The Earth Does Not Belong to Us.

“Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.”

Chief Seattle

Pick up any historical literature and you find a common narrative. It is most always from the perspective of the victor. History is written by the victor. This is our history. History of our society.

Think about that. Take a moment of you day, forget about work, your bills, commitments and reflect deeply on this thought. Were all the historical victors in the right?

Never has America lost a war … But name, if you can, the last peace the United States won. Victory yes, but this country has never made a successful peace because peace requires exchanging ideas, concepts, thoughts, and recognizing the fact that two distinct systems of life can exist together without conflict. Consider how quickly America seems to be facing its allies of one war as new enemies.

Vine Deloria Jr., Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto

Due to the written language and literature being so scarce throughout history, we rely on accounts that may not necessarily give full disclosure to reality.

Individuals do this to this day. Relying on soundbites, media, influencers, etc.

The truth is typically the most suppressed. Then and now.

Why is this?

The truth is not really that difficult or intricate yet is hard for the majority of our species to comprehend.

Being taught in the 1980s in an American grade school system, I was taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. How blatantly false that is once you are older and have more access to truth in public libraries and at the collegiate level. That is, if you choose to look. Most do not.

All literary works are from the perspective of the author/s.

The Holy Bible. A book compiled from writings of various authors. These all subject to approval of a king and his court to make it the “The Book”. Great scriptures and canons were written, yet tons of information were left out. Over time, these works were revised, rewritten, and even reinterpreted for a purpose. Though, it is the Word of God by most accounts. There you go, a thinking point.

From the early works of humans to the historical accounts of societies. It is all literature in which may be diluted with the ideology and emotions of the writer. This makes for good fiction, yet we interpret it as truth.

“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”

Martin Luther King

We came to a land in where there were inhabitants. Were they living in harmony? That is subjective to the one putting down the words. There were quarrels amongst the natives of this land, yet not like what we quarrel over today. Societies, civilizations, and heritage existed in what is now called North America. This was until man from across a body of water decided to introduce the ideology of ownership and religion. Greed, power, and lust drove this fury of man.

There is no turning back, there is only forward. Small changes make huge differences. Do something kind, with love, and selfless. This is our nature. Silence the noise and listen to Earth speak. It does, trust me.

Here is to a happiness, love, and understanding.


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