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  •  Ever heard of the Religious Right? (3+ / 0-)
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    Military Commissions Act? Christian militias? Christian Nationalists? Dominionists? The powers Bush had when he was in office, could do anything to anybody? Black water? Katrina? Climate change?

    She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us. Big Thunder

    by Winter Rabbit on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 04:29:14 PM PDT

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    •  Comparing that to the destruction (0+ / 0-)

      of indigenous people in the Americas is as hyperbolic as those who compare those things to the Holocaust - and just as inappropriate and offensive on all counts.

      Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

      by RandomActsOfReason on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 04:56:49 PM PDT

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      •  Do you know what the intent of the (4+ / 0-)

        above mentioned is?

        She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us. Big Thunder

        by Winter Rabbit on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 05:08:23 PM PDT

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        •  The sequence of comments is open for all to see (0+ / 0-)

          You:

          It's not just happening to American Indians.  As one can well see it's happening to most of us, except the American Indian is far ahead of us in decline due to the same tactics millions of other Americans are experiencing today.

          It was said by many Native American elders centuries ago, that if we allowed what is being done to them, eventually it would happen to all of us in the end.

          Me:

          What, exactly is "happening" to all of us?

          ...What tactics are being inflicted on the American people today that you find comparable to the atrocities inflicted upon American Indians in our history?

          You:

          Ever heard of the Religious Right? Military Commissions Act? Christian militias? Christian Nationalists? Dominionists? The powers Bush had when he was in office, could do anything to anybody? Black water? Katrina? Climate change?

          Me:

          Comparing that to the destruction of indigenous people in the Americas is as hyperbolic as those who compare those things to the Holocaust - and just as inappropriate and offensive on all counts.

          You:

          Do you know what the intent of the above mentioned is?

          Certainly the intent of your comments is clear - to refuse to acknowledge any error, ever, even engaging in clear hyperbole, while refusing to substantively address any of the actual questions I posed as worth considering in the process of developing effective policy regarding native languages and culture.

          Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

          by RandomActsOfReason on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 05:18:50 PM PDT

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