The Ghost Dance is a ceremony to call upon the spirits of those who have passed beyond this world to assist in returning this land to the ways of before the coming of the Europeans. It spread across the nations of the native peoples of the Great Plains. It originated among the Paiute, and was enthusiastically supported by the Sioux.
The US Government viewed this simple activity as such a threat that they sent the 7th Cavalry, along with General Sherman, to Wounded Knee Creek. There an estimated 300 men, women, and children died. Mowed down by indiscriminate fire from cavalry and cannon.
The native peoples of the New World, for the most part, welcomed the European refugees who first landed upon the shores of a very foreign land. The immigrants were taught many skills by their new friends that allowed them to survive in a very different environment than they were used to.
Trade grew. Friendships formed. Marriages happened. Children were born.
And then something terrible happened.
The former Masters of the refugees followed them to the New World.
The Royal Houses of Europe, and their monied interests, saw much more here in this new land than just natural resources to be exploited. They saw freedom and the fruits of that freedom. They saw egalitarianism in its truest form. Liberty in its unadulterated state. And fraternity, the much sought after Brotherhood Of Man, coming to be.
It had to be stopped. If it wasn't, it would spread. A healing of Man's physical and spiritual natures would threaten their control. Their positions of power. The very nature of a reality they viewed as their due.
Using the ages old techniques of infiltration, vilification, and discrimination, they set up to divide and conquer. Calling upon the most base natures of predators, both physical and economic, that had been introduced into the New World, they set friend against friend. Neighbor against neighbor. Culture against culture. People against people. Imposing their systems upon a society, dram by dram, to fight against an ever changing enemy of the State.
First, it was Royal House against Royal House. Britain against France. France against Britain. Everyone against Spain. The Netherlands and Sweden losing out early on followed by Russia heading for the exit. The natives losing on all fronts, being promised everything by their questionable benefactors, but having very little delivered by their traitorous allies.
Then it was those who opposed unjust taxation.
Then it was anti-royalist colonists.
Then it was the "savages" who impeded westward expansion.
Always looking for someone to point the finger at. Someone to blame for artificially created societal woes or the "Maine". Pearl Harbor. Both Kennedys, The Gulf Of Tonkin. Ruby Ridge. Waco.
Their fingerprints are everywhere. Their DNA left at every crime scene.
And their crimes continue today.
Each day, a new abuse is heaped upon us by them. Whether it be them spraying and filling our air with their chemtrails, the TSA testing your beverage, or impeding your right to travel, the numbering and monitoring of our children as though they were nothing more than a company asset, or being denied our right to assemble and voice our displeasure, that dram by dram effort to place you in a corral or on a reservation continues.
You can see that they've run out of straw men. They can no longer point to false enemies across oceans. Because they're there too. Occupying those lands and enslaving those peoples. Too much propaganda is dangerous because it is often contradictory. It is better to keep it simple. Easily believed, and less likely to be checked.
Now they have started calling you the enemy. If you grow your own food, you're an enemy. If you wore the uniform of this nation's armed forces, you're the enemy. If you reject their injections and indoctrinations, you are the enemy. If you don't heed the words of their collaborators in houses of worship, you are the enemy. If you have a video camera, you are the enemy. If you blog, Twitter or Facebook anything remotely critical of the State, you are the enemy. If you simply ask "why?", you are the enemy. If you want to preserve what the Creator has given us, Heirloom Seeds, crop diversity, sustainable agriculture, raw foods...you ARE the enemy. Division. Vilification. Discrimination.
They poison the food with genetically engineered crops. They taint the water with their toxins. They contaminate the land and the sea for their profit.
The animals die. The plants die. The climate changes. Vast areas of the oceans are dead zones with no life to be found.
Each day, a little more of the Earth dies. Huge holes open in the face of the Earth. Rot and cancer eating away at our home, our Mother.
And they blame you and want to take your wealth and the future of your children to pay for what they have done.
“When the earth is dying there shall arise a new tribe of all colours
and all creeds. This tribe shall be called The Warriors of the Rainbow
and it will put its faith in actions not words.”
“There will come a time when the earth is sick and the animals and
plants begin to die. Then the Indians will regain their spirit and
gather people of all nations, colors and beliefs to join together in the
fight to save the Earth: The Rainbow Warriors.”
The time has come for us to forgive each other for the actions of those who came before us who were manipulated, or willingly engaged for profit, into committing atrocities against those whom we once considered "us". Part of our family. Part of our tribe. We must embrace all who love this place and call it Home. We must all be brothers and sisters in this struggle that remains to be won.
There needs to be a new "us". We're all Native Americans now. We've known no other home. We pledge allegiance to no foreign power or prince. We need to recognize that it is all of "us" against "them". "Them" being those who control the corporations, international banks, and seats of government.
We've all been dancing our Ghost Dance for some time now. We've all been wanting to take this nation back to the way it used to be. The way it was before the corrupt controlled our institutions and ran our lives. Everything that happened to the native peoples who once welcomed refugees fleeing a totalitarian state is now happening to us. We're slated to be rounded up and placed on reservations or slaughtered. The natives were given rotting food, soiled water, and disease infected blankets. We're forced to buy poisoned food, tainted water and pay for diseases being directly injected into us and our children under the color of law.
The State prepares its forces to bring a war to us while we dance on our blogs and forums asking for intercession, invoking our ancestors Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and others. What happened at Wounded Knee is poised to happen again.
This time at your front door.
Dance your Ghost Dance. Heed the prophecy. Put your faith in your actions. Do not put your faith in the words of others.