posted on Nov, 25 2005 @ 12:25 PM
Something that people rarely think about, or even have the smallest inkling of imagining, is that back when the White man took the land from the
Indians (I'm white, & even I an not as ignorant as the people in the past) that men & women didn't understand the Indians culture, & they absolutely
had no desire to understand it.
Sorry, but when you come onto someone elses land, you must first try to understand them, look at their culture not as a "savage & barbarian" thing,
but something that is just different than what you're used to, & try to understand it. Yes, I don't necessarily agree with the way the Indians lived
back then, or even now, but at least I can try to understand their culture.
I have a very deep respect for the Native American, any & all tribes. Repsect for the Warrior life is something that comes easily to Me, but alot of
them were very peaceful tribes too, until the white man came onto their land, & started showing their ignorance to Indian ways, Indian rights, & the
Indian people. Sorry, just plain old greed wasn't the only misdeed that the white man did to the Indian. Don't forget about the murders of millions
of buffalo, just to kill off the Indians food source, or the deliberate slaughter of Indians, just because a group of Indians decided to defend
themselves against the white man invading their territory & raping their women.
Most people read the history books, & see "the savage" Indian, but not Me. I see both sides of those stories, I also read between the lines, & see
that they left details out.
I see that people period, white, black, yellow, & yes red, all have their ignorances. Just because you are a certain color, it does not excuse you
from living in the ignorances of your Forefathers, nor does it give you the right to stomp on everyone else & shove your opinion down down their
All men & women, no matter their color, should learn how to get along with each other, & to understand the others culture, even if you do not agree
with it, you should learn to accept it. Agree to disagree. That's a hard lesson I learned a long time ago.
In the end, it doesn't matter your color, we all have red blood flowing through our veins, we all have pink & grey brain matter in between our ears,
it's just that some people choose not to use that brain matter, & overcome their own ignorances, or their own "cultural programming".
Look past the color of your skin, look past the skin color of the person standing next to you, & see how that person acts, how that person respects
him or herself, see how that person respect you, how they work, how they live their lives.
Don't judge Me because I am white, judge Me because I am human.