Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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Ban cutlery or arm good & honest people?

Monday, April 29, 2024

Oh this is shocking...

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Who has had enough with the arrogant hubris of these Leftist bastards?!?!

Leftist devils...

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Best be fighting like hell Jim...

Did Mike Johnson really try to stop this report from coming out!?!?

Thursday, April 25, 2024

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We demand everything but spoons be banned immediately!

Quite Hamiltonian of you...

Leftist racial justice warrior training starting earlier and earlier...

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Neo-Bolshevism at it's worst...

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Everyone should fear the Ukraine hit list...

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Cultural heroes of the deranged Left-wing brain...

Update: Neo-Bolsheviks on the move!

Hitler would be beaming with pride at the fellow-traveling Left...

Monday, April 22, 2024

Pretty good list all of which covered on TRP!

Leftist lawfare...

"Earth Day is a Left-wing fraud" created with help by a Leftist Criminal murdering crackpot Ira Einhorn in 1970!!! ("The Unicorn Killer") Here is what is really about...

Yet another racial justice warrior...

Sunday, April 21, 2024

HOLLYWOOD'S NOBLE INDIANS ARE WE DANCING WITH MYTHS?


Today's Opinions newsletter

Opinion: HOLLYWOOD'S NOBLE INDIANS ARE WE DANCING WITH MYTHS?

By Paul W. Valentine

March 30, 1991 at 7:00 p.m.

    AFTER MONTHS of acclaim, topped by last week's Oscars, Kevin Costner's film "Dances with Wolves" has become an important psychological purgative for white America. We have finally expelled from our imagery the traditional Hollywood Indian -- the shiftless savage who can't hold his liquor -- and replaced him with the more complex and authentic characters of Costner's story.

    Yet in our guilt-laden rush to embrace the new images, we risk creating a new stereotype prompted at least in part by the Costner film, a sort of romanticized flip side caricature of the native American as all nobility, wisdom and oneness with the earth.

    History suggests that that vision, like all stereotypes, is oversimplified. It lumps all Native Americans into a monolithic whole, rather than distinguishing among their rich, varied and sometimes not so pretty parts.

    The temptation to exalt the Indian nevertheless is great, given the Euro-American depredations against him over the last 500 years and the instinct to compensate for our sins. Indeed, for the last several years (and well before Costner's film was conceived), Indians have enjoyed a resurgence in cultural pride and received support from a wide range of white activists, authors, politicians, environmentalists and back-to-nature advocates. To varying degrees, these advocates have made three assertions about the American Indian: that he is endowed with a unique reverence for the earth and its ecological systems; that his social conduct, buttressed by an ancient wisdom, is universally guided by humane and egalitarian instincts; and that he has an immutable ancestral claim to every acre of America.

Listen to the voices:

    The Indian feels a "sacred attachment to the land and a reverence for nature that is incomprehensible to most whites," wrote Alvin M. Josephy Jr., noted historian and editor, in his book "The Indian Heritage of America."

    He is a "virile, structured, unafraid, truly noble personality," said John Collier, a former (white) Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Interior Department. Before the white man arrived in the New World, Collier said, the Indian lived in "perfect ecological balance with the forest, the plain, the desert, the waters and the animal life."

    Vine Deloria Jr., a Standing Rock Sioux and respected spokesman on matters Indian, wrote in "Custer Died for Your Sins": "Most mysterious was the Indian reverence for the land . . . . Earth, they believed, was mother of all."

    But history tells us that Indians, like all other groups on the face of the earth, are a mixed lot with an enormous and varied capacity for both good and evil.

    It is well documented, for example, that while many tribes prior to the Europeans' arrival carefully husbanded the land and hunted animals selectively, others, such as the Arapaho of eastern Colorado, stampeded herds of bison into death traps by igniting uncontrolled grass fires on the prairies. Only the best animals were butchered. The rest were left for the vultures or the Utes and other tribal competitors.

    "For many years afterward, animals could not find food in such burned-over areas, and starvation would finish the destruction," wrote historian Elizabeth Beaty in "Americans Before Columbus."

(When Europeans introduced the horse to the New World in the 16th century, plains Indians began hunting more selectively, using swift riders to cull only the best bison for meat and hides, while letting the rest go. The white man continued to slaughter, often shooting the animals only for hides and assorted trophies, leaving the carcasses behind.)

    Agricultural Indians in New England cleared land by slash-and-burn technique, while more nomadic hunters and gatherers moved from spot to spot seeking food, and strewing refuse in their wake. While such despoliation was modest compared to the industrial pollution of late 20th century America, in the scale of the times, it was considerable. The second assertion -- that the Indian enshrined the virtues of brotherhood and egalitarianism -- also finds spotty support in history.

    Indeed, while there were tribes that were free, open, peaceful and humane, others were totalitarian, warlike and extremely brutal. Some practiced slavery, torture, human sacrifice and cannibalism and imposed rigid social dictatorships.

The Tahltans of western Canada, who fought constantly with their neighbors, killed male prisoners and enslaved the women. Many Choctaws, Creeks and Cherokees in the southeastern United States in the 19th century owned African slaves, just like their white neighbors.

    Among some tribes of the famed Iroquois Confederacy, the punishment for murder was death to the perpetrator or, if he fled, to a male member of his family. Adultery was also sometimes punishable by death, but more frequently the offender had his ears or lips cropped or the end of his nose cut off.

    The Iroquois and some other groups, Josephy acknowledges, "were extremely cruel, torturing captives to test their courage and indulging occasionally in cannibalism."

    Until the 19th century, he noted, the Pawnee Indians observed an annual Morning Star ceremony "in which a captured maiden was sacrificed and her heart cut out . . . ."

    While tribes as diverse as the Hopis of the Southwest and the Slaves of subarctic Canada were known for their gentle ways and humane treatment of the old and infirm, other groups were brutal in the extreme. The Crees and Chipewyans of central Canada killed or abandoned their old people who could not keep up with tribal migrations.

    There was sexism aplenty. Women in some subarctic groups did most of the heavy work and ate after the men had finished. Carrier Indians were so named because they required widows to carry their husbands' bones on their backs.

(Women were the beneficiaries of another change wrought by the arrival of the horse: The animal replaced women in hauling the clumsy two-stick travois used to transport a family's belongings on the nomadic seasonal treks).

    Many Indian societies were highly stratified and ruled by authoritarian tribal elders. The Natchez, for example, were dominated by a small elite of Great Sun's relatives, nobles and honored men. The riff-raff, that is, almost everyone else, were called stinkards. The Weeden Island people along the Gulf Coast lived under an intricately stratified theocracy whose leaders claimed divine kinship to a sun god. Privileges and rank were hereditary among the Hopewellians of the Midwest.

    Tribes usually held one another in contempt, referring to themselves in lofty phrases such as "We the People" and designating their neighbors as "barbarians" or "sons of she-dog."

    There were exceptions. There were peaceful and even timid tribes that kept to themselves, especially in the harsh environment of northern Canada. The great Iroquois Confederacy embraced some democratic institutions for determining individual and tribal rights among its members. But inter-tribal violence, mutual contempt and social domination prevailed over much of the land -- patterns not unlike those found today in the Mideast. Which brings us to the third and greatest assertion: that the American Indian has clear and unsullied title from time immemorial to the land now occupied by whites.

    Let there be no doubt: Invading Europeans since the 16th century literally took America, much of it by force or subterfuge. But in the millenia before the white arrival, the Indians were doing precisely the same thing to each other.

    The history of Indian migrations into the New World from Asia is the history of group after group displacing one another, fighting over land, water and hunting grounds, redrawing the lines, making temporary alliances and often remaining in one spot only briefly before moving on.

    Large inhospitable chunks of North America were never settled at all or only so sparsely and erratically that human occupation was in name only. Some tribes like the Hopis, Slaves and Hares were peaceful, but many others were not only warlike but actively imperialist. "The Papagos regarded war as a form of insanity, the Comanches gloried in it," noted author William T. Hagan in "American Indians." The Ojibways, Crees and Tlingits of Canada constantly expanded their frontiers, pushing less aggressive neighbors to the periphery of usable land.

    As Josephy observed, even the Iroquois Confederacy, with its avowed ideas of unity and conciliation, was "almost constantly engaged in wars with Algonquians or with other Iroquoian peoples." Such tribal boundaries as existed were constantly being realigned or overrun.

    The entry of Europeans onto this scene 500 years ago was thus, in an historic sense, simply an elaboration, an extension, of what had been occurring during the millenia before their arrival -- expropriation, war, imperialism. But the new imperialists had the horse, the wheel and the gun. Their influence, thus, was more pervasive and more lasting.

    In the never ending see-saw of land grabbing and political deal cutting, Indians frequently allied themselves with whites against other whites or other Indians. There was no sacred loyalty or unity among them. "The Anglicans and Catholics who came to found Maryland in 1634," wrote historian Roy Harvey Pearce, "encountered peacably disposed Indians, eager to welcome them. As a matter of fact, the local Indians, the Patuxents, hoped for English aid against the raids of their fierce neighbors, the Susquehannocks," and a treaty was struck.

    These patterns challenge the idea that specific Indian groups have possessed specific tracts of land for millenia and their claims are thus inviolate. Even though many tribes came to possess their lands by brute force or treachery, the Europeans' use of the same tactics is somehow viewed as far more heinous.

    The best example of contemporary Indian claims to ancestral lands is the claim by segments of the Sioux Indian nation to the Black Hills area of South Dakota and Wyoming.

    In a narrow legalistic sense, the Sioux's claim is correct. The whites took the land illegally, by force, and the U.S. Supreme Court has so ruled. But in a broader, moral sense, the Sioux are on less firm ground. The truth is that they came into possession of the Black Hills in the same way -- by main force -- as the white man, and their claim is just as tenuous.

    The Sioux in fact are relative newcomers to the Black Hills, arriving only in the mid-17th century, and then driving out the Kiowa and Cheyenne tribes. The Sioux, in turn, had been forced from Minnesota and southern Ontario by the hostile Ojibways. That is documented history. Less reliable oral history and archeological evidence indicate that the Crows occupied the Black Hills prior to the Kiowas and Cheyennes, and before them, nearly 1,000 years ago, the Arapaho were there. One thing is certain: No single group lived in the Black Hills permanently from the mists of time. Rather, tribe after tribe, all culturally disparate, speaking different languages, praying to different gods, squabbled over the land.

The only difference is that some of the later tribesmen had white faces.

Paul Valentine is a Washington Post reporter.

A day of reckoning is coming...

Disgraceful...

Friday, April 19, 2024

Do we really want a Neo-Bolshevik speaker?

Jeffersonian Republicans never...

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Bizarre doesn't begin to describe...

The Leftist oil slick brains with their Wikipedia snippets...

๐Ÿ’ฐMoney!๐Ÿ’ฐ

Beyond obvious when you understand the Left...

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Frank has asked who's behind the curtain...

Nineteen Eighty-four sh*t...

Is this enough to counter the Left's nefarious ways?

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

DJT now more than ever!

Good thread...

Actual sedition anyone?

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

How many bombshells can we endure...

Monday, April 15, 2024

Our new favorite economist! Amen brotha!

Democrat heroes...

Roland Freisler would be beaming with pride!

We know what they're hidding...

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Thomas Jefferson is rolling in his grave...

Need to win by an extra 3 to 5% folks...


 

Gulp...

Real time Leftist solutions...

Sounds like Molotov August 24th 1939...

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The big lies...

End the Fed!

Bizarro world...


 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Ron and Nicole remembered today...

Tommy is tough!

More Left-wing monuments in need of building...



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Cost to Breathe Free



    There is a lot being written and spoken about the migrant crisis that the United States is currently forced to grapple with. People from all over the world come to the United States to bring the vision of the American dream into reality. There is a bill that must be paid, but no one wants to pay it. The Biden administration surely doesn’t, that administration would rather you pay, but the harsh reality is that they approach the American people with their pockets turned inside out. They are asking us to foot the bill for the world’s freedom. I am more than willing to do it, but not for the price of our veteran’s livelihood, our citizens security, or my family’s freedom.

   If there is one, yes just one, homeless person on the street that served in the United States military for any amount of time, they should be in a hotel instead of an illegal immigrant that’s been here for ten minutes. That veteran paid a price to be a citizen of the United States and the cost for their freedom was paid in blood or sanity or their family. So, an illegal immigrant will get free housing, free healthcare, and free food, all paid by our benevolent government. While that same government puts our soldiers in harms way, to protect our freedoms, only to turn their back on them when they return home. No wonder recruiting numbers are down for the armed services, it pays better to be an illegal immigrant than retired military. This administration should be ashamed of itself.

    I know some out there are saying, “Aaron, what about the Statue of Liberty? Doesn’t it read on its inscription, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.’ Why don’t we follow that creed?” That is a valid question, idealistic and shortsighted, but valid. First, this isn’t legislation, it’s an inscription at the bottom of a statue that brings hope to people who are coming here through the port authority legally. One more time for the cheap seats, LEGALLY! Second, is this the standard that we want to set for the immigrants coming to New York, “the wretched refuse”? Let me translate, give us the trash that you don’t want in your countries, we’ll take them. Where is the inscription at the Southern border? What would that look like I wonder? “Give me your gangs, your murderers, your cartels, yearning to expand their business. The terrorists and America haters from your land, send these, your human traffickers, pedophiles to me.” Obviously, not everyone coming across the border illegally is a terrorist or criminal. A homeland security website shows that in the last 3 years there have been more than 6 million documented illegal border crossings, that’s right documented. So, arguably, there would have to be undocumented illegal border crossings. If one of those is a terrorist that wants to do harm to the United States, that is one too many. Let’s be honest, it’s closer to 1% which means that approximately 60,000 terrorists or criminals have entered into this country and want to do harm. If even one terrorist is cause for concern, what does 60,000 do, cause panic? Our government doesn’t panic, don’t worry our government has a plan!

    Since the government is effectively running out of places to hide these illegal immigrants, they will place them for an unspecified amount of time in your home. First, they will start with people who are on the waiting list to adopt. You wanted to adopt a child, you’re in luck, you get an entire family! This way the government no longer pays for their housing and food you do. Don’t worry, you will receive a voucher that can redeemed once a week for one soft serve ice cream at McDonald’s… what’s that the machine is broken, oh well, you get nothing. When I say “nothing”, I mean no monetary gain, but you do get the joy of seeing that immigrant family get a fresh start and take over your home. Next, the government will find those filing their taxes with more than one home and place immigrants in your secondary residence. You don’t need two homes! Why don’t you share! I’m looking at you Bernie Sanders, don’t you have four homes? It’s only a matter of time before the government figures out a loophole to temporarily house illegal immigrants in vacant homes across the United States, that they will eventually transition into permanent housing for them. Thank you in advance for your reluctant contribution, you have done your country a great service, you will get a $500 tax credit one time for donating your home.

    How do we know that the Biden administration is so bad? Because we remember what standards we had in the past. Every facet of American society and culture are eroding before our eyes. The price of everything has gone up. Food, gas, utilities, housing, TAXES, and they are trying to bring the bill around again for us to pay. When will the government understand that citizens vote their conscience, but eventually they vote with their bank account. Every citizen of the United States has sacrificed something over the last four years, whether it’s tangible or intangible, we’ve all sacrificed. Now the Biden administration wants us to forget about the last three years and give him another four? What will that cost me as an average citizen? My home, my sanity, my family? That’s a price that I am not willing to pay, but it is something that every citizen must consider as the cost to breathe free in another four years under a Biden regime.

Stay Aware my Friends, 

Aaron From GA 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Affirmative action geniuses...

Well done!

Oh it's probably nothing...

The obviously got to him...

The wonders of Neo-Bolshevism...

Exposing Leftist devils...

Despicable Leftist bureaucracy...

Kick the can down the road? Looking more like an oil tanker...

Sunday, April 7, 2024

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Brightside to the dark times?

Friday, April 5, 2024

Are you ready for the eclipse?


 

From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 10 August 1824


Mono Aug. 10. 24. 

Sir 

    I have duly received your favor of the 14th and with it the prospectus of a newspaper which it covered. if the style and spirit of that should be maintained in the paper itself it will be truly worthy of the public patronage. as to myself it is many years since I have ceased to read but a single paper. I am no longer therefore a general subscriber for any other. yet to encourage the hopeful in the outset I have sometimes subscribed for the 1st year on the condition of being discontinued at the end of it, without further warning. I do the same now with pleasure for yours, and unwilling to have outstanding accounts which I am liable to forget I now inclose the price of the tri-weekly paper. 

    I am no believer in the amalgamation of parties, nor do I consider it as either desirable or useful for the public; but only that, like religious differences, a difference in politics should never be permitted to enter into social intercourse, or to disturb its friendships, its charities or justice. in that form, they are censors of the conduct of each other, and useful watchmen for the public. men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties. 1. those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2dly those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them cherish and consider them as the most honest & safe, altho’ not the most wise depository of the public interests. in every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves. call them therefore liberals and serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, whigs and tories, republicans and federalists, aristocrats and democrats or by whatever name you please; they are the same parties still and pursue the same object. the last appellation of artistocrats and democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all. a paper which shall be governed by the spirit of Mr Madison’s celebrated report, of which you express in your prospectus so just and high an approbation, cannot be false to the rights of all classes. the grandfathers of the present generation of your family I knew well. they were friends and fellow laborers with me in the same cause and principle. their descendants cannot follow better guides. 

Accept the assurance of my best wishes & respectful consideration. 

Th: Jefferson

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Oh no nothing to worry about... Nothing to see here...

Here comes that knock at 4:00 in the morning! Papers!! The Google algorithm says you're guilty!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Rogue Leftist thugs have been the problem for a very long time!

Establishment scum you're fired!

Lincolnian scum!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Leftist hubris...