Americans may have an unusual view of Indigenous people and may use the description as a noun rather than an adjective. When we view the rest of the world in provincial thinking, are we skewed, or is everyone else?
One found this definition of indigenous——adjective
- originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.”the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Members of the Green Party have differing views about the conflict and in FACT invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Some people notice the interference of NATO bolstered by the USA in foreign nations that has everything to do with imperialism and capitalism and FACTually seem to be a continuation of the capitalism/imperialism that is so obvious and blatant against Native Americans.
The following view of Indigenous people has been roiling in one’s mind. — Howie Hawkins speaks of the Feminist socialist groups in Russia, which is a reminder that other nations are as complex as is the USA. Media owned and run by state/corporations in the USA prefer to paint with a broad breush which is misleading. — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD6ZLJUMDG8 —
#GreenSocialist Notes, Episode #96
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At the same time use of the definition Indigenous toward people in Siberia, one recognizes that many people within the Russian government are also Indigenous to Russia. This is often not the case in the USA. One accepts a view that use of isms such as socialism, communism, and capitalism against Indigenous Siberians is similar to use of the same against Native Americans. But to use views cooked in the culture of the USA that is clear that imperialism/capitalism from government is generally “white”, this doesn’t apply in like manner in Russia, or most other nations.
This may be a reason some people don’t view the US proxy war with Russia as purely “an invasion of Ukraine”, when one sees as a problem, the decidedly “white” imperialism/capitalism of government challenging Indigenous Russians, whether Siberian or not.
This is a complicated notion, but complexity is life.
We should clarify this complexity before approving nuclear war that may be for no other reason than capitalism/imperialism.
One condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the same time one condemns the deflection that NATO needs to be involved in Ukraine, in the same way one would reject a Russian military build-up on the US-Canadian Border.
Apparently we may wish to broaden conceptions of Indigenous to know that Putin is Indigenous. This doesn’t mean the Communist government of the Former USSR didn’t inflict the same imperialism/capitalism/communism on Indigenous Siberians.
In the USA, imperialism/capitalism has surgically been used in a racist way; often depending on skin color. In FACT, the same may have guided US foreign policy. In FACT the Supreme Court is considering race neutrality currently, when this isn’t the history of the USA by any means. So capitalism/imperialism wishes Supreme Curt approval for racism, one may opine.
At the same time the USA bulldozes into foreign affairs while ignoring the simmering undercurrent of white supremacy from the US Establishment.
Speaking of the Establishment, which is a ’60’s throw-back term, it comes to mind that the denigration of a group Establishment termed “hippies” to blame whatever was wrong with their life, in 2022 seems replaced by calling out a group called BLM.
Just for Halloween?—–https://twitter.com/janaunplgd/status/1586779815931101184 –For Halloween I’m a problematic white woman aka shamanic healer.
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/jezgzlderf?e=1b0a9c0541 —
Ukraine: Will US Back Off As Russia Did On Cuba?
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From www.hawkinsmattera.org — Despite efforts by the New York State Democratic Party and their functionaries to silence us, we have broken through to the media with this campaign’s message of Inclusive Democracy, a Green New Deal, and an Economic Bill of Rights. We ask that you share this important news coverage to your community, families and allies:
- Capital Tonight Video: Green Party wages daunting write-in campaign to win back ballot access in New York
- Albany Times Union Op-Ed: Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin and nobody else
“Walk into any supermarket and you’ll find a variety of breakfast cereals to match nearly any taste. Shop online and you can select, say, shoes to meet your idiosyncratic preferences.
This is what we’ve come to expect in this age of choice. Almost everywhere there are alternatives to the same-old boring whatever. Nearly everywhere, we have options to satisfy every niche, variety that feels infinite and empowering.
Everywhere, except at the ballot box…”
- The New York Times: For First Time Since 1946, New Yorkers Have Just 2 Choices for Governor
“…this year, for the first time in over 75 years, the state ballot appears destined to offer only two choices: Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, and Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican.
The paucity of options is largely due to former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who championed changes in election law two years ago that made it far more difficult for third parties to get on the ballot. The changes to ballot access law tripled the number of voter signatures required for groups to get on the November ballot and forced political parties to qualify every two years instead of four.”
- Focus on Albany Video: A conversation with Howie Hawkins about the campaign for Governor
The Times nails the issue: Cuomo, Hochul, and their Legislature Lackeys have brought democracy in New York to a 75-year low. And the bar was already disgracefully low.
But we can beat this and make our elections more fair and equitable than ever — with your help. We ask that you donate to this campaign today so we can continue fighting through Election Day.
And, speaking of Election Day, we ask that you take a moment to look at how you will need to write in our names for Governor and Lt. Governor, and to share this information with voters:
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