Monday, 27 February 2017

THE TRADITIONAL IMPORTANCE OF FEMALE CHASTITY AMONG THE EAGLE CLAN LOKONO-ARAWAK RULING CLASS



VIRGINITY of Lokono wives upon marriage was not important for ordinary women, but was always important for the women in the ruling class of the Clan (because we considered a chaste woman to be spiritually superior to ANY man - and considered misfortune in crop harvests etc to be related to the lack of chastity of our ruling family women who were the ones to traditionally bless the growing plants until they were ready to be harvested after the men planted the seeds...so this nurturing power was vested in our women and required dedication and strict commitment on their part to maintain this spiritual superiority for the sake of the people who depended on being able to eat plant food from the spiritual power of the women - who's actions could cause abundance or crop failure), it was not some 'new concept introduced by the Church'... neither was monogamy for ordinary men in the tribe (traditionally only the Chiefs - and all Chiefs traditionally were hereditary - had the right to have multiple wives), and since I was always a greedy child (used to nurse both my mother's bosoms dry and still want more) I tried to be slick and the day BEFORE I married my own virgin (like my mother, grandmother, great grandmother etc) wife (I was 19 & she was 17) - I told her " well since I am a descendant of Hereditary Chiefs I think it is important that I maintain the tradition so I MAY take additional wives later in our marriage"...she smirked and (I realised later sarcastically) said 'Sure' ...so I thought it was a done deal.....then day AFTER we were married - she basically tells me "You are NOT getting any other wives besides me, I will kill you first - as I am NOT sharing you with anyone" LOL (and there are native people around the world who know this story and had a good laugh at me...poor innocent me - just trying to keep hope alive like Jesse Jackson!).
Also, since I took my wife's virginity on the night of our marriage (which was the FIRST time we were allowed to be alone), it would be very dishonorable, dishonest & disgraceful for me to discard her after taking from her what no-other man will ever have, and after she lay at death's door (in childbirth) 5 times to bring children into the world for us. If she desires to leave ME one day I must accept it with dignity because she is NOT my slave, and it was ME who asked her to marry ME - not the other way around. I have no right to dictate her life to her - as she basically did ME a favour to marry me, their were other men in the tribe that were courting her for 2 YEARS before me, I just came on the scene and in 7 days we went from being total strangers to being husband and wife & making our first child

But for the youth who do not know - due to the distractions and moral vacuum of modern day society, here are:

4 BASIC STEPS IN A TRADITIONAL EAGLE CLAN LOKONO-ARAWAK MARRIAGE

Step 1 - The young man professes his love for the girl and promises himself to her, her family, and their future children and grandchildren...then if the girl accepts his words to be true..

Step 2 - The young man then professes his love for the girl to her mother and father and asks for their permission to marry her, and he offers to become as a son to them and take care of them as he would to his own mother and father, and to become as a brother to her sisters and brothers - and take care of them as he would to his own brothers and sisters.
Step 3 - If the mother and father of the girl accept the young man as speaking the truth of his feelings, and if they (after inquiring about him in the community) deem him to be of the right moral character (sober, peaceful, honest, brave, generous, loyal) and to be physically fit and able to provide (as a good hunter, fisherman, and farmer) for their daughter and future children - they will give him their permission to marry their daughter IF she wants him in the first place.

Step 4 - The groom then takes the bride to live with him in his family circle, or he moves in to live with her family circle, and builds his own house either near to his own parents or to her parents; so their children will not be deprived of at least one half of their grandparents, and neither will the grandparents be deprived of their grandchildren....for what a grandparent will teach a grandchild - a parent cannot, and what joy a grandchild can give to a grandparent - a child cannot.
The 3 generations living together represent the past, present, and future, no balance can exist in a home deficient in any one of these 3.

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This was my own experience 24+ years ago as well, and ALL these factors have made me think only of trying to resolve any problems that might arise in my own marriage (mainly caused by me) because we made solemn vows and from my own perspective - not only did I ask (and convince) her to marry me (not the other way around) I also gave my word to her mother and father AND all her brothers and sisters, and if I let our marriage fail I hurt not only the two of us (because it WILL hurt me too - though I may fool myself that it won't), but our parents, our brothers and sisters, and our children - and all the cousins and other family members continuing down the line who rejoiced at our union in the beginning...marriage is NOT something to be taken lightly by anyone, it is a very great responsibility and privilege if done the right way and for all the right reasons, but like a family - it is truly a TEAM EFFORT, and EVERY member of the family team must accept their personal responsibility to contribute to the greater harmony of the family circle as well....for no man is an island, we are all connected to each other on levels seen & unseen, but always FELT - sooner or later.

CARIBBEAN AMERINDIAN DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION - TAKING THE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS STRUGGLE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL







I had a SECOND successful visit here in Panama Central America - with one community of our Embera Tribal Allies (a mighty Tribal Nation 83,000 strong) , the first Central American Tribal Nation to join the Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO) and be on the emergency relief watchlist of the Indigenous Democracy Defence Organisation (IDDO).
The CADO motto is SOLIDARITY, LOYALTY, LIBERTY
They have a beautiful hidden '"waterfall where the magic frogs live" (We are helping them to develop a sustainable Eco-Tourism industry - FOR FREE - as unemployment has become very high since they were forced into semi-westernised existence (as is almost always the case with indigenous peoples)...economic self-sufficiency falls under the LIBERTY theme (and to live debt-free is liberty as well), I also have been helping them spiritually, as their last Shaman joined a Church so the traditionalist in the community rejected him saying quite rightly - how can you be a keeper of our Creator-given spiritual wisdom if you follow the teachings of a man-made religion?
So I did two natural energy healings (always for FREE) in the community to show them that the ancestors had real power to heal which these religions only talk about....this falls under the theme LOYALTY to the ancestral wisdom. The Video testimony attesting to the healings that occurred of the husband of one patient and the best friend of the other will be posted later. So we are rolling back the influence & domination of the Churches as well.
We also organise them politically (for FREE) and inform them of their rights as recognised under International Law...the government for example told them - ÿou have to let one Chief lead all five of your villages in this area as we do not have the time to deal with 5 different people"...so I told the community it is their RIGHT under International Indigenous Rights Laws and Conventions which the government of Panama has RATIFIED PUBLICLY AT THE UN - to have their own Chief of EACH village and the Government will damn-well HAVE to MAKE time to deal with them individually...this community unification of the REAL voices of the people (the TRADITIONALISTS) falls under our SOLIDARITY theme.
Our months-long training program (which will continue for one full year - I am funding it myself personally as Chairman of the Defense Committee of IDDO) for Embera in self-defence sniper tactics continues as well, and EVERYTHING we do in CADO is funded out of OUR OWN POCKETS, we neither ask for nor receive ANY grants from anyone...my critics who lead older indigenous NGO's CANNOT say the same.
 Once again, I challenge YOU and EVERYONE ELSE who has nothing better to do that criticise us - to name ONE other Amerindian NGO ANYWHERE that does as much as US in as many countries as WE do in CADO....and you shall NEVER find a single one.
I never claim to be a Saint, but I merely tell you very matter-of-fact - that NO-ONE in all of CARICOM is doing as much as me personally for the FULL EXTENT of Amerindian rights! Whether you personally like me or hate me I really don't give a damn, I have a mandate from my ancestors to fulfill here that does not depend on your opinion.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A NATIVE NAME FOR YOUR NATIVE CHILD IS THE FIRST STEP ON A LIFE OF TRUE SELF-AWARENESS AND ANCESTRAL PRIDE

 Here is a young Makushi man from Guyana (in photo above), Balo Shaun Paulino - with his beautiful wife Nesha and their firstborn child (a son) called Cayal, he is named after Inacayal who was the last great Chief of the Tehuelche Tribe in Argentina who fought and defeated the Argentina Army many times to save his people's freedom and territory, he is to South America what the famous Apache Chief Geronimo is to North America...one of the last great Amerindian War Chiefs who won many battles.
How did this handsome baby boy get this traditional Amerindian name? Because his Makushi father asked me to suggest a powerful traditional name for his son (just as his sister Annmarie Paulino & her husband asked me before him to give traditional Amerindian names for their two last daughters, Lokono-Arawak names specifically in her case as her husband James La Rose is a Lokono-Arawak like me), these are the first people outside of my own tribe to ask me to give their children traditional Amerindian names.
They realised that when I preach that the same way Europeans do NOT give their children Amerindian or African names, it is silly for us Amerindians (and Africans) to still be giving our Amerindian (and African) children European names...when you as a parent continue to do this - you are only showing the rest of the world that you have not yet emancipated yourself from mental slavery to the white man (as Bob Marley said) - and you cannot truly be 'proud' to be an Amerindian if you are ashamed to give your Amerindian child an Amerindian name.
The Great Apache Amerindian Chief Geronimo said "Everything has power", our indigenous thoughts, our indigenous names, our indigenous languages, our indigenous actions, values and heritage - it ALL has power for US, we make ourselves WEAK when we give up what has power for US and adopt what has power for OTHERS (because what is for THEM is for THEM - and what is for US is for US, this is why even THEIR FOOD makes OUR BODIES ill).
This is what I teach to all who wake up from the widespread imitation European mental slavery that dominates the Earth and come to me to learn what I have been privileged to learn from many proud and wise older traditionalist Indigenous leaders from around the world.
The struggle is a long and hard uphill one, over 500 years old, but every new generation (including ours) must join the battle - as each step forward brings us closer to eventually victory, and for a native child - having a native name is the first step on it's road to a self-awareness victory and TRUE cultural pride! Be friends of ALL - but IMITATIONS of NONE! BE TRUE TO YOUR OWN IDENTITY!


I cannot fail to honor a young Lokono-Arawak elder and great friend of mine - 
Mr James La Rose from a Lokono-Arawak territory on the Maruka river in North West Guyana, he is from a different Clan and Tribal village & territory (but same Tribe), and his lovely wife Ann-Marie (from the Makushi Tribe) has been like a loyal sister to me for almost two decades, James and Ann asked me to suggest traditional Lokono-Arawak names for their 2 youngest daughters (at opposite sides of the group photo of the 3 girls below) which I did, so the girls from left to right are Mayau (''Peaceful') is at far left, Pitsi in centre, and Sanaa (''Helper'') is at far right.


It was an honor for me to see other Lokono-Arawaks from other villages ALSO beginning to see my vision of the importance of having OFFICIAL recorded names (not just 'nick-names') from your own culture, because when I started the process 24 years ago when I registered my own firstborn son Hatuey (the Taino-Arawak version of 'Haukeray' - meaning ''Army ants'") - everyone else in the tribe at that time of our firstborn's birth in 1993 only had official European or Biblical names.
Why did I choose the name Ármy Ants'for my son? Because everyone in Amazonia knows that NOTHING can stand in the way of army ants - even Man & Jaguar (the top predators) have to flee for their lives, or the unstoppable carpet of Army Ants will destroy you.
Army ants also teach us how when we work closely together in UNITY we are most powerful.....so the name has great significance.
So as I said, I have patience, because what I plant in my tribe eventually takes root and grows, it's part of what I came into this life to do; so I am merely fulfilling my destiny.

Our firstborn Lokono-Arawak son Hatuey (with our second son who also has a traditional Amerindian name - Tecumseh) - with whom I started to reverse a century of Colonial & Neo-Colonial cultural assimilation and self-contempt brainwashing  in my own tribe in Guyana. 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

ANCIENT HOLY BOOKS, THE MISSING LINK & SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS TO SOME BLIND FAITH ISSUES


You see my friend, 'Bible School' will not teach you GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS like the knowledge that the current Persian Gulf Sea - was far lower OVER 4,000 years ago and the area described in Genesis as the Gárden of Eden' is actually now beneath the sea, faith will not tell you that TRUTH, but Science CAN help you discover it....not saying that 'Science'has all the answers, but I AM saying to rely on faith for your historical knowledge without supporting evidence of science in many cases is quite foolish.     


THE MISSING LINK ET AL 

Why has no-one scientifically explained why 85% of Human beings have RH positive blood type and 15% have RH negative? If we are ALL descended from the same common ancestor this would be impossible, also - why is it that when an RH positive woman is impregnated by an RH negative man - the mother's body has an allergic reaction and creates anti-bodies - rejects the fetus and tries to abort it? (Infants Haemolytic disease) As though it is a virus to be repelled? 

In the study of Genetics we learn that we can 'only inherit what our ancestors had except in the case of mutation'. Rh positive humans and all other primates have the same blood factors (which is compatible with a common remote genetic ancestry), but primates and 85% of homo sapiens do NOT have the RH negative blood type and cannot accept transfusions of this type of blood either - our bodies reject it and try to destroy it. Why is this? All animals known to man can breed with others of their species - size and color is irrelevant (a Great Dane can technically breed with a Chihuahua). 

So why DOES Infant's Haemolytic disease occur if all humans are the same species? We learned last year that the mitochondrial DNA of Caucasoid (aka Europeans) and Mongoloid (aka Orientals) is different from Negroid (aka sub-Saharan Africans) - the former 2 have Neanderthal DNA and the latter does not, so in actual fact the old saying about 'if we cut each other our blood is the same' is not 100% accurate, it looks the same color yes, but on the genetic level we are actually different biologically speaking - but this has nothing to do with the blood type anomaly I am referring to, there are RH positive blood types and RH negative blood types of all races - but science cannot explain why our blood is violently incompatible, either the RH negatives have a different ancestor to RH positive people - or else they are a genetic mutation. 

The only place in nature this occurs is when a Horse and a Donkey create a Mule - a Mule is not the same species as a Horse or a Donkey - just a hybrid mutation of the two distinct species...this fact alone points to the prehistoric cross-breeding of two similar but genetically different species of hominids as having led to the RH negative people among us, if not and they are the result of a mutation - why does their mutation continue with such exact characteristics and not mutate any further? And before anyone misinterprets my comment and infers or assumes things that I did NOT specifically state - I am not interested in any superior/inferior race or 'seed of Satan' theory...I am just stating medical and biological facts for all to consider - since science has been preoccupied with finding a 'missing link' but yet has not adequately explained this bizarre phenomenon with any concrete facts up to the current time of writing. FYI - the Basques of Europe have the highest RH negative blood type occurrence within any human population on Earth - and the Basques are considered to be 'the oldest ethnic group in Europe'.

If you think about it, even Genesis infers that there are 2 types of Humans, for example 'Adam' was ''created' (not evolved) and a rib from the male (a rib is one of the few bones that can be safely removed and have no ill-effect on the patient leading a normal life afterwards - and you can obtain the DNA from the bone marrow in said rib which can be used to clone another human being) was used to 'create' the female....anyone involved in cloning sees this as a clear reference to the same process, only an unscientific layman fails to see the connection. These two 'created' humans left Eden (Edom in the original Sumerian version) and went among 'other people'...so clearly there were other non-'created' (the evolved ones perhaps? Because we still have to account for the scientific fact that all RH positive humans and all Apes and monkeys CAN share the same blood) humans in the world outside of the garden of Eden where the 'creation' took place. 

The Sumerians were actually very explicit that 'the Gods who came down to earth from the heavens created a man and a woman in Edom' (which according to the geographic location given is now under water off the Iragi coast in the north Persian gulf - in an area that was FLOODED at the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago - so there WAS indeed a great flood as well, in fact every indigenous culture in the world describes a 'great flood' in their legends - which is natural because melting ice-caps would raise sea levels - and therefore cause flooding - worldwide)....and you will recall the National Geographic article in the 90's that found genetic evidence for a single ancestral 'Adam' and 'Eve' (but they did not say if this was for RH negatives or RH positive people - perhaps the RH negatives are the genetic descendants of the 'others' that the 'created' ones eventually lived among (and would have eventually interbred with - hence RH negatives in every race alive today - albeit in smaller (15%) numbers than the RH positives (85%) - the 'chosen people' of the Gods who 'created' them perhaps?) Genesis is replete with references to the 'Gods' attempted extermination of the 'others' from the face of the Earth in favor of the 'created' ones. 

Hindu Vedic texts speak of wars between two types of humans as well. This is why one cannot dismiss any ancient text (aka Holy book) in it's entirety, sure they all have nonsense in them - but this is easily distinguishable by the parts where 'god' allegedly tells human beings to do ignorant things that defy common sense (like stone people to death for non-violent crimes), the other parts that are proving to be quite accurate historical records (albeit with some copyright theft & exaggeration - like 'Noah' which is merely a Jewish version of the Babylonian legend of Gilgamesh (which they first heard when in captivity in Iraq and is 1,000 years OLDER than their re-telling of it with one of their own people as the new hero) - warrant closer scrutiny (science has discovered that there WAS a worldwide flood 10,000 years ago, the 'two of every kind of animal' part is not logical - if you know how many species of animal there are on the Earth and the stated dimensions of the Ark - you would not believe this fairy-tale aspect of an otherwise factual event, however it is logical and quite possible that two of every kind of vertebrate animal in the region of the inhabitants of the Ark (not a big geographic area at all and not that many animal species in the middle east either - could theoretically have been housed in the stated Ark dimensions)...this is what I tell my Atheist friends who have decided to reject everything...not realizing that science fact and ancient records are increasingly going hand in hand, one just has to be open minded and compare current scientific knowledge to ancient records.

For example - the walls of Jericho DID fall all at once, archaeology proved it, but common sense would explain it easily due to an Earthquake - because the amount of men blowing on trumpets that it would take to collapse the 8 foot thick walls found in the ruins of Jericho would take more people than the entire population of the 12 tribes of Israel combined....but heck, no doubt they were there surrounding the city with their trumpets, and when an earthquake struck at the opportune time - what would YOU have believed if you were one of the Jews and had heard the lecture beforehand by your high priest & your leader that "God shall be with us this day"? You would naturally believe that it was your faith and trumpeting that did the trick and rejoice too! The faithful can STILL believe that it was God who caused the earthquake at that precise time and so both believer and non-believer can accept this simple truth of a scientifically proven place & event - and view it from two different perspectives. Likewise, the ruins of both Sodom & Gomorrah have actually been found, and also evidence of a nearby Volcano as having erupted which destroyed them, this is scientific fact, and the faithful can STILL believe that God caused it to erupt to punish these cities...see what I mean? There is room for us ALL to accept the truth of these occurrences and merely interpret them any way we desire, whether via the lens of science or faith - but the fact still remains that these places DID exist (as the Bible described) and were destroyed as LITERALLY (maybe not as 'supernaturally') described...anyone who has seen a Volcanic eruption WOULD see 'fire & brimstone falling from the sky'. 

ALL these ancient texts (Vedic, Sumerian, Biblical etc.) become quite revealing and far more credible when you read them with scientific knowledge in hand...leave 'blind faith' for 'blind' people; as for me - I have eyes to see and ears to hear - and so I shall remain.