I like Thanksgiving. Though
its history is rightly associated with the Native American genocide at
the hands of Euro-banker mercenaries, it is also a metaphor for the kindness
which the “real human beings” embody. Those European expeditions, financed
by the inbred Sangreal (bloodline) Illuminati Kings, were designed to
decimate indigenous people and, more importantly, their collectivist worldview,
which still today serves as a roadblock on the bankers’ path towards world
The best book I’ve read lately is The Real Human Beings by Calvin Luther
Martin. A well-known Rutgers history professor, Martin tired of the academic
climber scene, quit his job and went to live with the Yupic people near
Bethel, Alaska. Martin’s book speaks of two very different realities,
which cannot be reconciled. As such, the indigenous reality has been continually
discredited, suppressed and physically attacked by the invader reality.
It is a story of givers and takers- a tale of a people who see themselves
a part of nature and a people who see themselves separate from nature.
While the latter group outwardly appears arrogant and superior- inside
they are haunted by the guilt, shame and fear that result from this alienation
Where this last group went wrong is the subject of countless books and
much debate. Quantum physics has become a major thorn in their intellectual
side- a sweeping indictment of the notion of objectivity which serves
as the foundation of Western invader “science”. Here is another small
piece of the puzzle dissected in a paper I wrote titled The Importance
of Selfishness. The argument goes something like this:
Indigenous cultures hold a high regard for gift-giving. The Lakota Sioux
and most Plains tribes have a giveaway ceremony. The Northwest Athabaskan
tribes practice this same tradition through potlatches. In Ituri Pygmy
society the hunter who makes the kill always eats last. In all hunting
and gathering societies there is an understanding that giving is a means
of gaining respect and is thus the ultimate act of selfishness. In such
a society one's self-interest coincides with the interests of the tribe,
destroying the dualistic Western invader notion of self which facilitated
the rise of Homer and Aristotle and other purveyors of the merits of pirate
This same metaphysical harmony exists in all the world’s major religions.
Hindu doctrine espouses a circular notion of karma, whereby a person-
through good deeds and purity of heart- accumulates nirvana or enlightenment.
Nirvana ultimately translates into being reincarnated into a higher caste
in one’s next life, so acquiring karma through giving is most definitely
in one’s self-interest. Tibetan Buddhism- along with its counterparts
Taoism, Confucianism and Shintoism- goes even further down the road of
selfishness. The Dalai Lama teaches that compassion towards oneself is
the primary component of compassion towards others and towards life in
general- that self-interest is equal to the interest of the whole. Early
Christian sects believed that giving alms would result in eternal salvation.
The modern day passing of the tray at most churches symbolizes the notion
that through giving one can attain Heaven. Islamic and Jewish laws contain
similar non-dualistic ideas on the subject.
So what caused the emergence of this guilt and shame-ridden duality in
Western scientific and cultural circles? The reason probably has more
to do with economics than it does with philosophical underpinnings or
scientific consistency, though at some point the three became inextricably
linked. The market began dictating and funding a certain brand of science
and philosophy to perpetuate the consolidation of international monopoly
capitalism. It is instructive that when scientists cynically rail against
the evils of human nature, while their philosopher cohorts chant down
self-interest, both camps are quick to cite unjust economic schemes and
relationships as their example. Rarely do they mention that these schemes
seem to be confined to modern Western capitalist societies, where a skewed
framework based on duality encourages the split between self-interest
and altruism. Nor do they broach the question of whether greed is, on
a long-term basis, a truly selfish act or one of self-destruction. Their
self-censorship keeps them well-paid spokespersons for the oligarchy,
which profits from this mockery of logic via its never-ending international
capitalist shakedown cruise.
In indigenous cultures and pre-industrial societies- where buying and
selling occurred only at a local level- the economy was based on sharing,
reciprocation and an egalitarian dispersal of resources. Those whose kindness
was greatest were honored and respected leaders of their communities.
Since there was no perceived duality between the interest of oneself and
the interests of the whole tribe, the village worldview remained un-fractured
and intact- reinforcing a loving, sharing integration with all living
things, rather than the defensive violent separatism which has accompanied
the rise of industrial capitalism. When resources are derived at a local
level it is obvious that any hoarding of goods results in the demise of
both community and self. Self-interest is furthered reinforced by a healthy
respect for the ecosystem that sustains everyone. One must give back to
the soil and thank all hunted animals and gathered plants. Without reciprocity
survival is imperiled.
As commerce moved beyond a local level, it needed justification for the
short term greed which propelled it outward. Self-interest increasingly
came to be viewed in terms of money and property. A class system emerged.
Equality and sharing gave way to colonization of resources in far-away
foreign lands and the exploitation of cheap labor through a rigged international
monetary system. Western invader philosophies which promote dualism and
atomism are myths fashioned to rationalize this colonization process.
Self-interest became associated with this cunning colonial approach to
attaining wealth, so that potential competition could be intellectually
snuffed out. This supposed self-interest is now played out daily on the
world’s stock exchanges and in corporate boardrooms around the world.
As capitalism reaches its final phase and internationalizes further, one
can expect even darker views of self-interest and human nature to emerge,
foisting additional guilt and confusion upon an increasingly fractured
and shattered people. Self-destructive tendencies will become more prevalent
as people become more alienated from the wholeness of self and from the
planet- which operates on a basis on whole cycles. Amusement, distraction
and titillation- all products of self-hatred- will become the norm. Failure
to recognize these delusions will result in increased destruction of both
the planet and its increasing “not-real human beings”. Perhaps these deadly
myths can only be destroyed if the economic structure which spawned them-
namely monopoly capitalism- is itself destroyed.
A Lakota proverb says it best, “We are not much, but we are a whole lot
more than nothing.”
Love yourself, so that you can love your family, your neighbor, your community,
your state, your country, your world and your Mother Earth. Hoka Hey!
Dean Henderson is the author of four books: Big Oil & Their Bankers
in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global
Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution
in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve & Stickin’ it to
the Matrix. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @ www.deanhenderson.wordpress.com