The Great Reset and the Doctrine of Domination: A Conversation with Steven Newcomb
The Great Reset before and now.
I want to share the interview I recently did with Steven Newcomb (well not so recently but it took me forever to edit it).
It’s a second interview I did with Steven. In the first one, we focused on his work and the Doctrine of Domination per se. In this one, we discuss today’s Great Reset, viewed through the linguistic tradition of Domination as it was applied to the original people of this land—and also touch upon the Holy Product and the censorship around it.
It was an honor to interview Steven again, he truly is a brilliant intellectual and an impressive human being!
Confession: I meant to post this interview alongside a giant article—but the article is taking me on its own journey, while the interview deserves a full spotlight. So I’ll send the giant philosophical article shortly, and in the meanwhile, please enjoy my long conversation with Steven.
One thing I want to add as an intro is that the interview goes into areas that are not very comfortable (for anyone, possibly, but we went with it, and it came out useful, I think). Human history is a big mess, people tend to do horrible things to each other and sometimes mask control as “help”—and yet, here we are, seeking healing.
Here we are, in the middle of a stupid attempt at yet another unhelpful reform, pressured to heal in order to save ourselves and each other, trying to birth beauty and existential meaning out of this ridiculous situation. I believe that the point of all this is remembering who we are. I believe the point is remembering who we all have been since time immemorial, before all sorts of reformers with ideas showed up. And so may we strive for remembering our connection to mystery, for genuine wisdom and joy—and may we paddle paddle paddle out of the abusive trap and into love. I think it’s the point.
About Steven Newcomb:
Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is one of the world’s most prominent scholars of the Doctrine of Discovery (Dostrine of Domination) and Manifest Destiny. He is the author of a best-selling book “Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery” (Fulcrum, 2008). He is a co-producer of the documentary film, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” directed and produced by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota), with narration by Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree). In 1992, Newcomb, along with Birgil Kills Straight (Oglala Lakota) founded the Indigenous Law Institute and started a worldwide movement to call upon the Holy See to revoke the Vatican papal bull of discovery and domination of May 4, 1493. To find out more about Steven Newcomb and his work, please go to originalfreenations.com.
Thank you, Tessa. I made a rough transcript as I realised this was a very important interview. I am 100% with you about this entire situation being about our healing, growth and awakening, forcing us to confront ourselves and things we normally wouldn't. We do have the power to stop this internally and spiritually. I believe those internal forces express themselves in our actions which will ultimately succeed. Paddling into love...
Ugo Bardi's "Age of Exterminations'' series gives useful perspective on how societies have exterminated members, or classes within a society, for the profit of others, or sometimes because there was not enough food from a bad crop year.
Let me start with the base case of human society killing some members of an extended family/clan as "witches" when heavy rains or drought have drastically reduced the supply of food. In the area of Tanzania studied, fed by rain-supplied agriculture, there are twice as many witch-killings in years of excessive rainfall, when crops are damaged, as in years of normal rainfall. The victims are typically elderly women, killed by family-members.
Poverty and Witch Killing, Edward Miguel, U. Cal. Berkeley, 2005
I would take the above as mostly a case of famine killing poor people. Western witch killings in Europe and North America did come in hard times, bad winters, the Little Ice Age, but also befell those with some property, and little protection. there was profit to be made.
Killing an elderly great-aunt, when everybody is hungry, seems like a variation on the theme of people starving to death in famine.
The Age of Exterminations VI: "The Great Famine To Come", looks at the Irish Potato Famine as a historical example.
The Irish people were subsisting on potatoes, brought from the new world, and much of the land was owned by others, who produced grain and livestock for export and to feed the troops of the British Empire.
The Irish peasant farmers had been saddled with all of the risk, and they died when potato blight destroyed their food.
The crown was "reluctant" to interfere in the economic markets...
The Irish peasants had "owned nothing and were happy", until they had no food, having unknowingly assumed all of the economic risk of the system by having no other recourse but to eat potatoes they grew, or to die.
The lesson here is that having no options, which is to be poor, and not to "own the means of food production" makes one a ready target for extermination through widespread famine. Universal Basic Income would be a chute into this outcome, as would any form of government handout that became an only-means-of-eating.
So, to kill large numbers of poor people, cut off the food supply. It can look like anything made it happen. It happens periodically.
Professor Bardi looks at The Limits To Growth graphs and the revision to that. We can expect industrialized food production and delivery to have major problems as industrial economy contracts. (Mr. Gates seems to be well invested in farmland.)
One might find ways to assure one's food, water and fuel through a hard spell, but one would not be able to do so in a social vacuum.
Consider helping feed your community, or being a member of a community that largely feeds itself, if that is possible.