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    to RiveroftheWest also applies to your comments, wynative. We do have such a sordid past in our politics, and we do have a most commendable past in some respects. I am particularly thinking of Mr. Lincoln and what he tussled with in his time, and lost his life for it. But sometimes we Americans really do the right thing. I am thinking of how far we've come in civil rights, lgbt rights, animal rights, political paradigms that had been stalled for centuries, and so on. So, yes, I'm the 'half-full' kind of guy. I do see our history through a jaundiced eye in some ways, in some parts, but not altogether. By retelling of its process, even the shameful parts, such as what happened to these Blue-Green people, we can achieve a catharsis and get on with the process in a fairer, gentler way. Remind me to share with you the story of Old Burro, who was the tenant farmer at Indian Garden (below present-day Grand Canyon Village), and how he was ordered to abandon his agrarian interests and get the hell out of the canyon that became (or was about to) a national park. He died, I think it was, some 6 months later, on the rim, and it is said the cause was a broken heart. Anyway, that's a bit too maudlin, though worthy of what happened at the time.  

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 05:36:51 AM PDT

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