Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Whiteman’s Black Magic

We have no right to be here. Of course, we are here now and can’t be expected to pack up and go back to Europe, Africa and Asia. But that doesn’t make being here legit. Since the Right Of Conquest is not considered valid other means had to be found to legitimize the killing and displacing of millions of Aboriginal Peoples. Cut thru all the legal huffing and puffing and you discover what can only be considered irrational, black magical thinking.

The most grotesque example of this was shortly after Columbus arrived in America. The Pope divided the so-called New World between Spain and Portugal. This colossal arrogance could be taken seriously in an age of superstition. After all, the Pope was supposedly the Big Guy’s rep on earth and thus some of His miraculous powers brushed off on the Bishop of Rome. So the Pope magically disposed of half the Earth’s surface and the untold millions of people who inhabited it.

The Big Guy’s allegedly divine powers also descended on down to monarchs, who were seen as His earthly secular reps. (1) Kings would induct certain individuals, leaders of expeditions, to have the authority to claim “new lands” for the crown. This was, of course, mere magical folderol, but like any black magic it ‘works’ so long as you believe in it.

Thus we come to the following curious situation.

Imperial Government Agent;
“We are building a railway here. You have to get off this land.”

Indian;
“It’s our land, not yours. Go build a railroad on YOUR property!”

Imperial Government Agent;
“No it isn’t. This land belongs to the Great White Mother in London”

Indian;
“We have been here since time began, and never gave our land to anyone.”

Imperial Government Agent:
“It doesn’t matter what you think. According to statutes blah, blah, blah, ad nauseum, you are a British subject and therefore must obey the Laws of the Realm. You either get off this land or you shall be arrested!”

There are other forms of ruling class black magic. Consider the work contract. (sic) Here you have a situation of total inequality - a small minority of wealthy, powerful industrialists on the one hand, and a mass of laborers whose choice is work or starve to death, on the other. Yet, with a mere flick of that ol’ black magic wand - abracadabra, presto, bingo, you have “freedom of contract”! Then there are those magic laws that attempt to stop or regulate age-old behavior. Simply by passing a law the black magicians try to stop people using cannabis, something they have been doing for the last 10,000 years.

It IS black magic they indulge in. Black magic has to do with power, which means power over other people, thus is a form of psychic imperialism. (White magic has to do with attaining a higher state of consciousness, and has nothing to do with dominating other people)

All black magic is based upon threats and intimidation. But the Whiteman’s black magic isn’t only of a psychological or superstitious kind, but one backed up by whips, chains, guns and gallows. A rather practical black magic, you might say!

1. Who exactly this Big Guy is, is an open question. A Being that glorifies greed, theft, torture, war, genocide and vengeance, cannot be the same Being as the one found in the Sermon On The Mount. Must be another Being. “Pleased ta meet cha, hope ya guessed my name!”

2 Comments:

Anonymous mike3 said...

"We have no right to be here. Of course, we are here now and can’t be expected to pack up and go back to Europe, Africa and Asia. But that doesn’t make being here legit."

But then if we cannot pack up, then you have set up an impossible situation. You
are saying we will NEVER have a right to live here and yet will ALSO not be able to
leave here. That sounds like an environment for perpetual, internal WAR, when it's
PEACE we need the most. NOW more than ever.

"Since the Right Of Conquest is not considered valid other means had to be found to legitimize the killing and displacing of millions of Aboriginal Peoples. Cut thru all the legal huffing and puffing and you discover what can only be considered irrational, black magical thinking."

But you still say that even if we STOP killing them -- since we do not have time
machines, then we must continue to war since we still would not have any right
AND could not move out?! Something has to change on BOTH sides -- no
black and white thinking here, if you do that, nothing will be solved.

If you want to go real far all humans should run back to Africa and leave all the
other continents to the animals :)

"1. Who exactly this Big Guy is, is an open question. A Being that glorifies greed, theft, torture, war, genocide and vengeance, cannot be the same Being as the one found in the Sermon On The Mount. Must be another Being. “Pleased ta meet cha, hope ya guessed my name!”"

That's right. God DOES exist, but He is not this bloodthorsty monster that everyone has been trying to make Him out to be. Religions that preach such things are corrupted, degraded shadows of what they originally were. If you could take one of the original Christians and show them "Christianity" as it is today, they would be sickened.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Larry Gambone said...

No it does not imply these things. It implies being honest with Native People and seeking some sort of justice. There is enough land and wealth for all of us, invaders and Aboriginals. No Native People expect us to pack up and go, what they expect is to have enough of their stolen wealth returned to them so that they can live decent lives. It also means that we recognize their right to self-determination and cease trying to make white men out of them. Actually, resolving this problem would be quite easy to do. The only problem is the racists and the scum at the top of society that benefit from the stolen wealth do not want this to happen. These people, and not the Indians, are the source of conflict.

1:36 PM  

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