Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The White Indians

The White Indians

A brilliant and thoroughly researched book by Scott Zesch, called The Captured, reveals the true story of nine white children who were captured by Native American raiding parties in the post-Civil War years. The two girls and seven boys were raised and taught to live as Indians by the Comanches, Apaches and other tribes of the Southern Plains. The author weaves the tales of these captives into a coherent narrative, using hundreds of carefully examined original source materials.

As the forces of the U.S. Cavalry and Texas Rangers began to prevail in the great Indian wars, one by one these children were eventually recovered and brought home. But astonishingly, with few exceptions, they were unwilling to return to white civilization, since they had learned to prefer the free-spirited Native American way of life.

For the boy captives especially, their repetitive days of drudgery and poverty on the family homestead were soon forgotten. Instead, given over to an Indian family that warmly received them, they quickly adapted to a new way of life – hunting, fishing, horse riding, and training to be a warrior. No more boring and laborious farm and ranch work, and certainly no confinement to a school room.

Soon their Indianized identity became so powerful that they learned to hate the pale-face as much or more than did their Native American captors. The white man was perceived as their most dangerous enemy, driving them further and further from their hunting grounds, attacking their villages, and killing off their primary source for food and clothing – the buffalo.

The story of the capture and return of these nine coincides with the last age of the Plains Indian and their forced relocation to reservations. The author narrates in general chronological order the sad fate of the tribes during the years of the captivity of the white Indians. Then he follows the post-captivity lives of the nine – some re-adjusted more or less to the white ways, but others went back to live with their Indian families on reservations, and one even ended up a hermit in a cave.

By 1878 the last of the captured white Indians were returned, and by 1881, the way of life of the free-roaming Plains Indians came to an end, coinciding with the destruction of the last buffalo herds. It was General William T. Sherman, of Civil War infamy, who was primarily responsible for the decision to decimate the buffalo, since he realized that this was the fastest way to “obliterate” the Indians. He had become commanding General of the U.S. Army. When a small number of enlightened Texans petitioned for a law to protect the remaining buffalo and save them from extinction, Sherman personally testified in the Texas legislature against the bill, “arguing that the extermination of the buffalo was necessary to drive the Indians out of Texas and stop their depredations.”

The Captured, by Scott Zesch, St. Martin's Press, N.Y., 2004. 

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Prayer before Mass

Basic Prayer before Holy Mass

     This is taken from the 1942 Fr. Stedman Sunday Missal, and reflects the four ends prayer: adoration, thanksgiving, atonement, and petition.  
Eternal Father, I unite myself with the intentions and affections of Our Lady of Sorrows on Calvary, and I offer Thee the Sacrifice which Thy Beloved Son Jesus made of Himself on the Cross, and now renews on this holy altar: 
First:  To adore Thee and give Thee the honor which is due to Thee, confessing Thy supreme dominion over all things, and the absolute dependence of everything upon Thee, Thou Who art our one and last end.
Second:  To thank Thee for countless benefits received. 
Third:  To appease Thy Justice provoked by so many sins, and to make satisfaction for them.  
Fourth:  To implore grace and mercy for myself, for (name),  for all afflicted and sorrowing, for all poor sinners, and for the holy souls in Purgatory.  
300 days Indulgence. 

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bill Steinman UFO conclusions

The "mystery of iniquity" and otherworldly aliens

William Steinman was a premier analyst of the UFO phenomena.  He wrote about alleged crashes of physical UFO objects and governmental cover-ups.  However, he mysteriously withdrew from the UFO scene and towards the end of his life wrote the following statement:

                Ultimate Solutions To The UFO Phenomena

        The UFO or Flying Saucer Phenomena is a very complex problem
        which can be simplified by summing it up as follows:

(1) The Flying Saucers originate from an "eternal dimension", not
    subject to space and time, as we know it.

(2) The Flying Saucers "materialize" out of this "eternal dimension"
    into our space time frame, and have been doing so since time

(3) There is a direct relationship between "The Great Secret" of the
    Occult teachings, "The Mystery of Iniquity" of the Bible, and the
    Flying Saucer Phenomena.

(4) The "Dark Forces" of the Occult, summed up as Satan (Lucifer) in
    the Bible, is the underlying source behind the Flying Saucer

(5) The "Dark Forces" are motivating and influencing the so called
    "conspiracy Groups", who really control every world Government,
    through their various Intelligence Agencies.

(6) There does exist in the United States, an alliance between the
    "materialization" of these "Dark Forces" posing as "Alien Beings"
    and a high level Intelligence group, presumably "MJ-12", who in
    turn operates through the N.S.A., C.I.A., F.B.I., D.I.A., etc.

(7) There do exist Above-Top-Secret "saucer bases" in remote portions
    of the United States (and around the world), in which this unholy
    and immoral alliance are developing a very advanced Technology,
    based on Unified Field Physics, Genetic Engineering, and biogenic
    breeding in preparation for the ultimate "materialization" of the
    "Dark Forces" when the "Mystery of Iniquity" is finally culminated
    in "Anti-Christ" or "Ahriman" ("Incarnation of Satan").

(8) This entire subject matter remains the most highly classified and
    most closely guarded secret of all time, under the cloak of
    "National Security".

(9) Faith in God is what protects us against this. Paranoia is what
    allows the "materialization" or Psycho-Physical manifestation of
    the M.I.B. (or other diabolical forms) to "visit" you, If you
    know too much.

                        signed:  W.M. Steinman  12/18/86

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