A Nation Built On A Lie

By Judith Moriarty
A GIFT from the Matrix (red pill or blue pill? Choose)
America: Land of Denial-Myth-Pharisees - Self-Righteous Elitists - Intolerance-Hypocrisy.
We are a 'People of the Never-Ending Lie' (and the people love it so).
We are the people of the LIE. "The history of any country presented as the history of a family conceals fierce conflicts of interest. And in such a world of conflict-a world of victims and executioners, it is the JOB of thinking people, NOT to be on the side of the executioners. In the long run the oppressor is also the victim. In the short run, the victims, themselves desperate and tainted with the culture that oppresses them, turn on other victims." Howard Zinn - The People Speak. Note: The true history of our nation - 20 years in the writing - told from the voice of the "other."
The Disney World Lie will be perpetuated in churches across America as preachers pontificate "The Pilgrims brought GOD to these shores". Judging by the barbaric-atrocious behavior of these Pilgrims-God must have hitched a ride back to England shortly after He arrived here! The Puritans, benefactors, who welcomed them and helped them to survive their first years here, were massacred by these Godly Puritans-setting whole villages a fire (we use bombs-napalm today). Cotton Mather, one of the more odious and obdurate Pilgrims wrote: "It was supposed that no less than 600 souls were brought down to Hell that day" Mather in his Annals of Christ in America, wrote" I do, with all conscience of truthreport the wonderful displays of His infinite power, wisdom, goodness, and faithfulness, wherewith His divine providence hath irradiated and Indian wildereness."
A Dobson-Falwell-or Robertson (evangelical cult leaders) proclaim this same self righteous hypocrisy in ridding the world today of SINNERS-(all ilk' not themselves) "towel heads-rag heads-camel jockeys-evil"-ungrateful of Christian liberation!
My friend took a trip to Montana a few years back. Upon her return, she remarked on the venom-vindictiveness-prejudice-and hatred exhibited vocally by the 'white' population towards Native Americans residing there. I asked her how she had responded to this bias-labeling-and venom; of a people robbed of their land with wholesale genocide-caged in reservations. She replied, "I didn't say anything-being a visitor, but if I lived there I'd speak out". We are no less removed and detached today-towards "others" far off-in distant lands. Surely if we lived there we would speak out? No-probably not, for this would set us apart-separated from the herd mentality of political correctness. And so the Lie continues. "..every redskin must be killed from off the face of the plains before we can be FREE from their molestations. They are of no earthly good and the sooner they are swept from the land the better for civilization. I do not think they can be turned and made good law abiding citizens any more than coyotes can be used to shepherd dogs". Major John Lauderdale.
"The only good Indian is a dead Indian"---this prejudicial quote was said not only by politicians and military officials but echoed throughout many old western movies (our leader an imposter cowboy with his "Wanted dead or alive"). Even President Theodore Roosevelt said, "I don't go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians; but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn't inquire too closely into the case of the tenth. The most vicious cowboy has more moral principle than the average Indian." Redskin is a derogatory word for Indian. It holds the same weight as calling someone a 'spick' or a 'nigger'. Squaw-the true meaning of this world is 'Indian whore' or an obscene term referring to female genitalia. Idaho ruled against removing the derogatory word 'Squaw' from 93 places within their state. Lawmaker Harwood said," I don't think the word id derogatory. It's the way it's being said that would make'em take it that way" Representative Twila Hornback said, "Just because people take it as offensive doesn't make it offensive".
Remember the Lone Ranger and his faithful sidekick 'Tonto?' What does it mean? It is the Spanish word for FOOL. I suppose that "queer-spic-wetback-nigger-trailer trash-geek-gook-slant eyes-vermin-rag head-hillbilly-simpletons-Jesus freaks-holy rollers-et al" are all just a matter of how people take it? Only a joke-eh?
Thank you (respondent) for your "positive affirmations/ Scripture"; and the fairy tale story of the First Thanksgiving-a perversion of truth. It is NOT my "take" on the non-existent first Thanksgiving-but the history not told in this nation. It's not "negative" to show the myth and lie that our nation was built on and continues to live to this very day. Thursday should be a day of mourning-not gorging.
This fairy tale was allowed to exist until 1970 the 350th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims. This is when Frank B. James, president of the Federated Eastern Indian League prepared a speech for a Plymouth banquet that exposed the Pilgrim for having committed, among other crimes, the robbery of the graves of the Wampanoags. He wrote: "We welcomed you the white man with open arms, little knowing that it was the beginning of the end; that before 50 years were to pass, the Wampanoag would no longer be a free people". James was not permitted to give his speech that day.instead hundreds of Indians protested.
A Harvest feast did take place in Plymouth-but the Indians who attended where not even invited. Though it later became known as "Thanksgiving" the Pilgrims never called it that. Amidst the IMAGERY of a picnic of interracial harmony is some of the most terrifying bloodshed in New World history. The Pilgrim crop had failed miserably, but the agricultural expertise of the Indians had produced twenty acreswithout which the Pilgrim would have perished. The Pilgrims relied almost exclusively on handouts from the generous Indians-thus making Pilgrims the western hemisphere's first class of welfare recipients.
There were no black hats or buckled shoes-these are the silly inventions of various myth makers. The Pilgrims consumed a good deal of home brew. In fact each Pilgrim drank at least a half gallon of beer a day which they preferred to water. This daily inebriation led Gov. William Bradford to comment on his people's "notorious sin" which included their "drunkenness and uncleanliness" and rampant "sodomy".
The Pilgrims were no friends to the local Indians. Pilgrim Myles Standish pretending to be a trader beheaded an Indian man named Wituwamat-he brought his head to Plymouth where it was displayed on a wooden spike for years as a symbol of "white power". Standish had the Indian man's young brother hanged from the rafters for good measure. From that time on the whites were know to the Indians of Massachusetts by the name "Wotowquenange" which in their tongue meant cutthroats and stabbers.
Thomas Jefferson who himself advocated the physical extermination of the American Indian-said of Europe, "They (Europeans) are nations of eternal war. All their energies are expended in the destruction of labor, property and lives of their people"
By mid 1630, a new group of 700 Europeans calling themselves Puritans arrived. In one incident (ordered by Christian, William Bradford-Governor) 1637, the whites trapped some seven hundred Pequot Indians mostly women, children, and the elderly, near the mouth of the Mystic River. Bradford says his diaries: "To see them frying in the fire, and the streams of their blood quenching the same, and the stench was horrible; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice and they GAVE PRAISE THEREOF TO GOD." This event marked the first ACTUAL Thanksgiving. In just ten years 12,000 whites had invaded New England and as their numbers grew they pressed for all out extermination of the Indian. European disease had reduced the population of the Massachusetts nation from 24,000 to less than 750.
In 1671, the white man ordered Metacomet to come to Plymouth to enforce upon him a new treaty (every treaty-some 350 with the Indians has been broken!) which included the humiliating rule that he could no longer sell his own land without prior approval from whites. Eventually Captain Benjamin Church tracked down and murdered Metacomet in 1676, his body was quartered and parts were "left for the wolves". The great Indian chief's hands were cut off and sent to Boston and his head went to Plymouth, where it was set upon a pole on the real "day of public Thanksgiving fro the beginning of revenge upon the enemy". The Chief's nine year old son was shipped to the Caribbean to spend his life in slavery. As the genocide continued several official Thanksgiving Days were proclaimed.
Governor Joseph Dudley declared in 1704 a "General Thanksgiving for God's infinite Goodness to extend His favors---In defeating and disappointing.the Expeditions of the Enemy (Indians) against us, And the good Success given us against them, by delivering so many of them into our hands".Just two years later rewards were offered in Massachusetts for the scalps of Indians---demonstrating that the practice of scalping was a European tradition. According to one scholar, "Hunting redskins became a popular sport in New England, especially since they were worth good money"
When smallpox struck Puritan Gov.Bradford wrote; "It pleased God to visite these Indeans with a great sickness, and such a mortalitie that of a 1000 and a halfe of them dyed, and many of them did rott above ground for want of burial." With Bible passages in their hands to justify their every move, the Puritans began their march inland from the seaside communities-joined by British settlers, they seized the land, took the strong and young Natives as slaves to work the land and killed the rest. Villages were set on fire with sleeping Natives burned alive-many were sold into slavery (something you don't hear of).
The Dutch and Puritan joined forces to exterminate all Natives from New England (they still don't want outsiders-or those not of their persuasion)-village after village was destroyed. Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now STAMFORD, CONNETICUT (where I lived) the churches of Manhattan announced a day of "thanksgiving" to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. This was the 2nd Thanksgiving. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets of Manhattan like soccer balls. Each TOWN held thanksgiving days to celebrate their own victories over the Indians until it became clear that there needed to be an order to these special occasions. It was George Washington who finally brought a system and a schedule to thanksgiving when he declared one day to be celebrated across the nation.
It was Abraham Lincoln who decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War---on the same day and at the same time he was ordering troops to march against the Sioux in Minnesota. .and subsequently ordered 38 Santee Sioux hung on Christmas Eve for leaving the 'reservation' in search of food.
Most of our history as we know it is myth - much of it Disney World cartoon-romanticism. Ask one person you know what they think of the years long battle going on with the Native American Indians and the Department of the Interior - over the BILLIONS of missing Indian Trust Fund monies - I bet none could answer you. Ask them about the conditions of many Native American Indians living in shacks on reservations (really concentration camps) with no plumbing-water etc. Worse than many Third World countries and Bush cutting housing by multi millions (but money for a Presidential yacht has been appropriated). I don't see the first Thanksgiving celebrations any different these generations later.
Here we are still killing the HEATHEN in the name of GOD - quoting Scripture to back it up - and corpses rotting in the streets of Fallujah - burning (now by bombs-napalm) of whole villages. Some have remarked to me: "So what, this is just negative, etc". Yes - killing, robbing, and plundering people's lands is pretty darn negative - and lest we forget all of this is done under the auspices of ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
I did ask a native New Englander today just what she thought of the lie told down through the years of the noble-heroics of the people who populated this area and the myth of Thanksgiving. I wasn't surprised that she didn't know---check out (if they even have one) your kids history books-see for yourself. Better yet instead of killer video games buy them Howard Zinn's-The People's History before it's burned. Thanksgiving 2004 "They call this place Fort Apache" -Iraq
I rest my case - the slaughter continues in the LIE.



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