No Peace for Our Time.


This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: ‘ … We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.

British PM Neville Chamberlain, 1938

Make no mistake: Donald Trump’s Administration is coming for Indian Country—we’re suddenly big targets on his radar. We haven’t had quite this big of a place on the national and international stage in a long time. It makes sense—Native communities have about 25% of the nation’s on-shore oil and gas reserves and developable resources and this upcoming administration is oil-thirsty.

And they’re coming for what Tribes have; Dakota Access was the warm-up. Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources. Rick Perry, who sits on the Board of Directors for the Energy Transfer Partners (the company that owns the Dakota Access Pipeline), was nominated as the Energy Secretary. Trump also nominated Scott Pruitt to be the new head of the EPA; Pruitt said that “hydraulic fracking, a technological innovation that has done more to reduce carbon emissions in this country than any other technological advancement of our time.” No really—that’s what he said. He also wrote a letter to Obama In 2012, Pruitt and Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wrote a letter to President Obama asking to eliminate a Bureau of Land Management proposal that requires oil companies to disclose the chemicals used in fracking operations on Native American land.

These cats want to separate Native people from our lands and mineral resources. It’s westward expansion, manifest destiny!


Gyasi Ross has an outstanding article up at ICTMN about the current political mess, and what it’s going to mean to Indian Country:

The Thing About Skins: Make no mistake, Donald Trump’s Administration is coming for Indian Country.

In an earlier edition, Marty Two Bulls made his feelings about certain Indians active in the current mess quite clear:


© Marty Two Bulls.


  1. AlexanderZ says

    Today’s riddle: Why I can’t connect to even through US proxies? Even through various Down-or-Not sites say it’s still accessible?

    A conspiracy theory will be awarded to the best answer!

  2. AlexanderZ says

    Caine #2
    That would explain it. Darn it, now I don’t have a conspiracy theory to give… Will you accept a “thank you” instead? ;)

  3. blf says

    The revamped site is actually a redirect to the secret navy SEAL base on the far side of the moon, which is where They are storing all the FEMA camps and trains and things until it is time to deploy them. The site has hijac——static on the lineTRUTH DETECTED ERROR.
    signal lost…

  4. rq says

    Funny, I haven’t had issue with the new site, except it keeps askinv if I want an interedtinf-sounding free report on indigenouds movies n stuff. Hope the kinks get wotrked out for everyone!

  5. blf says

    [T]he phone sometimes deactivates the backspace function.

    That’s usually caused by a full or overflowing bit bucket. Basically, the waste can for discarded bits (and most characters are made of lots of bits) cannae take any more. It should be empty, and in case it overflowed, the phone cleaned of all the freeroaming discarded bits.

    Whilst there is a variety of bit bucket emptying / cleaning kits available, in general you don’t need them. Just whack the phone a couple of times on a hard surface to shake the bits out of the bucket, then sweep up the remains and dispose of in an approved bit waste bag. To remove any freeroaming bits still inside the phone, simply wash the remains of the phone in hot soapy water, rinse, and repeat. Let dry before taking to the recycling center and buying a new one.

  6. rq says

    Will definitely try your advice later on, blf. *thumbs up* Definitely. (Does dropping the phone count?)

  7. blf says

    Does dropping the phone count?

    Often, mostly depends on how hard the phone lands. If you don’t see any debris, do it a few more times.

    Most of the bit bucket cleaning kits are just elaborate versions of this. For instance, the mildly deranged penguin’s BitTrebuchet™© is a small trebuchet (rubber bands not included) that will fling yer phone with great force against a suitable hard surface — and for that, she’s recently selling bottles of TrumPrang!™© instant denseness fog, but it’s cheaper and perhaps handier to use the nearest authoritarian — with a few other useful parts, like a reminder flash card to find a broom and sweep up the ejected bits, and another flash card with a few search hints for finding a nearby recycling center.

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