This must sound unusual coming from me, someone who at 18 learned how to fire, clean, disassemble and reassemble a variety of assault rifles "under the gun;" who can fire RPGs and Stinger missiles with the best of them; and who was barefoot and pregnant running through the Everglades, firing over her shoulder at attacking Army Rangers. But the above ad is so ugly and divisive, I have to speak out. If you read Book 2 of my life, you know we-- the New Seminole-- stood our ground against overwhelming odds, i.e., we fought back, killing soldiers and shooting down F-16's over the Everglades. Unlike the NRA, we actually had an enemy and we were armed to defend ourselves. The only enemy America has "from California to the New York Island" is itself and lock and loading up isn't the answer-- unless, of course, you want to commit cultural suicide, something it's already doing in the natural world with its portion of Gaia. Not that I should care but despite everything I believe in as a "card carrying member of the NS," I do care. Holding up now in the Miccosukee Embassy seeking sanctuary and having given birth to Haalie who miraculously survived that midnight attack in the Everglades while still in my womb, has given me a different perspective on "The Cause." I want us to co-exist. I want Haalie to grow up in a loving, caring America; something that looks like will never happen as long as we have the NRA preaching fear so America can arm itself to the teeth. In the words of the founder of the NS and my father-in-law, Busimanolotome Osceola, "dark energy-- that stuff between the atoms and the stars-- which is, as you know, really irony-- is having its way with America." Sadly, I'm beginning to think it is.
Holatte-Sutv Turwv Osceola.