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Let’s learn our real histories

Now I’m putting a focus today on this issue because it’s Waitangi day here in Enzed.

We live currently in a world that sees lying as ok. We used to have a world that honoured truth on paper at least, in our ideals, in our official statements whilst nevertheless serving us up history books that omitted much pertinent stuff and blatantly lied about other stuff. (Yes the old saying ‘the victors write the histories’ and write them they did). And now we have officially adopted a business model (since Rogernomics particularly) in which well, it’s ok to lie. As I used to oft repeat, watch The Corporation movie (found on our Corporations page) and see that in fact corporations, likened by the appropriate professionals to psychopathic personalities where yes, lying is the norm. Do watch it … it explains a lot about why our world has left the gold standard of truth.

So yes it’s Waitangi Day. Commemoration of that day we all ‘became one’ so to speak. Well at least that is what was said on the day it was signed along with the giving of tobacco and blankets. I’m focusing particularly on telling our true histories because so many do not know them & they sadly become the basis of a lot of misunderstanding. A post I saw this morning on FB raised objection to the selling of golliwog dolls in a coastal NZ town (and wait, I explain why in a minute). The writer expressed her objection & stated she would not be purchasing anything from the said shop and why, after which the whole post was taken down. Re posted, it then attracted the usual ‘what’s wrong with golly’ etc etc etc. This is how I commented: The term ‘wog’ actually stands for ‘wily Oriental gentleman’. My father who served in the Middle East (World War 2) told me this … it is a derogatory term for colored peoples. A racist term. It intimates that they are sly & not to be trusted. Bit like the term ‘caught red handed’ referring to Indian peoples. The ironic & shrewd twist about this is that the peoples who coined the terms were in fact the wily ones as implied, the real thieves of land and resources. That’s why they came after all. It wasn’t to help (aka civilize) I’m afraid as we’ve largely been told. The truly wily thing is that this crucial info was never taught us in schools. Such info as how Maori soldiers returned from serving in the two World Wars only to find some of their lands confiscated and given to returning white soldiers. Or, lands promised them not given. Or, that millions of acres of lands were confiscated aka stolen by the colonial government. Or that we once had segregated picture theaters. And segregated Plunket. So we grew up thinking it was all good. This is why people share this info so folk know … it’s not because they’re ‘dwelling on the past’ and ‘need to go forwards’. These histories are all well documented. This is how we end up with convos like those I see here because the folk do not have all the information. Really it’s about respect for others. Learn the real histories. By way of illustration on this point, imagine if we had never learned the history of Nazi Germany & the extermination of millions of Jews, Gypsies & homosexuals, and Grandma at Christmas time made nice cushions and embroidered them all with swastika signs she saw in a design book & gave them to her Jewish neighbors. Same thing regarding their predictable reaction. Grandma would be saying ‘what’s your problem’? Hiding the histories works like a charm. And anyway I certainly won’t be buying any gifts from that gift shop in question when I visit Waitarere. Same as I don’t anywhere else in the country. It’s the only way to make the point in a country that is now married to the business model. If the entire district sent the message they wouldn’t be buying from the said shop for the said reason then of course they’d be removed pronto. BTW my father was ‘half caste’ … he told us that folk in the 1920s would cross the street rather than talk to him & his siblings. And we were taught at school we’re ‘all one’? This friends is why we need to all learn the histories so that when any of the said stolen lands are compensated for (& note never for their true current value, just a tiny proportion) that this is Maori privilege. It’s not. The said Treaty after all did promise undisturbed possession of etc etc etc …. google it and read it for yourself.

For starters here is one history you won’t have read … I posted it here not so long ago… from snoopman.net.nz

The Masonic New Zealand Wars: Freemasonry as a Secret Mechanism of Imperial Conquest During the ‘Native Troubles’

By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards

Re-Discovering the Big-Picture of Empire in Aotearoa

One hundred and forty-five years after the wars between native Māori and British imperial and colonial forces ended, most New Zealanders remain oblivious to the conflicts’ Masonic underpinnings. For those not disposed to empathize with Māori, this obliviousness works as a vector that transmits racism throughout the British-American tax haven jurisdiction of New Zealand. Furthermore, this racial prejudice persists structurally throughout the realm of New Zealand’s major and significant economic, political and cultural institutions.

This colour-based prejudice against the native people of New Zealand hides a largely ignored problem of class-stratification, or a hierarchy of privilege based on economic wealth accumulation, control of key institutions and the valourization of status addiction. It is no small irony that when the framing of discussions on racial prejudice does widen to include the phenomenon of a hierarchically class-structured society, such discourses frequently fail to nail the root cause of systemic material inequality or structural dispossession: Oligarchism.

During the period of New Zealand Wars (1845-1872), the secret society of Freemasonry was, essentially, an expression of oligarchism, which is the belief in the right of super-rich people to rule over humanity through the structural domination of resources, including institutions, covert networks and the exploitation of secret mechanisms. Historians of the New Zealand Wars and the New Zealand’s formative history have largely overlooked the instrumental role that Freemasonry played to absorb New Zealand into the British Empire. While some prominent Freemasons are mentioned in the 1940 edition of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography published by the Department of Internal Affairs, this ‘Who’s Who’ compendium of New Zealand hardly captures the brotherhood’s secret network of key players. Freemason papers, proceedings and their lodge books, many of which were not intended for public eyes, provide some details of their esteemed brethren, ‘noble’ heroes and fallen brothers. Together, these hard-to-find works provide partial lists of those who fought in the various regiments, volunteer militia and forest rangers, as well as those embedded across New Zealand’s hymn-singing protestant political-commercial-military establishment.

READ MORE

https://snoopman.net.nz/2017/04/25/the-masonic-new-zealand-wars/

 

And further, some truth on the history of Ihumatao:

Ihumātao | How Fletchers Collected a Waiver Card in ‘Neo-Feudal Monopoly – The Ihumātao New Zealand Edition’

 

Ihumātao | How Fletchers Collected a Waiver Card in ‘Neo-Feudal Monopoly – The Ihumātao New Zealand Edition’

 

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

 

Grounded, a documentary on the health benefits of connecting with the earth

“Grounding, or earthing, refers to connecting electrically with the Earth. A growing body of research is finding numerous health benefits as a result of the physical body being grounded”.

I’ve just begun exploring this topic & so far have seen a few testimonies of healing and improved health, arthritis gone, back pain gone and so on. Check out this vid or if you are short of time search Youtube for shorter clips on topic. Plus I’ve added more vids below. Indigenous people have done this since forever, way ahead of the so called ‘civilized’ and as always given little to no credit. It’s mentioned in the doco that the man speaking, as a boy, recalled a Cheyenne woman telling him to take his shoes off as they ‘make you sick’. Indigenous people were & are connected to the land in more ways than most of us realize. And our so called modern lifestyle has disconnected us all from the earth in more ways than we realize affecting our health. This is definitely worth a watch.
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Published on Jul 4, 2016

A Journey into the healing potential of grounding and connecting to the Earth. Testimonials from people that claim the earthing speeds healing and enhances vitality.

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Per capita, the second richest country on earth – wages war on its own indigenous people – the way of corporate greed

As always, corporations wage war on pesky indigenous people who require land to live on … land under which valuable resources sit ready for the taking. And as always the profits from those resources never return to the people. That is the way of corporations. And the corrupt governments that are in bed with them lie to fool the people as to their real motives. Australia has an appalling human rights record which is swept right under the rug. Australian born journalist John Pilger however frequently supplies us with an insight into what is really going on there and the latest rounds are nothing to do with the government’s inability to sustain the ‘lifestyle choices’ (choices?!) of Aboriginal people. It has everything to do with mining by corporations. These people are our cousins and they are just across the ditch. Their life expectancy is one of the lowest on earth!

 

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Uluru  (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, central Australia

Read the article by Pilger:

“Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years. In Western Australia, where mining companies make billion dollar profits exploiting Aboriginal land, the state government says it can no longer afford to “support” the homelands.

Vulnerable populations, already denied the basic services most Australians take for granted, are on notice of dispossession without consultation, and eviction at gunpoint. Yet again, Aboriginal leaders have warned of “a new generation of displaced people” and “cultural genocide”.

Read More: 

http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-secret-country-again-wages-war-on-its-own-people


 

Activist Music Video:

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks feat. Tim Rogers & Joelistics – Blackfella Whitefella

“This release supports the massive grassroots movement led by SOS Blak Australia, an organization dedicated to supporting Aboriginal communities in remote Western Australia currently under threat of closure.

Earlier this year SOS Blak Australia issued a worldwide call to action to stop these closures occurring. In response to this, Emma and all the artists involved have come together to declare that they stand with the Indigenous people of Australia in support of their right to self-determination on their traditional lands. All involved have donated their time free of charge and all proceeds from the record go to SOS Blak Australia…”

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Buy Vinyl: http://hopest.re/1KxSNfb —- iTunes: http://hopest.re/1Otrg4N —- Bandcamp:http://hopest.re/1KKDP9p


 

Further Links:

For a complete unfudged history of the First Australians, watch the video series of that name …’The First Australians’, a heart rending tale of oppression and cruelty. You may find episode one on Youtube, there are 5 or 6 more episodes you can purchase online. You may if you search, find sites you can rent from.

South Africa, 20 years after Apartheid, doing better than Australia
11-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Handcuffed At School By Police And Put In A Jail Cell
Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia  (In support of these people please consider liking this FB page)

 

Documentary by John Pilger on the 2000 Olympics

“1999. An examination of the exclusion of Australia’s Aborigines.”

From John Pilger’s Youtube channel.

 

“There’s something spiritual about touching the soil” – on urban farming and why much of the world starves

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Will Allen is a former professional athlete who played basketball throughout college at the University of Miami and post-college in Belgium. Though he has also held jobs in corporate America, Allen has spent the last 21 years in a completely different profession: urban farmer. http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/05/meet-will-allen-the-urban-farmer-starting-his-own-revolution/ #farmer #food #urbanfarmer


A 3 minute clip here of Will speaking about urban gardening


Who Owns the World?

People have been separated from the land planet wide, the root of many of our ills. Less than 15 pc have ever owned the land. This is a crime/injustice that’s been covered up. Read Kevin Cahill’s ‘Who Owns the Planet’ or watch videos of his lectures. Very revealing. The Queen owns one sixth on her own. And has been well active in confiscating lands for eons. Indigenous peoples were frequently made to work for the colonizer by introducing taxes only payable in the colonizer’s currency … presto. Off the land, off traditional means of survival, growing food. Now today paupers on their previously owned lands and growing food for agribusiness. This is why the so called ‘third world’ starves. For an expose on that read Susan George’s ‘How the Other Half Dies’.

In summary, our spiritual connection with the land has been severed, along with our ability to properly nourish our bodies with fresh living food …. and the roots of this state of affairs can be found largely in capitalism and greed for profits … where earth’s land, peoples and resources have all been co-opted for that purpose.

The feature image is from Taihape’s (NZ) Vanessa’s blog here. She is also on our page here along with more info on Ron Finley (also on Youtube) who is quoted as saying ” Growing your own food is like printing your own money”.

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