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This is our land, red white & blue, but it was not meant for me and for you, but for the whiteman who claims all to oneself, in this, our land, red white & blue. Laws rewritten to benefit only his own kind, now that this land, he overwhelms it all. From royal mountain majesty high to lowly earthly desert plateaus, the redman no more is its earthly landscape's view.
Whites come in droves, overwhelm all with their own kind, enslave those who are not of their own color, kill natives, banish latinos. If this land is not for whites only, why make it so? Why rewrite immigration laws to benefit only one's own kind? Create "white's only" rhethoric, "anchor babies", use tools of racist trickery, "English only". When friendly guests show up, why not offer food at the dinner table as it was offered to you? Is Manifest Destiny still your view? Manifest Destiny.., how you claimed this land only for you, full ownership rights, this land to dwell, red white & blue.
"The latin american must pay his dues", gringos say, though white relatives came the very same way, and unlike his pilgrims settler's views, the latinoaméricano now here a handful, do not come to plunder gold, rape the land, murder originals or force their religion or personal views, as your white relatives to us was done a'new, down our throats until it was raw, commit a great genocide.
"Return to your land", whiteman stands tall, like a king, "now swim back", "you're not welcome, not at all", "Go home 'wetback', with your migrant caravans", "Claim not asylum, you'll not get it, you don't deserve it, never will, can't".
Claims "we all bleed red, we've all same rights", but that only whiteman and those with "legal 'papers'" have rights this land to reside and dwell, having citizenship in this land here to have been born. "We came legally", he says, asked fellow foreigners if could come, the King and Queen of England & Spain, white pilgrim settler permission granted by past Presidents and John Hamilton, but never was asked of natives permission to come, dwell, reside here, rights now he claims to own the earth, sky and sea, our own very lives, even God.
How can it be? How can it be so, in this my land, home of the free? It seems that "not for all", this land is free, but for the whiteman who claims it all, now that my taxes pay the poor, "now that my taxes keep in store", "forever more the whiteman free", knowing not that when he came ashore, he was welcomed with love 'til his intentions were revealed, then he too was asked "return to his homeland, we accord you the priviledge", we welcomed him, "to do the same", words he now uses against the redman, cousins south of the Rio Grande, who have as much right to live here in Christ, as ever did any whiteman, in this my land, red white & blue.
How can it be? How can it be so? That this landscape of natives, it is no longer ndn, but those with blue-green eyes & blonde-red hair? How can it be? How can it be so? That my life's to be known as your heritage, our very graves robbed and bones now disturbed by a man who does not care for the earth, the waters, sky, sea or what he's done? How can it be? How can it be so..., he has never heard our eternal "Dta-wa-e".
How can it be? How can it be so? He never hears our eternal "death song" in the winds, the singing of trees, or from birds in backstreet alleys? How will it be? How will it be so? ...That the ones the whiteman claims owns it all, is not for one and for all.. He who claims own the earth, sky and sea.., he who claims we all bleed red, he who claims we all are free... to walk this land, home of the brave, those with papers in hand, where native veterans fought in every american enclave from royal mountain majesty high to lowly earthly desert plateau, we the originals who have always been here, now that you claim own the earth, sky and sea.
Have you never heard Crazyhorse words or Chief Seattle's of earth, sky and sea, "Man does not own earth. Earth owns man". "How can you own the sky and sea? Does fish own water, or bird the sky?" The Great Spirit owns all, sees all, hears all, knows your heart, even when man does not. How can it be you treat my relatives with misery, pain, anguish and suffering?, even knowing that each has a hand to play in this game of rummy we keep playing with each other's earthly walk between death and life's journey, in the home of the brave, sweet land of liberty? ..Even knowing that Creator above and all around knows, see, hears all, and will judge us according to our own choices made freely in this walk between life and death's journey. Chief Seattle's words: "What is death? ..Only a change of worlds". How can it be you know not your very own American history when you claim to own its very destiny?
We are not immigrants. We are protectors of the earth. When we see our timber cut, waters polluted, native fauna overwhelmed with foreign species, whites everywhere saying, "this is our land", while at the same moment telling our southernmost brothers "they're not welcome", "We don't want you here", "We came legally". "We don't want redmen regain foothold here", Our hearts feel like bursting.
Whites come in droves, overwhelm all with their own kind, enslave those who are not of their color, kill natives, banish latinos. If this land is not for whites only, why make it so? Why rewrite immigration laws to benefit only one's own kind? Create "white's only" rhethoric, "anchor babies", use tools of racist trickery, "English only". When friendly guests show up, why not offer food at the dinner table as it was offered to you? Is Manifest Destiny still your view? ..How you claimed this land only for you, full ownership rights, this land to dwell, red white & blue?
And where will you tell of the cracked liberty bell, or green statue of liberty, hand outstretched only to the sea, not to these same americas where so many desire be free, escape poverty, pain & anguish, escape violence, war, starvation, misery? What do you care when it's not your relatives suffering, pain in the belly? It's easy for you not to care when it's not your relatives. What do you care?
Unlike Moses, a Pharoah you stand seeking only do what's best for your country, not what's best for the people truly suffering, extend your help as Christ did teach, "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me"... is all I ask, that you observe your Christianly spiritual views brought ashores that our very native elders extended to you, when feeble you arrived to our very shores, we.., never having heard of your Christianity before, but already practicing its views.
Extend this same courteousy to our brothers who from Latin America do come, same as we did to you, now that you're kings who walk this land of money, opportunities, milk and honey, is all we ask. Be fair, be just, treat all men alike. If a whiteman breaks the law, punish him. If a redman breaks the law, punish him also. Be not friendly, welcomingly only to your salt-water wealthy neighbors, but extend a helping hand to the poor of El Salvador, Honduras, Venezuela.., for the latin americans, who are labeled deplorable by your government, President Trump, these same peoples truly are brothers, sisters, aunts and cousins of the Wyandots, Shawnee, Navajo, Pima, Delaware & Ottawa against whom it all started in 1492.
It's easy to be a Pharoah without love, compassion or tolerance in your heart for them when you've no relatives in tow. Like Trump, a Pharoah, who seeks only what's good for the country, not for the people who suffer most, la indigena de ésta tierra. Blood is sacred for love's bond connection, God knows this true. That's how He used Moses to Pharoah's view.
Vine Deloria was right when said his tongue: "Our ideas will overcome your ideas. It doesn't matter there are only 500,000 of us. What is important is that we have a superior way of life. We NDNs have a more human philosophy of life. We will show this country how to act human. Someday this country will revise its Laws, its Constitution in terms of human beings, instead of property..."
Unlike Pharoah, I am a Moses. I defend my people with love and compassion, doing God's will, wherever they may be, as much as I can, whenever I can, everyday. I only want to live my life. I am a human being with love in my heart. They are my people. Many of them are Christians in reality. Not all of them are bad, as you like to portray them rapists, murderers, MS-13. There is no further need to convert them, according to the whiteman's religious views. There is no need any longer for the whiteman's "Manifest Destiny", how he laid claim to the land, red white & blue, no longer for just him, but for me and too for you. Is "Manifest Destiny", still his view?
"This is our land, red white & blue, but it was not meant for me and for you, but for the whiteman who claims all to oneself, in this, our land, red white & blue". Laws rewritten to benefit only his own kind, now that this land, he overwhelms it all. A Pharoah he stands from royal mountain majesty high to lowly earthly desert plateaus, unlike Moses with no relatives in tow, no sacred blood love connection, no compassion, no respect, no hope, no escape, cause - "you owe them nothing", I often hear it complained by many of you, whose blood has never mingled with sangre de la gentes origines, (with blood of the original peoples) of this land.
For them.. from Edward S. Curtis Catalog portraits, native faces to these streets reclaim, no compassion, no respect, no hope, no escape, cause - "you owe them nothing", I often hear it complained, but to return to their homeland where they can find only war, starvation, hunger, poverty, or pain.
How absurd, the Pharoah Christian who stands from royal mountain majesty high to lowly earthly desert plateau, have no compassion, no tolerance, no love for a people native with similar Christian values. I hear them often on Fox News, and you who vastly claim have native blood flow through your veins, claim native pride when is beneficial for you, only now who claim "'those latinoaméricanos', they're not native, but from spain".
How foolish you are in your native pride, claim all to yourselves and to no one else..., claim this is your land, home of the free, yet again to undesirable territories must go the redman from whence your presence, pent up.., denied liberty to go where he pleases, work to put food in his belly or shelter overhead, denied liberty to go up the economic ladder according to one's own work ethics, education, skill & capacity, same as your relatives..., nothing extra asked for, but to live in peace happily in this land, home of the free with you, he asks.
So many among us now, claims "we all bleed red, we've all same rights", but that only those who have rights this land to dwell, are those with "paper documents", having citizenship through "Manifest Destiny", whiteman's self proclaimed "land claim" view, how this land he dwells with full ownership rights, here to have been born, though his parents came from Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, France or Spain. Now wishing re-write his own immigration laws only to benefit his own kind, invent words, "anchor babies, illegal amnesty, e-verify, The Anti-harboring Law..". Who knows what's to come?
From royal mountain majesty high to lowly earthly desert plateaus, the redman no more is this earthly landscape's view. Laws rewritten to benefit only one's own kind, now that this land, he overwhelms it all, the whiteman stands like a king tall, claims this land is my land, earth, sky & sea, through right of "Manifest Destiny".
Pharoah or Moses, you have the choice, love and tolerance, or hate and incompassion, the choice is yours to make, for the good only of your country or for the good of fellow Christian natives in addition to your country. Moses or Pharoah, what choice will you make?
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