reply to post by LeeOben
No, I have never seen them. I have long known that this was all a farce. If you look at native American cultures, you will see that they did not
have a wealth system per se. They traded amongst themselves and other tribes for things they needed. An Indian nation consisted of small villages.
Each village had a tribal council, with a tribal leader. There was a meeting once a month, and ALL members of the tribe attended. Issues were
discussed, and a consensus was taken. However the majority voted was what was done. However, they never voted until ALL members had discussed the
points of argument. It was considered rude to interrupt the person speaking.
Tribes also had two governing bodies. One for peacetime and one for war. The war council ALWAYS included a woman whose son was a warrior. In Indian
tribes, a woman's voice was as powerful as a man's, true equality. I would say that a governing body which is different during war/peace is truly
an objective form of government. No one political arm can have a biased interest in the outcome of either war or peace.
Each of the tribal leaders would participate in "national" conferences. They met with the overall chief of the nation, and similar to the village
councils, they debated and voted on important topics concerning the welfare of the tribe. Again, there was a peace council and a war council just as
the villages had. If it had not been for the native Americans taking pity on the new settlers, and showing them how to survive in this new land, who
knows where we would be today. Unfortunately it was also their death warrant.
I guess my point of all of this is if you truly want a free society, one that promotes equality and equal opportunity, you need look no further than
our native ancestors. Unlike their European counterparts, these people survived for generations by following this form of government. Wars were
never about wealth, or power but about securing good land and/or food supplies. We could learn a lot if we just listened to them and followed their