Excerpt from Arjuna’s new book, John Hogue’s Presidental Predictions 2020.
Tecumseh, a brilliant Indian chief, warrior and orator, is shown being fatally shot by Colonel Johnson at the Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Tecumseh and his followers joined forces with the British to resist the encroachment of settlers on Indian territory. With Tecumseh’s death, however, the momentum and power of the Indian confederacy was broken in 1813. Image from a painted panorama in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Let every living descendant of the European exodus to the New World remember the near-genocidal annihilation of the First American people! That we have forgotten them and not asked forgiveness for what our ancestors did is what gives great and karmic power to the Curse of Tecumseh to visit upon us the consequences in the next four years.
For me the healing and forgiving has already started when I lived with my teacher Osho in the Oregon Commune in the first half of the 1980s. You can read my full story in my book The Essential Hopi Prophecies about our commune’s outreach to Native Americans. It included for a short time my being one of three Osho disciples chosen to go meet the elders of the Hopi Indians in New Mexico. They met Grandfather David Monongye who was a wise Hopi medicine man and teacher loved by his people as much as Osho was equally loved by us. During the meeting Grandfather David and Osho talked on the phone to each other and invited each other’s people to come live with them.
Grandfather David could recognize in my Indian teacher and friend the understanding that Osho shared with his people in Oregon about how to heal and end the curse of innate violence underlying the beautiful dream of America’s second peoples. Osho gave three ways it could be karmically remedied.
I consider Osho’s observations below, if understood and enacted by all American people, could break the Curse of Tecumseh because I feel his insight cuts to the roots of why this great land and its people have been and continue to be, perhaps to its near future destruction, under a shadow of underpinning violence ever holding back the true manifestation of the American Dream for all Americans, the Native, the European and the African American enslaved. What you are about to take in sounds like it was offered today, but this visionary uttered these words 35 years, three months, and three days before Election Day 2020!
This whole American society is basically wrong. It is based in violence. Twenty percent of America’s presidents have been murdered. This is a record! In no other country has this happened. Once in a while a person may be murdered, but not twenty percent of the presidents. And if the president is so much unprotected – remember, the American president is the most protected man I the world – if the most protected man in the world can be killed by his own people, who else can be at ease? Even the president is not at ease. Every moment, violence!
It is not something superficial. If we want to change the violent structure of America, there are three things to be done. One, the country should be ruled by its native people. It belongs to them. Anybody who wants to remain here should remain here, but he cannot remain here as a ruler. Secondly, America should stop bothering about other countries’ poor people. It should help its own poor people. Thirdly, America should stop piling up nuclear weapons. They are pointless, and so costly, so meaningless. You already have enough to destroy the whole world, what more do you want?
America should declare, “We drop the whole idea of war. We destroy all our nuclear weapons. We drown all those weapons in the Pacific, in the Atlantic. We’re finished with it.” America should declare, “We will not have any defense department any more – it is just pointless.”
If America can do that its people will be immensely rich, happy. And people who are happy do not do violence. It is out of misery, suffering, anger, that violence comes. When you are comfortable, happy, at home, and all that you need is available to you, you don’t want to be violent – because your being violent will destroy your cozy home, your beautiful surroundings, your love life. Your children, your wife, your parents will be lost.
It is the people who have nothing to lose who become violent. And one cannot say to them, “Don’t be violent.”
I personally, cannot say to them, “Don’t be violent.” On what grounds can I say it? They have been cheated of all a man needs, and if they are revengeful, it seems logical. America should take care of itself. Then unemployment is impossible, everybody can be comfortably rich. You just have to stop piling up nuclear weapons, and you can make this country actually, literally a new world by declaring that you are not going to defend.
Defense is meaningless. Even with all your nuclear weapons you can be destroyed, so what is the point of having all those nuclear weapons? […]
Only a nation which is not burdened by the past can become the first nation in the world to declare, “We are no longer a separate entity. We are open and available to the whole world. We declare that we are not enemies to anybody. We declare friendship to be our basic policy, and we are ready to lose everything rather than be violent.”
If these things can be done, it won’t harm America in any way. It would give America prestige, pride. America would gain sympathy from all over the world. America would become the beginning of the new world. Other nations would follow just as they are following America now. They are starting to make nuclear plants, atomic plants; if America stops it, they will stop it too…
Only America has not been capable of freeing the people who are the real owners of this country. Give it back to them. You have reduced them to such a situation that they cannot even struggle for freedom. They are doped, drugged. They are almost asleep. They cannot fight for freedom, they don’t know what freedom is. And they don’t want it either, because this is going to well [the concentration of surviving First People in Indian reservations]: no work, and money is available; no work, and alcohol is available; no work, and all drugs are available. Even those drugs which are prohibited to other people are available to the red Indians, to destroy them, to destroy their spirit.
I say three things: the land has to go back to the real owners – those who are capable of living here under the red Indians as rulers can remain, otherwise they should go back to their own country; America has to stop all interference with other countries, and put its whole energy into changing the conditions of the poor, of the blacks, of the women; and third, it has to drop the very idea of war, to become the first country in the history of the world to drop war, defense departments, armies, to become a precedent for others to follow…
I am perfectly convinced that if America can do that, soon other countries would have to follow, would certainly follow, because they are also suffering. Under the pressure of war effort, their whole economies are going down and down. But out of fear they cannot stop creating more weapons.
These simple things need a little understanding, and America can open a new dimension for the whole of humanity.
Osho, The Last Testament, Vol 1. Ch 9 (excerpt) – Swami Shanti Prabhu interviewing Osho for the Rajneesh Times, at Rajneeshpuram, Oregon
Excerpted from ‘John Hogue’s Presidental Predictions: Who Will Win the Popular and “Unpopular” Vote‘
- John Hogue’s Presidental Predictions: Who Will Win the Popular and “Unpopular” Vote – presentation of the book: The election is not a done deal!