Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

I been loving all of what Pope Francis has been saying regarding poverty, war, climate and classism. However, he has yet to get around to the Doctrine of Discovery, and I doubt whether he has yet dedicated himself to either the background, the ongoing harm the Doctrine has caused, or the contemporary ramifications and future of unfairness, cruelty, the whole colonial holocaust upon indigenous people living in a modern world.

I have hope that he will do so, and applaud him for paving the way for a more just and peaceful world while he gets around to us. Stay calm and de-colonize, Friends.

In my own experience, I am aware of many loving, wonderful and highly educated people who have never learned about the Doctrine of Discovery. When they do learn about this green light for colonial horror against indigenous lands and people, most finally understand at last [and] are shocked and eager to get it gone, and to address solutions for reparations. Don't give up hope.

Buffy Sainte-Marie
via Facebook
September 27, 2015

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
It’s Time We Evolved Beyond Theological Imperialism
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Singing It and Praying It; Living It and Saying It
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Still Singing with Spirit, Joy, and Passion
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "The Big Ones Get Away"

For The Wild Reed's special series of posts leading-up to the May 12, 2015 release of Buffy's most recent album, Power in the Blood, see:
Buffy Sainte-Marie and That "Human-Being Magic"
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Lesson from the Cutting Edge: "Go Where You Must to Grow"
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Sometimes You Have to Be Content to Plant Good Seeds and Be Patient"
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in the Blood

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