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Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Speak: Is It Time for Us to Join Them?

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The name of the game was Monopoly and it was played out in the "real world" as well as in the board game of the same name. Thus, today, we have just a few corporations left competing on the "Board of Life." And just like the game, the prize is ownership.


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Micahel Dewey (1021)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 10:33 pm
It sure is adding up to me, with article after blog about how the elite keep benefiting at the expense of the regular folks who only want enough work to pay for the time it takes and costs to raise a family, if a family is what they want, while the elite destroy the earth while doing the same to society. Life sure ain't as fun as I do recall it being once upon a time. Though with Cyberspace it does look as it will be more worth while.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 2:03 am
Quote: ...we are all indigenous grandmothers, be we biologically male or female, for what comes forth from within us is going to spell the difference between the evolution of life, or a continuation and growth of extinction rates. Unqquote.

It's up to us.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday December 2, 2013, 2:11 am
Really great post!!! Thanks Michael for sharing!!!

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Monday December 2, 2013, 2:51 am
Sure wish Care2 would update its message sending software.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday December 2, 2013, 3:27 am
"Behind every strong man stands a stronger woman",thanks for sharing Michael - great post.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:04 am
Thank you... ; )

Michela M (3964)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:17 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:38 am
It's what I've been saying for the last three years. Noted & posted

. (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:51 am
Yes it is. Thanks for sharing, Michael.

Ben O (135)
Monday December 2, 2013, 7:35 am
"...This is ultimately all about our childrens' childrens' childrens' future. It is to this future that we are all responsible..." -Amen!

Winn A (179)
Monday December 2, 2013, 7:36 am
Thanks Michael.

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday December 2, 2013, 7:56 am

Thank you!


. (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 10:28 am
Noted & posted

Angelika R (143)
Monday December 2, 2013, 10:54 am
IDLE NO MORE !! thx Michael for another excellent post (and message with it)

Chris C (152)
Monday December 2, 2013, 11:43 am
"For the sake of the world, we can't afford passive interactions anymore. We need to become engaged in this planet's future, on our own terms. "Hell hath no fury like that of a woman," should be the cry of both women and working class peoples throughout the world. "


Jane H (139)
Monday December 2, 2013, 12:12 pm
The people ARE rising !

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday December 2, 2013, 12:49 pm
Noted. Thanks, Michael. The most powerful mothers we all have: Mother Earth & Mother Nature.....and don't forget that the French call the ocean "la mer".....mother of us all.

. (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 1:41 pm
Thanks for this.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday December 2, 2013, 2:51 pm
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Sheryl G (359)
Monday December 2, 2013, 3:35 pm
Thank you for bringing the 13 Grandmothers to more people's attention. I had left a lovely video on back in Sept. for the International Peace Day titled Peacemaker. It is a lovely video if those who come to the threads would like to view it, filled with a message song as well as an artistic viewing.
Peacemaker The 13 Grandmothers

The Grandmothers of the world need to rise up, I being one of the Grandmothers hole a monthly Woman's Circle so that we can share the teachings and grow strong with and within each other. To renew connection to our sisters in spirit and to protect our Mother and all her relations.

Idle No More began with 4 women; Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon & Sheelah McLean. All the women of the Nations around the world must rise up and be heard. You are the life bearers, you are of the Earth and female as our Mother. All humans start as female, only the male moves away from it's mother when it develops it's sexual organs. Is why the male must listen to the women, is why there is such a mess today as it is patriarchal and doesn't take into consideration that which is Sacred, that which nourishes, that which is life sustaining.

Patriarchal thinks only of $ and cares not what must be destroyed in order to obtain it, however Mothers and Grandmothers always cared for all of the Nation, and what was best for a fulfilling life, not a material life. This is why the Indigenous were always matralineal societies.

Mandi T (366)
Monday December 2, 2013, 3:40 pm
Thank you for sharing.

Bob P (394)
Monday December 2, 2013, 3:54 pm
Thanks Michael

Evelyn Z (300)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:39 pm
Thank you Michael

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:58 pm
Great post & informative! Thanks Michael.

Deb E (63)
Monday December 2, 2013, 9:59 pm
Our Earth is hurting more than most would ever dream. If not us, who? Thank you for the post.

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 5:37 am
Thanks Michael.

Myraida Diaz (136)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 10:17 am
Noted. Will share
Thank You Dandelion!!!.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 12:00 am
Thanks for a great post Michael.

lee e (114)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 9:51 am
I have more than once mentioned Monopoly as this country's most formative board games, shaping the minds of it's society in the most negative and capitalistic way! Thanks Michael for this remarkable article, the video as well was great. It is up to us to take the actions necessary to bring about the needed change!

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 3:46 pm
Blessed be the grandmothers and all the younger ones who keep up the fight for the return to a life of responsibility and caring. Down with mandatory sentences and racial persecution and prosecution. Thanks, Michael.

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (50)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 6:17 pm
Thanks bro. !!!!!

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:47 am

Star S. (54)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:49 am
thanks Michael for sharing

Maria Cristina A (119)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 11:27 am
Thank you for sharing. When someone wants me to play on a board and tells me I have no choice but to use that board I usually have a "Oh, really?!" reaction. That's how I found out that there's always "another board" to use and that, no matter what "they" say, I'm not alone there. May we all be able to find "the other boards" and hand over the world if not a better place, then at least how we found it..

Craig Pittman (52)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 9:43 am
Thanks of this Michael. It's up to all of us to put a little back.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 10:25 pm
The plight and wisdom of the grandmothers and their spiritual guides gives me hope...

David F (14)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 1:39 am
""" My grandmother was a wonderful person. She taught me how to play the game Monopoly. She understood that the name of the game is to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could, and eventually she became the master of the board. And then she would always say the same thing to me, she'd look at me and say "One day you'll learn too play the game." - One summer I played Monopoly almost every day all day long. That summer I learned to play that game. I came to understand the only way to win is to make a total commitment to aquisition. And by the end of that summer I was more ruthless than my grandmother. I was ready to bend the rules if I had to, too win that game. And I sat down with her to play, that fall. I took everything she had. I watched her give the last Dollar and quit in utter defeat. And then she had one more thing to teach me. Then she said, "Now IT ALL GOES BACK IN THE BOX." """
-- Zeitgeist(3): Moving Forward

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 5:56 am
Most interesting share David thank you.

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:31 am
It is a monopoly game and those with the cash intend on winning all, and leaving us broke and dependent on them. And the same people against welfare and Social Security kind of stuff, support the elite while calling the rest moochers or losers. What sick division we have in the US.

Here in Belgium, though hear quite a bit about it paying higher taxes, they still call it the best country in Europe. I can see why, from its relaxed and more human society.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 7:29 am
I have heard much about Belgium and some other Countries and the lifestyle they lead is so much nicer than what we are having to endure under. I say, endure, for this is a daily struggle to survive being made harder each year for more and more people.
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