Tag Archives: Native Americans

Thoughts on Standing Rock

At this moment, it appears that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have won. I have admired their campaign. They framed their message and kept it simple. They used social media brilliantly. By remaining peaceful, they performed sort … Continue reading

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Marching to the Pits

I pulled out Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War and War and Remembrance recently for a re-read. The generation that experienced WWII is dying off. Echoes of that era can be seen and heard today in our arguments about taking … Continue reading

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Worst? Really?

I do not mean to make light of the latest insanity on US soil.  I speak, of course, of the Orlando nightclub massacre. But the meme is spreading.  First the Associated Press called it the worst in US history and … Continue reading

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Reality is a bitch

Wait, we’re going to pretend we didn’t know about the torture? Abu Gharib ring any bells? Anybody high level prosecuted there? The water-boarding that John Kirakou went to jail for revealing….only the whistle-blower went to jail. Newly elected President Obama … Continue reading

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Beware the Treaties

When I opened the shades this morning, I was greeted by a monochromatic world.  Michigan is covered in snow.  Cloudy days are the norm.  The wind has been quite gusty, blowing snow all around. These are good days to stay … Continue reading

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We are all Crazy

I wrote about the Aurora massacre, called it American Blood. Children were massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school last week, and we’re all a little nuts.  Hyper vigilant.  Defensive.  Angry. So, David Simon, whom I’ve written about in the past … Continue reading

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Repatriate Now

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking about Native Americans. What can’t be denied is the length and scope of the genocide.  Since white people showed up, uninvited, on these shores, the people already living here have been … Continue reading

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