“Does the word land refer to only the area of North America”? Have you ever heard of Diana Ortiz? She was tortured in Guatemala for educating Mayan children at one of those CIA black sites T*ump wants reopened. Have you heard “The federal government has repeatedly acknowledged and even lamented its failure to provide adequate education for Native American children”, and that “a trauma of shame, fear, and anger that has passed from generation to generation fueling the alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence that continues to plague Indian country”? Evil is live spelled backwards; consequentially, torture is evil, which is created in a vacuum on the stage of ignorance.
Have you ever heard of Diana Ortiz?
Sister Dianna Ortiz speaks about her abduction and torture by security forces in Guatemala in 1989, when she worked as a missionary among indigenous peoples. She testifies for a mock trial of Bush administration officials for breaking laws on torture held during the “Call for Justice Weekend” in September. [includes rush transcript]
Sister Diana Ortiz, a Catholic Nun, traveled to Guatemala in 1987 in order to teach children literacy, while living in a more natural way. For example, she enjoyed “Washing clothes in the river.” Consequently, Guatemala was in a civil war, “One that the United States secretly funded,” she said. Massacres, death threats, and disappearances were commonplace. The government of Guatemala felt threatened because she educated Mayan children; thus, they sent her death threats. However, her confidence that her American citizenship and status as a nun would keep her safe from bodily harm was misplaced; she was abducted on November 2nd, 1989 and taken to be tortured by Guatemalan forces whose “boss was an American.” They took her to the location blindfolded, then began torturing and raping her. The details are sickening and evil.
They burned her with cigarettes if she answered “incorrectly” to questions in a sick game. A doctor counted 111 burns on her back alone. She also said she was gang raped, and wouldn’t talk of it any further. The torturers’ pathological gratifications notwithstanding, paramount to her torturers was halting the development of literacy and intellectual development in Mayan children. Evil – she said the torture was evil.
And the agony still breaths in her little frail frame of a body as she speaks of it in the video, while having spoken of the “moral and Christian responsibilities” to prevent and oppose torture – courageously.
Torture is un-American as well as immoral and evil, which is created in a vacuum on the stage of ignorance; likewise, “a trauma of shame, fear, and anger that has passed from generation to generation fueling the alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence that continues to plague Indian country” is un-American, immoral, and evil. Continuing, have you heard “The federal government has repeatedly acknowledged and even lamented its failure to provide adequate education for Native American children”?
Official Washington has rarely paid much attention to the Bureau of Indian Education, a long-dysfunctional corner of the federal bureaucracy that is responsible for overseeing nearly 200 schools serving approximately 50,000 Native American children in 23 states.
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“Kids shivering in thin-walled classrooms or studying under leaky roofs year after year aren’t getting the education they need or deserve,” the newspaper, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, reported in one of the stories. “With the larger community’s visible neglect all around them, they receive the wrong message about the value of education.”
“Kids shivering in thin-walled classrooms or studying under leaky roofs year after year” live on an Indian Reservation, or “an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.” “Since the Indian Boarding Schools had to be closed down, “western settlement” does as little as humanly possible” I already stated. Furthermore, “Those who argue a definable end to Manifest Destiny must qualify the meaning of the word ‘land.’” Who is on the land that the “western settlement” needs removed? “Kids shivering in thin-walled classrooms.” Willful negligence makes it easier to privatize reservation land and “sell off an area of public land the size of Connecticut.” Land? Land.
Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves.
Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands, two chairmen of the coalition told Reuters in exclusive interviews.
The group proposes to put those lands into private ownership – a politically explosive idea that could upend more than century of policy designed to preserve Indian tribes on U.S.-owned reservations, which are governed by tribal leaders as sovereign nations.
“Kids shivering in thin-walled classrooms or studying under leaky roofs year after year” would aid in eliminating “a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands.” Modern Manifest Destiny will be the bulldozer flattening the earth for the sake of oil, gas, and coal. It is the vacuum on the stage of ignorance sucking in the evil of these words.
for the avowed object of thwarting our policy and hampering our power, limiting our greatness and checking the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.
The religious fervor spawned by the Second Great Awakening created another incentive for the drive west. Indeed, many settlers believed that God himself blessed the growth of the American nation. The Native Americans were considered heathens. By Christianizing the tribes, American missionaries believed they could save souls and they became among the first to cross the Mississippi River.
Evil is live spelled backwards; consequentially, torture is evil, which is created in a vacuum on the stage of ignorance.
Sister Diana Ortiz taught literacy, which teaches a child critical thinking skills and good communication skills; further, she taught skills that teach a human being to survive and thrive in dire situations. Ask any child who doesn’t want to go home and hides under a desk to avoid getting on the bus, whether or not school makes a difference. The child could have been locked in a room at home, burned with cigarettes at home, or molested at home — prove it when there’s evidence. In Ortiz’s case, paramount to her torturers was halting the development of literacy and intellectual development in Mayan children. What was going on when she was abducted by Guatemalan forces whose “boss was an American”?
Despite his aw shucks style, Reagan found virtually every anticommunist action justified, no matter how brutal. From his eight years in the White House, there is no historical indication that he was troubled by the bloodbath and even genocide that occurred in Central America during his presidency, while he was shipping hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to the implicated forces.
The death toll was staggering — an estimated 70,000 or more political killings in El Salvador, possibly 20,000 slain from the contra war in Nicaragua, about 200 political “disappearances” in Honduras and some 100,000 people eliminated during a resurgence of political violence in Guatemala.
The one consistent element in these slaughters was the overarching Cold War rationalization, emanating in large part from Ronald Reagan’s White House.
Sister Diana Ortiz traveled all the way to Guatemala in 1987 in order to teach Mayan children literacy, which she was tortured for during the time of “some 100,00 people eliminated during a resurgence of political violence in Guatemala.” Those Mayan children would have learned critical thinking skills and skills that teach a human being to survive and thrive in dire situations; similarly, American Indian children in the United States would too, if it weren’t for “thin-walled classrooms or studying under leaky roofs year after year.”
Here are my last questions: is it more evil to torture, or is it more evil to teach torture; or, is it more evil to allow ignorance through willful negligence? Torturers learn their dark art from someone, don’t they? Modern Manifest Destiny will be the bulldozer flattening the
earth children for the sake of oil, gas, and coal.
Echoing the thoughts of America in the late 1800s, Stephen Demkinsaid, “Land is a finite commodity.” Having conquered the land spanning from the Atlantic to the Pacific, most historians agreed that the Manifest Destiny Doctrine was complete. After all, land has a definite and definable limit. There was a specific amount of land that needed to be conquered in order to complete America’s Manifest Destiny. Having successfully done this by 1890, Manifest Destiny ended.
However, those who argue the end of Manifest Destiny from this point a view tend to dismiss one very important factor that proves the immortality of the Doctrine. Those who argue a definable end to Manifest Destiny must qualify the meaning of the word “land.” Does the word land refer to only the area of North America?
Here is #1: