Largest ethnic group in the military is yep you guessed right.
Trump's record about issues concerning First Nations is actually good.
Would like to take all the would be "spiritual warriors", give them actual military training, and then ask them if they finally learned self control, humility, stoic indifference to wealth, fame, pain, pleasure...
You’re too Rez for me.
Sherman, I tried fwd’g this to Jamie Pedersen and my niece, whose children are 1/4 Blackfeet. Couldn’t get the site t to work so am using this method to contact you. Could you please send me 3 copies of the essay (I’m in a nursing home without access to a printer) so I don’t have 1for myself and send the other 2 to Jamie and Carole. (Google Jamie; he’s grown up to become a BFD in State politics.) My name and address: Mirra Lee, 2818 NE 145th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155. Thnx - MIRRA LEE (ML), email@example.com
I am curious: how do you think that the adoption of "American" values - "Democrat, capitalist, socially moderate, remarkably magnanimous, and only intermittently passionate" - does or does not go with the idea of Native cultural genocide? Considering that values like "Democrat" and "capitalist" seem to be European in origin. Why would these have greater genuine appeal amongst the population?
You make a stilleto look like a badminton racket.
The talon show continues, claws and effect, looking sharp. As fine a bite John WAYNE'A TEETH. AND ten years ago I met some of the "Sweat Lodge Procurers ( or is it pro- curers) they were so full of shit an baloney that the youngerfolkss were exporting kosher gas to rottenmyew in Isreal andUR DEAD MEAT to PUTTASKIIN. THEY ARE GOING TO MEAT EACH OTHER HALF WHEY. HYESOON KIM IS DONG MASS CONSULTATIIONS ON THE VALUES OF SIDEBARS.
Chip. Good one.
This belongs on every syllabus of so, so many courses.
What is it with woke white people—mostly, let’s be honest, upper middle-class white women—needing to group all non-white people into easily definable victim categories? How do people not see this as blatantly racist? When you say ‘black people’ or ‘indigenous people’ the new understanding is everyone in said group thinks, acts, talks and believes the same things. We see how the lefty media rewrites reality when this narrative doesn’t fit—it’s ‘internalized white supremacy’ when black men were kicking the shit out of Asians during Covid; you’re ‘not politically black’ if you don’t share the correct leftist views (Obama’s label); etc.
What you say is 100% true: it’s a tiny slice of the population, these radical leftist activists, and they claim to speak for all members of any ‘group.’
Black Americans are largely similar, of course: According to Pew, 66% feel that biological sex is fixed and unchangeable; most are politically moderate; most are against Defund and other ludicrous far-left ideas.
I truly think we’ll look back in 20 years on this era now and wonder how we allowed racism and cultural totalitarianism to flourish on the political left while Trumpism and the absurd political right did their own brand of insanity. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Revenge will never fix problems. White people on the left really need to stomp this nasty Wokeism out for good. We need mature, commonsense critical thinking, not overt racism in the name of White Saviorism.
Thanks Sherman, this gives me several new ways of seeing several things.
Awesome, funny, informative thank you.
I love the glorious awful beautiful horrific wonderful disastrous miraculous oppressive free mess that is the United States.
Lol! That last line.
You have given me a great deal to think about with this piece, Sherman, and so many memories and connections came up for me while reading. I’ve always had Indians in my life and I can’t recall a time when I didn’t. I’m as white as they come but because I was adopted and knew nothing about my genealogy till a few years ago I grew up fascinated with anyone who knew the history of their generations. My adoptive mom’s grandmother was Cherokee but apparently that was kept hush-hush by the whites in their family. I always thought that was ridiculous because I always thought that was something to be very proud of. Those who knew who they were held (and still hold) a very special place in my heart because I never knew who I was, I had no ancestral memory I could point to, no ancestral history. The Indians I’ve always had in my life always treated me like I was one of their own, and because of this I felt like I truly was, that it was our hearts and spirits that were connected regardless of our skin. But of course I knew I wasn’t Indian and they knew I wasn’t, too, of course, for all the obvious reasons, but our differences never overrode the love and friendship between us. Because of these relationships throughout my life I just always thought of myself as American. It was all I could really point to as mine. It was the only thing I knew about where I came from. And now today after having my DNA analyzed and my biological family tree traced back to the 1500s England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland with a good amount of Swedish and Norwegian mixed in with three descendants on the freakin Mayflower I arrived at the conclusion that I was spot on when I had originally just chalked it all up to just being an American! It took me 65 years to finally just love that I am indeed 100% American and now at 67 I feel very blessed to know those who have always known where they came from, and who their ancestors were because they taught me how important it really is to know and to cherish them. You made so much clearer here for me, all the distinctions as well as commonalities. That’s no small feat, Sherman! 🙌🏻