Hate and Racism: The Sand Creek Massacre/Benghazi

“Allabu akbar” – “Nits make lice.”

I gave an interview on Radio KVOR 740 a.m. on the Richard Randle Show in Colorado Springs on Friday, November 29, 2013,
the 149th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Mr. Randle’s questions were poignant and objective. He asked me to
explain what caused the Sand Creek Massacre as well as giving my thoughts about why the troops committed such heinous
acts during the massacre.

I responded by juxtaposing the attack on U. S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 to the Sand Creek Massacre.
I said that both attacks were based on racism and hate. Al-Qadea’s intense hate for Americans centers around their
religious beliefs fueled by American’s gluttony. Colonel John M. Chivington, Methodist minister’s hate for America’s indigenous people fueled his drive at Sand Creek to create genocide. Before the attack, amongst other things that he said was, “Nits make lice”, in his reference to Indian children.

The Islamist militant group, Ansar al-Sharia, claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate. During the attack, as
they shot AK-47’s in the air and American Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith and those trying to rescue them smothered in the smoke by the burning of the consulate, militants screamed, “Allabu akbar” (“God is Great”). Islamist fundamentalists are hell-bent
on destroying America so that their misguided idea of what their Prophet Mohammed wanted, to drive out all “infidels”
and to replace them with the fundamentalist version of the “Quran,” will come true, which is yet, another form of genocide.

The essence of hate and racism dwells in ignorance. Ignorance fuels fear. Fear ignites expressions of hate and racism.

Even with all of the advancements human beings have made in the world with respect to racism and hate, racism and hate continue to burn so fiercely that unless we, as a people, converge on it, different forms of genocide will continue to ravage the human race, and as a race, we will disintegrate and be no more.

Many are unaware of hate and racism. Their feelings and beliefs regarding race, religion and culture can blind the most insightful
with respect to hate and racism. We see daily in the media headlines, actions in the U. S. Congress and in influential political and business circles how hate simmers and racism boils with respect to President Barack Obama. Many of the economic and political problems America has experienced during President Obama’s tenure as president exist
because of blindness to hate and racism.

It is up to us, individually, to level the barriers of hate and racism that exist in our lives, so that each one of us can expand and grow as human beings. This kind of attitude will elevate our individual lives as well as everyone else’s life, and in turn, help our children and grandchildren have a better and safer world in which to live. And we can do this by learning and growing individually through educating ourselves about all cultures, races and religions, to make us more fully-informed human beings.

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
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http://www.donvasicek.com

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About Don Vasicek

Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek studied producing, directing and line producing at the Hollywood Film Institute under the acclaimed Dov Simen’s and at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He studied screenwriting at The Complete Screenplay, Inc., with Sally Merlin (”White Squall”), daughter of the famed Hollywood Merlin family of screenwriters and writers, as his mentor. Don has taught, mentored, and is a script consultant for over 400 writers, directors, producers, actors and production companies. Don has also acted in 20th Century Fox’s “Die Hard With a Vengeance”, NBC’s Mystery of “Flight 1501″, ABC’s “Father Dowling” starring Thomas Bosley, and Red-Handed Production’s “Summer Reunion”. These activities have resulted in Don’s involvement in over 100 movies during the past 23 years, from major studios to independent films including, MGM’s $56 million “Warriors of Virtue”, Paramount Classics “Racing Lucifer”, American Pictures “The Lost Heart” and “Born To Kill” starring the Charles Bronson of Korea, Bobby Kim, and his internationally-known director/brother, Richard, Incline Productions, Inc.’s “Born To Win”, Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Haunted World” with Emmy-nominated PBS Producer Alison Hill, and Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Faces,” “Oh, The Places You Can Go” and the award-winning “The Sand Creek Massacre” documentary film short. Don also has written and published over 500 books, short stories and articles. His books include “How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced” and “The Write Focus.” Don has been a guest screenwriting and filmmaking columnist for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance International Film Festivals e-zine, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplace, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish), “Inkwell Watch”, and “Ink On the Brain.”Writing recognition includes Houston’s WorldFest International Film Festival, Chesterfield’s Writers Film Project, Writers Digest, The Sundance Institute, The Writer’s Network, and the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild, Inc. Don is presently is raising money for “Ghost of Sand Creek,” a mini-series/documentary and raising $200 million for five feature film projects. Contact Don at dvasicek@earthlink.net to see the Private Placement Memorandum/Business Plan. Don is on the board of directors of the American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston. Don is the founder and owner of Olympus Films+, LLC, a global writing, filmmaking and consulting company, in 1994.

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