108 Responses to “The Other Side of “the Race Card””

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    @ Mata

    Unfortunately, the tribal reps at the BIA are more entrenched than Robert Byrd. I’ve read that more and more young people are leaving The Rez and not returning. I have mixed feelings, one being elation that they will find freedom and one that American Indians will soon cease to exist as a race.
    I know my friend Old Trooper donates to The Rez every year, nice of you to give time as well. I try to get around once a year, but I don’t always make it. And it always breaks my heart and raises my blood pressure.
    It’s funny, because of my wife, I have a lot of Latin friends. Two of them are Dominican, both black. But they’ll slap you if you call them that, they’re Dominican. And they say when the become American citizens, they’ll be American. I don’t ever recall hearing of an African-French or an Asian-Brit. Never heard of a Latin-German or a European-Japanese. Until our goverment drops the hypenated needs of our hypenated country, we’ll just be hyphenated.

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    AQUA hi,i would like to say that the indians play an important role in the history of AMERICA,and i am including CANADA also as they are called FIRST NATION,and it fit exactly that, i always pay attention when i read from someone who belong to one of thoses many different tribes,all the storys should be written in a book for the young generation to be proud of the ancient knowledge that all people profit from in many way, bye 🙄

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    @Aqua I know that about the BIA, and even some elders, Aqua. But let me give you heart. From those I’ve worked with, no one loses their identity, culture and history merely because they assimilate off rez. The culture, the respect, the dancing and handing it down to ensuing generations is alive and well in the middle of urban concrete jungles. They’ve just stepped up the quality of the teepees. I learn much from them, as they do from me.

    My parents are the first born generation here. We’ve lost much of the culture because of international marriages and a language gap. Hard for my parents to communicate with each other in their youth when their households were bilingual in completely different original native languages. My maternal side kept it up with my grandmother. My father preferred to stick to English. Still, I don’t feel we are “lost”. We are Americans with diverse backgrounds and continue that in our family to this day… a virtual melting pot. “Purity”, in that sense, is overrated. I have great respect for traditions. But I see no reason to be ostracized from modern civilization in order to do so. I think the young see this as well.

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    @BRob #83:

    Thomas Sowell is entitled to his opinion. But to the list of people Obama is alligned with, on one level or another, are Rev. Otis Moss, Rick Warren, Colin Powell, Paul Volker and Warren Buffett. Are these people, too, all “dividers”? Of course not!

    Thomas Sowell is awesome!

    As for some of these Obama supporters you mention, a number of them are beginning to have some doubts and experiencing buyer’s remorse.


    @BRob #83:

    He’s a Marxist? Then why is he paling around with Warren Buffett and Larry Summers?

    Not so sure about the “palin’ around with capitalists” claim, BRob:

    Obama Buffetted

    First Time The MSM Has Ever Ignored Warren Buffett: The press accounts I’ve read have wildly underplayed Obama supporter Warren Buffet’s criticism of the President on CNBC today. It’s fairly pointed, and Buffett comes back to it, suggesting he has a message he’s trying to deliver. [E.A.]:

    BUFFETT: …And, Joe, it–if you’re in a war, and we really are on an economic war, there’s a obligation to the majority to behave in ways that don’t go around inflaming the minority. If on December 8th when–maybe it’s December 7th, when Roosevelt convened Congress to have a vote on the war, he didn’t say, `I’m throwing in about 10 of my pet projects … [snip] …

    JOE: Yeah, but you might–might not have fixed…

    BUFFETT: But I say…

    JOE: You might not–you might not have fixed global warming the day after–the day after D-Day, Warren.

    BUFFETT: Absolutely. And I think that the–I think that the Republicans have an obligation to regard this as an economic war and to realize you need one leader and, in general, support of that. But I think that the–I think that the Democrats–and I voted for Obama and I strongly support him, and I think he’s the right guy–but I think they should not use this–when they’re calling for unity on a question this important, they should not use it to roll the Republicans all.

    JOE: Hm.

    BUFFETT: I think–I think a lot of things should be–job one is to win the war, job–the economic war, job two is to win the economic war, and job three. And you can’t expect people to unite behind you if you’re trying to jam a whole bunch of things down their throat. So I would–I would absolutely say for the–for the interim, till we get this one solved, I would not be pushing a lot of things that are–you know are contentious, and I also–I also would do no finger-pointing whatsoever. I would–you know, I would not say, you know, `George’–`the previous administration got us into this.’ Forget it. I mean, you know, the Navy made a mistake at Pearl Harbor and had too many ships there. But the idea that we’d spend our time after that, you know, pointing fingers at the Navy, we needed the Navy. So I would–I would–I would–no finger-pointing, no vengeance, none of that stuff. Just look forward. ..[snip] …

    BUFFETT: Well, I was going to mention to Joe that you’ve heard this comment recently from some Democrats recently that a `crisis is a terrible thing to waste.’

    BECKY: Yeah.

    BUFFETT: Now, just rephrase that and since it’s, in my view, it’s an economic war, and–I don’t think anybody on December 7th would have said a `war is a terrible thing to waste, and therefore we’re going to try and ram through a whole bunch of things and–but we expect to–expect the other party to unite behind us on the–on the big problem.’ It’s just a mistake, I think, when you’ve got one overriding objective, to try and muddle it up with a bunch of other things.

    P.S.: He’s against “card check.” (“I think the secret ballot’s pretty important in the country.”) …

    What’s up with the rumors on Larry Summers? More disharmony in Obama Nation?

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