By Mitzi Beliveau
A few people say to me that hate has been here only a short time because of the politics in the last few years. Nope!
Hate has been here a long time. Remember Dr. Martin Luther King. Why did he march? Why did we have a “Colors” only line? Why did we round up, Japanese citizens put them in concentration camps, take everything away from them and never give them back their stuff or compensate them after? We put them in concentration camps and just let them go one day to live on their own.
Hung Afro Americans. Hung them and whipped them. Made slaves of the Irish, Chinese, blacks, and others. It was legal to beat your wife till the late 1950s and some places till the 1960s. It was not legal for indigenous here in America to vote till 1967. People say “speak English” when Spanish and Indigenous language was spoken here first.
We put indigenous in concentration camps that they called Reservations. Pedigree American Indians like dogs so they could stay on their own lands. Took them away from their own homelands. The first thanksgiving was the Celebration of killing all the local tribespeople, men, women, and children.
Women could not buy or sell properties. Women could not vote till the 1920s. Women still make less in comparable jobs.
Most Americans are from immigrant families. Only Indigenous and Mexicans were here first.
We burned women to a stake as Witches!
America over the generations has founded itself on hate and it continues. It has always been here. Now it is permitted to vocalize itself louder because people listen to the media and control the masses lead but the elite.
Indigenous foundations were to feed their poor, elders, help the sick, help their neighbors, and the stranger in their land. Did they fight each other, yes!
The first people to be ethnically cleaned were Arcadians then indigenous peoples of this land. Putting indigenous children in boarding schools as young as 3 years old kept them there at boarding schools till they were 16 years old. Forced away from their families. Told not to speak their native language, given Christian names, beaten, did slave work on farms and places like Hershey factory, beaten at those places till the 1960s. A whole tribe lost all their children at a Christian boarding school. Beaten, starved, slaves, killed to get the savage Indian out of them and make them Christian!
Supposedly we were founded on freedom of religion, but I ask, who’s religion? Most hate most people who don’t look like white America and worship Christ! We blame the poor, the sick, don’t take of our elders as we should, we don’t welcome strangers. What happens to those Chrisitan values? They were never here. Not that there are not good Christians and good people, but were started out killing the original people here, or changed them to conform to their ways. I could go on and on.
I used to teach cultural diversity plus go to Government and corporations to speak on diversity. Grown men cried after I was done speaking. They said they were never told our true history. The oppressor only allowed their version of history to be told and taught.
Now you know, how are you going to treat others? With new knowledge are you going to live and breathe the oppressor’s lies? If your religion teaches you to hate others, that is not love. You live the oppressor’s values and morals. Or do you say, but what about this or that to continue your hate? You live and breathe the oppressor lies. Dividing the masses to hate for various reasons, we all are victims of lies and are being controlled. So divided we fall!