Sunday, September 26, 2010

Humanity Flunking, Expelled UPDATED

Talking with my neighbor while doing some 'farm' chores, I mentioned that I'd seen some bear scat lately near my compost. I was mentally reminiscing about the lovely bears seen in Mendocino and other Northwest areas. He remarked about how his brother had killed a couple of them recently, had to finish off one with an ax....then went on about his son needing an education and was supporting his going into the Marine Corps for the free tuition or whatever. That about sums up my growing weariness with the whole Hispanic (conquistador-descendants) population wherein I reside. Not that they're any different from most of the non-Hispanic minority. I could have expressed my disgust, and gotten immediately pegged as a PAGAN, satanic, pope-hating, commie, hippie druggie....but it's simpler to just let 'em continue with their ignorant spewing for your in-depth edification of where you are and what time it if you needed reminding. Will I ever in this life find where a truly personal "shangri-la" is, and actually be able to live there for a spell? That would probably be the foremost perennial question in the mind of the Roma peoples, wouldn't it? I'm old and maybe it's not in the cards (I'll have to do a spread :).

Those clever unnameable ones have done a good job of creating the mass association of pagan and earth-based spirituality with 'illuminati', anti-religionism, and all that 'satanic' shit.
It's all so exhausting it makes you want to take a nap or do chillums and tequila til you pass out. Bears are scary, moozlums are scary, Mother Earth is an ogress....Herbal medicine is dangerous poison (soon to be outlawed), super-sized GMO salmon is just like the original, the evil of the world food-trade "markets" is just fine and 'natural' too, and the right to food should be connected to religious ideology....and bugs and other nuisance critters are needing eradication. Oh, and "the dark" is reeealy scary. Well, it's just final exam time, and almost the whole class is getting an "F-".

Checkin in on the latest word from the GOM, since it's faded into the memory hole, it looks as though everything's 'under control', which is the false upside-down inverted term for the halluncinatorally insane version of a deeper truth. I watched the new "heroine", Kindra, visiting some of her 'good friends', the beloved fishermen of 'many generations' in LA, at her town wharf. They were having 'fun' abusing an alligator they had nabbed for, well, the helluvit I guess. Do I have a lot of compassion for the folks of the "fishing traditions" of the last centuries? Depends on what you mean by 'compassion'. What were they doing while all the hundreds of other "spills" were happening over the last hundred years? Catching dolphins and turtles in their nets? Humans, and Merkins in particular, are so fucking brilliant. A species above all others. Unique spiritual potential.
Another moronic merkin woman accomplished the shooting and stabbing death of a record 1000lb, or whatever, alligator in another nearby Southern state. Trophy-hunting: a testament to the 'brilliance' of the degenerate human mind. Last year another prime specimen of merkin (Kansas) womanhood went to Africa for the purpose of seeing if she could be the first to kill an elephant with a compound high-tech bow (a heroine in the bow-hunting world, but now probably deep in karmic quicksand up to her neck). Geez, nothing wrong with this picture, is there? Oh yeah, she left it overnight to die a slow death while she went back to her hotel and basked in her own glory.

But the War on the Environment is not all going well. There's pockets of humans out there that are putting 2 and 2 together. Too much pissed-off-ness happening because the attacks and ruthlessness have risen to over-the-top levels, and the ptb options are limited only to escalation, so what to do? The psychopathic dairy 'worker' has people like NegotiationIsOver on his ass. A certain lady violinist, compassionate, empathetic, mother with a conscience, named Brianna, had her conviction on GMO-facility destruction thrown out. (A lot of those types of confounding, mysterious destructive actions are going on weekly, but seldom reported.) Mink-liberations and similar activities are getting too frequent around the world. All this valuable cash having to go toward 'security'. Straining the insurance folks as well.
Word from the Seashepherds on the scene: Taiji is not happening so far this year. The dolphin slaughter depicted in "The Cove" has so far been disrupted by the high numbers of foreign observers....but the perps are trying their best to get around the 'obstacles' to the success of their mindless greed. Time will tell.

Update: Sea Shepherd reports on September 21st at least 15 Pilot Whales were killed in Taiji, with heavy police presence around The Cove. Weather has prevented further capture and slaughter, but is planned through October. One Pilot Whale from Taiji this year went to Sea World in Florida after seeing his tribe slaughtered. Hope you fat 'merkins enjoy the show...
Billy Joe Gregg was sentenced to 4 months and $1000 fine for his dairy animal abuse in, the War on Terra is actually 'going well'.  Obviously it's safer to be a psychopathic killer eco-terrorist than a Peace Activist in UPSIDE-DOWN WORLD®.

It's so elementary and easily overstood by any child: that harming or killing another being for any "greater good" - other than an immanent threat to one's survival - is insane, and for the study of "medicine" it is especially indescribably perverted. Modern "medicine" is based on the work of Claude Bernard. Check him out. All universities that have medical schools or agriculture schools are shit, or "fecatoriums" as Les said, and I won't ever again contribute culturally or otherwise to legitimizing their existence, as I have in the past. All human disease originates and is caused by wrong relationship with the rest of interconnected Life, so the concept of using the false-scientific mindset of imprisoning and dissecting life-forms to find "cures" is beyond wacked. I wish for all such life-destroying institutions of higher ignorance to be reduced to rubble, like, as of yesterday! The participants in such activities are sadists of the first order, the first order of business being their banishment to the hell-realms (with a long drawn-out send-off). Getting so fucking tired of the YouTube subversive revelations footage uploaded daily from the blessed covert infiltrators of sentient-being-abusing institutions - the beauty and the horror all mixed in together - as if we haven't seen more than enough.

A return to true mature innocence, along with a recognition of the Devic presences, by the future survivors of Earth's immanent 'cleansing' is going to be the only strategy and saving grace for continuance of this spiritual dimension with any presence of hominids left in it. Decentralization too is of absolute necessity. Gandhi had it right with his "swadeshi" - local fucking everything. If it's 'local', everybody knows what the hell is going on, and the inhuman don't get to hide, and get away with, their shit.
It ain't rocket surgery. It all comes down to re-institution of the law of respect. In a renewed Earth those not adhering will be gone without a trace, forgotten, never to return.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Earth is our home, Culture our life: Real Humans

Van Gogh - The Caravans, Gypsy Camp Near Arles
I guess our current ongoing wall-to-wall media inundation of imposter-humans' images and inane repugnant doings caused one reader to ask "where are the real humans?". There is certainly cause to wonder. Maybe this planet has always been mostly populated with true human beings, but we see now the massive effects of ponerology, or the loss of humanity and the succumbing to Borg-like total imbalance and obedience to all that is artificial.
One thing the ancient ancestors of all of us took for granted was our 'belonging' here on Mother Earth, including the natural right to freedom of movement. Movement was for sustaining and growing cultures - health, knowledge, skills, arts, celebration, but certainly not for plundering, laying waste, confiscation, and rapacious violations. Even the concept of 'commons' is now practically unknown. Now humans are taught they can 'travel', even across the artificial boundaries and borders, only if they're on 'vacation'; and when your time is up you better hurry back to your designated officially-recognized territory. Still one more whacked-out bs concept blown to hell in the 60s, but never grasped and followed through on.

We have to understand that this is the deep psychopathology of so-called 'civilization' - the insane demonization of the natural instinct to periodically be in motion across the infinitely diverse natural and human landscapes on this planet. This is the core of the vilification of the Gypsy Tribes throughout several thousand years of recent history. (Another aspect of this is the ancient Hopi oral-history of their instructions for long-term migration from the Creator.)

Anyway, I'm again concentrating this post on those known as "Gypsies", and by many other names as well. Some, or many, of these tribes began their long journeys from India, near the mouth of the Indus River, in what is known as the Rajasthan and Sindh areas. So I am posting some cultural videos from the Gypsy (and outcast) tribes who still inhabit those lands or have recently traveled from there, killa stuff!. You tell me if some of this looks like "real human culture" in your view...
As I was viewing these vids yesterday, an article appeared which cuts also to the core of the current time-loop madness regarding the Roma Tribes: "The Infinite Hypocrisy of the West", by Fidel Castro. Yes...that Fidel. Funny, ain't it, just who are the ones who feel this is an important subject? In my opinion, Señor Castro is a 'real human being', maybe not "perfect", but all his recent writings on international affairs have sounded very sane. He reviews the coverage of the European Roma situation in the Mexican newspaper, La Jornada, which, itself, was very strong.

The Infinite Hypocrisy Of The West
By Fidel Castro
  Although several articles on this subject were published before and after September 1st, 2010, on that day the Mexican daily La Jornada published one of great impact entitled El holocausto gitano: ayer y hoy (The gypsies’ holocaust: yesterday and today) which reminds us of a truly tragic history. Without adding or deleting a single word from the information contained in the article, I will quote some lines referring to some events that are really touching. Neither the West nor -most of all- its colossal media apparatus have said a single word about them.
“1496: boom of humanist thinking. The Rom peoples (gypsies) from Germany are declared traitors to the Christian nations, spies paid by the Turkish, carriers of the plague, witches and warlocks, bandits and children kidnappers.
“1710: century of Enlightenment and rationale. An edict ordered that adult gypsies from Prague be hanged without any previous trial. Young persons and women were mutilated. In Bohemia their left ear were cut off; in Moravia, their right ear.
“1899: climax of modernity and progress. The police of Bavaria founded the Special Section for Gypsies’ Affairs. In 1929, the section was promoted to the category of National Central section and was moved to Munich. In 1937 it was based in Berlin. Four years later, half a million gypsies died in the concentration camps of Central and Eastern Europe.”
“In her PhD’s thesis, Eva Justin (assistant of Dr. Robert Ritter of the Racial Research Section of the Ministry of Health of Germany), asserted that gypsies’ blood was extremely harmful to the purity of the German race. Someone called Dr. Portschy sent a memorandum to Hitler suggesting that gypsies should be submitted to forced labor and mass sterilization because they jeopardized the pure blood of the German peasantry.
“The gypsies, who were labeled as inveterate criminals, started to be arrested en masse, and as from 1938 they were put into special blocks at the Buchenwald, Mauthausen, Gusen, Dautmergen, Natzweiler and Flossenburg camps.
“In a concentration camp he owned in Ravensbruck, Heinrich Himmler, chief of the Gestapo (SS), created a space to sacrifice gypsy women who were submitted to medical experiments. One hundred and twenty zingari girls were sterilized. Gypsy women married to non-gypsy men were sterilized at the Dusseldorf-Lierenfeld hospital.
“Thousands of gypsies were deported from Belgium, the Netherlands and France to the Polish concentration camp of Auschwitz. In his memoirs, Rudolf Hoess (commander of Auschwitz) wrote that among the gypsies deported there were old people almost one hundred years of age, pregnant women and a large number of children.
“At the ghetto of Lodz (Poland) […] none of the 5 000 gypsies survived.”
“In Yugoslavia, gypsies and Jews were equally killed in the forest of Jajnice. Farmers still remember the cries of the gypsy children who were taken to the places of execution.”
“At the extermination camps, only the love of gypsies for music was at times a source of comfort. In Auschwitz, starving and infested with lice, they gathered together to play music and encouraged children to dance. But the courage of gypsy guerrillas who fought alongside the Polish resistance in the region of Nieswiez was also legendary.”
Music was the factor that kept them together and helped them to survive, just as much as religion was for Christians, Jews and Muslims.
The successive articles published by La Jornada as from the end of August have reminded us of events that were almost forgotten about what happened to the gypsies in Europe. After having been affected by Nazism, they were consigned to oblivion after the Nuremberg trials in the years 1945 and 1946.
The German government headed by Konrad Adenauer declared that the extermination of the gypsies before 1943 was a result of the State’s legal policies. Those who had been affected on that same year did not receive any compensation. Robert Ritter, a Nazi expert in the extermination of gypsies, was set free. Thirty nine years later in 1982, when most of the affected persons had already passed away, the government recognized their right to compensation.
More than 75 per cent of the gypsies, whose total number is estimated to be between 12 and 14 million, live in Central and Eastern Europe. Only in Tito’s socialist Yugoslavia, gypsies were recognized the same rights as the Croatian, Albanian and Macedonian minorities.
The Mexican newspaper described as “particularly perverse” the mass deportation of gypsies to Romania and Bulgaria ordered by the government of Sarkozy –a Jew of Hungarian descent-; these are the exact words used by the newspaper. Please do not take this as an act of irreverence on my part.
In Romania, the number of gypsies is estimated to be two million.
The president of that country, Traian Basescu, a US ally and an illustrious member of NATO, called a woman journalist a “filthy gypsy”. As can be observed, this is an extremely delicate person who speaks in a polite language.
The website posted some comments about the demonstrations against the deportation of gypsies and the “xenophobia” in France. According to AFP, around “130 demonstrations should take place in France as well as in front of the French embassies in several European Union countries, with the support of tens of human rights organizations, trade unions and left wing and ecologist parties”. The extensive report refers to the participation of well known cultural personalities such as Jane Birkin and the film-maker Agnes Jaoui and reminded readers that Jane “together with Stephane Hessel, a former member of the resistance against the Nazi occupation of France (1940-1944), was part of the group that later on met with the advisors to the minister of Immigration Eric Besson.
“‘It was a dialogue of the deaf, but it is good that this took place, for it showed that most of the population was enraged at that nauseating policy’, said a spokesperson of the network ‘Education Without Borders…”
Other news about this thorny issue come from Europe: “Yesterday the European Parliament put France and Nicholas Sarkozy on the spot for having deported thousands of Romanian and Bulgarian gypsies during a tense debate in which the attitudes of José Manuel Durão Barroso and the Commission were described as scandalous and ridiculous for their apparent pusillanimity and for failing to condemn Paris decisions as illegal and contrary to community rights”, according to an article by Ricardo Martínez de Rituerto published by El Paí
La Jornada published in another article impressive social data. Neo-natal mortality among the gypsy population is nine times as much the European average and the life expectancy rate is hardly above 50 years of age.
Before that, on August 29, it had reported that “although there have been plenty of criticisms –from the European Union institutions as well as from the Catholic church, the United Nations and the broad spectrum of pro-immigrants organizations- Sarkozy insists in expelling and deporting hundreds of citizens from Bulgaria and Romania –and therefore, European citizens- using as an excuse the alleged ‘criminal’ character of these citizens.”
“It is difficult to believe that in the year 2010 –concludes La Jornada- after the terrible past Europe had with racism and intolerance, it is still possible to criminalize an entire ethnic group by labeling it as a social problem.”
“Indifference, or even consent towards the actions carried out by the French police today and the Italian police yesterday –more European, in general terms- leave the most optimist analyst speechless.”
Suddenly, while I wrote this Reflection, I remembered that France is the third nuclear power in the planet, and that Sarkozy also had a briefcase with the keys required to launch one of the more than 300 bombs he had. Is there any moral or ethical rational in launching an attack against Iran, a country condemned for its alleged intention of manufacturing this kind of weapon? Where are the good sense and the logic of that policy?
Let us assume that Sarkozy all of a sudden goes crazy, as it seems to be the case. What would the UN Security Council do with Sarkozy and his briefcase?
What will happen if the French extreme right decides to force Sarkozy to maintain a racist policy, opposite to the norms that prevail within the European Community?
Could the UN Security Council respond to those two questions?
The absence of truth and the prevalence of deception is the biggest tragedy in our dangerous nuclear age.
Fidel Castro Ruz
September 12, 2010
More Awesome Gypsy Music
The roots in India

Switching Gears - Flamenco-Jazz and 
Roots - the Carmona familia featured in the
Film "Flamenco Clan"

Culture. Family. Continuity. Evolution. The Real.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Voice From the Heart of Roma UPDATED

Ledoux St. Public Art, Taos
I spent most of yesterday with the son of one of India's greatest drummers. He is on a brief visit to US. I know it's hard to rate or compare maestros like this, since India has produced so many extraordinary artists, known and unknown, magical beings, gandharvas, Goddess-gifted servants of the sundara (beauty). This gentleman's father, Chatur Lal, was the first tabla-giant master to come to the West in the '50s, chosen to accompany the great ambassadors of Raga music on their first sacred missions to America and Europe. I mention this only because of what our conversation seemed to always fall back on: the immense kindness, humanity, generosity, humility, joy, and divine grace always exhibited by these masters. And also our extreme good fortune to have known them and been in their presence. (Of course there was also talk of compositions, lineages, technique, gigs, etc, too.) But, really, my very life depends on a continuity of my practice and the frequency of these kinds of encounters, both of them equally. Both are the 'food' of my soul. My life in this incarnation would have very less meaning without them. Actually, I would probably not still be around. All of the aforementioned adjectives apply equally to all of my teachers and mentors and their entire families.
Of these I must mention late Allah Rakha and son Zakir Hussain, Amarnath Mishra, Shankar Ghosh, Chhatrapati Singh, Pannalal Upadhya, Dagar family, Mallik family, Padma Dehury, Satchidananda Das. Thanks and praises. All blessings to their wives, siblings and children who have revealed the greatness and the highest qualities of humanity to me and our guru-bhais. It is a tragedy of immense proportions that their godly qualities, and those of many other equally stellar individuals,  remain unknown to most human beings. As we all know, the good true humans are kept down and invisible to the masses by the corrupt educational and media complexes. It's the way it is, for now.

I read today of the death of a young master Native American totem carver in the Pacific Northwest at the hands of police. He was holding a 3-inch knife and a piece of wood. What is even more disturbing was the huge number of hateful comments about "no-good, drunken Indians".
Two other recent articles that came to my attention concern the Roma ('gypsy') people. The first relates the story of six members of a Roma family in Slovakia gunned down: LINK. The second, from the UK Independent, "Why Sarkozy Went to War on the Roma", had, again, a huge number of vile, hateful comments about "lazy, thieving, dirty, un-contributing gypsies" who 'need' to "go back to where they came from". The article itself had nothing of note.
However, below the article there is an extended post of extraordinary truthfulness and heartfulness from a Roma-American woman, which completely blew me away both in its wisdom and compassion, and its thorough spanking of the ignorant haters. I am reprinting her post in its entirety, since seldom do we hear the side articulated here in any media. What she offers so eloquently could be spoken by any member of any tribe of dispossessed, marginalized, scapegoated 'minorities' in any industrialized country today, but she speaks in defense of her people currently under siege in both Eastern and Western Europe.

Rome Prepares to Demolish 200 Illegal Gypsy Camps - 9/5/10
Europe Accuses Sarkozy of Roma Gypsy 'Witch-hunt' - 9/7/10
Romanian Gypsy Leader Compares Sarkozy to Nazis - 9/8/10

Travelers' Double Rainbow
A response to the hateful accusations alluded to above (with her permission)
by Tamara Demetro:

"I wish blessings to your family as well murro phrales, (my brother). Of course as a tribal born and unbiased Rromani I do not agree with you. You know as a woman who knows thousands of our own people this is so heartbreaking. It is of course even closer and emotional then when I witness discrimination and racial ignorance effecting even close friends whom are of another minority, simply because of the fact that the Rromani are my race. Yet; it does not prevent me from acting as strong to stand up for what in my heart I know is fundamentally unfair and inhumane, for anyone who might be going through similar or worse fates, human or any living creature. No matter what is said here my brother I can tell you from my own witness....this is so wrong what has been done to us. This is so wrong and what some of us now do to them (as a result of course) is just as wrong...

Yet, how can I not share the truth without bias and report; most do so for sheer survival. I do not know how to get across to our non Rromani relations, to you ;......Do not believe this about us. Do not think in your wildest imagination that we as a whole do not love our fellow man at our root. Do not think for an instant that we do not wish to work, no more or less then anyone of conscious nature. Do not listen to the negative whispering of the subconscious negative thoughts we call " the demons" we "all" have. To believe that an entire race of people just was born to take over another's land, take everything for free and do not give or wish to give anything in return of equal value because we are "parasites"????? What good human being thinks that about an entire race?

Do not think we like to be going through what we are and whom do you think of us that would rather live like "this" then go to work? when there is this anywhere (as with any dysfunctional figures within any race) is by a vast majority awareness within our own race....a very small minority. A minority that "we" do not embrace ourselves! What child does not have dreams, does not wish to learn, grow and be with her piers of every color? What child wishes to beg or have the pressure of being placed in jail, never have a home worth being proud of, never having the "freedom" to live without hate always coming at you from almost every door? 

Yes; it is true we do not like to live by the wars and insanity we see most of you as well complain about. We do not agree that this world is based on sanity, Creator's teachings to us. We do not believe us as a whole human race is living right side up but rather upside down from the way nature and spirit intended. We do not believe in many of the root of societies reasoning and "millions" of other individuals of "every color and hue in between" feel this, not only us. Yet we are not so naive to think we do not have to contribute or that we are not apart of our world's relations. We do not think we are the ones hating and wishing to harm you but in fact the other way around.

We do not sit upon a throne and judge you, we just wish to preserve and assist our race, culture and heritage to evolve while we "with respect and equal rights" be apart of the world to which we live in; work, play and other wise. It is not us refusing them jobs but the other way around. It is not us but them who keep us out of their businesses. It is not us who refuse them work that forces them to beg borrow and steal but it is them whom do this to us. It is not us who create schools and leave them in the basement of our childrens day cares or segregated and or "special needs" not us but Look at the merry go round; The people say "I keep them out of my place of business because they are a nuisance and come and beg my customers or are dirty". The Rroma say; " I went into the place of business to beg because I was "starving" and could not get anyone to give me work for months, (many times years and or "ever"). I was dirty because I have not been given the kindness of a place to shower, and could not afford my own home because no one will give me work". Not to mention that this example does not explain all the refusal and dark treatment thousands of us who do "not" steal beg or cheat experience by the very same people.

If the non Rromani sees them laughing, playing, seemingly not having a care in the world, they do not see what is really happening. they see the Rroma "coping" in the only way he knows smile, laugh, sing, be with good spirit,,God. Yes; there are many Rroma who do not like the "Gyjey" but honestly if this was your race and family treated this way..would you? This is not a one day negative affair with us as some of you may have experienced; this is "1000" years of it "EVERYDAY!!! How can they possibly judge something that is so far away from whatever they have ever had to experience! What benefits do you speak of, the benefits of a card board home or ghetto? the benefits of free money that is not enough to feed our families and no decent jobs to take us off of it? The medical where we are subjected to without education to be sterilized or fooled into it because we can not read?

This is one of those situations where what it appears is not what it truly is; can you not see?? This scenario that I just shared is more about present day Rromani European poverty stricken people. This is not how it was for hundreds of years prior. For hundreds of years it is clearly documented (and known inter tribally throughout the world) that it had nothing to do with theft, for many Countries had us as slaves. In older days it was a crime not to "kill us" if someone saw us! How do you not understand how this can play a "huge" role in the mental and emotional make up of your fellow human beings? How can you not see how generations upon generations have been affected by this? What are the majority of Rromani do we see in these situations, how wealthy of thieves could they possibly be? Look at their living conditions, look at their children! Every race has those who take advantage, got greedy, are uncaring and selfish....we do not claim we are the exception to this (do you?) but we are not all or most of us "like them"! What we say is that from what we know about the worse of our race inter tribally; they came from families whom were so persecuted and or lost family members due to this unfounded hatred; that they became like Scarlet in Gone with the wind; "I shall never go hungry again" and now like many of any people that have become embitter from factual reasoning to why they would, is behaving unreasonable in return . How many people in this world are unethical, steal from their own, Corporate greed, Government politics. How many White people do we see on the news and how many Rroma do we see in comparison? How long did it take for the vast majority of human beings to see the error in their ways about other minorities and look until still goes on for them as well.

When the Europeans that hate stop hating and treat all people as their "equal". When they offer us the same opportunity to "exist" as human beings...then they shall see the truth about the Rromani work ethic, cleanliness ethic and benefit from the beauty and talent, intelligence and love millions of us have to offer and always have. You know; in the beginning (it has been passed down many generations) that when the Rromani witnessed man killing one another, the earth and its creatures...the first Rroma said "na asba ley, na den duma lensa", moondaen ech avestard, bistar da aye shukar pou amarey dai, ty bistardar khon si ley aved nanulya ki si po poua", mardimai ley; nasfaley ley. Do not go near them, they kill one another, the earth and other living creatures, they are ill forbidden . A thousand years ago this was said but this does not mean that we in our present generations still partake in this belief, even if we might still agree. We know we are apart of our human race and not above it. We know that if allowed we can participate in the day to day living of being sustainable for ourselves while not participating in some of the "insanity" we see our relations non Rromani "still" living with today. As you may not wish to participate in some of our social cultural beliefs. That is what being a diverse open minded human being can offer each of us...the freedom to choose without hating one another or losing the beliefs we care about individually.

This is a monumental misunderstanding that occurred only God knows truly when and it just has gotten to the point of hysteria and down right evil. I disagree that it is said that Rroma have not wish to integrate with the rest of the world, this is an untrue accusation as if we look to other Countries that have embraced Rromani race "and" culture (like Macedonia for only one example) we would see a Country that thrives from their Rromani community as the Rroma does from them; why is it different for us there? Rromani have "never been" against integration, respectful fair integration. The Rromani have been against "assimilation" in past years. The same way "all" minorities have been. The Native American did not want you to cut his hair and make him speak only your language...neither do we. The African American did not wish for you to call him the "N" word and take a way their African heritage and culture. They only did so when absolutely forced and till today they live less then what they by the laws of what is "truth" universal as human beings are given birth right to experience and know.

Please stop, please stop the argument and begin the understanding; for "everyone's sake". I know some of you have had bad experiences and I feel terrible for this but it is not the whole truth of what you say and your unforgiving nature about something that is not the whole truth will never solve the problem...and neither would genocide and continued discrimination and persecution upon us... it never will. Do you really want a solution that comes from love and not fear or do you just want to continue the hate with the belief that you must be all right?"

Then, following a few more rabid spewings about "criminal gypsies" from ignorant morons, Tamara continues:

"Wow amazing; again this is crazy! From what race is there not small and big time crime? All races have a criminal element. Most races do not have to beg in order to eat and survive! there is not a dispute that some of the Rroma steal and beg, the dispute is that they should not have to! You have your children placed in the basement of a daycare while the other European children are upstairs in the "nice"  "babies". You have your children needing medicine and food and not beg. You have your children live under streets and garbage heaps because the owners of the apartments and employers of the jobs hate you just because you are Rroma. You are speaking about a hatred that begun hundreds of years ago way before Rromani ever began stealing! There is employed Rromani hundreds and thousands of them throughout the world who no one knows because we can not say we are Rroma if we wish to work! For those of us that can not afford this luxury..what do they do? In history the Rroma were even hunted in the woods where they could happily get along..but we were not left alone in peace even then and there. How is it that Countries that do not discriminate against Rroma do not share these problems?

When I was in South Africa in the early eighties had I not known better I would have agreed with the White Afrikaner; the black African stole at every opportunity,the newspapers were filled with horrific black crime everyday and every time I went outdoors I was almost accosted by the heaps of children mauling me for money; "yet" I knew better. I knew that the people were living on mediums of grass in the middle of the richest at the time Country in the world with no chance for a "real" job. I knew that there was segregated demeaning of any self esteem schools, bathrooms, place of businesses and greed by the Apartheid Government to which is not seen in most Countries. I knew that the lack of education, opportunity "hate" and disgust that was taught to the white children from grade school gave them no opportunity for anything different. I knew that it was only what it seemed like if one was not properly "informed" of the whole matter....that these individuals were somehow not as "human" as the rest of us.....insane.

You know; no one likes to be stolen from, no one likes to have unsightly matters before their eyes...but to blame the victim of hate with no common sense behind it and then to blame then for sheer survival is equally...without validation and or one sided lazy opinion... highly judgmental. Yes there are big time criminal Rromani, greedy , wrong and should be accountable for their crime like any other criminal but if you look at the true facts of how they are in comparison to the numbers of Rroma that are not this is much smaller then most other races criminal element! How many times do you see White European and or American big time Crime compared to Rromani? If you were Rroma and had went through this for so many hundreds of years, could it not be possible (although I do not condone and nor does the majority of Rromani) the concept that there are some people who get so desperate to be on top, that they are willing to do anything to not be "touched" by this contempt? What are you all saying, that they are just no good lazy worthless people world wide and there should be a final solution to them? Do you not understand that the reality of this is that thousands of innocent already depressed, tired, cold hungry and emotionally and mentally drained people are being sent like cattle to Countries to which has done this to them to begin with? Do you not understand that they are going to no homes, no jobs and no school? Do you not look to see that in every case where some decent conditions were made, work training programs, schools, etc were provided; the Rromani children were the first ones to be there and the parents are the first ones to work? For God Sake; the Rromani have existed for 1000 years in unprecedented discrimination and the scape goats for Europe's problems for at least five hundred... With love and no hate do I plead with all of you......wake up!

You do not know what it is like to have always one person in your job hate you so much they do everything in their power to get you fired, even when your work is good and you keep your head down low. Only to have the next job you try to get be told "do not hire that one, she/he is a "gypsy" you know? You do not know what it is like to see your children pushed into the mud because they think of them worse then dogs rather then innocent children. You do not know what it is like to have the world only see you as some stereo typical clown there to entertain and then "disappear" so that you do not have to face the inhumane conditions upon any race of people. They are human beings with out a voice!
 Do not tell me they are not trying to do something about it. Do not tell me they are not hated for discriminatory reasons that have no basis of fact or common sense. One day as with all the other horror cost stories of discriminated minorities throughout history, the Rromani story will be told through its "younger" and educated children and good conscious human beings that are not Rromani but who can see truth universal. We will tell and tell this story while we survive yet again your unfounded fears, even at the cost yet again of our family, relatives, generations upon generations of dreams lost. You write of wrong human behavior as though the real people can not see your words, because to you we are not even real people.....amazing....and so very sad. The Rromani love you all and we will do our best in the vast majority of us; to forgive you."

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My thanks to Ms Demetro for permission to reprint.

Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa - Greatest Tabla Legend of Last Century