In every society that has different classes of people, there are different effective laws for each group.
In the U.S., the underclass de jour is ‘undocumented’ people who are primarily indigenous to the Americas. The common laws that apply to them are very different than the norm for others.
Most undocumented workers from Latin America are indigenous people, and of course white people from any Latin American country always have received preference over indigenous people in immigration. The massive support the U.S. gave to Cubans would not have come about if most Cubans were ethnically indigenous. Compare Cuba, 64% white, with Guatemala/Honduras, less than 10% white. Cubans largely control politics in many parts of Florida, while Guatemalan / Hondurans will always be prevented from having a substantial power base in any area controlled by the U.S.
note / Articles like https://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-w-barnes/the-candymanhaunted-by-wa_b_2332924.html are at the top of Google results. These articles portray the U.S. as the victim of crooked foreign military types.
Articles like https://web.archive.org/web/20150408214456/https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/us/us-deports-salvadoran-general-accused-in-80s-killings.html are getting harder and harder to find.
In fact the United States had significant numbers of unconventional warfare troops in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and other Latin American countries until recently. Sometimes their supposed purpose was “fighting drugs”, other times “fighting terrorism” or “supporting democracy”, but in fact they promoted drugs and terror while fighting indigenous interests. The results are just beginning to be felt, but instead of the United States acknowledging the cause and looking for a solution, the U.S. is doubling down in Latin America today, setting the stage for the obvious.
The United States has been heavily involved historically in preventing indigenous groups from gaining power in Guatemala, and even today takes measures to prevent immigration of indigenous people from Guatemala. The same holds true for Guatemala’s neighbors https://www.foxnews.com/us/over-1000-hondurans-head-for-us-border-in-mass-migration-march-report.amp and the rest of the region.
The unspoken basis for this disparity usually comes down to an instinctive sense that ‘the other group’ is less developed morally. It is the same motive as was used with blacks in America.
Years ago, I worked near a town that was largely Native. All of the surrounding villages, in fact every population center within hundreds of miles, were Native. And yet there was not a single Native police officer in that specific town. The reason being a mix of a) Natives are not instinctively inclined to serve their colonizers / conquerors, and b) common racism that exists everywhere.
The leaders of that town tried to hide the obvious by importing a black police officer from thousands of miles away and making him police chief.
Nobody could call them 'racist' because they hired a black person as police chief. They believed they were being progressive, but one collective effect of the melting pot is to divert awareness of big issues to irrelevant issues.
~In a purely indigenous cultures ‘old people’ are the law and enforcers.
In other words the colonizers facilitated the eradication of indigenous culture under the pretext of 'helping indigenous culture', while being oblivious to what they were actually doing and patting themselves on the back for what they were pretending to do. If a person had asked them what they were doing, they would have come up with a 'perfect' explanation, something that even fooled some of the Natives, all the while being perfectly blind to what they were actually doing.
There is no benevolent way to rape a culture or a person, no matter how clever the rationale.
There was an older white guy I knew in that town who had a Native girlfriend. The two were often drinking together and were very distinctly a couple. One day the guy asked me to go to the police station and speak to the police chief, because his girlfriend had accused him of rape. I went to the police station, sat with the chief and told him that the two were a couple and that most likely ‘rape’ was not the correct term for whatever had happened.
What was it that had happened?
The two were, of course, from very different cultures.
The guy was a white guy, maybe in his 60s, with enough money to buy substantial amounts of alcohol, which he in turn used to attract a partner.
The woman was a Native woman maybe in her 40s or so. She had some extreme trauma in her background, ranging from a child who died horrifically to various other stresses and traumas, and was an extremely hardcore drinker. But she was also quite a bit smarter than most people, and ‘an outside progressive’ in the sense that she tried to promote her ethical positions even with outsiders.
His view was that since they had sex every day when they were drunk, he had a reasonable right to assume that he was ‘entitled’ to that if he provided alcohol. A person could argue whether that attitude is good or bad, but it was, and still largely is, the prevailing morality of the United States.
Her view was that any sex that was not entirely consensual and mutual was inappropriate. She no doubt recognized her weakness for alcohol, and knew the position it put her in, but was not sure where the line of propriety was drawn in western culture. When he crossed a line that she drew, based on her education and knowledge, she decided to translate it into western terms and accused him of rape, to improve or ‘test’ the legitimacy of the supposed system. https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/03/girlhood-melissa-febos-lucid-expose-rape-culture/618445/
~ Native women have always been assaulted, raped and even killed in high numbers in U.S. society. It is comparable to any conquered group in any country, the women of the conquered group become a sort of ‘spoil of war’ long after the war is over.
In the United States theoretically Natives have the same rights, which would include respect for their cultural interpretation of various nuances such as ‘what constitutes rape’, but in reality the United States is a derivative of Britain and indigenous culture is only tolerated to the extent it does not challenge the supremacy of the conquering European culture. Vulnerabilities of conquered cultures may change but they never disappear unless the conquered ones regain sovereignty.
Ultimately, I sat with the police chief and told him the facts I was aware of. He made some reference to the horror of having to deal with a geriatric sex dispute. I don’t know exactly what happened that led the woman to charge rape, but my guess is that in most places today it would be considered a variation of spousal rape i.e., a crime but in a totally different category than a violent attack on a stranger.
No charges were brought against the guy as far as I know.
The woman died a year or two after.
Also a year or two after that incident, a white police officer in that town developed an infatuation with a Native girl. He was married but was somewhat aggressive in trying to date her.
She resisted all his advances and told him at every step she was not interested.
One night he drove past her in his police car and offered her a ride. She declined. He ‘arrested’ her, handcuffed her, took her to a remote spot and ended by killing her and dumping her body. Many people in town had a good idea that he was guilty, including those Natives that saw him arrest her. Of course the Native population was not represented in the police department, nor anywhere else in the legal system aside from a few highly paid token representatives. Despite widespread knowledge of evidence he was involved, the officer was not arrested for several weeks, then was almost acquitted until finally local publicity forced a conviction.
Would that town have done better to respect that Native woman's definition of rape? Probably. In fact her attitude is becoming the predominant attitude in the U.S.
If full blooded, Natives had been allowed to be police officers in that town would ethical issues arise? It's a Native town in a Native region. What would a Native police officer do that white police don't?
Melting pots always sabotage their indigenous components discreetly. Once Native police officers are common there will be hidden efforts to make them appear unsuitable, but the efforts will be so carefully crafted that they won’t be uncovered easily.
Rock, Paper Scissors
An interesting sociological synchronicity often develops around culture clashes between two groups involved in a colonization, an evolution of tragedies, for example murder > suicide > accidents.
Note in this case a woman is currently missing, as of 9/13/20, in almost the same spot where the above original rape incident occurred.
The development involves either a complicated shift in ‘wills’ regarding who is responsible for natural events, or a shift away from broader human influence in natural events. As with many other things, it points to ‘colonization efforts’ as being something that weakens humans generally, and should be stepped back from.
The specific observation in this case is that as the U.S. continues consuming the remnants of indigenous cultures, it’s originating or source culture i.e., Western Europe, will weaken.
A thousand years ago this might have been called ‘cultural progression’ or ‘consolidation’, but today it is stupidity. It will reduce the quality of both Western European and New World European descent culture until compensating Asian or ‘eastern’ political strength balances things again.
A big part of the melting pot is coaxing ‘criminality‘ out of any conquered people, portraying them as morally inferior, so they can be seen as defective and in need of police from the melting pot.
In the area where the above incident happened there was a powerful Native, years ago, who controlled ‘the Native side’ of any issue in that town. He knew the whites could beat him in guns, money etc, and was careful to not overstep. So although law enforcement did not allow full blooded Natives to work in powerful law enforcement jobs, there was a strong Native influence, a sort of counter balance.
Of course there are always ‘token Natives’ in all sorts of jobs. Some are induced with good salaries, others are conned into thinking they can help their people by helping their colonizers.
Today that old Native is long dead. Much of the power he had in Native society is now in white hands, even if there are simpler Natives who believe they have ‘real power’ now. Native kids in that immediate area are basically conquered and with little genuine Native guidance. In other words, soon there will be full blooded Natives probably working as cops in that town, but they will be almost fully European in terms of everything except their race.
The last step in the conquering process will be to instill some phony ‘Native Pride’ nonsense so they can pretend they have not become white, and the politicians who appoint them can get progressive votes.
The trick for colonizers is to destroy an indigenous culture in such a way that indigenous people never notice what is going on.
Worth adding too
In the 1990s there were virtually no drugs, aside from alcohol and marijuana, in that town, but there was an abundance of state and federal supposed 'drug cops' discreetly active and physically present in the town. Today there is quite a bit more of ‘harder’ drugs flowing from that town to neighboring villages. Every now and then a person will be caught transporting a small amount of some illicit drug, but to my knowledge, there is only one somewhat reliable story of a large drug shipment to that area recently. This involved a substantial amount of ‘something’ that was illicitly transported to the area and distributed by people associated with law enforcement.
That region, although largely ‘conquered’ does include a few remote Native areas where Native languages are spoken and whites are generally not welcome.
The appearance is that some individuals at the federal level have discreetly arranged a reliable local pipeline of drugs that can be used to maintain control as indigenous political power increases.
There is no remedy to that kind of thing, aside from returning full sovereignty to Natives.
As a side note, Schaeffer Cox was an activist and politician in a different part of Alaska who made accusations about the supposed 'drug task forces' that were active around the state. If you read his Wikipedia page you are given the impression he is a fringe terrorist of some sort.
But if you research a little, a different picture emerges.
There was a strange kind of 'drug task force' that was heavily active in parts of the state near significant Native populations. These 'drug task forces' had a mix of two kinds of people. There were very low quality state drug investigators, very simple minded types, and a cluster of some kind of federal cops overseeing them. A reasonable guess, based on stories that circulated at least as far back as the 90s, is that the federal agents were not so much interested in drugs as in long term management of Native peoples.
There is a lot of corruption still, and a person should be careful if they are curious.