Where does BTE stand on politics?
We are, essentially, European-descent indigenous nationalists. We perceive the governments of Cemanahuac to be unlawful assemblages given that they are on stolen land. We do not recognize the American president as being lawfully elected, or even America itself as being a lawful entity. We do not engage in partisan political involvement at all. However, we DO use our votes to help elect into current office those parties that would be least detrimental to the indigenous peoples. We do not celebrate “national” holidays.
Where does BTE stand on religion?
We are anti-religious. We are cognizant of how Christianity has been historically used to indoctrinate the indigenous peoples, further separating them from their cultures, language and cosmology, through horrific acts of barbarism. All religious structures have the capacity for this evil, as they are, by nature, exclusive to any who disagree with their beliefs. We see religion as a tool of white supremacy, to continue the oppression of people of color by means of sedating their ability to think critically and thereby cast off the chains of colonialism. We do not celebrate religious holidays.
Are you a non-profit organization?
No. We are fully self-funded by our members. We do not accept donations. Establishing a non-profit organization requires funds be given to the government we do not recognize, in order to be “official,” and receiving external donations would be receiving indigenous resources, which we avoid.
Who is behind BTE?
Currently, BTE is run by one person, its founder Chandra Zafra. In time, we will add additional members who share our views. There are numerous works we would like to be involved with, but need help to do so, and welcome supporters to lend a hand if they are so inclined.