“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.” This is an often repeated saying, and most who use it claim that it comes from “The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: The Great Binding Law.”
My friend Arn Menconi has been in Standing Rock the past few days.
The protest at Standing Rock is about more than their land. It’s about our land. It’s the thought that in every action we take, we must consider the impact on the next 7 generations. It’s not political. It’s about freedom, clean air, food and water.
I voted for Hillary. Not because I’m so enthralled with her, I’m not. It was to take away a vote for Trump and the Republican Party, both of whom want to make us less free.
Come the day after tomorrow, we can’t rest. The protests need to continue. Actions to protect our freedom, air, food and water must continue. Not just continue, they’ve got to keep growing. I’ve said for years that the 60’s need to happen again. Maybe, just maybe, my dream is coming true.
Here’s a few videos of Arn doing his thing.
In this one Arn is protesting Michael Bennet’s speech at the University of Colorado last week. The highlight of this video was the young girl, the Iraqi Veteran, and the young Republican.
In this video Arn interviews John Kiriakou, former CIA Operative turned whistleblower.
Here’s an interview of Arn at Standing Rock, interviewing a young woman who’s been there since September
And here’s Arn at the North Dakota state capitol, making his case for why he’s doing what he’s doing
“Mother”, Pink Floyd
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