Please also see additional documents in support of this piece at the University of Minnesota, Center For Holocaust and Genocide Studies
http://www.4thmedia.org/2012/09/03/palestindians-the-righteous-jewish-and-non-jewish-are-resisting-and-must-resist/PALESTIN[D]IANS: The Righteous (Jewish and non-Jewish) Are Resisting and Must Resist
Prof. James M. Craven/Omahkohkiaayo i’poyi | Monday, September 3, 2012, 15:46 Beijing
I am a Blackfoot Indian. There are maybe 45,000 or so of us left. Most are mixed-race and that is important in that we are defined by our occupiers by blood-quantum.
It takes 25% blood-quantum (from a particular nation) to be a federally recognized or registered “certified” Indian. This means that someone can be full-blood Native and yet not be registered because of being mixed say Cree Hidatsa, Blackfoot, Crow, Shoshone etc with not enough of any one to be considered 25%. I know of such persons. Of course “race” and blood-quantum are, biologically speaking, nonsense constructs yet they are used all the time and their are strong parallels between the “Blood-Quantum” Laws, definitions and categories of the BIA in America and DIA in Canada and the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935 inspired, along with the 1933 German “Race Hygiene Law of 1933” and infamous “T-4 Program”, by the Alberta Sterilization Act of 1928, the British Columbia “Race-Hygiene Law” of 1933 and the laws of 27 States of America mandating sterilization of the “feeble minded”: those with epilepsy, mental illness, African American, American Indians:
One document from the U.S. BIA or Bureau of Indian Affairs [there is no Bureau of Caucasian Affairs] said the following:
“Set the blood-quantum at one-quarter, hold to it as a rigid definition of Indians, let intermarriage proceed, and eventually Indians will be defined out of existence. When that happens, the Federal Government will be finally freed from its persistent Indian problem.”
Adolf Eichmann, or one of the Zionists who act just like–and often collaborated with–real Nazis could have said the same thing (for concrete evidence of Zionists having no problem collaborating with real Nazis) see:
Our land base today, what is recognized by those trying to exterminate us, covers some 2.6 million acres–an area larger than present-day Palestine (the areas occupied by those calling themselves Israelis and Palestinians).
One of our Chiefs, who was deprived of a lot of formal schooling (notice I did not use the word education which is often interfered with by schooling) said to me:
“You know we are like the Palestinians of North America and they are like the Indians of the Middle East.”
He did not know about the Balfour Declaration or any of the history. But he knew in his gut and heart that the parallels were there and strong. He said:
“We are ‘Palestindians’” and then said in Blackfoot language: “Ni Kso Ko Wa”; which means we are all related.”
We are related in many ways beyond being occupied, slandered, and objects of those intent on our extermination as a People.
For example, many of the techniques and crimes employed by the Nazis (medical experimentation, sterilization, ghettoization, starvation, biological warfare, eugenics laws, chemical warfare, etc) are routinely used in and outside of Israel against Palestinians, Blacks of Soweto, Indigenous peoples in Central and Latin America , and even against Sephardic and other Jews.
And the Nazis, on the other hand, from their own writings and mouths, were inspired by their take on US and Canadian histories with respect to possible and “efficient” instruments, methods, scopes and rationales for genocide against American Indians:
The Zionists have cynically and opportunistically used the Nazi Holocaust. While decrying “Holocaust Denial”, and labeling anyone who dares challenge them as either an anti-Semite or self-hating Jew, they have practiced the most odious forms of Holocaust denial–along with using the very same methods of the Nazis they decry.
First of all, they deny and refuse to remember, all the victims of the Nazi Holocaust as reflected in the color codes of the triangle-shaped badges of concentration camp victims: red–”Political Prisoners; green–”Habitual Criminals”; blue–”Forced Foreign Laborers”; pink–”Sexual Offenders”; purple–”Religious Disidents”; black–”Asocial Elements”; brown–”Sinti-Roma”; Jews–additional triangle forming “Star of David” in all categories.
Rank-ordering victims worthy of being remembered, is the same as rank-ordering victims worthy and not worthy of life–which is what Nazis do.
Another form of Holocaust denial is Holocaust exclusivism or chauvinism. It is this odious notion as if genocides against other victims are, somehow, not equivalent to genocide against Jews
Yet according to some principles of international law set at Nuremberg, all legal precedents apply equally to all nations without fear or favor including to the US and Israel.
Indeed it is interesting that the US was a prime mover at Nuremberg, and the Nuremberg trials were a prime mover for the 1948 UN Convention on Genocide; yet the US did not sign that Convention until 40 years after its origination and is still not in compliance with it because of the Helms-Hatch-Lugar “Sovereignty Exemption” which says that the US will not recognize any part of the UN Convention on Genocide that contradicts the US Constitution or US law as interpreted only by the US.
This by the way, violates Article VI Sec. 2 of the US Constitution itself. We have given our own Indictment of the US and Canadian Governments for Genocide copies of which were sent to Palestinian Authorities because the legal and other parallels are so strong.
See also Documents at the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies:
We have no hatred of Jews because we understand that what was done to Jews and other targeted groups by the Nazis was inspired by what was done to us.
From the Blackfoot Indictment of the U.S. and Canadian Governments for the Crime of Genocide at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide studies:
It was clearly established and accepted, by the parties participating in prosecution and judgment at the Nuremberg and later International Tribunals (which included the U.S. and Canada), that their findings would constitute binding precedents adding to the corpus of evolving international law to which the parties prosecuting and sitting in judgment themselves also would be bound. Specifically, in his opening argument at Nuremberg, the U.S. Chief Prosecutor Justice Robert Jackson noted:
“Never before in legal history has an effort been made to bring within the scope of a single litigation the developments of a decade, covering a whole continent, and involving a score of nations, countless individuals, and innumerable events… Unfortunately, the nature of these crimes is such that both prosecution and judgment must be by victor nations over vanquished foes [but] we must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well. We must summon such detachment and intellectual integrity to our task that this trial will commend itself to posterity as fulfilling humanity’s aspirations to do justice.” (Nuremberg transcript)
The governments of Canada (represented by the British government) and the United States were both participants (as prosecutors and sitting in judgment) at the Nuremberg Tribunals. In his opening address, the U.S. Prosecutor, Justice Robert Jackson noted:
The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs, which we seek to condemn and punish, have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury, stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captives to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has even paid to reason.
There was more than grotesque irony and hypocrisy in this statement. The architect (Hitler) of many of the very crimes and policies committed by the nazis and their collaborators for which they were being tried at Nuremberg, had been directly “inspired” by aspects of U.S. and Canadian histories, policies and actions related to Indigenous Peoples. According to James Pool in his “Hitler and His Secret Partners”:
“Hitler drew another example of mass murder from American history. Since his youth he had been obsessed with the Wild West stories of Karl May. He viewed the fighting between cowboys and Indians in racial terms. In many of his speeches he referred with admiration to the victory of the white race in settling the American continent and driving out the inferior peoples, the Indians. With great fascination he listened to stories, which some of his associates who had been in America told him about the massacres of the Indians by the U.S. Calvary.
He was very interested in the way the Indian population had rapidly declined due to epidemics and starvation when the United States government forced them to live on the reservations. He thought the American government’s forced migrations of the Indians over great distances to barren reservation land was a deliberate policy of extermination. Just how much Hitler took from the American example of the destruction of the Indian nations his hard to say; however, frightening parallels can be drawn. For some time Hitler considered deporting the Jews to a large ‘reservation’ in the Lubin area where their numbers would be reduced through starvation and disease.” ( James Pool op cit. p. 273-274).
The next morning Hitler’s ‘plan’ was put in writing and sent out to the German occupation authorities as ‘The Fuehrer’s Guidelines for the Government of the Eastern Territories: ‘ the Slavs are to work for us. Insofar as we don’t need them, they may die. Therefore compulsory vaccination and German health services are superfluous. The fertility of the Slavs is undesirable. They may use contraceptives and practice abortion, the more the better. Education is dangerous. It is sufficient… if they can count up to a hundred. At best an education is admissible which produces useful servants for us. Every educated person is a future enemy. Religion we leave to them as a means of diversion. As to food, they are not to get more than necessary. We are the masters, we come first.’
Always contemptuous of the Russians, Hitler said: ‘For them the word ‘liberty’ means the right to wash only on feast-days. If we arrive bringing soft soap, we’ll obtain no sympathy…There’s only one duty: to Germanize this country by the immigration of Germans, and to look upon the natives as Redskins.’ Having been a devoted reader of Karl May’s books on the American West as a youth, Hitler frequently referred to the Russians as ‘Redskins’. He saw a parallel between his effort to conquer and colonize land in Russia with the conquest of the American West by the white man and the subjugation of the Indians or ‘Redskins’. ‘I don’t see why’, he said, ‘a German who eats a piece of bread should torment himself with the idea that the soil that produces this bread has been won by the sword. When we eat wheat from Canada, we don’t think about the despoiled Indians.” (James Pool, Ibid, pp. 254-255)
And from a speech by Heinrich Himmler (date not given):
“I consider that in dealing with members of a foreign country, especially some Slav nationality…in such a mixture of peoples there will always be some racially good types. Therefore I think that it is our duty to take their children with us, to remove them from their environment, if necessary, by robbing or stealing them…” (Telford Taylor “Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials”, Alfred A Knopf, N.Y. 1992, p. 203)
And from John Toland, preeminent biographer of Adolf Hitler:
“Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the Wild West; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination—by starvation and uneven combat—of the ‘Red Savages’ who could not be tamed by captivity. (John Toland, “Adolf Hitler” Vol II, p 802, Doubleday & Co, 1976)
That is why we cannot understand how victims of the Nazis and their ancestors could act so much like Nazis in their treatment of Palestinians. And it is an interesting historical footnote, that among the first Christian Zionists [the genocidal maniac known as Columbus was also a Christian Zionist], the Pilgrims in 1620, who were more theo-fascist persecutors than persecuted, like present-day Zionists, they had the exact same saying as the present-day Zionists:
“A land with no people for a People with no land”.
This is as if the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas or Palestine were either not people, or not people whose humanity was worth considering, or that those coming and occupying had no alternative lands from which they came that they could stay in and build something where they came from and/or resist the evils terrorizing them.
The crimes being committed by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan (preemptive and aggressive wars founded on lies, phony intelligence and contrived pretexts) and elsewhere, along with the crimes being committed by the State of Israel and its supporters (also with lies, phony intelligence and contrived pretexts) are the exact same crimes for which Nazis were tried and properly hanged for at Nuremberg.
And the violence of the Intifada and Palestinian Resistance, is of the same order, and has the same moral legitimacy, as the uprising of the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto against Nazi Occupiers.
Only a moral eunuch could possibly see the violence of the occupied oppressed resisting illegal occupation and total extermination as on the same level as the violence of the illegally occupying oppressor seeking to do the exterminating.
Or, to put it another way: Say a woman is at her home and a rapist attacks; say she is armed; say she shoots at the attacking rapist and misses and the bullet hits a child across the street.
The moral culpability still rests with the rapist not the intended rape victim. The Palestinians are in the position of the rape victim and the Zionists are the rapist.
At the infamous Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, of the 15 high-level Nazis that met to authorize and plan “The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem”, 8 of them held doctorates and 9 of them were lawyers.
They were not there only to plan the mechanics and logistics of genocide, they were there to provide a legal rationale for genocide and indeed discuss methods to make genocide look like self-defense of the Reich and even gain mass acceptance–and culpability–for it; they were there to dress up in legal refinements, the ugliest of the ugly.
This is precisely what the Zionists (Jewish and non-Jewish) are doing and what the righteous (Jewish and non-Jewish) are resisting and must resist.
Prof. James M. Craven/
Blackfoot Name: Omahkohkiaaiipooyii
Member, Blackfoot Nation
Professor of Economics and Geography
Biographical Subject: Marquis “Who’s Who in: The World; America; The West; Science and Engineering; Finance and Industry/Business; American Education
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