5 Sept 2016 Intergenerational Trauma revisited (History repeating itself yet again and the insanity of doing the same things expecting different results) – The Oil Pipeline Protests at the Standing Rock Reservation North Dakota

Hello to you, how are you doing?  In my shared dimension with Kyle and our two dogs and cats everything is really good but I see that things are not so good in regards to the story I’ve been following about the oil pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.  Apparently something really stupid has been done….using contract security with attack dogs on a peaceful protest!  What is wrong with these people?!!!  This my friends, is the definition of a couple things, insanity (doing the same things over and over again expecting different results) and intergenerational trauma revisited.   The trail of tears walks on yet another couple of generations in this moment in history…..I’m so disappointed.  It is all too evident that nothing has been learned by anyone except for the people who knew what was right from the beginning….the protectors that had dogs unleashed on them….the first people.

I heard this message yesterday for the first time and I have the video and the transcript for you.  This stand-0ff we have going on in North Dakota is the journey of a circle…a hoop….a full walk through time right back to the beginning and we have some choices to make, some decisions to make and using the same old logic that has been used in the past isn’t going to work this time.  We are in a time of many  *”eyes” and  *”ears” and those who think they can “get away” with the sins of their fathers past are sorely mistaken.  Every move you make is being recorded and transmitted to every corner of the globe…decide wisely, choose carefully your next step.  History is being written and it will not just be written by the “winners” this time.

*and eliminating cell-phone reception in the area isn’t going to stop the recording by the way!

I’ve included a post I did about Intergenerational Trauma in this post – for those unfamiliar with the term and what it means, I suggest you take a look at it.  This kind of trauma is the sort that gets passed on through families, through cultures, through entire peoples.  It’s a poison a mother drinks and it is even her great-great-grandchildren that suffer  from the poisons effects unless something is done to counteract the effects before it gets that far.  The poisonous relations between the whites and people of color in the United States of America has not yet been effectively counteracted and it’s what is going on at Standing Rock and inner cities all over this country that remind us of this fact.

Needless, senseless bloodshed because of what?  FEAR of each other!  The innate need to control and dominate others by the conquest of mother earth and her natural resources is the single most effective way white men have found to conquer their fear of people of color.  This is a suicidal, self-defeating and unfortunate choice because just like when you spray poison on mosquitos, you also kill the bees (hello South Carolina! http://www.wilx.com/content/news/Millions-of-bees-killed-in-South-Carolina-392041131.html).  Not to mention that you inhale the poison too and are slowly killing yourself!  What you do to (ANY life form) others, you also do to yourself!   

My prayers go out to all involved in this moment in history….both sides.  It’s time to choose, to decide on peace…to choose preservation of Life.  You can’t drink or eat money! If you continue on this course, all that will be left is the money….nothing or no one else to include you who think you are benefitting right now.

source internet - Cree Indian prophecy

source internet – Cree Indian prophecy

 

http://betterment.democraticunderground.com/1017398419
Rewrite: The Protests At Standing Rock | The Last Word | MSNBC

Published on Aug 26, 2016
In the Rewrite, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget.
Transcript:

Dakota means friend…friendly. The people who gave that name to the Dakotas have, sadly, never been treated as friends. The people whose language was used to name the Dakotas and Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Massachusetts and other states, the Native American tribes, the people who were here before us… long before us, have never been treated as friends. They have been treated as enemies..more harshly than any other enemy. In any of this countrys’ wars. After all of our major wars we signed peace treaties and live by those treaties. After world war II when we made peace with Germany we then did everything we possibly could to rebuild Germany. No Native American tribe has ever been treated as well as we treated Germans after World War II.

The original sin of this country is that we invaders shot and murdered our way across the land killing every Native American that we could, and making treaties with the rest. This country was founded on genocide before the word genocide was invented. Before there was a War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague. When we finally stopped actively killing Native Americans for the crime of living here before us, we then proceeded to violate every treaty we made with the Tribes. Every. Single. Treaty. We piled crime on top of crime against a people whose offense against us was simply that they lived where we wanted to live. We don’t feel the guilt of the crimes because we pretend they happened a very long time ago, in ancient history. And we actively suppress the memories of those crimes.. but there are people alive today whose grandparents were in the business of killing the Native Americans. That’s how recent these crimes are.

Every once in a while there is a painful and morally embarrassing reminder, as there is this week in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation where hundreds of people have gathered and camped out in opposition to an interstate pipeline being built from North Dakota to Illinois. The protest in being led by this countrys’ original environmentalists. Native Americans. For hundreds of years they were our only environmentalists. The only people who thought that land and rivers should be preserved in their natural state. The only people who thought a mountain or a prairie or a river could be a sacred place.

Yesterday a federal judge heard arguments from the tribes against the federal governments approval of the pipeline and said he will deliver his decision on whether the pipeline can proceed next month. There are now over ninety tribes gathered in protest of that pipeline. That protest will surely continue even if the judge allows construction to proceed. And so we face the prospect next month of the descendants of the first people to ever set foot on that land,.. being arrested by the descendants of the invaders who seized that land. Arrested for trespassing. That we still have Native Americans left in this country to be arrested for trespassing on their own land is testament, not to the mercy of the genocidal invaders who seized and occupied their land, but to the stunning strength and the five hundred years of endurance and the undying dignity of the people who were here long before us. The people who have always known; what is truly sacred in this world.

It was a peaceful protest until the “insanity clause” was used by the people who want control in this situation!  Why do you always resort to bloodshed to resolve your “problems?”  Why do you turn dogs into criminals?!  Who taught you this way of conflict resolution?!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/oil-pipeline-protest-turns-violent-in-southern-north-dakota/ (excerpt, article is copywrited – see article for all details!)

AP September 4, 2016, 1:04 PM

Oil pipeline protest turns violent in southern North Dakota

In this Aug. 26, 2016, photo, Monte Lovejoy, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, left, takes a photo with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II at Cannon Ball, N.D. About 30 people, including Archambault himself, have been arrested in recent weeks for interfering with construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

James MacPherson, AP

BISMARCK, N.D. – A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota.

Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. One of the security officers was taken to a Bismarck hospital for undisclosed injuries. The two guard dogs were taken to a Bismarck veterinary clinic, Preskey said.

Tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear said protesters reported that six people had been bitten by security dogs, including a young child. At least 30 people were pepper-sprayed, he said. Preskey said law enforcement authorities had no reports of protesters being injured.

There were no law enforcement personnel at the site when the incident occurred, Preskey said. The crowd dispersed when officers arrived and no one was arrested, she said.

 

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4 comments on “5 Sept 2016 Intergenerational Trauma revisited (History repeating itself yet again and the insanity of doing the same things expecting different results) – The Oil Pipeline Protests at the Standing Rock Reservation North Dakota

  1. why peaceful events end so often with violence and tears? that’s an interesting question what species we want to be… probably there are too much answers for this questions to live a happy and healthy life is not enough for some people… and they maybe want to be the species what blows away this happe people:o(

    • They obtain happiness and a sense of power by stealing these things away from those who actually have it. It’s sad and I truly feel bad for these people doing these things. I hope a peaceful resolution can come to this and all situations like it in our world. I think it starts very deep inside all those involved first.

  2. Pingback: 3 Oct 2016 Transformation of a shard of glass and Witnessing the sins of our past (wire wrap glass pendant and Roots 2016 Ep 2) | As I see it

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