Occupy vs Decolonize

Reality boiled down people do not want to hear Native People out. They do not want to recognize that they are part of a larger Occupying force. No matter how radical or political a person may be, in the end when a self-determined Native walks in the room and speaks on Decolonization most Non-Native people lack a perspective (therefore a superior philosophical perspective) on what it is being said…. So rather than try to listen to what is being said they tend to nullify, or argue into submission, the Native speaking. Here is why Decolonization is essential, most human beings whether White capitalistic or POC Radical cannot even begin to grasp that they are in fact seeking POWER and often times are “climbing the ladder” to be the perceived “Alpha” leader. When we speak on Decolonization and Indigenous Struggle it renders this subliminal energy moot. We are not seeking “POWER”. We as Indigenous People are seeking a better UNDERSTANDING of each other and the world we live in. We have complex relationship within ourselves and the Earth and the Spiritworld. In this complexity we seek a better understanding of how to live in harmony with that which surround and lies in us like our history and responsibility to our ancestors. So while other people present themselves as “Leaders” or “Better Informed” when we speak on our issues, they are so ill informed (if informed at all) they become uncomfortable with the notion that they too are Occupying our homelands and have a colonizers perspective. As my Brother so eloquently put it yesterday, “They have no idea what is happening in our world let alone what Decolonization is, so they feel threatened by it because they cannot be a “Leader” if things move in that direction so that is why they turn their back on it.”– Sirhc Ssor via Seth Goodman

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