27 November 2014


Where Do Patented Drugs Come From?

For the Media: Lux in tenebris lucet
Pharmacognosy, noun: the branch of knowledge concerned with medicinal drugs obtained from plants or other natural sources.

Christmas will soon arrive. Shamen and Witch Doctors are some of our earliest pharmacognosists (pharma==drug + gnosis==know). The Druid RAM who came to be named after the symbol he chose to lead his followers into India had a dream of boiling the mistletoe to cure a plague and it worked. Was it Ebola? The Druid plague was naturemade; not manmade. RAM also put eating a human sacrifice during Christmas and in the Spring before planting to an end; though it is still practiced in some religions.

For the rest of us: Ratione, non vi
Ask a botanist-pharmacist with a Masters Degree in biochemistry and a PhD in Pharmacognosy to explain the cost of jungle research, lab experimentation, double-blind studies and kickback prizes for MDs to get a patented drug on the market.

No proven substantiation in combination or alone exists for the following claimed Ebola cures:

1) “Nano?” Silver. Ionized and colloidal silver cannot destroy all viruses.

2) Homeopathic cell salt formula: Sulphuricum acidum. (Success of any homeopathic remedy depends on the bonding of water’s negative hydrogen ion with...?)

3) Megadoses of fat and water soluble Vitamin C.  Scours won't cure anything.

4) Essential oils: oregano oil, cinnamon oil, tea tree, doTERRA Reg. etc.


5) Violin notes matching the resonant frequency of the Ebola virus?  Cell structures implode like anything else on being matched with their resonant frequency. Spontaneous combustion leaves no trace. [see:  electromedicine ]

6) Vaccines either homemade or manufactured commercially are a little late after onset. [observing how animals lick the wound to clean it got some people to thinking about how vaccine theory worked]

7) Herbs: astragalus, elderberry, Garcinia kola tree seeds & Chinese combinations for immune system integrity.

8) Magically blessed salt. Is it bonafide if paid for?  Easy to bless salt type?

Gradeschoolers 100 years ago knew what Quid Nunc Old Brown Cow meant when their teacher passed their desks. How come no-one today, inspite of the US Dept. of Education and more education reforms than the Christian Bible has words, knows what 
Caveat emptor

 Lux in tenebris lucet==A light shines in the darkness. 
Ratione, non vi==By reason, not force.

Eduard (Édouard) Schuré 
(January 21, 1841 in Strasbourg – April 7, 1929 in Paris)
The Great Initiates, A Study of the Secret History of Religions
(bibliography is worthy for future research on RAM & Zodiac)

20 November 2014


Truth Will Be Victorious
[Martyrs need not apply]

The 16 NOV post below names a modern example of Veritas Vincet in the Burzynski documentary.

The following video discusses Miracle Mineral Supplement which was discovered by Jim Humble on a mining expedition for gold when almost by accident he helped an employee recover from malaria.

The data sheets below Adam Abraham's hour long discussion of MMS are what the US Government has provided in its mission to serve we the people. I am not a pet. I am not a subject. I am not a vassal. I am not a consumer. I am not a "civilian."  I am a Citizen in spite of the institutions which have acted to convince me I'm a pet ruled by an master made unaccountable by its anonymity. Such masters are known today by their identity of "corporate personhood," our commercial equivalent of infallible Godhood. Buy it? I don't. Stop here if you do.

Macht versus Kraft 
Power versus Force

The Islamic Golden Age's process of rebirthing itself in Europe produced Niccolò Machiavelli' guide book for rulers, The Prince.

The United States's successful renunciation of empire in our Declaration of Independence led to two wars directly with Great Britain and ignited sui generis influences on modern thinkers such as William James and Friedrich Nietzsche whose works influence us today for their radical ideas yesterday and ingenuity in the present.

For the first time in world history a Citizen, a human being did not need to prove his or her own innocence as Socrates failed to do which led to his last dialog while sipping away on his  "Soylent Green Smoothie."

No matter how many new immigrants arrive on these shores from old empires, the original intent of our Union has begun to bear fruit as the last great wave of 55 million immigrants enters Gregory Bateson's fifth generation which his collection of essays on the Double Bind describes.

The Macht to do evil for the benefit of a few has lost its grip. The Kraft to accomplish our ideals separately and in common has replaced it. Omar V. Garrison's Playing Dirty: The Secret War Against Beliefs goes into detail describing the tactics and strategies designed to rule us. R. Duncan's and M. Weston-Smith's collection of essays Lying Truths: A Critical Scrutiny of Current Beliefs and Conventions goes into detail describing tactics designed to perpetuate the bad science which supports illegitimate authority.

Everywhere, in every corner of our planet our Union's original intent has found fertile ground, but for the pollution in the name of "republicrat libertarianism" that finds itself within our borders and on our lands, public and private. 

ATENCION !!!!- Imágenes de violencia
policial que pueden herir su sensibilidad
Recopilatorio brutalidad policial 
Violencia policial y 6 detenidos en el desahucio de una
familia con menores y 1 recién nacido....
violencia policial
policia pegando a la gente
Tus derechos me los paso por los cojones
polis malos


Chlorine and oxygen can bond in many different ways:
chlorine monoxide (ClO), chlorine(II) oxide
chlorine dioxide (ClO2), chlorine(IV) oxide
chlorine trioxide (ClO3), chlorine(VI) oxide
dichlorine monoxide (Cl2O), chlorine(I) oxide
dichlorine dioxide (Cl2O2), chlorine(I) peroxide
dichlorine trioxide (Cl2O3), chlorine(I,V) oxide
dichlorine tetroxide, also known as chlorine perchlorate, (ClOClO3), chlorine(I,VII) oxide
dichlorine hexoxide (Cl2O6), chlorine(V,VII) oxide
dichlorine heptoxide (Cl2O7), chlorine(VII) oxide
chlorine tetroxide, the peroxide ((OClO3)2), chlorine(VII) oxide peroxide
In addition, a number of ions are chlorine oxides:
chloryl (ClO2+)
perchloryl (ClO3+)
hypochlorite (ClO-)
chlorite (ClO2-)
chlorate (ClO3-)
perchlorate (ClO4-)

Ready scientific study of these formulae utilizes rats to determine by their
body weight over a measure of dosage and time--substance toxicity. DOSAGE is the key word.  How much Chlorine Dioxide does it take to kill a critter? How about this question: Would allowing all persons, based on what (Kraft) they know to enter medical school decrease iatrogenic deaths or would allowing only those persons to enter medical school based on who (Macht) they know decrease the iatrogenic death count?

Dosage amount is everything.

Henley's 20th Century Book of FORMULAS, PROCESSES, AND TRADE SECRETS, 1935 New Revised Edition provides a sound rule of thumb for determining dosages differences between children and adults based on height, age, and body weight (page 265, DOSES).

Delivery as a gas or as a liquid also determines the degree of hazardousness.

As of now, NO deaths have occurred due to Chlorine Dioxide usage as a medicine of cure which patented for profit products rarely achieve by their own admission. It may be advisable if you be the rare case, to confer with a medical allergen expert to make sure you do not have  symptoms of allergic reaction  such as the  examples  in these images from tongue piercings, alcohol, tattoos etc. If you are pregnant, avoid patented drugs by all means unless you have an MD's insurance policy behind his word of instruction the drug is safe. As for Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) and being pregnant, please ask your MD if ClO2 would be safe for your baby and you to use. The MSDS sheets below describe what ClO2 does to rats and the study below describes what ClO2 does to monkeys.

Clinical tracking of those healed by ClO2 to prove its safety and viability as a life saver has been ignored by federal agents who follow orders like good Germans did with IBM efficiency in Deutschland's death camps.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Chlorine Dioxide

Sabre Technical Services, LLC 
Eka Chemicals AB
Michigan State University--AEIS 654
ERCO Worldwide
AquaPulse Systems, Inc.

when used industrially, but not as much when the
Sodium Chlorite flake is diluted in water and activated at 
home with vinegar or citric acid in extremely small amounts as I have done to cure a chronic flu, minor skin cancer, minor skin yeast infection and provide relief of inflammation in my outer ear canal.]

I invite anyone to report to Federal Agents my use of my right to speak responsibly and freely in the script posted above. Atheist or not, I also expect you to put as much confidence in what you say as Biblical Abraham had just before an angel stepped out of the woods to greet him.

Currently after much proof has been provided to US federal agents of its sincerity as a religion and its trust in its healing vestments,
believers in self-reliance and successfully healing themselves without harm to any form of life and Genesis2Church.org has been denied its God given right to do so by renegade officials catering to Rockefeller Medicine's domination of our lives without our consent. 

My religion is not cloud hidden and my God is not a noseeum corporation
whose Washington DC K Street laws rule our Union.

28 NOV 2014: Former Ferguson Policeman Darren Wilson was assaulted in his vehicle by Mike Brown who attempted to take Wilson's piece from him. The first shot went through the door of Wilson's SUV as Brown attempted to cause Wilson to shoot himself in the leg with his own pistol. Already a community threat for obstructing traffic, Brown continued his aggression, thus requiring Wilson to stay focused on Brown's behavior.

Reading the transcripts, there appears to not have been a dash camera, a lapel microphone with camera or a radio connection for Wilson to guard his cause for protective action. Future police procedure must consider two factors: (1) a police officer is most vulnerable to attack by mace or weapon while in his seat due to a lack of maneuverability, (2) Brown and others who have been killed in police actions would still be alive if right-handed police kept their pepper-spray as accessible as their pistol; likewise for left-handed policemen. Pepper-spray should be the first choice in close quarter confrontation when the assailant does not appear to have a firearm, (3) the time has come to comprehend that race is no longer a bonafide criteria for choosing leaders within one's ethnic community, (4) the described mistakes and holes in the investigation are insignificant and are being played by the media to generate salty material for an otherwise boring newsreel, (5) We are being manipulated by these two social models for behavior established by the TV medium: 1) Gunsmoke & 2) Perry Mason. When the air cleared of smoke, fire, & tear gas, the Gunsmoke model handed the issue over to the Grand Jury Perry Mason model. [Google Leo Strauss & the Neocons]

 Darren Wilson's Testimony 
State of Missouri vs Darren Wilson
Grand Jury September 16, 2014 - Vol. 5, Page 195

Documents Released in the Ferguson Case
Volumes 1-24 Grand Jury
Interviews of Witnesses by Law Enforcement Officials
Forensic and Other Reports
More on NYTimes.com

 Dorrian Johnson's Testimony 
State of Missouri vs Darren Wilson
Grand Jury 10 September 2014
Vol. 4 Store page 31
Vol. 4 The police SUV page 40

The Federation's thugs and those they work for have no moral ground.
I invite all hands to muster on deck for righteous common sense and peace.

May God's unconditional love and grace favor the Quick;
and may ITs mercy protect the vulnerable.

18 November 2014


"Federation approved filthy  TRICLOSAN  is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and a common additive with a wide range of usage extending from pacifiers, to kitchen tools to toys.

Studies have found filthy TRICLOSAN traces in lactating women's breast milk samples (97%) and there is a 75% chance of it being in our pee. Filthy TRICLOSAN is another top seven chemical found by scientists and critters in the streams we the people fish in and drink from across the US." 
Back in the good old days before rubber gloves, helmets and 3D printer transplants when Americans were not trained to injure themselves because they only had-- "ONE"....

And somewhere in  Scott Adams'  Elbonia, our Land of Right to be Wrong and logical Wally  (Dusty J), 
--you and I have,
the counterintuitive public represented by Dilbert ready to sit, sip and agree over the latest cask of imagination free Argumentum ad Hominem graciously offered by Elbonia's Minister of Mud  (Dusty S)

Material Safety Data Sheet


Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc.
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

16 November 2014

DOUBLE-MINDED: We the People Against Ourselves

“A Dramatic Expose of the FDA and its incestuous relationship with BIG PHARMA.”

“The problem is...the pharmaceutical industry has nothing to gain--and much to lose--from a highly successful, nontoxic competitor to chemotherapy and radiation.” 



“The failures of therapy are very profitable.”





We the people and our leaders cannot bear false witness
against ourselves and survive.

 Red Cross World Sensation! Malaria finally defeated! 

 Who then, is the liar that rules instead of us leading the way? 

 Veritas vincet! 

"This film is an ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE." 

1) Open enrollments in medical, nursing, and other health-care related fields like X-ray, laboratory technology, physical therapy, etc, to allow all qualified applicants to enroll. Acceptance into medical...,

2) Remove the government restrictions against the promotion of importation of foreign drugs in the U.S. by patients for their personal use. Most medications currently sold in the U.S. are available in Latin America...,

3) Allow patients to purchase non-controlled drugs without prescriptions. American travelers are often amazed to find that not only are drugs available overseas for a fraction...,

4) Allow manufacturers to make truthful health claims for herbs, biological substances and nutrients.Health food stores currently offer a relatively low-cost and often safer alternative to many pharmaceuticals for many...,

5) Reduce or eliminate the requirement for malpractice insurance. The reason malpractice insurance is so high, is because of the large number of multi-million dollar awards that have been made for “pain and suffering,” and because of the incentive for malpractice attorneys to “get a piece...,

6) Reduce hospital costs. Anyone who has been hospitalized in the last few years has probably been shocked at the exorbitant and obscene cost of...,

7) Eliminate the role of third-party payers (i.e., insurance companies) in medicine. The largest buildings in most cities today are those occupied by...,

8) Give physicians who perform charity work a tremendous tax break, on a level equivalent to tax relief for interest paid on home mortgages. Thus, those who could still not afford medical care (despite the cost-reductions which the above program would generate) would be welcomed by physicians and hospitals as a “tax break,”....
Implementation of the above steps should dramatically reduce the cost of medical care, maintain (or increase) the high quality our system now provides, and increase access to health care, yet at the same time get the government completely out of the “health care business.” This is done, in most cases, by removing the governmental control which has caused the problem in the first place. On the other hand, the Clinton health-care plan (Fig. 1) provides (1) vast new layers of bureaucracy, (2) increases regulation, (3) causes higher costs to the taxpayers, and (4) will certainly result in poorer service, longer waits, and greater patient dissatisfaction.

The Center for Bio-Gerontology, Pensacola, FL 32514

13 October 2014

"Merry Christmas America"

From Mom & Pop Gladhand...

It is "Columbus Day" 2014 courtesy of the  Knights of Columbus  in which Mediterranean and European cultures celebrate their discovery of reason, science, self-reliant inspiration, hospitality, conscience, and harmonious achievement. Not long after their discovery, they began eating each other in their 30 years war until someone realized they had also discovered potatoes, maize, and green chicken eggs. 

To establish New World priorities this day would be the wisest if we named it  Bartolome de Las Casas  Day. His 1542 AD essay is below at the end of this post. I do not think I would be speculating if I said he is as likely to be Pope Francis today as John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Prophet Elijah during the time of Jesus and his Disciples.

we, the USA have destroyed Iraq twice, hung its leader for not having weapons of mass destruction, granted our weapons of mass destruction to the tyrant successor of the previous tyrant, set up the Kurds & Christians to be annihilated to keep Saud and Turk oil fields happy and put the world's 7th largest oil reserve in the hands of cannibals: ISIL [aka IS, ISIS].
The Caliphate of Baghdad is now the capital of
the "New World Order."


a reflection on a preview of what is to come from our new state religion, "The Cloud" and its  database of privileges for the select who rule heaven on earth

Scientist Giordano Bruno
burned at the stake by the Roman Curia

    Justice Scalia says “It is just a lie” that the court must be neutral between religion and non-religion. [Washington Times] He said, “the Devil does not make pigs run off cliffs anymore.” [New York magazine interview by Jennifer Senior] The world is not flat anymore either, but if anyone wants to believe what Giordano believed before he was burned to death, think twice. History's record of fear repeats itself.

     The Jesuits took 168 years to Catholicize our Union.  Their post-Crusade goals were to,

1) Eliminate Protestant influence in Europe and America,
2) Establish Catholicism's beliefs with missions,
3) Create a worldwide net of Catholic teaching institutions.

The Roman Curia is now the dominating politic of our public schools, civil service personnel offices, courts, large & small businesses, politics, and standing army. Putting an end to its institutionalized prejudices we must start with Hispania's karmic treatment of indigenous peoples and the Anglo-Germanic paradigm of religion and hierarchy for us to abolish our medieval need for civil scapegoats. 

Associate Supreme Court Justice

believes science is atheistic; therefore Satan is mandatory for public school indoctrination of children. Supreme Court Justice Scalia whose tenure was approved by a Republican dominated government during President Reagan’s version of the Big Lie has advocated with Justice Thomas that “the First Amendment explicitly favors religion.” 
[Elmbrook School District vs John Doe]

Supreme Court Judges advocate a one-world government
and a one world religion. The common law of experience is being replaced by Catholicism's canon codices as taught in any of its 21 plus Jesuit law schools in the US alone.

Asinus asinum fricat
[One ass scratches the other]

The Court (SCOTUS) is to Justice Scalia
as Lady Macbeth was to her's.

    Having been one and am capable of it still, I do not esteem morons. Any Justice who believes we do not have the right to own our personal conscience has no clue on what we founded our Union upon. So it is, that I invite these morons responsible for our current values to voluntarily resign and walk away; go home.

    The Supreme Court’s Catholic majority has ruled alien investors are permitted to financially bribe whom we elect for political office. So why not make sex work an expression of self, your "honor?" Sex workers would reverse decades of harm Catholicism's censors, organized crime syndicates, and false morality have caused. Yankee Doodle Dandy was not a gangster.

    Campaign donations are no longer limited to US Citizens. The Vatican State’s goal has been to morph the US into a one world government dominated by Catholicism. Its 55 million immigrants got their foot in the door with our need for a Pledge of Allegiance to influence their infidelity towards our ideals for which our Declaration of Independence is based upon.

    Our US population is now dominated by Catholicism's projection of Jesuit values on us through its domination of  Hollywood, Burbank, & Tin Pan Alley (MCA) media.  This means our standing army only rescues future Catholic US Citizens in other parts of the world such as Korea, Vietnam and Latin America (64 million). Coptic, Armenian & Russian Christian immigrants have been made to feel unwelcome.

    The superstitious fears and narcissistic racism 55 million immigrants brought with them between 1846 and 1925 institutionalized our public schools to project infidelity onto the founders and divide us against ourselves. Our political ideals were set down by Unitarians and Anabaptists (rebaptisers) in their desire to be free from a one world religion (abolitionists were anti-racist; anti-slavery). Justice Scalia says we are not free to own our own conscience without having his anti-American religion speak for the population it dominates.

In 1569, Anabaptist Dirk Willems rescues his pursuer 
and is then burned at the stake.

    No fuss. No waste. No muss.  Vote Republicrat and believe in “The Cloud” if you want a  license to do anything you want.  Find a victim to scapegoat who doesn't have a license. Burn them at the stake to watch the fat drip from their finger tips, Pope Francis. Or wrap them in a rubber tire and burn them to death as you watch with glee, Justice Scalia. Or simply behead them as the Saudis and Shi-ites do in their one world government, one world religion,  Justice Thomas.  Or use a bullet and recycle their body parts like China's Communist religion does, Mr. President.

    For the first time in history, a free man's right to being presumed innocent established a Citizen's ownership of his and her own Conscience and ITs corresponding responsibilities.  Read up on the insistence of the Pennsylvania delegation arguing for the second amendment during the Union's discussion of becoming a federation.

    In the era of 1776, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Greece, the Pauhattan and Iroquoian confederacies served as models for our original constitution before the federal constitution established a standing army. Supreme Court Justice Scalia is dead wrong about our right to be free from religion when there is only one religion which a tyrant will use to establish the soil for injustice. And Scalia is lying if he says he never heard of Giordano Bruno or Dirk Willems.

A Catholic Alternative by Fr. Tissa Balasuriya, Theologian 

 Companion to Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI
on “Caritas in Veritate” [“Charity in Truth”] 

Table of Contents
Page A
1. Pope claims the Church has always been for the 
Proclamation of the Truth ... ... ...
2. Relationship of charity, justice and truth ...
3. Business ethics: State to regulate the economy 
4. A Mission to Truth ... ... ... ...
5. Papal Bulls of the 15th Century ... ...

6. Greatest Genocide in History, largest land sale, slavery 

     We can also think of the way Christians dealt with the indigenous peoples of the Americas and Oceania. This is regarded as the greatest genocide in human history, we can also mention the purchases of lands of Louisiana, Texas and Alaska as among the largest land grabs in history. Thirdly we can mention the millions of Africans taken as slaves to the Americas to build up their plantations and industries. Mention can be made also of the intolerance towards other religions and the plunder of gold and silver and the natural resources of the colonies. These are some instances recalled to underline that the Church and Christians have often not been on the side of justice and charity. 

    This is what passes for the present world order, legitimized by the UN system, set up with their national borders as inviolable. It consolidates centuries of European victories, pillage, colonization, exploitation, and marginalization of other peoples. The structural adjustment policies of the IMF, and the World Bank do not call for structural improvements in relation to population and land. Only factors such as capital, resources and technology are considered mobile in the so called “free market” and “free world”. The present distribution of land among the peoples is taken as legal and unchangeable, except with their consent.

7. European migration to occupied lands ... ...

    The encyclical refers to migration of peoples but does not consider how the world map, as it is, was formed by European migration in the past few centuries to the rest of the world which were their colonies.

    “Between 1800 and 1930 the White proportion of the world’s population expanded from 22 to 35 % “ [p 209 Times History of the World]

    Overseas Migration from Europe between 1846 and 1924

Great Britain and Ireland 18, 030,000
Norway 804,0006
Sweden 1, 145,000
Denmark 349,000
Netherlands 207,000
Germany 4, 533,000
Belgium 172,000
Switzerland 307,000
France 497,000
Spain 4, 314,000
Portugal 1, 633,000
Finland 342,000
Russia 8, 000,000
Austria \Hungary 4, 878,000
Italy 9,474,000

55 million people migrated from Europe between 1846 and 1924. Is this not the greatest migration and settlement in human history? In this period Chinese, Indians and Japanese also moved, but much less and often as labourers. [Pp. 209, 225, 245]

    It would be enlightening for present peoples of European origin to reflect on how they were able to migrate in the 19th century when their population was increasing, and they had problems like the Irish potato famine.

    How have Christian peoples and countries treated problems of global migration, have they practiced genuine love and openness towards others in need. The Encyclical does not deal with this major issue that will be crucial in the 21st century with foreseeable demographic trends.

Page B
8. Some Missing Dimensions in the Encyclical ...
(i) Lack of historical analysis of world system 
made by colonial powers ... ... ...
(ii) Encyclical omits the truth of history ...
9. The encyclical does not search and present the 
truth in these matters
There is no clear ethical judgment on this 
global imbalance and its causes ... ...
10. Apologies of Pope John Paul II ... ...

Page C
11. Future trends… Population extrapolation...
2000 to 2050) ageing of population ... ...
12. A turning point in human civilization
– reduction of Western dominance ... ...
13. Vision and some proposals of a possible just 
world order and world religions ... ...
14. Church can learn much from a serious dialogue on these issues

Fr. Tissa Balasuriya from Sri Lanka is a leading spokesperson of Third World Theologies. He is the Director of the Centre of Society and Religion in Sri Lanka. He is the author of numerous books, including Eucharist and Human Liberation, Planetory Theology, and Mary and the Human Liberation. Published by Christiava Sahitya Samithy, Tiruvalla 689 101, Kerala, S. India, November 2000. 

[End of chapter summary]
The Teaching of the Religions and Capitalistic Globalization

    "Develop a theology that is more evangelical and from our context of poverty, respects religious plurality and human rights. Based on solidarity Christianity should promote advocacy of global responsibility of those who have accumulated capital and resources for sharing and global transformation. O.T. and Gospel values to be rethought in context of globalization. The teaching of Jesus and the challenges of our situation could and should help to reform both society and Church.

    A specific spiritual challenge for the present and coming generation everywhere and for religions is to make these values the guiding principles of day to day social life. In order to progress towards the ideal proposed by the religions the renunciation of selfishness by individuals at personal level should lead to a social concern for a positive loving caring for all, especially the many in dire need in our globalized society. This needs a collective rejection of the mechanism of the mere ‘free market’ as the guide of social policy. The inspiration of the life and teaching of their founders and seers and sages can lead people towards a movement for decent living and human dignity of all and peace among all communities. The festivities and liturgical celebrations of the religions could be the means of fostering a deeper personal and societal reflection on their deeper spiritual message."

    "We don’t need to know the technical details of absolutely every program in the intelligence community. But we do have to know the bare and broad outlines of the powers our government is claiming … and how they affect us and how they affect our relationships overseas. Because if we don’t, we are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers."

Restore the Articles of Confederation and implement them worldwide
to preserve for every world Citizen
his and her entitlement: A Free Conscience.

Bartolome de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies. (1542)

    The Indies were discovered in the year one thousand four hundred and ninety-two. In the following year a great many Spaniards went there with the intention of settling the land. Thus, forty-nine years have passed since the first settlers penetrated the land, the first so claimed being the large and most happy isle called Hispaniola, which is six hundred leagues in circumference. Around it in all directions are many other islands, some very big, others very small, and all of them were, as we saw with our own eyes, densely populated with native peoples called Indians. This large island was perhaps the most densely populated place in the world. There must be close to two hundred leagues of land on this island, and the seacoast has been explored for more than ten thousand leagues, and each day more of it is being explored. And all the land so far discovered is a beehive of people; it is as though God had crowded into these lands the great majority of mankind.

    And of all the infinite universe of humanity, these people are the most guileless, the most devoid of wickedness and duplicity, the most obedient and faithful to their native masters and to the Spanish Christians whom they serve. They are by nature the most humble, patient, and peaceable, holding no grudges, free from embroilments, neither excitable nor quarrelsome. These people are the most devoid of rancors, hatreds, or desire for vengeance of any people in the world. And because they are so weak and complaisant, they are less able to endure heavy labor and soon die of no matter what malady. The sons of nobles among us, brought up in the enjoyments of life's refinements, are no more delicate than are these Indians, even those among them who are of the lowest rank of laborers. They are also poor people, for they not only possess little but have no desire to possess worldly goods. For this reason they are not arrogant, embittered, or greedy. Their repasts are such that the food of the holy fathers in the desert can scarcely be more parsimonious, scanty, and poor. As to their dress, they are generally naked, with only their pudenda covered somewhat. And when they cover their shoulders it is with a square cloth no more than two varas in size. They have no beds, but sleep on a kind of matting or else in a kind of suspended net called bamacas. They are very clean in their persons, with alert, intelligent minds, docile and open to doctrine, very apt to receive our holy Catholic faith, to be endowed with virtuous customs, and to behave in a godly fashion. And once they begin to hear the tidings of the Faith, they are so insistent on knowing more and on taking the sacraments of the Church and on observing the divine cult that, truly, the missionaries who are here need to be endowed by God with great patience in order to cope with such eagerness. Some of the secular Spaniards who have been here for many years say that the goodness of the Indians is undeniable and that if this gifted people could be brought to know the one true God they would be the most fortunate people in the world.

    Yet into this sheepfold, into this land of meek outcasts there came some Spaniards who immediately behaved like ravening wild beasts, wolves, tigers, or lions that had been starved for many days. And Spaniards have behaved in no other way during tla! past forty years, down to the present time, for they are still acting like ravening beasts, killing, terrorizing, afflicting, torturing, and destroying the native peoples, doing all this with the strangest and most varied new methods of cruelty, never seen or heard of before, and to such a degree that this Island of Hispaniola once so populous (having a population that I estimated to be more than three million), has now a population of barely two hundred persons.

    The island of Cuba is nearly as long as the distance between Valladolid and Rome; it is now almost completely depopulated. San Juan [Puerto Rico] and Jamaica are two of the largest, most productive and attractive islands; both are now deserted and devastated. On the northern side of Cuba and Hispaniola he the neighboring Lucayos comprising more than sixty islands including those called Gigantes, beside numerous other islands, some small some large. The least felicitous of them were more fertile and beautiful than the gardens of the King of Seville. They have the healthiest lands in the world, where lived more than five hundred thousand souls; they are now deserted, inhabited by not a single living creature. All the people were slain or died after being taken into captivity and brought to the Island of Hispaniola to be sold as slaves. When the Spaniards saw that some of these had escaped, they sent a ship to find them, and it voyaged for three years among the islands searching for those who had escaped being slaughtered , for a good Christian had helped them escape, taking pity on them and had won them over to Christ; of these there were eleven persons and these I saw.

    More than thirty other islands in the vicinity of San Juan are for the most part and for the same reason depopulated, and the land laid waste. On these islands I estimate there are 2,100 leagues of land that have been ruined and depopulated, empty of people.

    As for the vast mainland, which is ten times larger than all Spain, even including Aragon and Portugal, containing more land than the distance between Seville and Jerusalem, or more than two thousand leagues, we are sure that our Spaniards, with their cruel and abominable acts, have devastated the land and exterminated the rational people who fully inhabited it. We can estimate very surely and truthfully that in the forty years that have passed, with the infernal actions of the Christians, there have been unjustly slain more than twelve million men, women, and children. In truth, I believe without trying to deceive myself that the number of the slain is more like fifteen million.

    The common ways mainly employed by the Spaniards who call themselves Christian and who have gone there to extirpate those pitiful nations and wipe them off the earth is by unjustly waging cruel and bloody wars. Then, when they have slain all those who fought for their lives or to escape the tortures they would have to endure, that is to say, when they have slain all the native rulers and young men (since the Spaniards usually spare only the women and children, who are subjected to the hardest and bitterest servitude ever suffered by man or beast), they enslave any survivors. With these infernal methods of tyranny they debase and weaken countless numbers of those pitiful Indian nations.

    Their reason for killing and destroying such an infinite number of souls is that the Christians have an ultimate aim, which is to acquire gold, and to swell themselves with riches in a very brief time and thus rise to a high estate disproportionate to their merits. It should be kept in mind that their insatiable greed and ambition, the greatest ever seen in the world, is the cause of their villainies. And also, those lands are so rich and felicitous, the native peoples so meek and patient, so easy to subject, that our Spaniards have no more consideration for them than beasts. And I say this from my own knowledge of the acts I witnessed. But I should not say "than beasts" for, thanks be to God, they have treated beasts with some respect; I should say instead like excrement on the public squares. And thus they have deprived the Indians of their lives and souls, for the millions I mentioned have died without the Faith and without the benefit of the sacraments. This is a wellknown and proven fact which even the tyrant Governors, themselves killers, know and admit. And never have the Indians in all the Indies committed any act against the Spanish Christians, until those Christians have first and many times committed countless cruel aggressions against them or against neighboring nations. For in the beginning the Indians regarded the Spaniards as angels from Heaven. Only after the Spaniards had used violence against them, killing, robbing, torturing, did the Indians ever rise up against them....

    On the Island Hispaniola was where the Spaniards first landed, as I have said. Here those Christians perpetrated their first ravages and oppressions against the native peoples. This was the first land in the New World to be destroyed and depopulated by the Christians, and here they began their subjection of the women and children, taking them away from the Indians to use them and ill use them, eating the food they provided with their sweat and toil. The Spaniards did not content themselves with what the Indians gave them of their own free will, according to their ability, which was always too little to satisfy enormous appetites, for a Christian eats and consumes in one day an amount of food that would suffice to feed three houses inhabited by ten Indians for one month. And they committed other acts of force and violence and oppression which made the Indians realize that these men had not come from Heaven. And some of the Indians concealed their foods while others concealed their wives and children and still others fled to the mountains to avoid the terrible transactions of the Christians.

    And the Christians attacked them with buffets and beatings, until finally they laid hands on the nobles of the villages. Then they behaved with such temerity and shamelessness that the most powerful ruler of the islands had to see his own wife raped by a Christian officer.

    From that time onward the Indians began to seek ways to throw the Christians out of their lands. They took up arms, but their weapons were very weak and of little service in offense and still less in defense. (Because of this, the wars of the Indians against each other are little more than games played by children.) And the Christians, with their horses and swords and pikes began to carry out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house. They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers' breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them headfirst against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, "Boil there, you offspring of the devil!" Other infants they put to the sword along with their mothers and anyone else who happened to be nearby. They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim's feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive. To others they attached straw or wrapped their whole bodies in straw and set them afire. With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim's neck, saying, "Go now, carry the message," meaning, Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains. They usually dealt with the chieftains and nobles in the following way: they made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them....

    After the wars and the killings had ended, when usually there survived only some boys, some women, and children, these survivors were distributed among the Christians to be slaves. The repartimiento or distribution was made according to the rank and importance of the Christian to whom the Indians were allocated, one of them being given thirty, another forty, still another, one or two hundred, and besides the rank of the Christian there was also to be considered in what favor he stood with the tyrant they called Governor. The pretext was that these allocated Indians were to be instructed in the articles of the Christian Faith. As if those Christians who were as a rule foolish and cruel and greedy and vicious could be caretakers of souls! And the care they took was to send the men to the mines to dig for gold, which is intolerable labor, and to send the women into the fields of the big ranches to hoe and till the land, work suitable for strong men. Nor to either the men or the women did they give any food except herbs and legumes, things of little substance. The milk in the breasts of the women with infants dried up and thus in a short while the infants perished. And since men and women were separated, there could be no marital relations. And the men died in the mines and the women died on the ranches from the same causes, exhaustion and hunger. And thus was depopulated that island which had been densely populated.