Wednesday, 20 May 2015

SIDNEY ALLICOCK IS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON TO BECOME THE NEW MINISTER OF AMERINDIAN AFFAIRS IN GUYANA

"Besides all the GREAT POSITIVES that are listed below  we will FINALLY have a Minister of Amerindian Affairs who is ALSO married to a fellow Amerindian, not the usual mascots who used to be controlled via their spouses who were of the dominant ethnic group of the racial political party in power." Damon Gerard Corrie 
Video of Sidney Allicock explaining how Eco tourism provides jobs for native peoples 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQhmuUedxd8

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By Neil Marks
Sydney Allicock has been called a hero; some have even suggested he run for President. The respect he commands is no pretence. He has earned it.
Even if his work wasn’t done silently – since there was always some recognition of what he was doing in the North Rupununi for the advancement of his people – it was his being named the Public & Civic Contributions 2010 Laureate of the Anthony N. Sabga Awards, that catapulted Sydney into the limelight.
He has been hailed as the pioneer of community tourism in Guyana and is held as a visionary Amerindian leader who is not only interested in the economic development of the Amerindian people of the North Rupununi, but he is also deeply involved in ensuring that the Amerindian culture stays alive.

Dr Anthony N. Sabga (left) receives the gift of a Makushi bow-and-arrow from Mr Allicock during a reception in G/town for the 2010 Caribbean Awards Laureate in Public & Civic Contributions.
He led the Surama community in implementing a sustainable tourism project that has been copied by other Amerindian communities in Guyana and is considered a model for development of the country’s interior.
Surama is located a 30-minute land-rover ride away from Annai, the central administrative district of the communities of the North Rupununi, itself some 420 kilometres (261 miles) from the capital Georgetown.
The village of 42 families is as beautiful and impressive as the efforts of the villagers to keep their community intact through tourism, offering visitors an awe-inspiring insight into the jungle and savannah, its wildlife, and their primeval Macushi culture.
“The finest park that England boasts falls short of this delightful scene” is how Englishman Charles Waterton described the village writing in “Wanderings in South America” after his stumble upon Surama in 1812.
Today, Surama, with its thatched roof cottage houses, sits in a basin circled by the foothills of the imposing Pakaraima Mountains, remaining true to Waterton’s idyllic portrayal.
Modern day Surama had its beginning a mere 40 years ago, and just about 15 years after it offered to take care of some college students from Iowa, USA, the village today has emerged as a model for community tourism in Guyana with its conservation efforts drawing considerable attention. And the credit goes to Sydney.
Allicock serves as the Executive Director of Surama Eco-Tourism, which employs 70 members of the community as hospitality staff, guides, cooks, artisans, and drivers, or indirectly as farmers, hunters, fishermen, tailors, and maintenance workers. Approximately 60 per cent of the community’s income is now generated through sustainable tourism-related activities, and 75 per cent of Surama’s households derive income from tourism.
Sydney relates that when the two groups of students visited in 1996, they asked if the village could prepare meals for them and could find places for them to sleepover. The humble people of Surama agreed, not expecting to be paid for their hospitality, but they were.
“You mean you’re paying us?” Sydney remembered the villagers saying, surprised.
“They (the visitors) loved the river (Burro Burro) and the forests. They looked at fungi, animals and insects. They loved the jungle walks,” he added.
From the two trips of the Iowa students, the community had enough money to set up a guest house.
“We didn’t know how to make a guest house. When the visitors came we had them guessing,” Sydney said, laughing.
At first, the community only pays its skilled workers, with all other work being done by the villagers voluntarily.
Every Monday villagers “volunteer” to work as a village rule and anyone who fails to show up without a reasonable excuse has to pay a fine of $500!
Born in the 1950s, Sydney Allicock went to Primary School in the village of Surama but since no secondary school existed, that was the end of his education.
This is one of the main reasons he fashioned the innovative Bina Hill Institute and its Youth Training/Youth Learning Centre, which takes in out-of-school youths from the Rupununi region, offering them the kind of opportunity Sydney never had himself.

His work in community development, the empowerment of young people and Amerindian women in particular, is unparalleled. The North Rupununi District Development Board, which manages 16 Amerindian communities inhabited by 10% of the country’s total Amerindian population, finding economic opportunities and investing in cultural revival of indigenous languages, is his brainchild. For years, he voluntarily served as the board chairman, and continues to do so today.
As Toshao of Annai, Sydney started celebrations for Amerindian Heritage Day which were later adopted as a national event by the Guyana government. Now Amerindian Heritage Day is celebrated in a different village each year, bringing both investment and national attention to indigenous communities around Guyana.
His accomplishments are firmly rooted in his concept of partnerships, and he has consistently promoted the three-legged stool model – that of partnership between the authorities, the Amerindians, and investors.
Through his work in Surama, Sydney has stressed conservation.
Through community consensus, a 20 square kilometre (12.5 sq. mile) protected area was created by the village. Wildlife trapping and harvesting of endangered tree species are banned, and reforestation and monitoring programmes were introduced. Anecdotal indications show wildlife populations and endangered tree species are rebounding and expanding as a result.
Under Sydney Allicock’s leadership, the Surama Cultural Group has been set up. The group motivates and preserves the Makushi culture, especially among the youth. The group composes and performs dances, songs, poems and skits about the Makushi way of life. The cultural group has just released an album of Makushi songs – the first such venture by any Amerindian group in Guyana.
In Surama, a women’s cassava-making project supports and showcases the local industry, and the Women’s Activity Centre is a place for craft-making, sewing, embroidery, and for selling the items.
Sydney’s contributions to the development of the Makushi people of the Rupununi is unmatched, and he is now a leading voice in Guyana, the Caribbean and internationally for his advocacy in the protection of Amerindian rights and the sustainable use of the natural resources.
His professional training has been in the living laboratory of the Guyana rainforest in which his village Surama is nested. His qualifications are expertise in traditional knowledge, affirmation of traditional skills, pride in his ancestry, and turning into contemporary value this rich, centuries-old wisdom and knowledge passed on to him by his ancestors.
Today, Sydney serves as one of Iwokrama’s key lecturers and tutors for its Training Services Centre where he has helped train hundreds of young Guyanese, mostly from the local communities in leadership, survival skills and eco-tourism development.
He is also one of the Directors of the company that manages Iwokrama’s famous rainforest Canopy Walkway. He has accompanied Mr. Suzuki – of Canadian First Peoples fame – on a speaking tour to various Canadian universities and colleges, and was hosted by Professor Swaminathan of South India, (Iwokrama’s first Director-General) to his world famous programme in the sub-continent where he saw firsthand community institutions and women in particular, who were researching and producing a range of non-timber forest products from their own forests and natural resources, giving him the impetus to weave into the Bina Hill Institute similar efforts.
A major contribution has been his leadership in founding and supporting the establishment of the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB). This non-governmental organisation is a milestone in Amerindian social history. The NRDDB serves as the forum for decision-making, information and communication and benefit-sharing for sixteen villages and communities of the North Rupununi.
Sydney Allicock currently serves as a member on the Multi-Stakeholder Committee of Guyana’s innovative Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) – where he represents the NRDDB’s sixteen North Rupununi communities. He is committed to the vision of the LCDS and has spearheaded a series of community low carbon consultations.
Sydney’s work has been recognised through awards, with notable recognition including: (i) The Guyana Medal of Service for work in community development in the North Rupununi in 1994; (ii) The ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ Award from the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana in 1999; (iii) Awards from the Guyana Ministry of Amerindian Affairs for community
development in 2003 and 2006; (iv) The Community Tourism Award from the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana in 2006; (v) The Community Tourism Award from the Guyana Tourism Authority in 2008; and (vi) The Responsible Tourism Showcase Award from the US Educational Travel Conference (ETC), New Orleans, USA in 2009.
Mr Allicock’s contributions and achievements have been hailed by his colleagues.  Among them is the Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama, who says: “Sydney Allicock is clearly recognised as one of the most respected and dedicated leaders in Guyana and this is clearly seen in the vast number of meetings (nationally and internationally) that he is called on to represent the Indigenous point of view and also the application of the many, many lessons he has been learning over the years in the North Rupununi. An outstanding attribute of Sydney is his absolute willingness to share his knowledge at all levels — always with great humility, and also his wonderful sense of humour which he is well known for.”
Sydney’s legacy is firmly rooted in the Rupununi and his example and inspiration is for all Guyana.

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By Raymond Ramcharitar

Allicock delivers a speech after receiving his award. Photograph Courtesy JCD Productions

As he stood before the large audience at the main ballroom at Hilton Trinidad in April, Sydney Allicock, clad in a simple white shirt with matching trousers, and a bright Amerindian chieftain’s ceremonial collar, seemed overcome by the moment. “I feel like singing a song,” he said, with a wide grin, to the audience.
The moment was when he was presented with the Anthony N Sabga 2010 Caribbean Award for Excellence in the area of public and civic contributions, for his work in environmental conservation, and advocacy for the Guyanese First Peoples. The self-deprecating gesture was typical of Allicock: to appear to be overwhelmed by the gravity and formality of the occasion – but to firmly say his piece anyway. At the function, as in life, he wasn’t at a loss for the right words. In his village, Allicock is known as a raconteur of some skill, and those who know him, like Dr Raquel Thomas of the Iwokrama Rainforest Centre in Guyana, on whose board of trustees he sits, speak of his humility and unfailing good nature. His poems have been published in the journal Kyk Over Al, and he has performed at the Guyana Cultural Centre.
But Allicock, 55, confesses that he is more at home in the Guyanese interior, where he was born, and has lived all his life, as a member of the Makushi Nation of First Peoples. The nine surviving nations of the First, or Indigenous Peoples of Guyana, have traditionally been at the bottom of the political and social ladder, and, until relatively recently, off the developmental agenda. Allicock remembers that in his childhood, when the church ran the schools, attitudes were practically medieval. “We used to play a game,” he recalled. “The name of the game was wirao, meaning ‘last touch’. When the teacher heard this, he called us and asked, ‘What did I hear you say?’ So I told him.
“‘That is not a language,’ he said. ‘You have to stop talking that gibberish’ – and whipped me.”
This was not an unusual experience for a child from such a background. But it had a profound effect on the way Allicock saw the world. He was the eldest of 12 children, and from an early age, was a kind of surrogate parent. He started working young, married young, and had nine children of his own (and 25 grandchildren), while working as a cattle herder, a balata (tree-gum) trapper, and with the military. His work took him across Guyana, and what he saw was not encouraging. The Indigenous Peoples “were in a bowl of stagnation, and we were waiting for the government to do everything,” he said. To do anything about it, he knew he would have to become involved in politics, and he was elected Toshao (chief) of the Annai, in Region No. Nine, the North Rupununi in 1989. He is also today the chairman of the North Rupununi District Development Board.
It was around the time of Allicock’s entry into politics, the early 1990s, that environmental conservation began to become an issue of global importance. The Iwokrama Centre in Guyana is a nature reserve which was established in 1996 for the purpose of developing “methods and techniques for sustainable management and utilisation of the multiple resources of the tropical forest”. The reserved areas were traditionally the territory of 18 communities of Makushis, who partnered with the Iwokrama project.
Before Iwokrama and the new paradigm of development, Allicock remembers, the life of the native people was “hard but sweet”. They derived a living from the forest, but did not destroy the forest to do it. With the growing interest in a sustainable lifestyle, and the non-invasive exploitation of natural resources, it became clear to Allicock that some mutual benefit could be derived from those who wanted to find out about conservation, and those who knew and lived it.
But even with the native regard for the environment, there were other signs of impending change from within the community. The need for a change in the way of life became apparent, he says, when “we missed the golden parakeet” – a previously common bird, which had disappeared as a result of excessive hunting. The same applied to over-fishing: indigenous species of fish were close to disappearing as human populations increased and outside interests encroached.
The tourism thrust began with an experiment in Allicock’s native village of Surama. Now, there are tours, nature-watching, jungle-survival courses, boat trips. They started in 1998 with 38 people. In 2009, reports Allicock, there were more than 500 visitors, and next year is already booked out. Some 70 per cent of the villagers derive incomes from the tourism effort, known as “community-based tourism”. They are able to operate largely without the native/expatriate frissons that come with the “resort” model of tourism development, where large hotels are placed in the middle of a pristine area, and create a separate ecology and sociology.
Allicock’s advocacy is not limited to the environment, and extends to the people who live in it. “When I was in school,” he recalls, “there was this little girl who could not learn English, and every day she got licks. That stayed with me.” When he became Toshao, he saw an opportunity, in 1991, via a UNDP initiative, to record and preserve the Makushi language. He found Makushi women to participate and today, there is a Makushi dictionary, books on the Makushis’ traditional way of life, and books written in Makushi dealing with health and lifestyle issues.
Education is an important part of Allicock’s agenda. In 2002, he was one of the key parties in setting up the Amerindian Institute, now called the Bina Hill Institute for Research, Development and Training. The institute provides training in the areas of natural resource management, cultural preservation, economic development, locally relevant research. The institute runs solar-powered computers, provides Internet access, and hosts a radio station which broadcasts part of the time in the Makushi language. Training is provided in effective agriculture, financial management, computer skills, survey techniques, map-making skills, and animal husbandry.
But as admirable as this was and is, Allicock is still more ambitious. He never had the opportunity to attend secondary school, but has been instrumental in setting up a secondary school in the North Rupununi. The school started eight years ago with 43 children, and today, more than 300 are enrolled.
The secondary school has produced some students who have gone on to tertiary education. The worry with all this, as with everywhere else, is how to keep the educated people in the region. Indeed, the clash of worldviews is one of the more pressing issues facing traditional communities who try to keep their children interested in their own way of life.
Allicock is one of those rare people who can reconcile tradition and modernity. In his acceptance statement at the Sabga awards ceremony, he said: “This evening is opening up a way for us to meet the demands of change and development. We [indigenous peoples] cannot remain in the same old ways. For us to survive, we need to get on board.”
This pragmatism is reflected in a statement attributed to him about the road that now connects Guyana and Brazil. Reacting to concerns that the road would bring the outside world in to displace the indigenous communities, Allicock responded, “The question is, do we use the road, or do we let the road use us?”
Recently, with the help of Conservation Guyana, the first Indigenous Peoples’ lawyer began working with the communities. And Allicock plans to use some of his Sabga award to help some promising young people in Guyana to attend medical and law school. The benefits of modern life to these communities are evident. But what is becoming more evident, through the efforts of Allicock, and the few people like him, is the benefits that these communities bring to modern life.


Friday, 15 May 2015

URGENT PRESS RELEASE BY THE MEMBERS OF THE INDIGENOUS WORKING GROUP AT THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS)

Photo above & photos below - byVera Narvaez-Lanuza 



THE INDIGENOUS CAUCUS OF THE AMERICAS AT THE OAS HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE NEGOTIATIONS DUE TO THE GOVERNMENTS' DECEIT AND LACK OF GOODWILL - COLOMBIA, BRAZIL, BELIZE, ECUADOR, ARGENTINA, CHILE AND VENEZUELA - WERE THE MOST HOSTILE GOVERNMENTS OF THE AMERICAS TO INDIGENOUS RIGHTS HAVING UNITED NATIONS STANDARDS, THEY ALL VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED THIS AND WANTED TO SUBJECT INDIGENOUS RIGHTS TO INFERIOR NATIONAL CONSTITUTION RESTRICTIONS...BE CAREFUL WHICH NEO-COLONIAL GOVERNMENT IN DISGUISE YOU SEE AS 'CHAMPIONS OF THE POOR'....URBAN POOR MAYBE, BUT NOT THE INDIGENOUS POOR!  

Distinguished Chairman of the Permanent Council, we the representatives of Indigenous
Peoples express our position in regards to the last session of the negotiations of the working
group responsible for drafting the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples.
We regret that some States insist on hindering negotiations, which have been in progress
for more than 17 years by introducing, at the last minute, new text designed to make the
provisions in the American Declaration ambiguous, taking it below the standards of the
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These texts would not
have recognized the rights of Indigenous Peoples, as inviolable human rights, which is
contrary to international human rights law.
The Indigenous Caucus considers this a vile disrespect and bad faith. We will not accept
any disposition that limits the human rights of Indigenous Peoples to constitutions,
domestic laws and public interest. We will not allow the continued violation of indigenous
rights nor permit the destruction of the progress so far achieved in drafting the American
Declaration.
The Indigenous Caucus denounces before the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs,
the Permanent Council and the General Assembly, the sad fact that the conditions for the
adoption of an American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
are absent at this time. There is no respect, on the part of some states, for the principles of
the negotiation process that led Indigenous Peoples to the negotiation of an American
Declaration; on the contrary these states seek to weaken it and compromise its standards to
a level lower than those of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We ask the Committee on Legal and Political Affairs, the Permanent Council and the
General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), to take all the necessary
measures to guarantee the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in the
discussion and adoption of the American Declaration in a context of respect and equality.
We the Indigenous Peoples will not accept any language that is contrary to the UN
Declaration. We Indigenous Peoples reject and denounce the latest text of the American
Declaration submitted for discussion and consider it illegitimate.
In view of the above and in recognizing that the necessary conditions for negotiations are
absent at this eighteenth session, we the Indigenous Peoples remove ourselves from the
negotiating table and will not recognize any text.

Washington D.C. 15th May 2015.

Posición del Conclave Indígena de los Pueblos Indígenas de las Américas Señor Presidente del Consejo Permanente, nosotros los representantes de los Pueblos Indígenas queremos dejar constancia de nuestra posición en cuanto a la última sesión de negociación del grupo de trabajo para la elaboración de la Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas. Lamentamos que algunos Estados insisten en entorpecer la negociación llevada por más de 17 años, al introducir a última hora nuevos texto para hacer ambigua las disposiciones contenidas en la Declaración Americana por debajo de los estándares de la declaración de las naciones unidas y no reconocer los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, lo cual es contrario al derecho internacional de los derechos humanos. El Conclave considera esto como una vil falta de respeto y mala fe y no aceptará ninguna disposición que anteponga los derechos humanos de los Pueblos Indígenas a las constituciones, legislaciones internas e interés público, para permitir la continuada violación de los derechos indígenas y destruir todos los avances que hemos logrado en la Declaración Americana. El Conclave Indígena denuncia ante el Comité de Asuntos Jurídicos y Políticos, al Consejo Permanente y a la Asamblea General que no existen las condiciones para que se adopte una Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas de las Américas ya que no se han respetado los principios de la negociación que llevaron a los Pueblos Indígenas a sentarse a negociar el texto de la Declaración Americana sin debilitarla y sin que estén por debajo de los estándares de la Declaración de Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas. Solicitamos al Comité de Asuntos Jurídicos, Consejo Permanente y Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), que adopte las medidas necesarias para permitir la participación plena y efectiva de los Pueblos Indígenas en la discusión y adopción de la Declaración Americana en un ambiente de respeto e igualdad. Los Pueblos Indígenas no aceptaremos que se insista con términos que sean contrarios a la Declaración de la ONU, los Pueblos Indígenas rechazaremos y denunciaremos el texto de la Declaración Americana que se presente a discusión por ilegitima. Dicho esto y al no darse las condiciones en esta decimoctava sesión de negociaciones, los Pueblos Indígenas nos retiramos de la mesa de negociación y no reconoceremos texto alguno. Washington D.C. 15 de mayo de 2015


A short Video clip taken by Commissioner New Oo of the Indigenous Democracy Defence Organization who attended the OAS session (clip in Spanish) of Hector Huertas of Central America speaking
https://www.facebook.com/damon.corrie/videos/10152726090161566/?pnref=story

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WE SALUTE OUR INDIGENOUS BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE CAUCUS FOR HEROICALLY DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS TO ALL THE NEO-COLONIAL GOVERNMENTS OF THE AMERICAS ! FORWARD EVER - BACKWARD NEVER!



Colombia Government - HOSTILE to Indigenous Peoples having higher UN standard rights

Jaime Arias for South America Indigenous Peoples and Hector Huertas for Central America Indigenous Peoples
The USA and Canada governments just sat at the table and refused to participate in ANYTHING
                                           Ronald Lameman of the Indian Treaty Council
Belize Government - HOSTILE to Indigenous Peoples having higher UN standard rights
                          June Llorenzo for Noth America with Anita Tzec for Caribbean Indigenous Peoples
Ecuador Government - HOSTILE to Indigenous Peoples having higher UN standard rights
                                         Hector Huertas for Indigenous Central America Indigenous Peoples
Brazil Government - HOSTILE to Indigenous Peoples having higher UN standard rights
 Darwin Hill of the Six Nations Confederacy and June Llorenzo for North America


Chile Government - HOSTILE to Indigenous Peoples having higher UN standard rights

 Anita Tzec for Caribbean Indigenous Peoples with Hector Huertas for Central American Indigenous Peoples
 Darwin Hill of the Six Nations Confederacy listening to Anita Tzec for Caribbean Indigenous Peoples.
 Indigenous Caucus of the OAS realizing what the real agenda of the Governments was...
 ...and deciding to draw a line in the sand and NEVER surrender any hard won Indigenous rights
Historic photo of our Indigenous representatives (from left to right) Hector Huertas for Central America, Anita Tzec for the Caribbean, Armstrong Wiggins of the Indian Law Resource Centre, and Jaime Arias for South America.  

Thursday, 14 May 2015

THERE IS A REASON WHY THE TEACHERS OF SPIRITUALITY TO MANKIND HAVE HAD LONG HAIR - AND WHY YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED TO LOOK DOWN ON THIS BY ORGANISED RELIGIONS

The very common middle-eastern looking (not European) recreation of the features of the man on the Shroud of Turin many believe is the image of 'Jesus'.  

The EARLIEST portrait of Budha done by one of his followers, now in the property of the British Museum in England. 

Prophet Muhammad receiving the Angel Gabri-el

                                                  Lakota wise Spiritual Teacher Black Elk

                                                                         Zoroaster

Jewish (Hebrew) men at right bringing tribute to Babylonian King shalamezer, note ALL the Hebrew men have long hair - as do the Arab Babylonians.

A lil story about my hair, I always wanted to have long hair, tried to grow it out once before, but got frustrated during the 'still unmanageable' phase and cut it.....but for years I would dream I had long hair and I would be so excite and happy, sometimes to the point of waking up to find out that it was 'just a dream' and a tear literally coming to my eyes from sheer disappointment....if you are the kind of person that can't relate to this pride and joy and spiritual bliss of long hair - you won't get it...to people like you 'it is just hair - no big deal'.....the end result of many centuries of spiritual disconnect at the hands of spiritually dead/dying people who seek to reduce you to their level of lingering spiritual death, no spiritually alive & connected native of the Americas would cut their hair for 'style'...it is too sacred to be desecrated by such low personal whims and fancies....and why I shall never cut mine ever again.....there is a reason why all our best known spiritual teachers had long hair, Jesus, Krishna, Black Elk, Zoroaster,...even Muhammad was not a bald head or close cropped hair man, and Buddha (despite the bald head fat slob image you have of him today - and the deliberate Mis-direction of 'shaved heads' that entered into the 'organised religion' of Buddhism via human written 'doctrine' AFTER he died , was a slim long haired MONGOLOID from Nepal - not an Indo-Aryan from India.

Notice (all yee religiously deceived followers of other men's 'religious' doctrines) that Jesus ALSO likely had pieced ears, in your deep state of 'European version Christianity' brainwashing you will not want to accept this, but YES your own Jesus probably had pierced ears and wore earrings (as a youth at the very least if not all his life)...in graves of Hebrew males in the period Jesus lived earrings have almost always been found, it was normal for men & women to wear earrings and BOTH to have long hair in the time of Jesus...so you only exhibit your own historical IGNORANCE when you rely on Paul's anti-long hair crap teachings - and look at a long haired ear-pierced man like me and shake your head saying I am 'ungodly' in appearance....no my 'friend'...it is YOU who are UNGODLY in your lack of historical knowledge....don't pray for ME...go pray for your own SELF....you need intelligence badly - and it might only come to YOU via a miracle.  

As I TRY to tell IGNORANT people...'Jesus' (because even that name is false - no letter 'J' exists in Hebrew so there NEVER was ANY person called 'Jesus'...'Yeshu' is correct (not 'Yeshua' which is feminine)...and you probably did not even know that either.....believing wholeheartedly in a book edited by Europeans almost 1700 years ago will tend to leave you stupid like that....do your research - SEEK the truth, do not be ever content with the Council of Nicea's LIES.

This is from the JEWISH Encyclopedia:

"A ring or hook passed through the lobe of the ear. 'Earrings', so widely used by Eastern peoples, have no particular (specific) designation in Hebrew. The word  is applied to both the ornament for the ear and that for the nose; so that when this term occurs in the Bible, it may mean either. When the writer wished to specify, he added the word  to indicate earrings, or  to indicate noserings. The word  ("stringed ornament"), the equivalent of the Arabic "naẓm," induces one to suppose that the primitive form of the ear-pendants was a string of pearls, beads, etc., of a globular form. It is perhaps this shape which is indicated by the word  (lit. "drops," Judges viii. 26). The references in Ex. xxxii. 2 and Judges l.c. to earrings of gold, show at the same time that there also existed earrings of other materials. It was not until the time of Ezekiel that earrings acquired a circular form, and were then called  (Ezek. xvi. 12). It is true that this word occurs also in Num. xxxi. 50, but there is nothing to indicate that it means "earrings." The passage in Exodus proves that earrings were worn by women and by the youth of both sexes.
Earrings seem to have been regarded by most middle Eastern nations as sacred things—some scholars even suggest as amulets—for the sons of Jacob surrendered their earrings with the idols which Jacob afterward concealed under the oak-tree (Gen. xxxv. 4). The Targum and the Samaritan version of the Pentateuch always translate  by  (Syriac, "ḳadasha"), which Buxtorf ("Lex. Rab." s.v. ) supposes to mean "the ornament consecrated to Astarte"; but there is no proof that this belief in the sacredness of earrings was current among the ancient Hebrews. If the word , occurring in Isa. iii. 20, A. V., really means "earrings," the latter are so called because, these ornaments being suspended from the ears, they are figuratively looked upon as whispering to the wearer."

This is why as a traditionalist indigenous man - I have no personal problem with the teachings of Jesus...he was a long haired Tribal member just like me that taught out in the wilderness surrounded by the natural world, not in buildings made by men's hands...and he never told ANYONE (go try to find ANY quote in the New Testament where Jesus said to 'attend Church once a week) to gather weekly and conduct rituals invented by other people in his name, I easily separate his truths - which are the same as the spiritual truths our own teachers gave us....from the lies inserted by organised religions falsely in his name and used as a control tool to destroy our own natural born spiritual connection.


                                                                      The author (me)

Friday, 1 May 2015

ASSIMILATION LEADS TO RELIGION REPLACING SPIRITUALITY - AND THIS LEADS TO IGNORANCE!

Adam and Eve were both naked, and they felt no shame (until they became sinners). 

For the life of me I cannot yet comprehend how people with RELIGION become so ignorant of SPIRITUALITY......most of the time they cannot even tell the difference between the two.

To help Christians to understand MY arguments I like to use things familiar to them - the sayings of Jesus - and the Bible.

The other day a biologically (but definitely not mentally or spiritually) indigenous person (the 'proud' product of assimilation into dominant society via Religious indoctrination - as this lady quotes Bible verses on their FB all day long) decided to expose her own ignorance by attacking me for saying that we need to put our faith in our ancestors who lived far more spiritually moral and natural world connected lives of innocence - like the same Adam & Eve of the Bible) and NOT put our faith in any organised religion.

She resorted to the usual small-minded arguments of the kind of intellectually challenged person that thinks 'the only truth they need to know' is to be found in their 'Holy Book' - and anyone who does not believe/adhere to it (often even if you don't belong to their particular denominational cult) 'is going to Hell'.
Decrying my use of plants (which God made even according to her own Holy Book Genesis creation story ) and my communication with my ancestors - as being 'Voodoo nonsense'....and said that her ancestors are 'dead' and inferred that they therefore ceased to exist when their physical body died.
Obviously she did not read in her own Holy Book the part where the spirit of Moses (who died hundreds of years before Jesus) appeared next to Jesus for all the disciples to see....OBVIOUSLY Moses did not 'cease to exist' when his body died.....his spirit/soul lives on...just as ALL of our spirits & souls WILL continue to live after our body dies.....for we came into the body FROM the spirit world AS a spirit - and we will merely exit the body and return to the spirit world when our body dies....how ignorant must you be to NOT be able to understand such a simple thing?

These kinds of ignorant 'religious' people have common and easily crushed 'arguments' they like to use....such as:
The Bible says that "the dead know nothing".
True, but the Bible ALSO says "Let the dead bury the dead' ....so if you take the first saying LITERALLY - you must also take the second saying LITERALLY as well....and have YOU ever seen a dead body rise from the grave to bury another dead body? I certainly have not! So don't you think (unless you are a complete idiot) that the Bible is referring to 'SPIRITUALLY DEAD' people in both instances....people like this religious person for example - who own a book they think (or were told to believe) that 'God' literally wrote 'himself'... but they are not even intelligent enough to figure out that a supreme being or 'God' would NOT have a sexual gender which is a mortal physical phenomenon of the flesh only....the Creator is neither male nor female....IT is beyond such limitations....only the teachers of light that come into humanity have recognizable genders - as that is unavoidable in a physical body.
Another point religious people like to use is that 'nakedness = sinfulness' which they use to denigrate the naked ancestors of indigenous peoples.....yet in their own Bible Adam and Eve were NAKED and SINLESS according to the will of God who created them THAT WAY and only began to cover their bodies AFTER they became sinful....so what fool gave you the notion that nakedness is sinful? Was it the admitted liar Paul (who said in his own words "But if through MY LIE God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?" in Romans 3:7) - and whom Jesus did NOT choose - but who began describing himself as the 'Apostle' (which NO disciple Jesus chose ever said of themselves) preached that 'It is a disgrace for a man to have long hair like a woman' - even though Jesus had long hair like every other Jewish man of his time (except Paul who cut his hair short like the Romans)  - because hair was sacred to Hebrew Traditionalist.....so Paul is in fact saying Jesus was a 'disgrace' then (this was used by Missionaries to justify cutting the hair off of indigenous males)...yet you revere Paul's words (even the lying ones) to this day.....I guess you ALSO forget to read the other crap Paul said which was used to justify slavery when he preached:
Ephesians 6:4-6: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
Ephesians 6:5:Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
Colossians 3:22:Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
Titus 2:9:Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
1 Peter 2:18:Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

Jesus whom you claim to be the MAIN person you follow in your Bible NEVER said such nonsense - but millions of Amerindians and Africans DIED because of Paul preaching that crap, including your own ancestors if you are one of these religious indigenous peoples who have become so brainwashed that you hate your own ancestors and love the ancestors of other peoples who have nothing to do with you instead....your ancestors (who still live in the spirit world despite what you were fooled to disbelieve) must be looking at you in shame and disgrace at what a traitor to them that you have become.  

Just because a group of European men in Nicea almost 1700 years ago decided to invent the perfect mind-control tool and put a book of some obvious truths and cleverly concealed LIES together and call it 'the word of God' - does not mean you should follow it like blind sheep being led to a spiritual slaughter....God gave you a BRAIN and a reasonable degree of intelligence...try to utilize it sometime. The Ethiopian Bible is the only complete one left, it is also the oldest one left, it is VERY different from the one created over 200 years AFTER it that YOU think is so 'perfect'.
The Ethiopian Bible shows that indigenous peoples who still listen to ancestral spiritual wisdom are in fact living how Jesus preached was the best way to spiritually live on the Earth....the European Bible that brainwashed you - teaches you the OPPOSITE....no wonder it was used by Europeans to destroy indigenous peoples all over the world....so sad that you are too uneducated to realize any of this as yet.

The excuse religious people usually then use is to say "Oh that was then, but God changed his mind this is why Jesus did not say that....forgetting that Paul's teaching were AFTER Jesus, and a perfect God would NOT 'change' it's mind...you are projecting your OWN limited human and flawed intelligence onto a perfect being that does not make 'mistakes'...it is akin to bringing God DOWN to the human level of consciousness instead of trying to elevate yourself UP to God's level of perfection. This is why you are unable to see the lies hidden in the Bible as truths, Jesus said "It is NEVER God's will that a single child should EVER be harmed"....yet in the old Testament your Bible has many lies where 'God' supposedly told Abraham to sacrifice his son (even though Jesus said 'God does NOT require blood sacrifice') in order to 'prove' his love for God...are you so stupid that you cannot see that a God who can create the ENTIRE Universe - would EASILY be able to tell if a mere human was deceiving him or not? Even an ordinary parent can tell when their own child is lying to them!
Or when 'God' supposedly told Kind David (and other bloodthirsty 'heroes' to "Kill every man, woman, and CHILD in any city that did not surrender to them"....or how about the book of Psalms that glorifies the murder of the babies of your enemies when it says in:

1 Samuel 15:3 God commands the death of helpless "suckling" infants.  This literally means that the children god killed were still nursing their mother's breasts.
Psalms 135:8 & 136:10 Here god is praised for slaughtering little babies.
Psalms 137:9 Here god commands that infants should be “dashed upon the rocks”.

I don't know what kind of fool you must be to NOT realize that the 'God' who told people to do these things could NOT be the God that Jesus spoke of as OUR Loving and forgiving Heavenly father....it is clear as daylight to ME that this was the OTHER entity that Jesus was tempted by in the desert whom Jesus called the 'God of THIS world' and who always wants to be worshiped as though it is the real God. Even this term 'worship' is not what Jesus preached, he told you to LOVE your God who was your creator in Heaven.....not WORSHIP it, as an earthly parent 'made in the image of God' yourself....do you demand or expect your OWN Earthly children to WORSHIP and FEAR you? Or do you want your children to LOVE and respect you? You would have to be a tyrannical ego-maniac to want people to WORSHIP and FEAR you (like Saddam Hussein)....fear is the opposite of LOVE....why are you so foolish that you can't even realize THIS one point for yourselves yet?
The religions of WORSHIP and FEAR that the trickster has implanted into mankind like a deadly cancer - are the cause of the greatest evils in ALL of human history, your own Jesus said to 'Judge a tree by the fruit it bears'....yet you are still so blind that you WILL NOT see the fruits of hatred, intolerance, destruction and fear that these religions have borne and unleashed on this world.
It is because you suffer from the mental condition known as 'cognitive dissonance', you cling to LIES you were brainwashed to believe and refuse to accept evidence people like me that have realized the deception try to educate you with...the saddest part is that your OWN ancestors were the victims of the same Religions you now fiercely defend in your unbridled IGNORANCE!

Your Bible even warns you that this false God entity you call Satan (we call it 'the Trickster') could easily deceive you when it said: "For Satan himself masquerades as an Angel of Light - and would deceive the very elect of Heaven if God permitted it".
How hard do you really think it would be for such an entity to deceive gullible iron age animal herders in the desert 2000 or more years ago by appearing to them as an 'angel' or by making them hear a commanding voice? Not hard at all - the proof is right in your own Bible when you read of all these ungodly and evil deeds that men did - especially throughout the Old Testament - because they thought 'God' told them to do these things.....it certainly was NOT the God of love that your Jesus preached about!

They usually then say 'Jesus said when you were naked I clothed you'....forgetting that Jesus was a member of the Hebrew tribe who wear clothes and who live in the middle East where the nights can get very cold, and where by day naked skin would be burned by the scorching sun...so to be without clothing in the middle East WOULD be a sign that you are suffering and need help...NOT so in the humid jungles & rain-forests of the world where the trees shield you from the sun, rain falls almost nightly, and the nights are not cold.....TRY to use your common sense when you read your 'holy book'....it really helps you to UNDERSTAND what you are actually reading.

They even say that we who STILL know that our ancestors continue to live in spirit form believe in 'silly things like dreams'.....they forget ALL the places in their Bible where dreams were the way God used to send messages to humans (just as we still experience), from Daniel to Revelations and everywhere in between and before in YOUR Holy Book....these spiritually dead 'religious' people even laugh when we say the animals communicate with us...yet in their own Bible in many places (including Revelations) you can read of an 'Eagle flying in mid-heaven crying out a warning to the inhabitants of the Earth'...so who is the bigger fool? We who understand your own book better than you? Or you who think you are so 'knowledgeable' and 'righteous' and are yet so ignorant of the contents in the very book you love to quote morning, noon and night?

The reason why you do NOT have the kinds of spiritual experiences that people like me have, is because you are one of the spiritually dead people whom Jesus spoke about when he said "For there are none so blind - as those who WILL NOT see!".....and just to help you understand even that - a person who is literally blind is someone who CANNOT see, someone who's eyes work but they still do not see what is around them - is someone who WILL NOT see.

All for your information and guidance.

This video on youtube has the wrong name - because the God of the ENTIRE Bible is not evil, but these examples DO show PROOF that what I said about 'Satan' pretending to be God in various parts of the Bible - and giving mortal men very EVIL instructions....Jesus said NONE of these things, so do not hate Jesus just because the Bible has these lies included in it: Jesus is NOT the problem, he was a long haired indigenous man trying to teach some spiritual truths like I try - and we ALL should - to emulate...it is the kinds of unscrupulous cunning people who use his great words for their own dark personal power trips, perverted lusts with gullible children and others in their faiths, and to serve their own political agendas ARE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6twSN8ZS_VA&bpctr=1430506439