Russell Means

A Quote by Russell Means on life on earth, right living, walk in beauty, knowledge, belief, humans, and dominance

One is expected to know things, to believe things.  Knowing and believing are all in your head - there is nothing in your heart.  If you cannot feel that the earth is your grandmother, then of course you will find it easy to rape her, to behave as if she is under your dominion.  You will find it easy to believe that we humans are the dominant species, and to act as though the earth and everything on it are ours to do with as we please.  ... if all human beings were taken away, life on earth would flourish.

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Russell Means on honoring earth, honoring power, power, and animal power

We Indians do not teach that there is only one god.  We know that everything has power, including the most inanimate, inconsequential things.  Stones have power.  A blade of grass has power.  Trees and clouds and all our relatives in the insect and animal world have power.  We believe we must respect that power by acknowledging it's presence.  By honoring the power of the spirits in that way, it becomes our power as well.  It protects us.

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 297

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A Quote by Russell Means on slice of pie, spiritual hunger, hunger, understanding, and knowledge

They don't understand that a slice of the pie isn't the whole pie - but they wonder why they are always hungry

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 539

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A Quote by Russell Means on experience, growth, and lessons learned

If you learn from an experience, that's good - so nothing bad happened to you.

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 129

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A Quote by Russell Means on revolution, environment, mother earth, retaliate, abuse, and full circle

All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact. Mother Earth will retaliate, the whole environment will retaliate, and the abusers will be eliminated. Things come full circle, back to where they started. That's revolution.

Russell Means

Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0575184/bio

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