Oops well first warns in over 4yrs on ATS had a previous name here...
For this thread, but I did deserve it, was meant tongue in cheek and does not always come across very well on written word as we all know. And what I
advocated is against all of my ideals and beliefs anyhow.
This has brought up a good point of reflection for me, as I have in recent threads talked about the way we view politicians and the emotional triggers
I am angered at this event that GW Bush's grandfather did as it is easy I suppose to lay the entire genocide carried out against the N.American and
South American Indians at the door of a already unpopular person or family, but that is not logical and off topic.
I do hope that the legal process allows some closure for Native Americans on many levels, I know in their tradition the remains of the Dead especially
for people like Geronimo are very sacred and important. Maybe his descendants (anyone know if any are around?) or at least his tribe may feel better,
if his remains are returned and the correct ceremonies can be done to allow his spirit to rest in peace.
I am sure he would literally be turning in his grave or probably coffin if it is at the S+B lodge as such at the thought of the American Members of
that lodge since and any desecration of his remains.
No culture should disrespect another's treatments of the dead and esp use it as a neferious type of token, god only knows what sort of abuse his
skull, and what practises it was part of during the last 60 odd years.
Even though probably only symbolic now if the case is found in favour of the Native Americans, it does signal a more balanced relationship between the
past and present, and maybe points to a better harmony of cultures in N.America in the future.
I dint really mean what I originally posted, maybe a block should be put into the constitution to stop any further Bush's being in government, but
that is just wild speculation and wouldn't happen anyhow.
I am sure to there are many of the remains of the american soldiers that were not laid to rest properly and suffered similar stuff at the hand of the
Native Indians ayhow, maybe this event at the end of the day can close that bit of America's bloody history on both sides.