My Interview with Robert Stark

Listen to it here

Robert Stark interviews Vincent Rinehart. Topics include:

  • Occupy Wall Street’s political agenda and the attempts at co-option by elites;
  • The failure of capitalism
  • Gaining independence from Wall Street and the need for radical decentralization;
  • Secessionist movements;
  • Resilient villages as a means to self sufficiency;
  • Opposition to mining and exploitation of natural resources;
  • American Indian issues and the globalist Left’s hijacking of their cause;
  • In the second segment Robert discusses the attempt by the neocon organization “Emergency Committee for Israel” to link Occupy Wall Street to anti-semitism and the “paleoconservative” John Birch Society making the same claim.

Vince Rinehart is a Tlingit and Taos Pueblo Indian & a tribal nationalist and anarchist. He writes for his own blogs focusing on American Indian pan-tribal secession as well as for Attack the System and The Daily Attack. He is of the Teeyhíttaan clan from Shtax’héen Kwáan and was born and raised in Lingit Aani, Tlingit Country in Southeast Alaska.

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I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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3 Responses to My Interview with Robert Stark

  1. seedofjapheth says:

    Do you consider the USA government to be incorrigibly evil or do you think the USA government could be converted into something which is not evil through people becoming a part of it whose goal is to enact sensible policies?

    • Vince says:

      The most basic answer is that the US Gov’t’s record speaks for itself. What they’ve done to Indian people has been horrendous.

      Long answer: There may be very few actual “evil” people in the US government. I think it’s better described as “the state,” a network of institutions both public and private that controls this country and exerts its influence across the globe. Each of these institutions has its own agenda, but the net effect of the whole is “evil” in my opinion. It’s responsible for the deaths of thousands, if not millions of people across the world via wars it is directly engaged in as well as the various proxy wars that it has instigated to protect its interests. It has also effectively oppressed vast portions of the US population, subtly and not so subtly in some cases. We American Indians, for instance, had our land taken from us and the backbone of our communities broken (our clans and kinship groups) and replaced with hierarchical tribal governments, bureaucratic social services, and forced public schooling all in the guise of helping us when in fact it has done nothing but marginalize us. We never needed any of those things and now we are reliant on our own oppressor.

      As to enacting sensible policies, the state has a long record of integrating those policies and movements that it can without giving up any actual power, while marginalizing those that actual pose a threat. For instance, the Civil Rights movement. The state co-opted the more peaceful and less threatening elements such as affirmative action, banning state sponsored segregation, providing social services, etc, while rejecting black self determination, black nationalism and black separatism. The state could live with the former without losing any power (actual, from one perspective it was an expansion of power) but it couldn’t tolerate black self determination a la Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, etc. It went so far as to assassinate Fred Hampton, one of the BPs leaders, to this end.

      A modern example might be found when the dust settles around the Occupy Wall Street movement. I predict it will go one of two ways. The least likely way is that it sparks a genuine revolution and the ruling class is overthrown: http://bit.ly/rlLXnW

      The more likely scenario is that the state grants the protesters some token regulations for Wall Street, throws a few of its corporate cronies under the bus, and continues on as usual without any fundamental change to the 1% vs. 99% dichotomy. Basically the method of operation is to placate the mainstream of a counter movement, and marginalize the radicals.

    • Vince says:

      Just checked out your blog and am listening to your interview. Posted it at my pan tribal blog. This is my Tlingit and AK Native specific blog. Thanks for dropping by!

      http://aianattackthesystem.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/the-stark-truth-interview-with-patrick-mccarthy/

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