PUBLISH All The Facts:
Where anybody wandering by might see them.
For any town that became a city and decided to think about trails and paths and sidewalks ... are there any outdoor landing spots for bugs and pollenators ... ?
And what about refugees from neighboring spaces?
How many prisons and prison camps have corrupt Republicans opened?
We at the Ecostead would eventually like a more official yard sign for Mark Charles 2020 campaign, too. #AllThePeople
It's 2020. We live in a diverse planet with caves and bears, icemelt, and tears.
Geologic tears make earthquakes and faults and sinking valleys; volcanic pyroclastics, too (Mauna Kea has an astoningishly long history).
Energies of weathering storms also provide warnings and cause break-downs into various granularities; not all of them good:
A tumbleweed tornado, for example, recently displayed as a literal tornado of radioactive waste toxicity near Hanover.
"Strontium is chemically similar to calcium, and plants take it up readily thinking it's a vital nutrient. Cesium goes into plant roots along metabolic pathways generally used for taking potassium from the soil. Russian thistle is an avid extractor of nutrients from arid soils. For 56 years the plants have scrounged all the radioisotopes they can from the hundreds of ground zeros at the Nevada test site. They set seed fortified with strontium 90 and cesium 137. As the seeds ripen the plants wither. They break off at their roots and the wind drives them where it will ..."
And mankind still cannot solve problems caused by money with money.
Important related threads:
Mother's Day is a hard one, people. The genocidal history of the colonization of Turtle Island involved neither courage nor sacrifice; these things go back much further than 500 years.
"Many historians who acknowledge the exceptional one-sided colonial violence attribute it to racism. Grenier argues that rather than racism leading to violence, the reverse occurred: the out-of-control
momentum of extreme violence of unlimited warfare fueled race hatred. "Successive generations of Americans, both soldiers and civilians, made the killing of Indian men, women, and children a defining element of their first military tradition and thereby part of a shared American identity. Indeed, only after seventeenth- and early-
eighteenth-century Americans made the first way of war a key to being a white American could later generations of 'Indian haters,' men like Andrew Jackson, turn the Indian wars into race wars." By then, the Indigenous peoples' villages, farmlands, towns, and entire nations formed the only barrier to the settlers' total freedom to acquire [corrupt colonist dollars]. Settler colonialists again chose their own means of conquest. Such fighters are often viewed as courageous heroes, but killing the unarmed women, children, and old people and burning homes and fields involved neither courage nor sacrifice."
[Edit] Sorry , reading so many elders' writing, I accidentally credit author name wrong:
_An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States_
On #recovering from colonialism this Mother's Day...
it's not cool that Turtle Island got... how shall we say this... polluted with colonists' Euro-centric places named after British royalty and queens. The settlers' ideas about the "greatness" of a pioneer heritage is pretty messed up.
You know who asks for all those English town names? In the US, it's called The "National Association of Realtors", (monarchy) and all of its hideous churches (patriarchal oligarchy).
Turtle Island has never needed either one; it will always be better off without both.
Europeans brought toxic industrialization, rents, exploitation, greed, and disease along with their churches and overwrought promises. Their sickness spread many places, as expected, binding to the colonists' continued refusal to acknowledge the indigenous landkeepers as humans. Stop using the word "steward".
Colonists desecrated and destroyed sacred sites with bulldozers and printed phony books about how great they were, teaching their children to believe many delusions.
What have you done in your life to change that? What are you doing today?
Sometimes when #dismantling an infrastructure, it needs to have all the rot and stupidity removed literally.
Epegwit'g does not honor or sustain the monarchies of Europe; it is not called "Prince Edward Island", nor does it have need for a settler state named "Charlottesville". It does not have neighbors known as "New Brunswick" or "Nova Scotia", and it most definitely never wanted or needed Unma'gi named anything else.
There really is no word for "Saint" in Algonquin languages, so that route won't get you anywhere.
Demanding #justice for crimes committed 500+ years ago: turn off all the colonists trying to further their economic agendas, and see the invasion on the pre-Columbian settlements and residents, whose #MMIW are the real story just about everywhere.
From the files: another perverted colonist who perverted indigineous culture in #Wabanaki region:
How does that perversion happen? The telling sign of a colonist devaluing anything to favor himself.
From "Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor":
"In order for the settlers to make a place their home, they must destroy and disappear the Indigenous peoples that live there. Indigenous peoples are those who have creation stories, not colonization stories, about how we/they came to be in a particular place - indeed how we/they came to be a place. Our/their relationships to land comprise our/their epistemologies, ontologies, and cosmologies.
In order for excess production, [settler] needs excess labor, which he cannot provide himself. The chattel slave serves as that excess labor, labor that can never be paid because payment would have to be in the form of property (land). The settler's wealth is land, or a fungible version of it, and so payment for labor is impossible. The settler positions himself as both superior and normal; the settler is natural, whereas the Indigenous inhabitant and the chattel slave are unnatural, even supernatural.
Settlers are not immigrants. Immigrants are beholden to the Indigenous laws and
epistemologies of the lands they migrate to.
Everything within a settler colonial society strains to destroy or assimilate the Native in order to disappear them from the land - this is how a society can have multiple simultaneous and conflicting messages about Indigenous peoples, such as all Indians are dead, located in faraway reservations, that contemporary Indigenous people are less indigenous than prior generations, and that all Americans are a “little bit Indian.” These desires to erase - to let time do its thing and wait for the older form of living to die out, or to even help speed things along (euthanize) because the death of pre-modern ways of life is thought to be inevitable - these are all desires for another kind of resolve to the colonial situation, resolved through the absolute and total
destruction or assimilation of original inhabitants."
Strange how none of my "facebook friends" (back in 2018 when checking fb occasionally was something I did) happened to get the news that the bronze statue of that TYRANT CORNWALLIS was finally, finally, FINALLY REMOVED FROM the PREMISES!!! In 2018? Why did it take so long to make this known?
The harder they try holding back the truth, the harder it hits them in the face...
Getting rid of colonist and tyrant names and namesakes on "place names" is about the smartest thing any community that desires decolonization can do.
"The removal of the statue, which was installed by the Canadian National Railway in 1931, came after increasing controversy over Cornwallis’s so-called scalping proclamation that offered a cash bounty to anyone who killed a Mi’kmaw person.
“It’s important for us to have the statue removed because white supremacist groups were rallying around the beliefs and ideologies Cornwallis had perpetuated hundreds of years ago,” said Patles.
“And we believe the scalping proclamation … is the seeds of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”
A municipal staff report last week recommended removing the statue in the name of public safety.
The report stated there could have been attempts during Sunday’s rally to tear down the statue as well as possible violent clashes between protesters.
Last year, on Canada Day, a group of protesters demonstrating in front of the statue was confronted by a smaller group called the Proud Boys. While the confrontation didn’t become violent, the incident intensified the debate about the statue."
@indie respect for things that shouldn't have respect, like "veterans", "The United States of America"(just call it the US or slave state) Even Trump is kindah portrayed as a president that "was wrong about a thing".
Yeah, i suppose Mark Charles himself wants to be respected by people we shouldn't respect. Possibly rightly so in how power works.
Probably it's not so much about MC wanting to be "respected by people we shouldn't respect" as it is about getting the dialogue about what our country should be talking about on the correct track.
Horse pill, lol. Agreed! I think most service members have their hearts in the right place, and that it's not even ignorance that prevents most from, as you put it, "waking up"... it's mostly a matter of them being able to hear the reality of the history and what parts were deleted or mistold.
That's a neat link; reminds me of an old post I made on a community being frustrated w/their network ISP and building their own w/Ubiquiti routers in the trees.
@indie Yeah, Althea has put many a relay in trees! I love those photos in particular.
I have several good friends in the military, my dad is retired Air Force. I wish I could agree. Money is one of the biggest motivations for people to joined the armed forces.
The brokenness of the US government is hard to quantify.
Before the Internet, it was easier to see how people were more easily deceived into joining.
Now there's not any excuse.
Lies are more expensive to cover up than truths. It makes sense that liars continually try to buy their way out of things.
Melg'pugua'sit! We stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as the colonizers' planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life. We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.