endeavor to persevere
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the
coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of
all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
Perseverance alone does not assure success.
No amount of stalking will
lead to animals in a field that has none.
"There are many
humorous things in the world;
among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other
savages." - Mark Twain
"I'm an Indian alright but here in The Nations they
the civilized tribes. They call us civilized
because we are easy to sneak up on.
White men have been sneaking up on
us for years.
They sneaked up on us and they told us we wouldn't be
They told us we would be happy in The Nations.
took away our tribal lands and
sent us here.
I had a fine
woman and two sons but they all died on the
Trail of Tears.
I wore a frock coat to Washington before The War.
wore them because we belonged to the five civilized
ourselves up like Abraham Lincoln.
We got to see the secretary of the interior.
He said, "Boy, you
boys sure look civilized."
He congratulated us and he gave us medals
for looking so civilized.
We told him about how our
tribal lands had been stolen and
how our humans were dying.
When we finished he shook our
hands and said "Endeavor to preserver!!"
They stood us in a line John Jumper, Chili McIntosh, Buffalo Hump, Jim
Buckmark, and me, I am Lone Waite.
took our image and said, "Indians vow to endeavor to preserver."
thought about for a long time, endeavor to preserver, and when we had thought
about it long enough, we declared war on the
Lone Waite, Indian chief - from "The
Outlaw Jose Wales"
Seventy-five percent of the food and fiber grown today was discovered
and cultivated by the native farmers and hunter-gatherers of North, Central and
These indigenous varieties include
potatoes, tomatoes, chili
peppers, avocados, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, squashes, black
walnuts, pecans, chocolate, tobacco, rubber, sunflowers, and medicinal herbs
Today, every one of these varieties are threatened by
Monsanto, Big Pharma, and
industrial agriculture, among others, who are privatizing and patenting seeds
and the gene pool, eroding biodiversity, degrading the soil and water,
contaminating the food chain, and destabilizing the climate.
What European colonists mistakenly
described as wilderness was actually a human-created and nurtured landscape,
providing food, medicinal herbs,
bountiful wildlife, healthy, living soil, and clean water.
Americans "managed" the environment "organically," producing and/or maintaining
for themselves and the future generations native animals, birds, fish, berries,
nuts, greens, fruits, bulbs,
mushrooms, roots, basketry and cordage materials, firewood, hunting and
building materials, herbal medicines, and plants for ceremonial use.
Many "wild" or commercial plants or varieties that exist today are in
fact derived from ancient Native American seed saving and cross-breeding that
produced better-tasting, climate adapted, and nutritional varieties.
The popular belief that pre-Columbian America was a "pristine
wilderness" is false.
This destructive myth is based upon essentially
racist stereotypes that reduce
the highly successful plant and animal husbandry of Native American rural
societies to the instinctual behavior of wildlife or "noble savages."
"The white man ruined this country.
turned back to wilderness.
In the old days there used to be lots more
deer, quail, gray squirrels and
Southern Sierra Miwok elder Jim Rust
are no "spontaneous Edens" on planet Earth.
The New World Gardens
of Eden spread across the Americas and the Caribbean, mindlessly exploited by
the European conquerors, were the product of the wisdom, hard work, and
perseverance of millions of Native Americans, caring for what they believed was
a "sacred Earth" and an interconnected web of life that included all living
In a similar manner, we must understand today that there will
be no spontaneous organic or green revival, nor magical climate
re-stabilization. An organic and healthy life for the present and future
generations will require the dedicated work and perseverance of millions.
In the near future we will either stop the deadly assaults on our
biodiversity, our food chain, our health, and our climate, or else the
biological carrying capacity of the Earth will collapse, along with "modern
civilization" as we know it.
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author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
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agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has
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international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
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corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as
the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power
rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media
by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do
not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world.
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population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt
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