Women . . . how to avoid being a victim of male predators
Three is the magic number for keeping you safe and alive!
For a male to intentional harm a female or child is a perversion of nature and certainly was considered to be an abomination to our Native American ancestors. That humanity exists at all today is due to the willingness of countless generations of men to put the welfare of their community’s women and children even before their own lives. However, it is a fact of life that has existed, since mankind changed from living in egalitarian Neolithic villages to large towns. One can not have control over all aspects of your future, but there are some straightforward practices that women can follow to reduce the potential for becoming victims. That being said . . . one of the most horrific aspects of our 21st century United States is occurring in cities and is mostly due to drug addiction. Depraved men are coming up to women in shopping center or supermarket parking lots to rob and kill them . . . just to get some . . . basically . . . small change.
People of One Fire readers obviously prefer me to write about ancient history . . . or at least colonial history. In the previous article, I intentionally gave readers a taste of my past and even, recent, experiences, so you would understand where I was coming from. Also, you would understand why I know things that one would not expect me to know, if I was just a simple lover of history. Indeed, most of my professional work throughout my life dealt with design and planning for the future. However, you cannot competently plan for the future, if you do not understand the past. In this case, though, the same people involved in the July 2017 court case, described in that article, were at it again, so I had to do something to protect myself. Indeed, the internet is more powerful than the Glock 9mm.
The full article, which I wrote as a guide for helping keep women and children safe in the woods, is not posted on the People of One Fire. I have a large international following on LinkedIn, and since this article is not directly related to Native American history, I posted it there. You may find it on LinkedIN with the same title. Any of you Native American women, who would like to read the article, but are not on LinkedIn, may contact me at PeopleOfOneFire@aol.com. I will send you a MS Word copy of the article.
The occurrence of sadomasochistic murders in rural areas of the Southeast is far more frequent than published statistics would let on . . . especially in the mountains and swampy regions. As will be explained later, most of these murders in the Southeast are politically motivated, but in a perverted sense of politics.
During the 9 1/2 years that I lived in Pickens County, GA, 24 bodies were found in the Dawson State Forest. Only one, that of Meredith Emerson, was reported in the media. The only reason that a massive manhunt was established to find her was because she had close friends in Metro Atlanta, who raised hell when she didn’t come home. The remainder were never reported in the Pickens County Progress newspaper, but were quietly listed as “cause of death unknown” or “probable suicide” by the county coroner. A professional bicyclist was shot in the head on Hwy. 136 in the Dawson Forest within Pickens County. His death was not mentioned locally until his wife and friends in Atlanta raised hell and got the Atlanta TV stations to cover the murder. He was murdered, because some locals thought he was gay.
Southeastern indigenous kids start wandering through the woods and swamps as soon as they can walk. I was paddling a piroque through a section of the Okefenokee Swamp near my house at age six. I know several Creek women of all ages, who regularly take walks alone through the woods. This is a safety issue that all of you should take seriously.
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