Enforced disappearances. Disappearances of Indigenous women and children from the Americas that are aided and abetted by local, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies across the continent, by those in the highest reaches of the United States and other militaries, private industry, local, state and federal houses of legislature, and government-owned multimillion dollar enterprises. All … Continue reading Buried Bodies and Buried Truths
In a recent news article about the State of New Mexico's MMIW Task Force, there were the repeated calls for more data. Most striking were these words from Mescalero President Aguilar: “Only through task forces like this one, where we can build relationships and share ideas, can we overcome the hurdles that have long stymied … Continue reading Calls for Data and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
The international reach of The Fuckery's movement of disappeared indigenous women from North America goes beyond gaming institutions. It involves the diplomatic corps of the United States, Russia, Japan, China and Kyrgyzstan in the United States, Russia, Japan, China, Morocco, Germany and more. It involves multinational resort and hotel brands that span the globe and … Continue reading Global Links to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
A recent exchange on Facebook began with something like this: "Are racists and xenophobes mentally ill? No, they are 'sick people' who are spiritually ill. They have lost their connection to the community, to hope and to love." That's not an exact quote but it gets to the gist. When I asked how 'spiritually ill' … Continue reading Are ‘They’ Spiritually Ill?
There is no secret occult, invisible evil, or supernatural Dark Force spinning a web of entrapment and sexual slavery. It's us. Solid human beings that actively choose to create harm; some in what they weigh as 'small' ways, like creating a 'friendship' online that leads to a meeting in person and drinks with a drug … Continue reading We’re the Dark Force
Gentlemen, we need to talk. We need to talk about your worship of the Virgin (she wasn't), the Holy Mother, Durga, Shakti, Tara, Kamadhenu, Kali and other female deities on whose necks you lay garlands, whose feet you touch, and from whom blessings you beg. Why do you hold the plaster and paint as more … Continue reading Talking about Worship of Idols and Sexual Abuse
Mindfulness brings to light experience in its pure immediacy. It reveals the object as it is before it has been plastered over with conceptual paint, overlaid with interpretations. ~Bhikkhu Bodhi If you haven't yet, read The Empath and Walmart, Part 1 before reading through this post. The sensation of touch involves more complex processes moving … Continue reading The Empath and Walmart, Part 2