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The White Minority of Post-America, The Obama Phenomenon and The Indigenous World CourtBill Annett Salem-News.com
The Post-America world of minorities is a fitting backdrop for the larger picture of the world's indigenous people.
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) - There is a tide in the affairs of men
On the 5th of November, a day before the Presidential election, Jim McTague, a discerning columnist in Barron's Magazine, wrote a brilliant piece predicting a stunning victory by Mitt Romney. He said in part:
"Polls contain ominous portents for Obama. Romney is in the lead in 'toss-up' states like Virginia (13 electoral votes) and Florida (29) and is within striking distance of Obama in perceived Democratic strongholds like Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), Minnesota (10) and Michigan (16)...
"A final predictor: the Washington Redskins, who have a 3-5 record. When they've won the last home game before a general election, the incumbent party usually has held on to power. This Sunday, the Redskins play the hapless (1-6) Carolina Panthers at home - the only really good omen for Obama. "
Following this irrefutable case, in a sidebar, McTague dwelt on the familiar Republican refrain, the Wall Street dogma that had dominated the financial media's liturgy for months: unfettered laissez-faire freedom and innovation as offered by a smiling Mitt would triumph over the crippling "big government" wielded by that socialist cum overspender, Obama.
A strange thing happened on the way to the polling booth (or rather two strange things): first, with overwhelming spontaneity, 50-odd million Americans provided a forecast of what will eventuate within the next two or three decades: the end of a white majority in America. In a minor key, but on that prior bloody Sunday, the "Redskins" domiciled in our capital, usually happy harbingers, illustrated the failure both of Wall Street reasoning and the palefaces' pitiful cartoon depiction and hold on North American culture. The Carolina Panthers won 21-13.
The fragmented Republican party still apparently doesn't get the message, because they are still, in post-election tatters, mumbling excuses, such as the breaking ranks of former adherents like Charlie Crist and Colin Powell, or the machinations of Hurricane Sandy. The message? America is already in the twilight of the arrogant white Anglo-Saxon exclusivism, which not only remains the central plank of the party both of Bob Taft and the looney-tune teabaggers, but harks back to 1787.
The Philadelphia Convention in that year may have been suggested by Martha Washington, tired of languishing back there on the farm, watching George gnash his wooden teeth in bored frustration. But it designed our nation. The American saga promulgated since that historic get-together, was embedded in a new nation dedicated to the proposition that a government of rich white guys, by rich white guys and for rich white guys would not perish from the earth. Apparently, if not dead, it is in its geriatric final boarding process. Although Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers and the U.S. Supreme Court all must be having their doubts, since Tuesday, the demographic fact is as indisputable as the millions who stood in voting lines for as much as nine hours on November 6, in defiance of the rich white guys who tried to suppress the vote.
According to the Census Bureau, by 2042, projecting birth rates among all demographic groups in the country, the white population in America will sink into minority status. Kicking and squealing, perhaps, we - nous autres - will become just that.
Barack Obama encapsulates what is going on. The President of minorities has DNA that is half-minority, half white guy. He points to the direction in which we're headed. But Obama didn't win the other day as much as the American people did, altering the tradition for the first time. Almost half of us still voted for a dominant, omnipotent white society. But a majority of minorities - women, Hispanics, black Americans, Asians (huddled masses yearning to be free?) recognized what is happening, what will ultimately happen. A nation of minorities turned that corner.
It is perhaps time even to include and admit that original majority, those native "Americans" that we decimated, to our group of equal minorities.
Perhaps about the time when the minorities are joined by us - the pale-faced ones - we will retain the annual celebration known as Columbus Day, simply because we need a holiday from political bickering, but we might consider calling it Red Cloud Day. And it would be refreshing if that Central Ohio metropolis could be re-named Sitting Bull, Ohio and the famous New York City locale should become Geronimo Circle.
The Post-America world of minorities is a fitting backdrop for the larger picture of the world's indigenous people, once the majority, now decimated minorities, coincidentally like the American population close to 350 million people around the globe. All or most of them have suffered since men built boats from intrusive invasion by that curious little European armpit of the Euro-Asian land mass, peopled by default by a race dubbed Caucasian because of their obscure migratory origin. This small, jumped-up little race still dominates the globe, although it is noticeably in the decline.
And now they are about to be brought to the bar of justice, symbolically represented by "Christian" and political leaders, but in fact through an ancient common law principal: when ruling governments fail to bring justice on their leaders and others, it is the right of the people to do so themselves.
Monday, October 15, 2012, marked the formal online convening of the five sworn judges of the International Common Law Court, from Canada, the United States and Belgium. They were joined by fifty eight sworn citizen jurors from Canada, the USA, Ireland, England, Holland, Italy and Australia, who were prepared to receive the evidence in the first of five cases in the Court's Docket.
This first case involves the evidence that the government and churches of Canada entered into a criminal conspiracy to commit genocide and other crimes against indigenous people and their children for over a century; and that such crimes were committed by the defendants and their organizations, and continue today.
Thirty two officers of church and state were issued Public Summonses by the Court to reply to these charges. None contested or denied the charges made against them, including Pope Benedict, Queen Elizabeth and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Prosecutor's Office filed a motion with the Court that a guilty plea be entered on behalf of all of the defendants named in the Summonses, in absentia, since they did not contest or deny the charges made against them.
The aim of the Prosecutor`s Office is to achieve a final verdict of guilty against all of the persons and organizations named in the Public Summons.
The volume of evidence gathered against the defendants is considerable, comprising nearly two hundred exhibits that will be presented as primary evidence by the Prosecutor`s office.
The Prosecutor's Office of the International Common Law Court of Justice commenced opening argument and presentation in the first case in its Docket, on Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Bill Annett grew up a writing brat; his father, Ross Annett, at a time when Scott Fitzgerald and P.G. Wodehouse were regular contributors, wrote the longest series of short stories in the Saturday Evening Post's history, with the sole exception of the unsinkable Tugboat Annie.
At 18, Bill's first short story was included in the anthology “Canadian Short Stories.” Alarmed, his father enrolled Bill in law school in Manitoba to ensure his going straight. For a time, it worked, although Bill did an arabesque into an English major, followed, logically, by corporation finance, investment banking and business administration at NYU and the Wharton School. He added G.I. education in the Army's CID at Fort Dix, New Jersey during the Korean altercation.
He also contributed to The American Banker and Venture in New York, INC. in Boston, the International Mining Journal in London, Hong Kong Business, Financial Times and Financial Post in Toronto.
Bill has written six books, including a page-turner on mutual funds, a send-up on the securities industry, three corporate histories and a novel, the latter no doubt inspired by his current occupation in Daytona Beach as a law-abiding beach comber.
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