a complete list, but I’ll name a few, and please note: all losses are dead, wounded and missing. What is said to be the bloodiest day in U.S. Military history was fought on September 17, 1862, when Gen. McClellan defeated Gen. Lee at Antietam, Maryland, the total losses were 26,000 men. Gen. Lee defeated Gen. Burnside at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862, the Confederate losses were about 5,300 men, and the Union losses were about 12,600 men. Gen. Lee’s 60,000 man army defeated Gen. Hooker’s 130,000 man army between May 1-4, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, the Confederate losses were 13,000 men, and the Union losses were 17,000 men. Gen. Meade defeated Gen. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg between July 1-3, 1863, the Union losses were 23,000 men, and the Confederate losses were 28,000 men. On July 4, 1863, after the six-week Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Gen. Pemberton surrendered to Gen. U.S. Grant, the estimated casualties were about 37,400 men on both sides. But Confederate losses were around 32,500, approximately 29,600 men were captured or missing in action, Union losses were around 4,900.
The total number of deaths in the Civil War are generally estimated at 620,000 men, but a figure of 750,000 has more recently been assumed to be more accurate, as it’s the mid-point between the figure of 650,000 and 850,000 men, according to historian J. David Hacker (5). Many States had family members who fought on opposing sides during the Civil War, it truly was brother against brother.
It is well that war is so terrible – we should grow too fond of it.
General Robert E. Lee
Whether or not the true reason for the Civil War was about the northern States’ economies or was about putting an end to slavery in the southern States, we should recognize that the North was not about to allow the South to secede, even though it was their right to do so. The North couldn’t survive without the cotton or the food from the South, and that’s a fact. But the southern States could have survived without slavery or the northern States, which is also a fact.
On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln finalized and issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This freed all slaves in the Confederate States, and it also attempted to enlist them [freed slaves] into the Union Army. Many people state this was when the Civil War became a War about freeing the slaves. But I believe this was nothing more than lip service by the government in an attempt to enlist more men to fight a War which was about control. Please don’t get me wrong, I like President Lincoln and I think it was a shame he was assassinated, but I also like the South. We will never know what might have come to pass in the States if Lincoln had lived, or if the South had won the War.
But it is worth noting that while the northerners thought they were better than the southerners, because they were so enlightened and didn’t condone the practice of slavery anymore, their words were far from their actions. An example of this is four days in mid July 1863 when there were anti-draft riots in New York City. The crimes which were committed by the New Yorkers, albeit white immigrants, but whites from the North nonetheless, were arson and murder. I have no doubt that more than just arson and murder were committed. The victims were all black people. At least 120 black people, including black children were killed over those four days. There was two million dollars in damage as a result of these riots. It took Union soldiers who were returning from Gettysburg to restore order in New York City.
We should also remember that in the United States, we are all God’s people; His people Israel; we are part of the lost tribes of Israel. It is written, “And YEHOVAH shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither YEHOVAH shall lead you,” Deut 4:27. And as such, we should be following His Laws and we should be following His Word, which is His Truth; His Son YESHUA and YESHUA’s teachings, which came straight out of the mouth of His Father and our Father. We must remember, He (YEHOVAH) was and is the Holy One of Israel who led us out of Egypt with His mighty hand, and an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness.
Why do you think there has been such a concerted effort to bring the United States down from within? Why do you think there has been such a push within the government to turn our backs, as a nation, on our brothers in Israel and to discriminate against the ‘Jew’? Don’t be fooled into believing it is being solely done from without. Those who claim to be above us all, are indeed from without, but their puppets are from within; they are our so-called leaders, they are the servants of their masters who call themselves the illuminated ones, who are the servants of darkness. They are feeding lies to us, from the father of all lies, Satan, their master and our adversary. Quite frankly, I don’t enjoy the fetid smell or the loathsome taste of their twisted ideals or their horrid vision of the future.
Slavery and oppression are not what our Father wants for us. But it would appear that what we have created, is just that: slavery, oppression and division. There is no denying the words written in the Declaration regarding the Native peoples, and there is no denying the words written in the Constitution regarding those who were enslaved. I truly believe if the white people, the black people and all others of different color in America stood up and said, “We recognize this is a lie that was force-fed to us, but we will no longer believe that lie; We the People stand together.” The so-called powers that be, would run for the exits as they watched their fictional power structure crumble into dust. Indeed, we would see the king has no clothes.
Our government and our modern-day society has aggressively furthered these policies of racism and division. Look at what is happening in the United States today, the People are put in a position of poverty and servitude, which is just a fancy way of saying slavery. The laws which our leaders make are intended to subjugate us. The government and their police abuse and kill with impunity the very People they are supposed to protect and serve. Where has our Liberty and our Freedom gone? For all practical purposes, Liberty and Freedom in today’s world are nothing more than a spectre, a sound bite; something sweetly remembered as in days gone by. We must awaken from our nightmarish slumber and we must come to realize that we are living a lie.
Thus saith YEHOVAH God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage.
Regardless of the 13th Amendment’s ratification in 1865, people from the North and the South both found ways to discriminate and subjugate others, as is always the case in the United States. Many people will have you believe the ‘separate but equal’ laws were something unique to the South, but that’s not the case at all. While it is true that segregation was the mainstay of the South, in schools, theaters, restaurants, buses, trains, or even the use of water fountains, the same thing happened in the North – White only and Colored only.
Whether or not Jim Crow laws existed from 1865 or 1874 until the 1950s, 1960s or 1975 is somewhat irrelevant. Those laws did exist and I intend to illustrate just that. As we know, Lincoln, the 16th president signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875, Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president at the time. Plessy v. Ferguson established the ‘separate but equal’ lie as constitutional in 1896 when Grover Cleveland was in office as the 24th president. The U.S. Military wasn’t desegregated until after WWII by Harry Truman, the 33rd president in 1948. Brown v. Board of Education ruled racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in 1954 when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office as the 34th president. In March of 1965, protesters marched from Selma Alabama to the capital in Montgomery, the black people wanted the right to vote while Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president was in office. Forced busing was instituted in the 1970s and 1980s and not just in the South. The Northern and Western States had previously always had segregated schools. So that takes us to the 1970s with Richard Nixon the 37th president, Gerald Ford the 38th president, Jimmy Carter the 39th president, Ronald Reagan the 40th president, and George H.W. Bush the 41st president at the end of the 1980s.
It sure seems like an awful lot of U.S. presidents came and went between 1863 and 1989, in fact there were 26 U.S. presidents from Lincoln to Bush 41. I guess it takes a long time in the U.S. to get things done. But is this to say that black people or anyone else can’t get ahead in the United States today? No it doesn’t. Look at Colin Powell, he was an outstanding U.S. Army General and he was also an outstanding Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But as the Secretary of State, I would have to say his policies were nothing more than policies of appeasement. Then there is Dr. Ben Carson. This man is extremely bright, but of course, he’s a brain surgeon. I don’t agree with everything the man says, but compared to what’s in the White House now, I would have to say that by leaps and bounds he would be a much better choice. Of course, I wouldn’t vote for the man, why would I? He has already stated he believes nobody in cities should be allowed to exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights and he has already stated he believes people should not have a choice as to whether they become vaccinated with the witchcraft, the pharmakeia, of his profession. But that being said, both of these men are black, and both of these men have excelled in the United States of America to a fantastic degree.
To illustrate the point of segregation as something that wasn’t exclusive to the South, a city which is considered to be somewhat liberal is Seattle Washington. It’s in the Pacific Northwest and it’s as far away from the South as you can get in the lower 48. During and after the time of Prohibition in the U.S., my grandparents, mother, uncles and others used to go to a place called “The Coon Chicken Inn.” The restaurant was there until the 1950s. When I was a boy and even past high school I used to enjoy going to Sambo’s Restaurant, it was there until at least the late 1970s or early 80s. My mother used to talk about a lunch counter at one of the Five and Dimes in downtown Seattle where she would go during and probably after WWII. I remember her saying, “Only whites were allowed to sit at the counter.” I should also say, I never saw a black person in our neighborhood until at least the mid 1970s.
So, you can feel free to think that segregation and discrimination was unique to the South, which is what northerners may have you believe (especially before and during the Civil War), but that’s a lie. Maybe there wasn’t slavery any longer in the North, but you can’t convince me that discrimination isn’t another form of bondage that existed and thrived in the North. Both before and after the Civil War, discrimination has run rampant in the northern States and it continues to this day. But is has also continued in the South.
I was driving through Mississippi years ago, and I stopped to eat at a diner. I was a long-haired, bearded northerner and they all knew it. I walked through the door and I sat at the only open seat at the counter, it was on the far left. I ordered some coffee and breakfast. Naturally, the white lady behind the counter just shook her head as she served me. After I was finished, I looked to my right and I noticed everyone sitting there was looking at me shaking their heads too, just like the lady behind the counter.
The man sitting next to me said, “Boy, you gonna get in trouble down here.”
I just shrugged my shoulders and said, “Well, I’m not from around here.”
His response was, “Yeah, we know.”
When I looked back at the white lady behind the counter, she was nodding, because at that point she knew I realized that I had sat down in the black section.
Nobody [the black men] really had a problem with me sitting there, but they knew a white northerner was going to get in trouble in the South doing things like that. Keep in mind, this was at least 125 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment and the Civil War; it was the early 1990s. The problems the black man thought I would find weren’t from the southern black people, but from the southern white people. A white man from the North wouldn’t be allowed to carry on in such a manner; white people sit in the white section, black people sit in the black section. Anything else was considered totally unacceptable.
To this day within the United States, we have groups like the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nations, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Black Panthers, as well as a multitude of gangs from every color and creed. And I’m not suggesting these groups don’t go out of their way to cause problems, because they do, and whether they have a reason or not, they do it intentionally. But we are still fighting against each other after all these years, and in a very divisive manner, which I believe only benefits the U.S. government and their agenda of divide and conquer the People.
By playing their game, we are in effect assisting them in their desire to tighten the noose around our necks. This does nothing for us, but it strengthens their grip and their power to rule over us. Until we recognize what is actually happening and why, the path we are on will only become more dangerous. If this continues, I have no doubt we will be seeing martial law in the United States, and that is when the shit will really hit the fan. Americans just can’t get it through their thick skulls that it is the government against us, not white against black, and so forth. Because the truth is, Americans, no matter who they are, cannot stand to be ordered or pushed around; it’s in our blood, it’s our heritage; Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are not just mere words written on a piece of paper, they are our way of life and they are our beliefs.
During World War II the U.S. government was quick to intern people of Japanese descent who were Americans. It didn’t matter that they weren’t spies or bad people, they were rounded up just the same and put in prison camps. However, the same treatment wasn’t meted out to people of German descent, although there were people of German descent who were interned. I suppose if that had been the case, a vast majority of the people in the U.S. would have been locked up. It may not be the case anymore, but for a good portion of the history of the States, people of Germanic descent were the majority.
What about the Chinese, the Irish, the Italians, the Polish or the Jews? Not that the list doesn’t go on, but they were all discriminated against at one time or another as well as the Blacks. Each group of people wound up in neighborhoods of people of the same ancestry. In cities like New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago or St. Louis that used to be the case, maybe it’s not as bad anymore, but it was like that.
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
George Washington Carver
How about the Native American Indians? They were described as “merciless Indian Savages” not people. What happened to them? The easy answer would be, they were put on reservations with their own kind and they now have their own nation. The more difficult answer is, they were slaughtered, raped and forcibly relocated to places most people wouldn’t wish to live, and then told to stay there or else, which the U.S. Cavalry did enforce. I also seriously doubt any Treaty made with the Indians was ever honored by the United States government, at least they weren’t honored in the past, the Indians were only given lip service by the government. And why would the U.S. government honor any Treaty with ‘others’ they didn’t consider to be people? They wouldn’t and they don’t. But that is the pattern of behavior our dictators have in the United States.
In 1823, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story’s opinion in Johnson v. M’Intosh, is a perfect example of why Treaties that were made between the U.S. government and the Indians were never honored. Justice Story stated, “As infidels, heathens, and savages, they [the Indians] were not allowed to possess the prerogatives belonging to absolute, sovereign and independent nations…as an inferior race of people, without the privileges of citizens, and under the perpetual protection and pupilage of the government (6).” It is blatantly obvious that the position of the U.S. government with regard to (what we call) the Native Americans is that the Indians are and will never be anything more than Godless savages of an inferior race of people. They are those who don’t deserve the “privilege of citizenship” and who are incapable of conducting their own affairs as they see fit. And because they are unfit to possess their own sovereignty, therefore, the U.S. government in perpetuity must care for them and protect them for their own good.
I have to admit, it kind of makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over when you read statements like that, which come from the mouth of our government. In fact, that statement still seems to be the government’s policy today with their push for the nanny-state. We already know the U.S. government doesn’t think black people or people of any other color are capable and they don’t think white people are capable, so why would they think Indians are capable? After all the Declaration of Independence does describe them as merciless Indian Savages and the Constitution infers they are sub-human. Let’s see what else our illustrious government has done to these people.
Once again in 1831, the Cherokee Nation claimed their rights under the U.S. Constitution, as well as federal law, were violated by the State of Georgia. The appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Cherokee Nation v. State of Georgia, the Court stated, “Indians were neither US citizens, nor independent nations, but rather were “domestic dependant nations” whose relationship to the US “resembles that of a ward to his guardian.”” The Supreme Court stated this was determined “after mature deliberation.” I have to ask, when has the U.S. Supreme Court ever acted in a mature manner? They act as activists for a political cause, not as an impartial referee, and certainly not in a manner that could be considered anything other than childish. Yet, it is the Supreme Court who described the Indian people as ‘dependant upon big brother’.
President Andrew Jackson’s Removal Act of 1830 was what this was all about. This was about government legislation which was used as a mechanism to steal land and sovereignty from Indian peoples and relocate them onto reservations further west (of the Mississippi River, namely Oklahoma) where the government would properly care for them with food and annuities. But we all know, that was just a ruse to steal their land and further subjugate them with absolutely no intention of honoring the agreements which were made (7).
The end result was approximately 25% of the 16,000 Cherokees died in what became known as the Trail of Tears (8). Well, this is always the result of any people’s futile attempts at appeasing the government; a trail of tears which leads to misery and death. I realize the Cherokee Nation didn’t feel as though they could possibly win against a superior military force. But what was the end result? Undoubtedly, Patrick Henry and the most wanted man in America by the British, John Hancock, who echoed his words, was correct in saying: “Give me Liberty or Give me Death!” Never give in to government demands, because they do speak with forked tongues and the end result is always the same; bait and switch until you are left with absolutely nothing but the awful memories of the lies which you unfortunately swallowed.
What happened to the Navajos is another low moment for our government and our nation. In 1862, General Carleton enlisted Kit Carson to either round-up or kill any resisting Navajo Indians. He [Carson] was very successful, as he was already a famous Indian fighter or should I say killer. For the most part, what Carson did was a ‘search and destroy mission’, in other words, he and his men killed the Navajo people and their livestock with impunity, and they destroyed every abode of the Navajos they could find. The Navajo way of life was decimated by the U.S. and their hired killer, Kit Carson.
The Long Walk began in 1864, the Navajo Indians were forced to make a 300 mile trek through extremely harsh conditions at gunpoint. Most Navajos were barely clothed and they were given hardly any rations, which made most of them sick anyway. Needless to say, the Navajos were totally unprepared for what awaited them and they were given no idea of where they were being taken. The Navajo people were shown no mercy whatsoever.
Basically, the Navajo Indians either froze to death, were starved to death or they were murdered by the Army. Either way you look at it, the Navajos were sent on a death march. Stragglers were shot, women who had to stop to give birth were shot, those who were too weak to continue were shot. I believe the idea was to kill as many of them as possible. And for the government’s efforts, which were very effective, at least 90% of the Navajo population died.
But for once, the U.S. government tried to do the right thing (if that’s what you want to call it). In 1868, the Navajos were given back their land and were allowed to return to their homeland. Of course, they had to make the trek back 300 miles, but the Navajo people proved to be resilient and tough. They were and still are considered to be a harmless people who don’t hold a grudge.
History has proved this, as we all know, Navajo men who had never left the reservation, stepped up to the plate and served the nation which once slaughtered them. Navajo code talkers were a big part of the United States ability to defeat the Japanese in the Pacific during WWII, as an integral part of the United States Marine Corps. They served with distinction and honor, and to this day, we owe them a debt of gratitude for their exemplary service and bravery, not to mention a job well done.
And then there was General Custer. In the summer of 1876, the U.S. government was determined to drive the Indians back onto their reservations, an effort which had been ongoing unsuccessfully for a decade. Settlers had been pouring into the Black Hills area after gold had been found. In the usual government fashion of breaking Treaties and forcing Indians into somewhat sub-standard land, this time in Montana, two Sioux Chiefs, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse refused to submit.
“In 1875, after the U.S. Army blatantly ignored treaty provisions and invaded the sacred Black Hills, many formerly cooperative Sioux and Cheyenne abandoned their reservations to join Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse in Montana (9).” At this point it isn’t too hard to believe the U.S. government would do such a thing. Despite the fact that the Sioux and the Cheyenne Indian tribes wanted peace and basically just wanted to be left alone to live their lives the way they always had lived. That wasn’t going to happen, and General Custer was going to make certain it didn’t happen.
The U.S. Army ordered all Indians to return to their reservations or be killed. According to the “This Day In History” article, Sitting Bull said, “We must stand together or they will kill us separately.” What Chief Sitting Bull said reminds me of something Benjamin Franklin once said, “We must all hang together, or, assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Well, Sitting Bull was correct in his words that day. If Custer was going to have his way, both the Sioux and the Cheyenne would have been slaughtered.
The 7th Cavalry had approximately 600 men, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse had over 10,000 men. Custer divided his men into four Regiments and the 215 that were with Custer were killed within one hour by Crazy Horse and his warriors, the other Regiments didn’t fare too well either. “The Battle of the Little Big Horn was the Indians’ greatest victory and the army’s worst defeat in the long and bloody Plains Indian War.” Of course, that didn’t stop the U.S. government. Crazy Horse’s victory was considered a massacre, “Within five years, almost all of the Sioux and Cheyenne would be confined to reservations.”
Well, I guess the gold in the Black Hills, much like the gold that was found in Georgia was more important than the lives of the Sioux, Cheyenne or the Cherokee Indians. The U.S. government will just keep coming after you until they get what they want. History really does repeat itself.
I cannot understand how the U.S. government can consider the people of any Indian Tribe dependant upon others who weren’t even on the American continent while those same Native peoples lived and thrived without their so-called tutelage for so many centuries. But if you look at what has happened to these people, you will see they are marginalized, discriminated against, lied to at each and every opportunity, and subjugated in such a way that only someone who is possessed by demons could feel proud. What has happened to these proud peoples is nothing less than a disgrace. We have diminished ourselves greatly by subjecting our brothers in this manner and I would suggest we do something about it while we still have the chance.
Today the Native American Indians are reliant upon food stamps, they are under employed (if there is even employment for them), under educated, maltreated, and they suffer from government policies which are intended to further weaken their health and well-being. Nothing is being done to help these people, but everything is being done to destroy them. This is the greater policy of our government, or should I have said ‘the government’s lesser policy’; destroy a man’s will to live and you have destroyed the man, in this case, an entire race of people who did nothing more than help those Europeans who first arrived on these shores.
I would suggest if our lovely president wants to apologize to anyone on this planet, it should be the Native Americans who we have done such a good job of decimating.
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches, but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Chief Red Cloud
The Chinese people who came to America should also be mentioned. To the best of my knowledge and interaction with these people, I personally have never had any problems with them and I have never seen them create problems for others. But trouble has found them within our borders in the past.
Chinese people are an extremely industrious people. They came to the United States much like all other immigrants did and for the same reasons. But the Chinese were taken advantage of by those who claimed to help them come to America. Oftentimes, the end result was a life of poverty and exclusion. They also needed to repay the merchants for the voyage to America, they were forced to work for lower wages, yet they were still able to send money home to their families. But the Chinese immigrants persevered despite their impoverished condition and the discrimination they faced daily by the Americans.
According to the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Historian, “To address these rising social tensions, from the 1850s through the 1870s the California state government passed a series of measures aimed at Chinese residents, ranging from requiring special licenses for Chinese businesses or workers to preventing naturalization.” We should not forget that the Chinese laborers worked in some of the worst conditions and in thankless and dangerous jobs, with and for people who had little or no regard for their safety or well-being.
The Chinese laborers were an integral part of building our railroads here in the United States, which enabled us to expand and prosper even more rapidly than we would have otherwise. But despite that fact, the Chinese laborers were treated practically as slaves and they were most definitely treated as a second class of citizen. It didn’t matter that these people were law-abiding, hard-working, decent people who worked in a variety of industries, because they were treated poorly just the same.
Between 1879 and 1882, there was a push to restrict Chinese immigration to America and it succeeded. “In 1879, advocates of immigration restriction succeeded in introducing and passing legislation in Congress to limit the number of Chinese arriving to fifteen per ship or vessel. Republican President Rutherford B. Hayes vetoed the bill because it violated U.S. treaty agreements with China. Nevertheless, it was still an important victory for advocates of exclusion.” Unfortunately, this is the manner in which we treated people who legally came to the United States to seek out a better life, with bitterness, jealously and hatred.
The proponents of this restriction continued their push for tighter restrictions and as they sought to fine-tune these measures, they found success. “In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which, per the terms of the Angell Treaty, suspended the immigration of Chinese laborers (skilled or unskilled) for a period of 10 years. The Act also required every Chinese person traveling in or out of the country to carry a certificate identifying his or her status as a laborer, scholar, diplomat, or merchant. The 1882 Act was the first in American history to place broad restrictions on immigration.” Where have we heard the words – ‘your papers please’? We heard it from the Nazis, I have personally heard it from the Stasi and now in 2015 we hear it from our own government and their police. The Chinese people who came to America did nothing wrong and they harmed nobody; they were a law-abiding people, but that didn’t matter.
While it is true the 19th President of the U.S., Rutherford B. Hayes, was against these restrictions on immigration, he acceded to demands of those out west. In 1892, during Benjamin Harrison’s administration, the 23rd president, “Congress voted to renew exclusion for ten years in the Geary Act, and in 1902, the prohibition was expanded to cover Hawaii and the Philippines, all over strong objections from the Chinese Government and people. Congress later extended the Exclusion Act indefinitely.” A perfect example of our short-sightedness was the expansion of this Act to cover Territories as well. This is what happens when people act based on fear and hatred. The Chinese people were singled out for no other reason than to appease those who felt they were better than others. “The Chinese Exclusion Acts were not repealed until 1943,” during the 32nd president’s administration, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
I would also like to say that years ago when I was in China for three weeks, the Chinese people treated me like a king. I’m nobody special, just another American. But the Chinese would go out of their way to give me a personal tour of their factories while others waited. Hotel managers would walk around groups of people at the front desk to assist me first. I was given outstanding first class service no matter where I went. People were friendly and helpful to me the entire time I was there. They weren’t trying to get anything out of me, they were simply being gracious and they treated me with respect and dignity. Can we say that we do the same?
Many people would say, we are doing the exact same thing today with people entering into the United States from Mexico on our southern border. While this analogy can easily be made, I believe the cause for alarm is somewhat different.
The concern I see is this, we have people sneaking across the Rio Grande or the Arizona desert and many of these people commit violent crimes in the U.S., many are gang members and many are smuggling drugs into the country for the drug cartels. Of course, this isn’t to say that our programs like “Fast and Furious” weren’t smuggling guns into Mexico to support those same drug cartels. We are not innocent with regard to what is happening on our southern border.
But there is in fact much discrimination that law-abiding Mexican people endure in the United States. Mexican people just happen to also be very industrious and are adept in a wide variety of trades. Legal immigration past or present has proven that one of the things that gave America its advantage was a diverse group of people who came together with skills to make not only a better life for themselves and their families, but a better nation here in the United States. America was a beacon to the world, and that shining light was Liberty, Freedom and Prosperity for those who wished to take part and become one of us. But that once shining light has grown dim.
Unfortunately, illegal immigration is tantamount to invasion. It’s one thing when people flee because they are in fear for their lives and the lives of their families from a tyrannical regime. But if that is the case today, why go to the U.S.? Our government is anything but fair or just, and it’s more likely than not that these people will wind up in the American criminal justice system with little or no hope of release. Many of the people who cross into the U.S. on our southern border can’t even speak Spanish, so I can only assume they aren’t Mexican people, nor are they from Central America.
All of that having been said, years ago when I lived in the Republic of Arizona, a black lady friend of mine in California, who was originally from Colorado said with regard to the Mexican people, “Oh, the Negroes of the southwest.” She wasn’t wrong.
We used to have programs in place where migrant workers could legally come to work in the U.S., but those programs have been removed over the years. So, what we have now is nothing more than a free-for-all. This doesn’t help the Mexicans and it doesn’t help the people of the U.S.. Stupid government amnesty programs, NAFTA, OAS and trilateral agreements do nothing to solve the problem, they tend to exacerbate the problem. But this is the purpose of big government and the nanny-state. Take a problem and see what you can do to make it worse. Our government is quite successful in that regard.
Does racism and discrimination still exist in the United States today? Of course it does. Are there lynch mobs and death squads attacking people of different backgrounds? Maybe to a degree there are within certain groups, but I would say not like the past. If anything it is the government who is promoting that. Are things better or worse than they once were in America? I don’t know, that sword has two edges. But I would suggest we are on the wrong path, and I believe our government is leading us astray. However, when you take a closer look at the inhabitants of the United States what you will see are people from all over the world who have become nothing more than a brain-dead bunch of morons who not only kiss the asses of their Satanic government and their muslim brethren, but a people who cannot and will not stand for much longer due to their own hatred for each other and their complete impotence as a nation. Much like the U.S. government and our fascist politicians, all races in the United States have become a bad joke at best and are really nothing more to this world than something which should be viewed as the object of scorn and ridicule due to their inaction and submission to the federal government.
Perhaps you don’t believe the past can rear its ugly head again in the United States of America. Well, guess again. The U.S. government is working overtime at creating the exact same climate of distrust and hatred against ‘the others’ that we saw in our past. Who are ‘the others’? Anyone who doesn’t wish to conform to the twisted desires of the few who crave power and their mindless followers.
This has been done by mocking the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights; this has been done by the USA PATRIOT Act; this has been done by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); this has been done by the destruction of our economy; this has been done by stripping us of our Liberty and our Freedom; and this has been done by the U.S. government’s continual attempts to malign the Holy Bible. Believe it or not, we are on a downward spiral folks.
The ghetto, the reservation, the internment camp, the concentration camp, the work camp, the killing field, the torture chamber, and the execution chamber are not just things of the past, they are the future; they are our future. The government will manage you into one of them one day, whether you are one of their informants or not. The steps they take are incremental, but be assured, they add up. Take a look back at history and you will see how they achieved success and you will see the exact same steps being taken now in order for our government to achieve that same success in the future. The day will come when the Jack-Boots of the government are on our throats. So, be watchful and aware, as our government works around the clock to make a more imperfect Union.
Are there certain clauses within the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution which are unsavory? Certainly, the men who made those documents were not perfect, but that doesn’t make those documents any less valuable to us. The Bill of Rights does not take from anyone, yet the U.S. government hates that document; that in itself is reason enough to love it. The same can be said of the Declaration and the Constitution.
I have said it before and I will say it again. The only law that is higher than our Law, is God’s Law, YEHOVAH’s Law; the Law which His Son YESHUA taught and still teaches to this day. We need to return to His Law and His teachings in order to save ourselves from what is to come. And it is coming, just look out onto the horizon and you will see it.
When I’m born I’m black, when I grow up I’m black, when I’m in the sun I’m black, when I’m sick I’m black, when I die I’m black, and you…when you’re born you’re pink, when you grow up you’re white, when you’re cold you’re blue, when you’re sick you’re blue, when you die you’re green and you dare call me colored.
Oglala Lakota, Sioux Chief
(1) The Charters of Freedom; Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, The Constitution: Amendments 11-27.
(2) The Law Dictionary; Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Law Dictionary 2nd Ed.. What is Citizen?
(3) Civil War Trust; Saving America’s Civil War Battlefields, 150th Anniversary Timeline: 1861-1865.
(4) The History Place; A Nation Divided, The U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
(5) History In The Headlines; Civil War Deadlier Than Previously Thought? Jennie Cohen. June 6, 2011
(6) brf.org; UNDERSTANDING 19th CENTURY FEDERAL INDIAN LAW
Original Source: American Indian Issues: An Introductory and Curricular Guide for Educators URL: http://americanindiantah.com/history/nar_19thcenturyrelations.html
The American Indian Civics Project. Retrieved: 6 October 2014
(7) Library of Congress; Primary Documents in American History, Indian Removal Act. [May 28, 1830]
(8) Cherokee Nation; A Brief History of the Trail of Tears.
(9) History; This Day In History, June 25, 1876: Indians defeat Custer at Little Big Horn.
(10) U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian; Milestones: 1866-1898, Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts.
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