John Trudell: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HUMAN BEING (TWO of TWO)

The Native American musician, poet and former national chairman of A.I.M., John Trudell, continues his moving, thought provoking spoken word and poetry address. He is opening this part with a surprising new analysis of the practice of voting for the lesser of two evils and continues with thoughts about democracy, technology, and dominance, and the curious construct of god in a human form.

Trudell describes Columbus as one who did not know what a human being is, and tries to activate ancient memories of those who arrived with and after Columbus and their long submerged links to their own tribal ancestry that was erased by the inquisition. Respect and responsibility are the leading values Trudell refers to and he asks what the repercussions of the fears and doubts and insecurities are that we experience in today’s culture. He ends by recommending to use our intelligence the way the creator gave it to use: To keep the balance.

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