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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kill the indian, save the man!

Peace ~ I'd like to say All praises due to Father Allah and those who paved the way for the NGE as we begin our journey into the 45th year. Also, much appreciation to those who read, comment, and make requests for topics. I truely appreciate that. One reason being because I've wrote a lot of interesting papers but I've always had a hard time coming up with a topic. Teachers through highschool & college always thought I had a knack for writing, but when we were allowed to write on our own topic, I drew a blank. So much love & appreciation to those readers.

Todays Supreme Mathematics is Wisdom Born. I see todays mathematics being the tools, and the mechanics to bring things into existence & development. One example would be how parents work to develop their children into the different stages of development. So, today I really wanted to make knowledge born one of those ways the devil put "fear in him when he was a little boy". First, why the little boy? Because,children are like sponges, they absorb everything and with the right amount of fear installed, aren't too much hassle. So, Kill the indian, save the man is a post about Residential Boarding Schools.

Residential Boarding Schools (Canada)/Indian Boarding Schools (United States) is a big topic in the Native American community right now (these schools also existed in Australia & New Zealand). Now, although they have different names according to country, they had the same principles "Kill the indian, save the man". These were government backed schools run by churches of various denominations, missionaries...etc. The Aboriginal children were taken from their families to be "civilized". Civilized by their definition was the english language and christianity. It evolved with trial and error. They began with Day Schools, where they went for the day and learned. But, that still kept them in too much contact with their Native ways. So they created schools close to reservations where the children would stay at the school and be able to go home during the summer months and the parents could visit. Still too much contact with the Native world. Last and final process was an off reserve school, that would be 100's of miles away from anything they knew (the 9,000 mile mental journey). In these schools, they were forbidden to speak their native language or any native practices. Punishments were strict and at times ended in death as the penalty. They were taught English, Christianity, cut their hair, put uniforms on them and taught to work for them (this was actually how these under financed places were maintained). There was also widespread physical and sexual abuse, overcrowding, poor sanitation and a lack of medical care and the resulting high rates of tuberculosis, and death rates of almost 70%. Now just a side jewel, it was often said and still is by Aboriginal People, that the effects on the MENTAL/PHYSICAL and ECOLOGICAL choices we make today will still impact those 7 generations from now! In other words this process was created to make him "other than his own self" and "use them as a tool and also a slave". These schools existed in its earliest form since 1600 and existed until 1996. 1996, WTF? Richard Henry Pratt, the founder of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, said in a speech he gave in 1892,
"A great general has said that the only good Indian is a dead one. In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only in this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him and save the man"
These Devils were not playing.

A video of the Canadian Parlament Apologizing

Inclosing, pay attention to the Wisdom one is making Born. Ideas and influences manifest reality. This is "why Yacub was successful in all his undertaking" (29/1-40). Yacub's undertakings have been successful time and time again throughout history, and have effected the Originalman throughout the world. They say history repeats its self, Zig Zag Zig. One new thing I want to also do is give props to a children's book once and while (at least once a month). I read many books to my children, in class and at home and find some pretty good ones, so I'd like to share them once and while with you. The first book I'd like to recognize is Shi-shi-etko by Nicola I. Campbell. This is a children's story, and is about a little girls last four days before being shipped off to attend a residential school. This is how I get children to understand our lessons, through story.
PEACE ~ Divine King Allah