Sioux Already Battling On The Front Lines: Why Is The Rest Of America Still AWOL or MIA?

'The best part of the work we do is that it’s not what we’re fighting against but what we’re fighting for.' (Photo:  Indigenous Environmental Network/Facebook)
‘The best part of the work we do is that it’s not what we’re fighting against but what we’re fighting for.’ (Photo: Indigenous Environmental Network/Facebook)

As each precious day goes by, the intensity of the confrontation grows ever more feverish and grave between the peaceful, weaponless Sioux and their allies now pitted against the imposing military forces of North Dakota & the United States Government who take their orders from Corporate America & Wall Street.

As you read these words, the scandalous abuse by the mighty United States of America of not only the First Amendment of its own much-hallowed Constitution, but its horrendous universal civil and human violations against the Sioux and their allies is beyond belief. Can this really be happening in America’s own backyard in the Land of the Free & Home of the Brave? Whatever happened to that good old NIMBY saying, “Not in my backyard?”

Where is the might of America’s mainstream media? Why is it AWOL & MIA by it lack of coverage of the on-going pitched battle that is going on at this moment between the hapless Sioux and their allies, as if it were the front lines in Syria; who are now doing all the fighting for America against the very forces of Trump and the corporate powers he represents who are already marshalling their sweeping blitzkrieg attack across America if not the world?

Many Americans now are still caught up with navel-gazing over the cause of the U.S. Election results, or bemoaning, “Woe is Me! What Are We All To Do?” But while America continues to spin its wheels the Sioux and their allies are now engaged in the same pitched hot war that America will have to one day fight if it intends to survive. America has to wake up and realize that the  struggle in which the Sioux currently are engaged is also theirs, and come to their aid very soon – LIKE TODAY. Otherwise, the same hot war will eventually explode in every hamlet, village, town or city across the land. When it does, who will then come to their aid?



Irwin Jerome: Author’s Bio Note: During the 1960’s and early 70’s Irwin lived with the Dakota and Lakota peoples on the Crow Creek Sioux & Oglala Sioux Reservations in South Dakota and later published the book, “The Wild Gentle Ones; A Turtle island Odyssey” ( that documents their historical plight and those of other indigenous peoples on Turtle Island.

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