On Wednesday May 29, 2013 the Mille Lacs Messenger, a MN county
newspaper, published the following letter of mine. It's located
And Indian Country Today Media Network, the world's largest Indian news
sourse, posted this letter of mine as a comment to Steven Newcomb's
article U.S. Colonialism: The Cornerstone of U.S. Indian Policy.
Three comments have been posted with the article. The article and comments are
By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
An official United Nations document describes the
Doctrine of Discovery as a principle of international
law that developed in a series of 15th century papal
bulls and 16th century charters by European monarchs.
The UN document also states that the doctrine was -
and is - a racist philosophy that gave white
Christian Europeans the green light to go forth
and claim the lands and resources of non-Christian
peoples and kill or enslave them. And that it
sanctioned the genocide of indigenous peoples in
the New World and elsewhere.
Another UN document states that the Doctrine of
Discovery has been institutionalized in law and
policy, on national and international levels, and
lies at the root of the violations of indigenous
peoples' human rights, both individual and
collective. This has resulted in State claims
to and the mass appropriation of the lands,
territories and resources of indigenous peoples.
In conclusion I would like to say that European
countries, and our country (the United States of
America) is owned and operated by and for the
benefit of the multinational neo-conservative
conglomerates who make their profits off stolen
resources and lands, at the expense of
oppressed and subjugated Indigenous people worldwide.
Their policy is called Colonialism and it is
nothing but theft and murder. Our country spends
trillions of dollars internationally and
domestically carrying out those policies of
invading other countries or manipulating
assassinations and coups to destabilize
governments in order to set up and prop
up despot two bit dictator regimes who
are bribed to subjugate their people
with intimidation, kidnappings, rape
and murder, to enable the foreign
multinational conglomerates to steal
their resources and lands.
We have 750-900 bases in 125-235
countries, depending on if Ron Paul or
Jesse Ventura is talking, manned by the
neocon-owned CIA, military intelligence
or mercenaries. We spend trillions to
enable million and billion dollar profits
for a select few like Halliburton, KBR,
Shell, BP or Exxon and their bribed
political prostitutes like Obama,
Boehner, Pelosi, Feinstein and Cantor,
as well as Scalia and Thomas.
In return we get the trillion dollar
bill and the resulting terrorist attacks
by people incensed at seeing their people
murdered in order for foreigners to steal
their resources. It's called Colonialism
and most descendants of the illegal
European immigrants refuse to admit that
the policies of colonialism are nothing
but theft and murder and results in
terrorism. To do so they'll be forced
to admit to the world that our government
is guilty of theft and murder and together
with their neo con masters, are guilty of
theft and murder and are ultimately
responsible for the murder of 3,000 Americans on 9/11.
The United Nations human rights chief
slammed the United States and its European allies
on Monday for trying to implement their so-called
anti-terror policies with disregard to
international human rights law.
Under Fire at Permanent Forum Ahead of World
Conference: See Newcome's statement about Doctrine of Discovery.