What could be a more authentic way to celebrate Thanksgiving in America than rich white people trying to take land and resources away from Native American tribes?
It’s practically a reenactment going on in North Dakota. Although instead of small pox infested blankets, the weapons of choice are water cannons, rubber bullets, and concussion grenades.
What is going on in North Dakota in the bigger picture is truly a teachable moment for those paying attention. It teaches all of us who is in charge of America. It teaches all of us what American values actually are. It shows us and the world the true colors of America.
American history is literally impossible to tell without telling the story of genocide against the indigenous population that preceded the Europeans who settled here. I guess that’s not fair to say. To be fair it was more a cycle of forced evacuation, genocide, reparation, reneging, repeat.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Don’t let the virtual reality, rise of kale and loot crate economy fool you. The world is more or less the same for more people as it was decades ago. That point can be disputed but what can’t be is who is in charge in America. The election of Donald Trump was an emphatic reminder of that.
The old, rich, white men who posses the resources and finances are who controls America regardless of who is in the Oval Office.
Want to guess the demographic of the person in charge of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)?
One might think the outgoing, minority President, who understands a thing or two about discrimination might be speaking out about the DAPL. One might think the recent loser of the presidential election might be making noise to further endear her to minority groups feeling scared, threatened, and cheated by her loss. One might think any prominent member of the Democratic party might be speaking out about the treatment of the DAPL protesters, given that the party has been tagged with being only working for the economic elitists, who are neutral on social issues. One would be wrong, total media silence.
Double emphasis on media silence as the media has been too busy talking about glutenous eating, shopping, travel, and the recent election to inform the masses of what is happening at Standing Rock.
I’ll give you one guess to figure out who the most prominent politician who is talking about the Dakota Access Pipeline. You only need one guess, though if you voted for Clinton, you probably don’t want to know who it is.
Any public school student in America from the last half century knows how much the Native American people have had taken from them…repeatedly. What is left to take?
Who gives a shit about North Dakota? Exactly, that’s why we gave land to them there. Can we not let the people who we have taken everything and then some from, have some land that we don’t want? North Dakota doesn’t even qualify as a flyover state and all of a sudden this real estate is too valuable to continue abiding by the law of the land that federal treaty protected?
Something stinks and if the ETP has its way that stench will be oil polluted drinking water.