Anna von Reitz
We Are All Indigenous
Since I put out the call for “Caucasian Males above the age of 21” to stand up for their states of Union and assert “unimpeachable” claims on the land, I have had no end of ignorant people calling me up in a white hot lather about that, with all sorts of ugly assumptions in hand.
Just remember that the first part of “assumption” is “ass”.
Obviously, I am a woman, so I have no reason to like the idea of “only” males can do this. And also obviously, I am color blind, so I have no reason to like the idea of “white only” either.
The fact is that the treaties and agreements that need to be exercised to claim the land mass of this country were all written back in the 1700-1800s and the only people who had legal standing back then were “white males above the age of 21”.
The only people who can exercise a treaty are those who are party to it. Period.
The only ones who can exercise a treaty between the Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Government are the members of the Cherokee Nation and representatives of U.S. Government.
The government of Ireland can’t interfere.
And in this case, neither can women or blacks or Native Americans or recent immigrants. You and I and everyone outside the contract are just going to have to let those who are part of the contract have at it.
The only ones party to the statehood compacts back in the day were white males above 21 and as a result, they are the only ones who can raise their hands and claim to be successors to statehood agreements and contracts today.
That is the way it is and it has nothing to do with any racial prejudices today. It’s just a circumstance left over from things that happened 200 years in the past.
I have also had all sorts of so-called “indigenous” nations calling me up and griping and complaining and saying, —-well, we were here first!
I’m sorry. Every single Indian and Black American tested turns out to be from somewhere else in the world—– mainly Egypt and Asia and Africa—- but somewhere else. Not here. Not “indigenous”. You can go all away around the world, anywhere you choose, and the story is the same. Our ancestors moved around all over the place and nobody is truly “indigenous”. Even the true and isolated Aborigines in Australia have plenty of cross-breeding from all over the world.
And since the Doctrine of Discovery is universally recognized to be a pile of rubbish and an irrational lie from the get-go, it really doesn’t matter if your ancestors “discovered” North America 10,000 years ago or yesterday. The same is true in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
We are all here together and nobody has any more sacred claim on anything than anyone else, so everyone can stop the mad dash to claim the whole world for themselves and just their racial-ethnic-religious group.
It turns out that there is only one family of man.
Let’s pretend that the Arab nations are your left foot, and the British Nations are your right hand. Which one of them do you want to have cut off?
Tell me, please, so I can call the doctor and order the amputation right now.
My Great-Great-Grandfather owned half of Germany. His Will is 170 pages long, verified and on the public record. Want to whine to me about losses? Want to talk about claims?
But the fact remains that that was then and this is now, and he was he and I am me.
Give up these crazy delusions about living in the glories of the “past”. The past does not exist. It is dead and gone.
What we all have as a birthright is here and now.
What a lot of people seem to be missing is that “states” and “nations” co-exist. The life of one does not mean the death of the other.
The “Winnebago Nation” can and does co-exist with “Wisconsin”.
This is because these are all political entities—- associations, tribes, families, political parties, even corporations—groups, if you will, organized and recognized and peaceably doing their thing.
That is the way it should be so long as nobody is harming anyone else.
All those “indigenous” nations that are trying to beat the war drums and object to what is and questioning the rights of their white and hispanic and oriental and every other “nation” to be here and to have their homes and properties secured had better stop and think.
We all recognized you and your rights and said, yes, you have your place on the land. You have your Natural and Unalienable Rights. We all stand behind that. We guarantee that with our lives.
But please note— that doesn’t mean that you can suddenly “lord it over” anyone else. Your rights end where your neighbors begin.
Just because your Great-Grandfathers owned South Dakota doesn’t mean that you own it, anymore than I own Heidelburg. Time has moved on and so must we.
What is dead and gone, good or bad, exists only in memory and the injustices of the past do not justify creating more injustices today.
If you want to be blessed, you must be a blessing. That is the Law of the Universe and there is no other.
You can rant and rave and feel sorry for yourselves and what your ancestors suffered in the past, or you can look at what is right here and right now, and resolve to make this world a better place. You can parade around and say that because your Great-Great Grandfather owned this piece of paper or because he had a cabin here or because he had a pink pimple on the end of his nose that “entitles” you to this or that.
You can make any claim you want, and I could claim to own half of Germany, but the facts remain.
Everyone has been enslaved. Everyone has suffered. Everyone has a right and a claim to be here. Everyone.
That is not a matter of money or politics or any ancestral right nor of any external power at all. It’s simply a matter of fact that each one of us is utterly unique and that however we got here, we are here now, and it is up to us to love each other and respect the needs and rights of others if we want those same things for ourselves.
And that, too, is the Universal Law.
Think about the Inquisition, the Crusades, the 100 Years War, the Reformation, the Thirty Years War, the Civil War, the Genocide of the Indian Nations, the First World War, World War II, Northern Ireland, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and only God knows how many acts of genocide and misery and violence.
Everyone have a good nose-full of all that? Good. Now maybe we are ready and willing to leave that behind?
Let’s settle this whole claim of being “indigenous” right here and now. No matter what the color of our skin, we all came from Africa, long, long ago. So we are all Africans.
Go back far enough in the DNA chain and it all reduces down to that. That is the actual, factual, verifiable, indisputable truth.
There is one “indigenous” human race, and it is African: white Africans, red Africans, black Africans, brown Africans, Africans living in Tanzania, and Africans living in Piccadilly, Africans living in Stockholm, and Africans living in Rio and still more Africans living in Beijing.
So all the black Africans can stop hating the white Africans and the yellow Africans can stop ranting at the red, and the Muslim Africans can stop hating the Christian Africans, and we can all get our heads out of our butts.
There is nobody here but us chickens and the only unit of “human” is one each.
In truth and in fact, it’s just Anna and Joe and Sally and Xi Ping and Noriko and Esha and …… seven billion completely different, unique, beloved beings, each one the image and reflection of divinity.
When we hurt each other and steal from each other, and seek power over each other, and seek to deny the rights and needs of others—whatever the basis for that is, just or unjust, past or present—- we only hurt and steal from ourselves.
When you decide whether you want to amputate your left foot or your right hand, let me know.