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You may be aware of reports alleging that nonoctave.com and several other enormous for profit corporations have joined a secret U.S. government program called PRISM to give the National Security Agency direct access to our servers for the purpose of monitoring dissident musical activity. We would like to respond to the press reports, and give you the “facts.”
nonoctave.com is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to information on our servers. The simple fact is that before being accessed, information is held in a buffer for several nanoseconds, therefore the access is not “direct,” technically.
We have also never received a blanket request or court order from any government agency asking for information or metadata in bulk, like the one Verizon reportedly received. We hadn’t even heard of PRISM before yesterday, nor do we know why the government would be asking us for blankets. Everyone knows the government gives out blankets to friendly tribals, and doesn’t ask for them.
When any and all governments ask nonoctave.com for data, or blankets, we review each request carefully to make sure they always follow the correct processes, forms, and all applicable laws, and then only provide the information if is said to be required or permitted by law by some mid level bureaucrat whose identity or claims we promise to neither question nor confirm. After all, he is an authority figure and good people, people who are not terrorists, always obey authority and do as they are told without question by those who claim to be legitimate authorities.
Your privacy is important. We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your musical information safe and secure. Any suggestion that nonoctave.com is disclosing information about all our users’ permitted, safe, and non-dissident musical and tuning activity on such a scale is completely false.
We strongly encourage all governments to be much more transparent about all programs aimed at keeping the little children safe from the very bad terrorists that hate our freedom. It’s the only way to protect everyone’s civil liberties and create the safe and free society we all want over the long term. We here at nonoctave.com understand that the U.S. and other governments need to take any needed action to protect their citizens’ safety—including sometimes by using surveillance, mind control, poisoning, and robot drone assasinations. But the level of secrecy around the current legal procedures undermines the freedoms we all cherish. Requiring an internet drivers license, to validate that you are who you say you are is the obvious next step to protect privacy, anonymity and freedom. Don’t let the terrorists win. Get your implants today.
If you see something, say something. Report all suspicious activity. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. They hate us for our freedom. We are winning hearts and minds. Pledge allegiance not to your principles or your family, but to a flag, an inanimate object. It is your god and will protect you if you bow before it and obey its directives without hesitation. Those who refuse are traitors and must be reported to the nearest authority. The state already knows they are traitors. You are being tested to find if you are a faithful citizen and will report these traitors as you are required to, or if you are one of them. Do not hesitate. Report your suspicious neighbor today. Report him right now. Trust no one but your government. Only a government with unlimited power can keep you and your children safe from THE OTHER.
Is the U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars? The paper referenced, from professors at Harvard and UCLA, notes that the U.S. is involved in five wars which involve “extensive military incursions”: in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. In addition to this, the U.S. has deployed special forces teams to engage in operations in at least 75 other countries. The paper notes that the trend is for wars to be fought through armed flying robots rather than personal contact.
“The pestilence of corporate totalitarianism is spreading rapidly over the earth. The criminals have seized power. It is not, in the end, simply Assange or Manning they want. It is all who dare to defy the official narrative, to expose the big lie of the global corporate state. The persecution of Assange and Manning is the harbinger of what is to come, the rise of a bitter world where criminals in Brooks Brothers suits and gangsters in beribboned military uniforms—propped up by a vast internal and external security apparatus, a compliant press and a morally bankrupt political elite—monitor and crush those who dissent. Writers, artists, actors, journalists, scientists, intellectuals and workers will be forced to obey or thrown into bondage.”— The Death of Truth by Chris Hedges
Review of Jeremy Schahill’s Dirty Wars, book on the US global assassination policies, which are widely supported by the US populace. If you’re not aware of how it works, such as that most those killed have no known connection to any crime whatsoever (not that a connection to crime justifies preemptive brutal execution without arrest, trial or public evidence - it doesn’t, nor is killing every unknown random person that is walking down the road with you as well justified), or the large numbers of women and children killed, you should be, so you understand what you are supporting.
The Stanford/NYU study Living Under Drones has a lot of specific data about drone use in Pakistan. Most drone use in Pakistan is directed at indigenous tribal peoples there. The first drone assasination was done by the CIA against an indigenous tribal leader there who objected to the classist colonialism that resulted from his lands being taken over by the Pakistani regime, which is now closely allied with the US imperialists.
Perhaps there is no way to stop this given the vast majority of the public appears to support the terrrorist actions of the Bush and Obama administrations. Dissent is only a few people and those of us who complain about these war crimes are called anti-american terrorist sympathizers.
Has music been castrated as a force for social change and justice?
The DJ Alan Freed’s creation of the genre Rock and Roll on station WINS in the 1950s, which promoted black music to white audiences, was a threat to the establishment. The idea that black and white teens would go to a concert together and listen to music made by black and integrated groups was considered an attack against the myth of colonialist european white supremacy. Alan Freed was right, but he was destroyed nonetheless. He was arrested, labelled an anarchist, and charged with inciting a riot because Boston wouldn’t tolerate concerts with both black and white people in the audience. his reputation ruined with accusations of payola, and he died at age 43. Rock was then captured by the establishment, tamed, corporatized and made white friendly with white corporate controlled boy and girl bands cloning songs by non-white artists, the names of the original composers scrubbed from history, the actual creator receiving nothing from his work, neither pay, control of his art, or credit for its creations. Most died in poverty while the corporate boy bands that stole their work went on to reunion tours and endless accolades.
In the end Freed did more to push forward civil rights in the US than Martin Luther King. He got black and white youth together, to stop viewing each other as master/servant or enemies, and that is what became the generation that attacked the deeply entrenched racist US apartheid system. There would not have been a civil rights movement in the US without the unifying effects of rock music on youth, and its inspiration of rejection of the racist morality of their parents.
Does your music have any power at all? Or is it completely irrelevant?
Glen Greenwald, targetted enemy of the US regime, notes that the US now considers its “war on terror” (its term for the creation of a global corporate police state that particularly targets the extermination of tribal peoples), is a permanent state and this Endless War really will continue indefinitely.
“[T]his war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war — justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism — that is the single greatest cause of that threat.
Greenwald on the Art of Distortion:
“[Many] are deeply invested on a psychological and personal level in protecting the narrative that Islam is a uniquely violent force in the world, that Muslim extremists pose a threat that nobody else poses, and that the US, the West and its allies are morally superior and more civilized than their adversaries, and their violence is more noble and elevated.
“Labeling the violent acts of those Muslim Others as “terrorism” — but never our own — is a key weapon used to propagate this worldview. The same is true of the tactic that depicts their violence against us as senseless, primitive, savage and without rational cause, while glorifying our own violence against them as noble, high-minded, benevolent and civilized. These are the core propagandistic premises used to sustain the central narrative on which the War on Terror has depended from the start, and has been the core premises of imperialism for centuries. That is why those most invested in defending and glorifying this War on Terror become so enraged when those premises are challenged, and it’s why they feel a need to use any smears and distortions to discredit those who do.
“[T]he need to maintain the belief that Islam is a uniquely grave danger in the world — and that western violence against them is superior to their violence against the west — is one that is incredibly deep-seated and visceral. That seems to be true for several independent reasons.
“First, it’s a by-product of base tribalism. Americans and westerners have been relentlessly bombarded with the message that We are the Noble and Innocent Victims and those Muslims are the Evil, Primitive, Savage Aggressors, so that’s what many people are trained to believe, and view any challenge to that as an assault on their core tribalistic convictions. The defining tribalistic belief that Our Side is Superior (and our violence thus inherently more noble than theirs) has been stoked by political leaders since politics began to sustain support for their aggression and entrench their own power. It’s a potent drive — something humans instinctively want to believe — and is therefore one that is easily manipulated by skillful propagandists.
“Second, all sorts of agendas are advanced by maintaining these premises in place. As the scholar Remi Brulin has documented, “terrorism” in its recent incarnation was designed by the US to justify all of the violence it wanted to do in the world from Central America to the Middle East…. The functional meaninglessness of the term “terrorism” and its highly manipulative exploitation are vital to several political agendas. That fact renders the guardians of those agendas furious when the conventional and highly emotional understanding of the term is questioned, and especially when it’s suggested that anti-western violence isn’t best understood as the by-product of unique pathologies in Islam but rather in the context of decades of western aggression toward that region.
“No matter how many evil things your government does, no matter how many innocent people are killed by the political leader you deliriously adore, no matter how much blood you have on your own hands for exploiting your media platform to publicly cheer for mass violence and slaughter, all of that can be redeemed, or at least mitigated, only if there is Someone Else Over There who you can point to as The Supreme and Unique Evil. Sure, we make mistakes and do some bad things. But we’re not like them: the Ultimate Savages. The Primitive Islamic Hordes. The Terrorists. That’s why it’s urgent that these designations of special evil (Terrorist) be reserved exclusively for Them: only then can we elevate ourselves.
“Once that framework is implanted, then our violence is understandable, noble, well-intentioned, necessitated by their pure evil. By stark contrast, their violence is sub-human, senseless, and utterly unrelated to anything we do.
“I used to wonder how westerners, who continuously justify any manner of violence and militarism by their own side, could possibly spend so much time pointing to others and depicting them — those people over there — as the embodiment of violence and savage aggression. But at some point I realized that it’s precisely because they continuously justify so much violence and aggression from their side that they have such a boundless compulsion to depict others as the Uniquely Primitive and Violent Evil. That’s how they absolve themselves. It’s how they distract themselves from the reality of what they support and what their governments do in the world. And it’s why few things produce quite as much personal resentment and anger than demanding that they first gaze into a mirror before issuing these absolutist denunciations about others.”
John Kiriakou, a CIA analyst who blew the whistle on the fact that the CIA runs torture camps that brutalize prisoners in violation of the Geneva convention, making the US guilty of war crimes, writes from the federal prison where he is being held for the next three years for his “crime” of reporting US war crimes. He discusses prison conditions, and the games the officials there play with their preythings. For example, the prison’s Special Investigative Service officer told him that an imam at the prison (who was imprisoned for refusing to testify against his parishoners) was actually a terrorist who had been hired to assassinate him. He talked with the imam and found out that the same prison officer had told the imam that Kiriakou was an assasin sent to kill him. The way this game works is prison officials tell lies about prisoners with such set ups in the hopes that one prisoner will kill the other, and whichever survives can have their sentence elevated to life in prison for murder. This reminds me of the gladiator fights that prison officials would stage at California State Prison, Corcoran, where the loser would then be executed by guards at the end of the match. St. Louis also has been recently forcing prisoners into gladiator fights as well, and starving and beating those who won’t fight.
His book is available. Read about the government’s prosecution of him in this CS Monitor article. Read Amy Goodman’s new article on the current administration’s violent war against journalists and whistleblowers.
Ibragim Todashev, an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot seven times by the FBI who were interviewing him at his Florida home. They claimed that during an interview he suddenly rushed agents with a knife. After killing him, they said they are sure he was about to confess to having killed some people on 9/11/2011 with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, supposedly proving the Tsarnaev brothers are an organized islamic terror cell, perhaps connecting Chechnya to al Qaeda and giving the US a reason to support Russia in their anti-islam efforts. Well, it turns out there was no knife, written documentation exists proving he was in another part of the country on 9/11 from where the FBI is claiming, and one of the seven gunshots the FBI agent delivered to this unarmed fellow who had been cooperating with them in several interviews was fired downward into the top of his head, execution style while he was kneeling.
Interesting article: What Is Conscientiousness
Conscientiousness is a virtue. Studies show conscientious people to be happier, live longer, have more stable marriages, higher employment rates and salaries, and higher GPAs in school. Conscientious students do as they are told and carefully follow directions from their teacher in school, and their floor manager at the factory. They do not question authority. They are ideal citizens and understand the necessity for a strong police and military force. They are the vast majority of successful people in society.
Studies also show that the same conscientious people have no creativity or capacity for original thought. Analysis shows that it is this very attribute that ensures their success in both school and the workplace.
“Judgments for the favorite student were negatively correlated with creativity; judgments for the least favorite student were positively correlated with creativity. Students displaying creative characteristics appear to be unappealing to teachers.”
“Bowles and Gintis then consulted similar scales for office workers, and they found that supervisors judged their workforce the way teachers judged their students. They gave low ratings to employees with high levels of creativity and independence and high ratings to those workers with high levels of tact, punctuality, dependability and delay of gratification.”
Glen Greenwald outs yet another NSA domestic spying program, and then another one, on the scale of Panopticon.
As a result, the New York Times is now suggesting that the US government may be preparing to arrest journalist Glen Greenwald.
US allies concerned with direction US has taken.
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said reports that the United States could access and track virtually all forms of Internet communication were "deeply disconcerting" and potentially dangerous.
"The more a society monitors, controls and observes its citizens, the less free it is," she said.
Markus Ferber, a member of Merkel's Bavarian sister party who sits in the European Parliament, went further, accusing Washington of using "American-style Stasi methods".
"I thought this era had ended when the DDR fell," he said, using the German initials for the failed German Democratic Republic.
Interview with three NSA veterans, confirming that NSA and FBI are engaged in widespread criminal and unconstitutional behavior, including torture. Summary.
NSA whistleblower Snowden answers your questions.
Follow the money to see how political corruption and private profit are one of the driving factors in creating a dystopian police state.
Cristóbal Colón, Journal Entries (August to November 1492)
Your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians, and princes who love and promote the holy Christian faith, and are enemies of the doctrine of Mahomet, and of all idolatry and heresy, determined to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the above-mentioned countries of India, to see the said princes, people, and territories, and to learn their disposition and the proper method of converting them to our holy faith.
Cristóbal Colón, April 1493, letter to Luis de Santangel:
The people of this island and of all the other islands which I have found and of which I have information, all go naked, men and women, as their mothers bore them, although some of the women cover a single place with the leaf of a plant or with a net of cotton which they make for the purpose.
They are so guileless and so generous with all that they possess, that no one would believe it who has not seen it. They refuse nothing that they possess, if it be asked of them; on the contrary, they invite any one to share it and display as much love as if they would give their hearts. They are content with whatever trifle of whatever kind it may be that is given to them, whether it be of value or valueless.
They do not hold any creed nor are they idolaters; only they all believe that power and good are in the heavens.
I have made fortifications and a fort, which will now by this time be entirely completed. In it I have left enough men for such a purpose with arms and artillery and provisions for more than a year, and a fusta, and one, a master of all seacraft, to build others, and I have established great friendship with the king of that land, so much so, that he was proud to call me “brother” and to treat me as such. The men whom I have left there alone would suffice to destroy all that land, and the island is without danger for their persons.
In these islands I have so far found no human monstrosities, as many expected, but on the contrary the whole population is very well formed, nor are they negroes as in Guinea, but their hair is flowing and they are not born where there is intense force in the rays of the sun.
In another island, which they assure me is larger than Española, the people have no hair. In it there is gold incalculable, and from it and from the other islands I bring with me Indians as evidence.
In conclusion, to speak only of that which has been accomplished on this voyage, which was so hasty, their highnesses can see that I will give them as much gold as they may need, if their highness will render me very slight assistance; moreover, I will give them spices and cotton, as much as their highnesses shall command; and mastic, as much as they shall order to be shipped and which, up to now, has been found only in Greece, in the island of Chios, and the Seignory sells it for what it pleases; and aloe, as much as they shall order to be shipped; and slaves, as many as they shall order to be shipped and who will be from the idolaters. I believe also that I have found rhubarb and cinnamon, and I shall find a thousand other things of value, which the people whom I have left there will have discovered.
Since Our Redeemer has given the victory to our most illustrious king and queen, and to their renowned kingdoms, in so great a matter, for this all Christendom ought to feel delight and make great feasts and give solemn thanks to the Holy Trinity, with many solemn prayers for the great exaltation which they shall have in the turning of so many peoples to our holy faith, and afterwards for the temporal benefits, because not only Spain but all Christendom will have hence refreshment.
Pope Alexander VI’s May 4, 1493 Papal Bull giving ownership of all indian lands and indians to the Spanish monarchy:
We of our own motion, and not at your solicitation, do give, concede, and assign for ever to you and your successors, all the islands, and main lands, discovered; and which may hereafter, be discovered, towards the west and south; whether they be situated towards India, or towards any other part whatsoever, and give you absolute power in them.
Pope Leo X’s “Requerimiento”, to be read to all Indians, without translation (1514):
Version 1: We certify to you that, with the help of God, we shall powerfully enter into your country and shall make war against you in all ways and manners that we can, and shall subject you to the yoke and obedience of the Church and of Their Highnesses. We shall take you and your wives and your children, and shall make slaves of them, and as such shall sell and dispose of them as Their Highnesses may command. And we shall take your goods, and shall do you all the mischief and damage that we can, as to vassals who do not obey and refuse to receive their lord and resist and contradict him.
Version 2: If you do not do this, however, or resort maliciously to delay, we warn you that, with the aid of God, we will enter your land against you with force and will make war in every place and by every means we can and are able, and we will then subject you to the yoke and authority of the Church and Their Highnesses. We will take you and your wives and children and make them slaves, and as such we will sell them, and will dispose of you and them as Their Highnesses order. And we will take your property and will do to you all the harm and evil we can, as is done to vassals who will not obey their lord or who do not wish to accept him, or who resist and defy him. We avow that the deaths and harm which you will receive thereby will be your own blame, and not that of Their Highnesses, nor ours, nor of the gentlemen who come with us.
Bartolomé de las Casas, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1542)
[The Spaniards] arrived at the town of Caonao in the evening. Here they found many people, who had prepared a great deal of food consisting of cassava bread and fish, because they had a large river close by and also were near the sea. In a little square were 2,000 Indians, all squatting because they have this custom, all staring, frightened, at the mares. Nearby was a large bohio, or large house, in which were more than 500 other Indians, close-packed and fearful, who did not dare come out.
When some of the domestic Indians the Spaniards were taking with them as servants (who were more than 1,000 souls . . . ) wished to enter the large house, the Cuban Indians had chickens ready and said to them: “Take these—do not enter here.” For they already knew that the Indians who served the Spaniards were not apt to perform any other deeds than those of their masters.
There was a custom among the Spaniards that one person, appointed by the captain, should be in charge of distributing to each Spaniard the food and other things the Indians gave. And while the Captain was thus on his mare and the others mounted on theirs, and the father himself was observing how the bread and fish were distributed, a Spaniard, in whom the devil is thought to have clothed himself, suddenly drew his sword. Then the whole hundred drew theirs and began to rip open the bellies and, to cut and kill those lambs—men, women, children, and old folk, all of whom were seated, off guard and frightened, watching the mares and the Spaniards. And within two credos, not a man of all of them there remains alive.
The Spaniards enter the large house nearby, for this was happening at its door, and in the same way, with cuts and stabs, begin to kill as many as they found there, so that a stream of blood was running, as if a great number of cows had perished. Some of the Indians who could make haste climbed up the poles and woodwork of the house to the top, and thus escaped.
The cleric had withdrawn shortly before this massacre to where another small square of the town was formed, near where they had lodged him . . .
The cleric, moved to wrath, opposes and rebukes them harshly to prevent them, and having some respect for him, they stopped what they were going to do, so the forty were left alive. The five go to kill where the others were killing. And as the cleric had been detained in hindering the slaying of the forty carriers, when he went he found a heap of dead, which the Spaniards had made among the Indians, which they thought was a horrible sight.
When Narvaez, the captain, saw him he said: “How does Your Honor like what these our Spaniards have done?”
Seeing so many cut to pieces before him, and very upset at such a cruel event, the cleric replied: “That I command you and them to the devil!” . . . Then the cleric leaves him, and goes elsewhere through some groves seeking Spaniards to stop them from killing. For they were passing through the groves looking for someone to kill, sparing neither boy, child, woman, nor old person. And they did more, in that certain Spaniards went to the road to the river, which was nearby. Then all the Indians who had escaped with wounds, stabs, and cuts—all who could not flee to throw themselves into the river to save themselves—met with the Spaniards who finished them.
The Spaniards found pleasure in inventing all kinds of odd cruelties, the more cruel the better, with which to spill human blood. They built a long gibbet, low enough for the toes to touch the ground and prevent strangling, and hanged thirteen of them at a time in honor of Christ Our Saviour and the twelve Apostles. When the Indians were thus still alive and hanging, the Spaniards tested their strength and their blades against them, ripping chests open with one blow and exposing entrails, and there were those who did worse. Then, straw was wrapped around their torn bodies and they were burned alive. One man caught two children about two years old, pierced their throats with a dagger, then hurled them down a precipice.
Once the Indians were in the woods, the next step was to form squadrons and pursue them, and whenever the Spaniards found them, they pitilessly slaughtered everyone like sheep in the corral. It was a general rule among Spaniards to be cruel; not just cruel, but extraordinarily cruel so that harsh and bitter treatment would prevent Indians from daring to think of themselves as human beings or having a minute to think at all. So they would cut an Indian’s hands and leave them dangling by a shred of skin and they would send him on saying ‘Go now, spread the news to your chiefs.’ They would test their swords and their manly strength on captured Indians and place bets on the slicing off of heads or the cutting of bodies in half with one blow. They burned or hanged captured chiefs.
Dominican friar eyewitnesses, as reported in Conquest of America by Todorov (p 139):
Some Christians encounter an Indian woman, who was carrying in her arms a child at suck; and since the dog they had with them was hungry, they tore the child from the mother’s arms and flung it still living to the dog, who proceeded to devour it before the mother’s eyes.... When there were among the prisoners some women who had recently given birth, if the new-born babes happened to cry, they seized them by the legs and hurled them against the rocks, or flung them into the jungle so that they would be certain to die there.
David Stannard, American Holocaust (1992) p 82:
The gratuitous killing and outright sadism that the Spanish soldiers had carried out on Hispaniola and in Central Mexico was repeated in the long march to the south. Numerous reports, from numerous reporters, tell of Indians being led to the mines in columns, chained together at the neck, and decapitated if they faltered. Of children trapped and burned alive in their houses, or stabbed to death because they walked too slowly. Of the routine cutting off of women’s breasts, and the tying of heavy gourds to their feet before tossing them to drown in lakes and lagoons. Of babies taken from their mothers’ breasts, killed, and left as roadside markers. Of “stray” Indians dismembered and sent back to their villages with their chopped-off hands and noses strung around their necks. Of “pregnant and confined women, children, old men, as many as they could capture,” thrown into pits in which stakes had been imbedded and “left stuck on the stakes, until the pits were filled.” And much, much more.
One favorite sport of the conquistadors was “dogging.” Traveling as they did with packs of armored wolfhounds and mastiffs that were raised on a diet of human flesh and were trained to disembowel Indians, the Spanish used the dogs to terrorize slaves and to entertain the troops. An entire book, Dogs of the Conquest, has been published recently, detailing the exploits of these animals as they accompanied their masters throughout the course of the Spanish depredations. “A properly fleshed dog,” these authors say, “could pursue a ‘savage’ as zealously and effectively as a deer or a boar.... To many of the conquerors, the Indian was merely another savage animal, and the dogs were trained to pursue and rip apart their human quarry with the same zest as they felt when hunting wild beasts.”
Vasco Nunez de Balboa was famous for such exploits and, like others, he had his own favorite dog-Leoncico, or “little lion,” a reddish-colored cross between a greyhound and a mastiff-that was rewarded at the end of a campaign for the amount of killing it had done. On one much celebrated occasion, Leoncico tore the head off an Indian leader in Panama while Balboa, his men, and other dogs completed the slaughter of everyone in a village that had the ill fortune to lie in their journey’s path. Heads of human adults do not come off easily, so the authors of Dogs of the Conquest seem correct in calling this a “remarkable feat,” although Balboa’s men usually were able to do quite well by themselves. As one contemporary description of this same massacre notes:
The Spaniards cut off the arm of one, the leg or hip of another, and from some their heads at one stroke, like butchers cutting up beef and mutton for market. Six hundred, including the cacique, were thus slain like brute beasts. ...Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs.
Just as the Spanish soldiers seem to have particularly enjoyed testing the sharpness of their yard-long rapier blades on the bodies of Indian children, so their dogs seemed to find the soft bodies of infants especially tasty, and thus the accounts of the invading conquistadors and the padres who traveled with them are filled with detailed descriptions of young Indian children routinely taken from their parents and fed to the hungry animals.
Arthur Barlowe, on the Raleigh expedition, describing indians in what would become the colony of Virginia (August 1584):
We were entertained with all love, and kindness, and with as much bounty, after their manner, as they could possibly devise. We found the people most gentle, loving, and faithful, void of all guile, and treason, and such as lived after the manner of the golden age. ... A more kind and loving people there cannot be found in the world, as farre as we have hitherto had triall.
Arthur Barlowe, on the same expedition (cited in Adams, The Best and Worst Country in the World, p 83, and in Turner, Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness, p188):
[July] The 15 we came to Secotan and were well intertayned there of the Savages.
The 16. we returned thence, and one of our boates with the Admirall was sent to Aquascocoke to demaund a silver cup which one of the Savages had stolen from us, and not receiving it according to his promise, we burnt and spoyled their corne, and Towne, all the people beeing fledde.
The typical kneejerk response to these accounts of the genocide of my people by yours, of which this is merely the first account, is to say it happened long ago and we should “get over it”, while you continue to squat illegally on stolen lands and retain your stolen goods and resources. However, it was not long ago. Almost 400 years after the above atrocities committed by Cristóbal Colón and his cannibal crime gang, my great grandparents were murdered in a nearly identical manner by your people, with specific written orders by the US Army to kill every man woman and child, living peacefully on their land, accepting no surrender, and leaving my grandfather an orphan and a broken man. These ongoing atrocities are very relevant and close. The genocide continues to this day, in the form of sterilization, scalp bounty, concentration camps, and systematic rape policies against us. Those who deny it are holocaust deniers and are not worth speaking to. Dare to educate yourself and become enlightened. Or remain ignorant. The choice is always yours.
Three accounts of operations of American trained, financed and armed soldiers, against unarmed Mayan civilians in Guatamala (as cited in Century of Genocide, Totten, Parsons, ed and Resisting Reagan: The U.S. Central America Peace Movement by Smith):
“Children, two years, four years old, they just grabbed them and tore them in two.”
“With tourniquets they killed the children, of two years, of nine months, of six months. They killed and burned them all.... What they did [to my father] was put a machete in here (pointing to his chest) and they cut open his heart, and they left him all burned up. This is the pain we shall never forget ... Better to die here with a bullet and not die in that way, like my father did.”
17 July 1982 at San Francisco, Guatemala: “The soldiers separated the men off to one side, telling them that there was going to be a meeting, and locked them up in the courthouse of the village-farm. The soldiers then rounded up the women from their various homes and locked them up at another location along with their children. ...
At about 1:00 p.m., the soldiers began to fire at the women inside the small church. The majority did not die there, but were separated from their children, taken to their homes in groups, and killed, the majority apparently with machetes. ...
Then they returned to kill the children whom they had left crying and screaming by themselves, without their mothers. ... The soldiers cut open the children’s stomachs with knives or they grabbed the children’s little legs and smashed their heads with heavy sticks.
Some soldiers took a break to rest, eating a bull—the property of the peasants—that had been put on to roast. Then they continued with the men. They took them out, tied their hands, threw them on the ground, and shot them. The authorities of the area were killed inside the courthouse.... It was then that the survivors were able to escape, protected by the smoke of the fire which had been set to the building. Seven men, three of whom survived, managed to escape. It was 5:30 p.m. The massacre continued, and when about six people were left, the soldiers threw grenades at them, killing all but two. Since it was already night, these two escaped by the window, covered with blood but uninjured. One of them was shot, the other lived.”
It is a documented fact that these actions were US directed and financed, and these acts occured during my lifetime to my previously living relations. This is not ancient history, it is current history.
Ленинград: Рыба / Leningrad: Fish
Ленинград: Ты охуительна / Leningrad: You’re Fucking
Ленинград: Менеджер / Leningrad: Manager
Ленинград: Приметы / Leningrad: Signs
Kaizers Orchestra: Begravelsespolka
Kaizers Orchestra: Bak et Hallelujah
Kaizers Orchestra: Evig Pint
Kaizers Orchestra: Drøm videre Violeta
Katzenjammer: Mother Superior
Katzenjammer: Virginia Clemm
Katzenjammer: A Bar In Amsterdam
Katzenjammer: I Will Dance
Katzenjammer: Soviet Trumpeter
Katzenjammer: Tea With Cinnamon
Katzenjammer: Ain’t No Thang
Katzenjammer: Demon Kitty Rag
Katzenjammer: Gybsy Flee
Gogol Bordello: Not A Crime
Gogol Bordello: Immigraniada
Gogol Bordello: Pala Tute
Both Chuck Berry and Elvis learned their guitar styles by studying the work of gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the most innovative guitarists in history. Many consider her 1944 single "Strange Things Happening Every Day" to be the first rock and roll record.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: That's All (1960)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up Above My Head
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Didn't it rain, children
A woman sexually assaulted by cop is arrested in courtroom for complaining about it, as judge watches.
It’s pretty absurd that so-called artists aren’t publically in opposition to all this colonialism and ongoing genocide. Most so-called artists are complacent tools of the establishment.