Ah, Assimilation

9 Nov
Property of DarkRose Productions
Copyright 2013
By Julia DarkRose Ray
Just some thoughts that I think a few DRJ Family members might appreciate, as well, perhaps some of you might like to digest these words so that you may be able to clean out your system of far too much bullshit in our world that masquerades as truth…

Ah, assimilation…

Nativistic Movements

Many spiritual movements arose to help Native Americans to come to terms with the upheaval caused by the arrival of Europeans and to reaffirm indigenous values and culture in the face of pressure to assimilate.

There were two types of nativistic movement, the “revitalization” and the “millenarian”. Both were syncretic–in other words, they adopted some of the beliefs and practices of the dominant culture, although to different degrees. In the first type, Native peoples were able to defuse much criticism of their values by adopting some Christian forms and symbols and eliminating other elements that the missionaries denounced as heathen or superstitious. Some revitalization movements, such as the Handsome Lake Movement
(Handsome Lake’s vision included a heaven and a hell for Indians alone. Those who believed in his “Good Message” met for weekly worship in a tribal longhouse) and the Native American Church, took congregational forms similar to those of the Christian churches and allowed a core of traditional belief to survive by camouflaging it. The second, and generally more confrontational, type of nativistic movement arose when subjugation was so rapid that traditional culture was in danger of immediate collapse.

Revitalization movements were sometimes, but not necessarily, headed by prophetic figures, whereas millenarian movements almost always began with a prophet preaching an imminent, sometimes cataclysmic, end to the current order and a return to traditional ways (hmm, seems very familiar).

So, one must now consider the reality, not all of what you think you know is the truth. It might be, most likely is, some kind of mashed up combination of a little tradition, folklore, myth, and outright deception. Most of what people think they know about ancient cultures, peoples that were assimilated by other countries and religions, is bunk…or so far from the truth that it might as well just be a whole other culture.

This assimilation is not just something that use to happen. Oh my darkness no! It is still happening today. In fact, it has happened, is happening very close to home…how do you think the current Vampire community came to exist? Why do you think this “community” has so many problems from within? Well, first, anything built upon outright deception is not going to be healthy from the inside out. Second, what you have is something impure. You have a diseased organism, it will never be whole and healthy.

Assimilation of cultures of other peoples beliefs and way of life…IS NOT OKAY!!! This includes trying to assimilate real living vampires into made up bullshit…now you have a diseased animal called the Vampire Community.

What ever shall we do about it? Shoot it and put out it out of its misery?

~Julia DarkRose Ray


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