Thursday, December 20, 2007


A delegation from the Lakota Nation has brought all of their nation's broken treaties to Washington D.C. and announced their plans to secede from the U.S. of A. Anyone living in their land (parts of Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, North Dakota and a whole lot of South Dakota) are welcome to join the Lakota Nation. You won't have to pay taxes. You will have to renounce your U.S. Citizenship.

Currently, the Lakota delegation seems intent on establishing some international diplomatic ties. Here is an article about the secession.

Gentle Readers, I must admit that I am quite tempted to join them. I've always wanted to live in a tipi. And frankly, I admire the Lakota worldview. In addition to their belief that they are part of Nature and Nature is a bountiful provider and teacher (as opposed to our view that we are Nature's Dominators and Nature is something to be feared and tamed) the Lakota approach music as a dynamic entity (the drum as an icon and teacher).

The Lakota also believe that the place of dreaming is its own equally important reality and what we do during and how we and with whom we dream is as important as our waking lives. I feel that way about dreaming and often learn things and make connections in my dreams, but that is devalued in our culture. Someone actually once said to me, "If you don't stop paying so much attention to your dreams, they are going to turn into your nightmares." Of course, he was one of those people who can never recall dreaming. As far as I'm concerned, that's the equivalent of a double amputee telling me what to do with my legs.

I long to live in a cooperative collective versus a collage of isolative individuals -- out for "number one" -- who refer to both their most sacred of relational unions and their most destructive weapon as "nuclear".

I don't want to be nuclear or radioactive or isolated or destructive anymore.


Nigel St.John Regina Smegmatica Howle-Raines said...

I also would be interested in scalping a few politicians and two ex-wives. I'd join up if they give scalping lessons.

My new Lakota name would be: "Scrotum Buffer Who's Large As A House"


La Sirena said...

Everybody scalped.

Mine would be Fishy Woman.

happy otter said...

"In dreams I walk with you.."

Here's wishing you a health and a wealth for the new year.

La Sirena said...

Back at you, Otter.

Twit said...

Sexy photo.

happy otter said...

I lived "collectively"/"Communally" in the punks squats in London inthe early eighties...Was great for a while until the J.P.Satre syndrome sets in.
Other people are hell.

happy otter said...

Sorry, Sartre.


Mohawk Chieftain said...

Would there be two less states in the Union, if we lost North Lakota and South Lakota? I think people would Sioux!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog and i completely agree with this entry. the Greek model for human progression is completely counterproductive towards establishing a symbiotic relationship with nature. Eastern philosophy deals more broadly with that issue. Today human evolution is inextricably linked with technology whereas its true path lies within the mental and spiritual realm, a fact that fails to dawn on anyone theses day.