Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Russell Means: Palestinians and American Indians

January 12, 2009
Palestinians and American Indians
Russell Means Breaks the Silence on Obama

American Indian activist Russell Means said President-elect Obama was selected by the colonial powers as president to improve the US image globally in the aftermath of George Bush. Further, Means said Obama’s appointments show that he is a Zionist controlled by Israel. Speaking on Red Town Radio today, Means said what is happening now to Palestinians is what happened to American Indians.

“Every policy the Palestinians are now enduring was practiced on the American Indian,” Means said on the Blog Talk Radio show, hosted by Brenda Golden, Muskoke Creek. “What the American Indian Movement says is that the American Indians are the Palestinians of the United States, and the Palestinians are the American Indians of the Middle East,” Means said. Further, he points out that the Zionists who control Israel now control the United States. “The power of the US in world politics diminishes every day.”

“Now they have found a house servant by the name of Obama.” Means said Obama was selected as a “man in charge to take the heat,” because of the “bad cop” image that Bush put forth in the world. “Now, all of a sudden, it is, ‘We’re so great. We elected a black man to be president.’”

Means added that Obama is a black man who was raised by his white grandmother and has appointed Zionists to key positions and that the US is headed for a new era of menial jobs. On Indian lands, Means reminds us, the only people who get ahead are those who sell out to the colonial system. Now, there is massive and sophisticated propaganda by the Zionists and the U.S. Both countries, he said, are liars. In the US, American Indians have been shut out of history, philosophy and the arts, in a “total blackout.” The United States does not want to be reminded of the smallpox blankets, theft, colonialism and mistreatment of the American Indian, he said.

Means said most Americans do not realize that the financial collapse of this country is only beginning: “Americans cannot continue the lifestyles of consumers when there is no production. Low income jobs and menial jobs are the only ones left.” “Health care in the US reveals how the policies used in experimentations on American Indians became US policies. The US health care system is now stringent and calloused, with constant refusals of treatment. This has always been the case with the Indian Health Service. Now it is the policy of the HMOs. Family ranchers and family farmers are now in the way of progress, the same way the American Indian was once viewed. Now, family farmers and family ranchers are being gutted, because they function on massive credit. They are trying to pay back debts, which is not possible with manipulated agriculture prices. The family farmer and family rancher are now going to be extinct.”

Means points out that the federal government has also taken over and polluted the educational system; “Americans don’t even know their own history. Along with this federal control, came the passage of English-only laws in many states. However, for Indigenous Peoples it is positive to know many languages. If you speak two languages, you are speaking with two brains. That is the way it is to us. That’s how we look at life. In the mid-Twentieth Century, US schools listened to the communities and local governing boards.” for the entire interview:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep running into assertions on the part of Russell Means, his brother Bill, and other members of various groups of A.I.M, that Palestinians are oppressed people to be viewed on the same basis as other "indigenous" peoples of the world, and American Indians. Such statements are based on erroneous assumptions and reflect the consequences of lack of education in world history and of the brainwashing of present day propaganda.

Palestinians are Arabs. They have no original land, language, culture or traditions other than Arab. Arabs, as history will tell you, brutally invaded lands around the Mediterranean Sea, subjugating the indigenous groups they encountered through massive massacres and enslavement. We, 30 million Berbers of north Africa, aboriginal population of all lands west of the Nile, attest to that history. For an Arab, an "animist" individual was barbarous and only worthy of death or enslavement. The movement that created the Palestinian fight is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. Same old story.... So, please, get real... get educated. You are dangerous to the true plight of real indigenous peoples around the world by selecting such alliance or such parallel. You are allying yourselves with oppressors, not the oppressed.

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