Angela and Rupert ‘go native’?

Anyone who’s been watching world news lately will likely be aware of the growing protests in North Dakota, as “the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years” has taken a stand against the multi-billion dollar four-state Dakota Access Pipeline project.

The 1,172 mile pipeline planned by Energy Transfer Partners “will connect the rapidly expanding Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois,” transporting about 470,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an article in Heavy.com.

However, the Standing Rock Sioux, whose drinking water is at risk from any pipeline leakage (and pipelines always leak), and whose ancient cultural sites are imperiled by the construction—last week a burial site was bulldozed—have been facing down privately hired security contractors.

Clashes have occurred, with injuries on both sides; protesters have been pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs. Protesters have been arrested after chaining themselves to construction equipment.

Native American protesters are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation while they protest the pipeline’s construction, says BBC. A community has arisen as the tribe is joined by representatives of other Indian nations, environmentalists, and others who support the tribe’s cause.

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice intervened:

On September 9, a federal judge denied the tribes’ legal request to temporarily stop the pipeline, said ABC News. The Los Angeles Times reported that “U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued an order in Washington that lifted a temporary halt on a portion of the pipeline that crossed public land.” However, a short time later the U.S. Department of Justice announced it was stepping in, saying “that the Corps of Engineers will at least temporarily halt authorization for construction of the pipeline around Lake Oahe, while it reviews its previous decisions regarding this large reservoir,” according to ABC.

It’s a tense situation, of critical importance not only to the Standing Rock Sioux, but to the land rights of all Native Americans, with implications for Canada’s First Nations and Inuit as well.

If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably wondering what this has to do with Hoaxtead.

Good question. That’s what we wondered when we saw Rupert wearing this faux Indian headdress yesterday:

rupert-native-american-headdress-2016-09-09Correctly anticipating that this unbelievably disrespectful bit of cultural appropriation would likely draw negative attention, he added this comment:

ruperts-excuse

Rupert, this doesn’t make it okay. Millions of white Americans who’ve never been near a reservation in their lives will claim they have “Native blood” somewhere many generations back, but that doesn’t make them Native Americans. And it’s hugely disrespectful to suggest that they are.

As for the headdress itself…no. Just no.

According to âpihtawikosisân, the feathered headdress that Rupert is wearing in this photo

[I]mitate[s] those worn by various Plains nations. These headdresses are … restricted within the cultures to men who have done certain things to earn them.  It is very rare for women in Plains cultures to wear these headdresses, and their ability to do so is again quite restricted.

So unless you are a native male from a Plains nation who has earned a headdress, or you have been given permission to wear one (sort of like being presented with an honorary degree), then you will have a very difficult time making a case for how wearing one is anything other than disrespectful, now that you know these things. If you choose to be disrespectful, please do not be surprised when people are offended… regardless of why you think you are entitled to do this.

While we were still choking on the spectacle of Rupert making a mockery of a culture in the name of trying to jump aboard the North Dakota pipeline protest bandwagon, Angie came up with a clanker of her own:

angela-cherokee-prayer-2016-09-09A few things: Yes, the Cherokee are an American Indian tribe. But they’re not Sioux, and they’re not from Standing Rock. All North American indigenous people are not the same, and it’s insulting to suggest they are.

The video Angie shared featured the Scottish hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ played on panpipes, with sub-titles of a “Native American Prayer” running along the bottom of the screen.

We’re sure this will come as startling news to Angie: ‘Amazing Grace’ isn’t a Native American song, even if it’s played on sort of vaguely aboriginal-sounding panpipes, which in any event are generally associated with the native peoples of Central America. Yes, even if it features a picture of a Plains Indian person looking into the distance in the traditional Noble Savage pose.

You might be asking, “So what?”

So what if Angela and Rupert decide to make an awkward last-minute leap aboard a bandwagon an ocean and half a continent away, which neither of them knows anything about? Big deal. Aren’t they entitled to make themselves look like moronic cretins if they want to?

Sure they are.

But we think it speaks to their fundamentally exploitative approach: they don’t care that Rupert insults the indigenous people of North America with his un-earned headdress, nor that Angela wouldn’t know a “Cherokee prayer” if she tripped over one. What difference does any of that make, as long as they are seen to be running to the head of the parade, grabbing a baton, and mugging for the camera?

They’ve done the same with Hoaxtead itself, pre-emptively declaring themselves queen and king of a despicable hoax, donning the personas of what they imagine ‘paedophile hunters’ might look like, spouting pious words (in Angie’s case) and arrogantly aggressive ones (in Rupert’s).

But at heart, it’s all hollow, a sham that insults people who’ve truly been subjected to childhood sexual abuse.

Like Kevin Annett before them, they’ve appropriated cultures and causes that aren’t theirs, and they don’t care who they hurt as long as their own names are glorified.

We’ll give our friends at Conscious Consumer Network Exposed the last word:

Image: CulturalSurvival.org

Image: CulturalSurvival.org

112 thoughts on “Angela and Rupert ‘go native’?

  1. You make the mistake of thinking Rupert & Angie are from Planet Earth and are therefore subject to the rules of ordinary human beings. As visitors from a distant galaxy and the Planet Plonker they are entitled to act like Plonkers and they do it expertly.

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  2. ‘Running to the head of the parade, grabbing a baton, and mugging for the camera’ is a wonderfully evocative, and precise, description. I come here for the writing, amongst other things, and you never disappoint.

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  3. Haha, excellent analysis as always, EC. And well spotted on the Cherokee/Sioux thing. I’d seen that post on Angie’s FB page and hadn’t picked up on it.

    By the way, ‘Amazing Grace’ was written by John Newton, who I believe was English rather than Scottish. Amazing song it is too. I’m not religious myself but it’s an incredible tale of redemption. Newton, as you may know, was a former slave ship crew member who deeply regretted his involvement in the slave trade and became an ardent abolitionist who joined forces with William Wilberforce to campaign for the banning of slavery.

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      • Thanks, EC. In that trailer, Newton is the guy in the brown hessian garb who’s sweeping the church and giving Wilberforce a pep talk. I can thoroughly recommend that movie, by the way. Great cast and script, with a quirkiness and sense of humour that may surprise you considering the theme yet somehow works.

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      • Arguably that’s another piece of cultural dilution which we hardly notice….. It’s only a year or two back since we felt the need to talk a foreign travel company out of using this on a commercial.

        The confusion arises because it was released as a single in the mid 70s featuring the Royal Scots Dragoon guards and lingered in the pop charts for a long time. It has a place in modern Scots military history, but it’s not really Scottish, and some feel its wholly inappropriate to set it against Scottish scenes.

        From Ian Chambers who knows much more than me about this sort of thing.

        “Some say it is an old Scottish tune, others that it is an American plantation song. It’s been argued that the way the pentatonic scale is used is specifically Scottish. The tune does originate from a region with a high percentage of Scottish blood – the result of the Highland Clearances. But it’s just not known here. And it strikes me as more likely those Scots would have taken their ways and musical style with them… You can (and they do) argue a lot of American music has Celtic connections!”

        The tune Newton’s words were set to is actually called “New Britain” – which itself was derived by a chap called “William Walker” from another tune, “Harmony Grove”. And the whole thing is more ‘American’ (invasive rather than native) than anything.

        [audio src="http://memory.loc.gov/natlib/ihas/service/amazinggrace/200049050/0001.mp3" /]

        – The earliest recording of the song. Released in 1922 by the The Original Sacred Harp Choir as “New Britain”‘.

        ……….It strikes me as more than a little disrespectful for anyone to be conflating an Invasive-American anthem with an Native-American prayer!! No matter how good a man its author was.

        Mind you, they have half of Scotland plastered with a form of Gaelic which is not now and never was the language of the place! Conflation seems to be a habit of non-native invasive species!

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  4. Very sad about that pipeline, by the way, It’s not the first time a big corporation has trampled on the rights – and homes – of indigenous peoples. More often than not, though, it’s remote villages in Africa, South America etc. that bear the brunt. Out of sight, out of mind (and away from public consciousness). But this time it’s in America’s back yard and not so easy to sweep under the carpet.

    And it’s so sad to see the judge siding with big business rather than the Sioux. That said, without looking further into it, it may well be that even if s/he morally sides with the tribes, s/he may be bound by points of law. I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts on this or any further details on the case.

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    • Unfortunately when there are big bucks to be made morality flies out of the window and it’s always the ‘little’ people that pay the price with their health etc and the fat-cats just sit back counting their wads of cash.

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    • I’ve been keeping up with this issue for quite a while now, and have been very interested to note a rising tide of activism (real activism, with real people putting themselves on the line, as opposed to the keyboard warriors of the Hoaxtead mob) amongst indigenous peoples across North America over the past several years.

      Having had their traditional lands stolen, their cultures all but obliterated, their languages banned, their children stolen (again, literally—not in the sense that the Hoaxteaders use it) to be ‘re-educated’ in far-off residential schools, you’d think these people would have given up and gone off to live in quiet poverty on their government-allocated reservations.

      But they have not, and as government and business discover that some of the land they assigned the indigenous peoples might have some commercial worth after all, more and more are standing up and asserting their rights. http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/standing-rock-camps-grow-1.3752623

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  5. It was not a surprise to wake up this morning and see that Neelu has yet again published on the Internet a taunt at the restraining order. When will the police act to bring her to justice?

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  6. Rupert Wilson Quaintance IV and Angela Power Disney, two white Europeans, who add to the challenges of the Native American cultures by ignorantly expropriating elements of their culture, and falsely claiming connection on any level to them. Like everything these Satan Hunter scammers talk about, their knowledge of the subject is shallow and ignorant. I am sure Quaintance and Disney are ignorant of even the basics of Native American culture, such as there is no concept of land ownership in those cultures.

    As much as it is unfortunate that a construction project is being forced through against the wishes of a Native American population, and of great concern is the threat to local drinking water, there is a greater challenge that Native Americans face, a type of crisis of identity and connection to themselves, each other and to their ancestors; something has gone badly wrong. The great crisis is a situation common to most indigenous cultures: suicide; mental illness; drug addiction; alcoholism; domestic violence; sexual abuse. But of course these issues are too common and boring to Quaintance and Disney; the only interests these people have in indigenous cultures is if they can make money out of them, roll on the next go-funding scam.

    I offer an insight into a Native American mindset, which I identify with from my own Celtic point of view.

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  7. An insight into Native American beliefs and the modern day:

    One of the founder leaders of Greater Church of Lucifer is Native American (Canadian) – Jeremy Crowe. The GCOL membership is popular in South America, and I am wondering if there is something about Luciferianism and Native American cultures that might create a connection between both. I will have to explore that.

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  8. With a little digging I discovered the common denominator between Left Hand Path (specifically Luciferianism) and Native American outlooks is Gnosticism. Quaintance and Disney might be cautious in adopting Native American ideals because they are similar to Luciferianism and the Left Hand Path.

    Lets give a few examples. The principle influence on my philosophy is Heraclitus, whose ideas come from influences on Gnostic thinking, and also provides a foundation for some of the ideas in Gnosticism. Heraclitus took his influences from nature and from the Eleusinian Mysteries.

    Heraclitus and Gnostics have a concept of All or One; the Native Americans have a concept of Great Spirit; I define this as Nature. The One or Great Spirit is different from the Christian concept of God, as it is non-judgemental and mindless.

    Native Americans have a concept of sacred or divine fire, Heraclitus calls this Logos. The Logos is an emanation of One, and is the motivating and governing aspects of nature.

    Native Americans have a trickster archetype called Coyote, and so does the Left Hand Path: Satan; Lucifer; Prometheus; Hermes; Mercury; Merlin…

    It amuses me that Quaintance and Disney ignorantly are aligning to something that has close similarities to the Gnostic foundations of the Left Hand Path, one that they are declared enemies of.

    One background source to Gnosticism and Native American ideas:
    http://psychandgnosticessays.blogspot.co.uk/2006/11/comparing-native-american-and-gnostic.html

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    • The policy of Angela Power Disney is to disclose and publish everything. Once Disney has access to the alleged interview of a child being sexually abused by Ella Draper, she will publish it. What impact shall such a disclosure have upon the mind of a sexually abused child on seeing it? Is such a potential disclosure child abuse? The contradiction screams loudly between the words and what Disney is likely to do with any information she gets about abused children, is she really concerned about “THE CHILDREN.” ?

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    • Pocahontas from a Native American Indian tribe in Virginia is buried at St Georges in Gravesend Kent. If Rupert Quaintance does visit that church, he might be tempted to salute Pocahontas by urinating on that church like other churches he has visited.

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  9. Doesn’t the photo of Rupert go under the heading ‘Look at ME, I’m being cool.’ It’s a bit like Kev’s anon mask which he wears on top of his head for effect, so he’s not ‘anon’ at all.

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  10. Bluff of the Week

    Here’s what will happen (as far as Angela’s concerned): Sophia will agree to come on the “show”, Angela will still say she hasn’t heard from her. That’s if she bothers to turn up at all. Interesting that Angie has posted the “invitation” on her own page rather than commenting directly to Sophia, to reduce the chance of Sophia actually seeing the invitation. Mel Ve has taught her well.

    So I reckon it’s incumbent upon us to make sure that Sophia sees this and responds to her…

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  11. I think Rupert’s phrase “I have native blood” is quite revealingly offensive, and tellingly vague. He either doesn’t know or doesn’t care to specify the actual name of the Native American person or people he is descended from. They are his family yet I am supposed to believe him when he says “native blood”? People don’t talk about family that way.

    I suggest at best a vague rumour regarding a long dead ancestor is told and some unspecified ancestry is alluded to. At worst he’s a liar.

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    • It seems someone in high places needs hauling over the coals over this fiasco. Whilst I fully appreciate the creator of all things has a lot on his plate what with black holes colliding and stuff this on going cock up on the rapture front is simply not good enough.

      Whomever has been delegated the task of organizing mass departures of human beings needs a sound ear bashing forthwith and made to sit on the stairs until they damn well pull their socks up.

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      • Indeed, The Creator Of All Things must be unbelievably busy (understandable) as those he chooses to send very important messages just happen to be stark raving mad.

        I think I see the problem – he /she is now being advised by Arch Angel Tory Johnson who thinks the Secure Unit at the Institution of The Deranged Mind is a place of higher learning.

        I blame the gatekeeper St Peter. Bloody doddery old fool is so old now he’s letting all sorts of undesirables slip past him.

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    • But Angie’s related to them all?
      As Princess Diana’s secret half-sister who was fathered by a Rothschild gardener Angie is a close relative off all those MKUktra experiments while also being a direct descendant of the last Tsar of Russia and was entrusted with the Russian Crown Jewels and who has cunningly invested them by purchasing the island of Lanzarote.

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    • Oh come off it, he can wear what he likes but people are free to be critical. He’s done the equivalent of “stolen valour” and he doesn’t even realise it. And frankly, the term “native blood” is an insulting way to describe your family, ancestors, if you have respect for them.

      Anyway, Culpeper, tiny place, less than 50k residents in the county.

      http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Virginia/Culpeper-County-VA/

      Shocking problems with crime. Not only that, but the U.S. lacks political will to protect the most vulnerable, so that an infant mortality rate on the scale of Iran’s is tolerated, and in some states is getting worse.

      I’ve been following US news much more recently due to the presidential campaigns, what would be a rare, shocking, front page worthy incident of mistreatment of children is commonplace in the U.S., and it seems that way despite the difference in population size. I’m not implying Americans are particularly bad people, just that there may be issues in how children are protected.

      I’m not embarrassed about the UK. I’d like things to be better.

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    • Do they?.
      Have you been to the police and given them your evidence?. I think this comment is from a “whistleblower” from the Neelu Berry DHL Baby Delivery Unit Monitors who saw a baby sacrifice in a Hampstead church and were so horrified they all trooped off the the local pub to recover.

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    • Rupert:
      According to the American NSPCC ‘1in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.’ That sounds like truck loads in America to me and it’s disgraceful. Embarrassed yet?

      http://americanspcc.org/child-sexual-abuse/?gclid=CIrEtcrohc8CFRXgGwodRZMEXA

      The problem is on both sides of the Atlantic and isn’t confined to the UK. Just because you never heard of it in Podunk, Virginia doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen there. Wake up to the problem! Read some REAL literature instead of internet rubbish and consult some REAL child protection activists instead of the fruitcakes you hang out with.

      If you do that you might make a radio programme worth listening to and people might start to take you seriously.

      If you can’t do that then you can hardly complain when you’re met with ridicule.

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      • You need to know what the NSPCC classes as abuse and that can be extremely strange as researchers discovered which the NSPCC did not expect ( they assumed the media would just accept their statements unchallenged).

        For instance : they do these surveys by asking children a variety of questions such as “do you ever feel bullied or ignored by your parents?”. Any kid may answer “yes” because they were sent to bed for misbehaving and not allowed to watch TV.

        Thus they are included in the “abused children” statistics and around 90% of the abuse the NSPCC promotes as abuse is not sexual but of other kinds like the above or real things like neglect, mental and physical torture.

        They have a vested financial interest in promoting abuse and I would think even more so in the USA. While any abuse is awful the NSPCC has a woeful history of making such claims that begin to look shaky once the finer details are examined.

        They also actively promoted the theme that ran for at least 12 years : that there were at any time 50,000 child porn websites on the internet. Quite apart from the fact that if they know this, why haven’t they helped shut them down, it became a repeated mantra year after year : 50,000 websites a figure announced by the US Attorney General who also appeared to have plucked the figure out of thin air.

        The problem : child abuse is endemic in all the western countries but is seems more so in the UK, USA and Australia and less so in most of Europe for a number of complicated reasons.

        People who are genuine investigators, researchers or journalists have a moral duty to examine the situation in every way possible.

        Getting a video camera and calling your self a “child abuse campaigner” begging for funds to go to the UK to make a Youtube video in which the views of fanatics and the deranged are only sought is beyond disgraceful and dangerous and works against genuine victims.
        You know my views- a horse whipping in the town square is appropriate but illegal fortunately for them.

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        • Many years ago (early 90’s) I was part of a research team which reviewed the information (UK and USA) produced via child sexual abuse surveys with the focus on women. Whoever and wherever the research was done (which meant the questions varied) 1 in 10 women reported that they’d been sexually abused as children. What surprised me was that this figure remained constant over age groups, so if you isolated the data for the over 50’s you got 1 in 10 there too. Hence, the problem wasn’t to do with the ‘permissive society’ – it had been around for a long time. Most reported abuse was intrafamilial too.

          Sam says “The problem : child abuse is endemic in all the western countries but is seems more so in the UK, USA and Australia and less so in most of Europe for a number of complicated reasons.” Interesting re Europe and I must look into this!

          and:
          “Getting a video camera and calling your self a “child abuse campaigner” begging for funds to go to the UK to make a Youtube video in which the views of fanatics and the deranged are only sought is beyond disgraceful and dangerous and works against genuine victims.”
          Absolutely agree. This is all about sensationalism and individuals who aren’t willing to do any proper research and just want to be famous. I wish they’d shut up and not because I want to cover anything up, but because I like to see balanced, sensible coverage of this subject rather than fruitcake ramblings which include ridiculous claims about lizards and aliens.

          Rant over. I’ll just go and eat a few flies.

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    • Oh, Rupert. Maybe if you talked to actual campaigners for children’s rights, instead of the demented clown posse you’ve hooked up with here, you’d actually sound like a bit less of a twat. Maybe.

      As for the attempt to insult us with the term SJW (‘social justice warrior’ for those who don’t keep up with the neck-bearded basement-dwelling set), nice try. It’s a typically lazy attempt to shut down opinions you don’t like. Come up with a cogent argument against what we’re saying here, and I might be more inclined to take you seriously.

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