Parallel To Palestine

I watch and read the reports on Palestine. The land of Palestine, being fought over. One side with all the latest in weaponry supplied and supported by the most powerful country in the world. the other firing homemade rockets, which is actually more than when they used to throw rocks or send in suicide bombers. Yet so much turmoil and death. Every death on one side being reported by mainstream media and death on the other side being downplayed.

It makes one nation of people stand out as the heroes, defending their own with tanks and technology. And the other nation misunderstood by many.

In a way, it is almost like my very own people. When our people fought with bows and arrows compared to cannons and guns. For over five hundred years the Natives of this land have fought, put their lives on the line, had their women and children attacked, murdered even by a government’s greed who only wanted their land. Manifest Destiny, nothing stood in the way of making this the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Except for our people and genocide in all sorts and forms on all men, women, and children took care of the rest of that. And thus, the good ol’ US of A was built on the blood of over 500 nations.

And under this greed called Manifest Destiny, lives and tribes were lost, languages and innocence lost, and land was lost.
Land.
I had a friend who asked me when they read about the tribe in South America that threatened to commit suicide on their stolen land, “Why would you give up your life to have your land back?”

I understand why she don’t understand. It is not easy in this day and age to understand how a people can be so connected to their land. I know for a fact, every single Lakota that I know, when they drive through the Black Hills, they feel this connection to their land in their hearts. I know I do. I know in my heart this sacred land is the center of the universe. I feel a belonging, I feel the ancestors that lived there and lost their lives for this land. And I feel sorrow that this land was stolen by the very government of this country we pay taxes to, to this land we still lovingly call Turtle Island.

It may be hard for some people who have disconnected with who they are and where they are from to understand the power that the land you belong to has over you. This power is an enchantment that gives you no choice but to respect and honor the land, the very soil, Earth, Unci Maka, Grandmother Earth, who has taken care of, not only you but your people for century upon century.

Until every person on this planet can comprehend the pure raw power land can have over a people whom belong there, they will never understand the parallel between my people and the people of Palestine. And they will never understand why a people will fight long and hard for their land. And they will never understand that you can not own land, especially when it is stolen.

We are a people misunderstood, who love and respect where they are from, the very soil they come from. Until the day I die, my heart will be broken from the loss of the land where we come from. Land stolen, by any means necessary. Something that is still happening in this day and age. I pray for their struggle.

And to the people of Palestine, I do understand.


(Today we fight for our land with the technology and the tools of the modern day and age of this world. We use social media and the internet to try and buy back a small piece of that stolen land, this piece called Pe’sla is one of the sacred places of our people and if you can’t give we would appreciate prayers and sharing. Thank you. Click here to donate.)

May the people of Palestine never have to resort to buying their land back.

11 thoughts on “Parallel To Palestine

  1. My heart goes out to the Palestinian People. I agree with what Rez Chick wrote: “One side with all the latest in weaponry supplied and supported by the most powerful country in the world. the other firing homemade rockets, which is actually more than when they used to throw rocks or send in suicide bombers. Yet so much turmoil and death. Every death on one side being reported by mainstream media and death on the other side being downplayed.” I couldn’t have said it better.

  2. As a jewish person who is very bothered by how Jewish people are acting when it comes to Israel I thank you for writing this piece.. I have always said the story of Israel being established and its history afterwards is an updated version of the story of America. Both being established by ridding the land of its indigenous people.

  3. Every single inch of stolen land should be given back to the indigenous peoples of America. All of it. And if the descendents of those original inhabitants should choose to extend their hospitality to the invaders, so be it. If not…so be it…

  4. While I agree with your point as to the Native American plight (to a certain degree). You are absolutely uninformed when it comes to the issue of Palestine. The land over thousand of years ago belonged to Israel, they’ve lost it through the same means as your people lost much of your land, yet you turn things around from them. Bad form, bad knowledge of the true history of Palestine.

    • And some people belive the origin of the Jewish people is from what is now called Iraq like they believe my people cme over the Bering Strait. My point is not going back 1,000 year on what the Bible calls Israel (a people) my point is the way the Israelis are treating the Palestinians NOW is the way my people were treated also. So the claim they lost this land a thousand years ago and Britian put them there now gives them right to kill children???

  5. true, this is indeed a piece that many should read….
    as a muslim, i am happy to know there are westerners that are aware of the things happened behind the world media, TRUTH…

    peace be upon u

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