The Christians then gleefully reported back to their respective tiny kingdoms that the New World was peopled by red-demon worshipers, but they could be saved for X amount of money, and could you send it in care of the Pope (or whatever head of state)? Of course, the countries of the invaders had their own problems at home, they were running out of dry wood with which to burn witches, warlocks and the like.
When the invaders encountered our Native Nations and the Aztec and Mayan peoples they saw nothing of the ancient, amazing, sophisticated civilizations we had created. No, they chose to see and report the occasional human sacrifice to the Gods. And this is different from burning people alive and a weekly ‘drinking the blood and eating the body of Christ’? How? Yeah, some of you may be mad right now but if you read this column and know where I’m coming from, you will at least give it some thought and consideration. Please.
Because I am still really angry about Mel Gibson’s movie, “Apocalypto.”
The other day I was in Blockbuster and I asked my son Steve if he had ever seen that movie. “No,” he sez, “but I heard it was really good!” Action, adventure, gore and blood yes, any American male would find it entertaining. The truth of it is that the story and so-called facts are wholly and entirely inaccurate, to put it very nicely. As a matter of fact it is so full of #*^%&(*&*(& and *^%@%4r%% that I got in a major fight with a friend who also thought it was a good movie. And he’s Mexican.
There just ain’t nothing funny about being Indian and allowing the invader’s descendants to lie about our Native origins! The collective world population accepts them as fact, not the fiction it is. We have to step up, put a stop to the horrifyingly grisly stories like Mel Gibson’s sanctimonious ‘Apocalypto’ and tell them ourselves.
Mel Gibson, Steven Spielberg, and other filmmakers are part of America's media-industrial complex. Part of their mission is to promote that the idea that Judeo-Christian beliefs are true and Native beliefs aren't. Hence we get movies such as The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and the Indiana Jones flicks.
Below: He died in The Passion of the Christ so that Natives could repent their heathen ways. Since they didn't do as he wished, his followers came to America in Apocalypto to enforce God's will. His followers are still sending emissaries into the wilderness to convert pagans such as those in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.