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Yes, we don't forget the hard road we've come, the many trails of tears, the fire hoses, the dogs; the stolen lands, genocide, and deracination from our original homes; the bullets and canon fire that yoked us to reservations and plantations, the whippings and the lynchings; the booby traps, land mines, the loss of limbs and death by mortal combat defending our stake in the American Dream.  


We do not forget our earned and legitimate claim to the USA, as our country and future. And we shall not be overcome. Nor shall we reduce ourselves to the same evil and hatred perpetrated against us. For we are people of the Earth, of generosity of spirit, of heart and soul. We are lovers of life and of mystical origin, standing firm and strong. We are the ones we've been waiting for—celebrating our uniqueness and our commonality with all life. We stand grateful and humble before life and the Great Mystery. We stand as perennial as the mountains and seasons.


We are the People, Standing Strong!


Carl

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TRUMP WORLD: An entrained collective psychosis transmitted by Donald J. Trump, marked by psychobabble and mythomania (an abnormal or pathological tendency to exaggerate or tell lies). The only known cure is time and natural selection. Meanwhile, vote like your life depends on it, because it does.


We are the land ... that is the fundamental idea embedded in Native American life ... the Earth is the mind of the people as we are the mind of the earth. The land is not really the place (separate from ourselves) where we act out the drama of our isolate destinies. It is not a means of survival, a setting for our affairs ... It is rather a part of our being, dynamic, significant, real. It is our self ...


Paula Gunn Allen, Laguna Pueblo (1979)