Wednesday, November 24, 2004


A response to the Website The Website has scores of US citizens apologising to the rest of the world for the outcome of the US elections. "We tried," they say. I guess this Indian chief's response sums up pretty much how the rest of the world feels about the US.

By Tom Dostou, Bear Clan Chief, Midewin Society

I am respectfully asking Americans to leave my home here on Turtle Island which you call America after some Italian cartographer. I have to ask because it's time for you to leave and go back to where you came from and try to figure out what or who you are.
You came here only a few hundred years ago and since then, well to put it bluntly, because that seems to be all you understand is blunt force, you destroyed my people, our homelands and everything you touched and now you are destroying the Iraqis and wherever else your tentacles reach out.
As the Senegalese singer Alpha Blondie sings about the French colonial troops in his country, "On veut plus, on veut plus, on veut plus, allez chez vous!".
We , the Indigenous people of Turtle Island are tired of you and your "sorry".
Are you sorry , that you killed millions , so estimates are as high as 100,000,000, of our relatives over the course of the last 500 years since you "found" us?
Are you sorry that you dropped the first Atomic Bomb on our lands, the Shoshone Nation on July 16, 1945, almost one month prior to dropping the two otherAtomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Are you sorry that you enslaved millions of innocent African men, women and children for hundreds of years while you spread smallpox and other diseases among the Red nations of this land?
Or are you sorry because you wantonly killed indigenous Filipino, Guamanians, Cubans, Okinawans, Boriquienos, Panamanians, Guatemalans, Mexicans, Nicaraguans, Chileans etc. etc. etc. The list goes on and on, doesn't it.
There aren't enough tears in the universe to shed for the pain and suffering that you the American people have inflicted on the poor and oppressed of this world. By your conduct, you have polluted our rivers and lakes here on Turtle Island. Before you came here, our people drank clean, clear water. Now our communities drink bottled water in plastic jugs because our wells are contaminated by uranium or lead or mercury poisoning. You have cut down our majestic great Standing Ones, the Redwoods, Pines, Cedars, Maples, Oaks, Birches which were once so dense and thick and tall that is a squirrel climbed up one on the Atlantic coast, she didn't have to touch ground until the Pacific coast.
By your conduct, you have shown the world and probably the universe that you don't understand who or what you are .You have desecrated our holy lands where our people have lived from time immemorial to extract the yellow metal called gold and the other metal called uranium and left the Earth barren. The very air we breath which is Life itself, you have contaminated with your poisonous gases.
What kind of species can do this? You must be sorry for the millions of Buffalo that you slaughtered on our Plains or the hundreds of thousands of Whales that you hunted down.
But what you must be really sorry for is that you have cut yourself off from your Spirit. You have sold or given away your Spirit for shares in Walmart.
So please, from the bottom of my heart, I ask you to leave us and go back where you came from. It is time to admit openly, publicly to the world what you have done, what you are doing and STOP doing it!
Let go of all your colonies in America, Central and South America, the Middle East, the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Australia, let go and be gone!
Because if you think you can continue to take, take and take, then you are what we already think you are, crazy. Your greed has made you insane. Your power lust has made you mad. You are a dangerous being now and we the weak and defenseless have but one way to deal with you, we must pray for you. We must ask the spirits of our ancestors to step in and take over.
We must ask the spirits of the Air, Water, Fire and Earth to help us to help YOU understand what you are doing and who you are. You have broken Natural Law and for that you SHOULD BE SORRY because you cannot escape the karma of breaking Natural Law, Cause and Effect. Our Elders have given much thought to what should be done to alleviate the suffering of this Earth. We have been given by the Creator of Life certain Original Instructions which are in and of themselves the most powerful of all things that exist on this planet. If we as a species will continue to exist on this planet then we must take the necessary steps to insure that our children and the next 7 generations have the basic necessities for life, as we know it, to continue.