posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 07:53 PM
I hate to be the wet blanket on his rain dance, but he's being absurd and an idiot. I have every respect for the Native American culture and
peoples.....despite what the conditions of a few decades have done to them in several areas of the nation. However? This??
It's interesting that Wounded Knee be a part of his direct past, as we can look to that as to how far this is likely to get. A lot of noise and a lot
of trouble, potentially, with a bloody finish...likely...and moving on to the next crisis on the front page when it's over. Nothing really changed and
nothing much better for anyone.
I also don't see much for specifics.
When the Indians of New York got their backs up hard over taxes in the 90's, they very seriously threatened to sever the High Tension lines crossing
tribal land between Buffalo and Erie. I recall those days as the company I was running for had it's trucking nearly living in the Northeast. The big
bonfires they had burning along I-90 at night in protest and to make a statement were spooky.
When Arizona/New Mexico tribes got THEIR backs up about taxes and the Casinos, they threatened to shut down I-40 and either keep it closed or set
their own tolls for passage across Tribal lands.
Those actions got attention and brought REAL action from the Government. Concessions in both cases, as I recall the outcomes.... This looks like a
P.R. statement so far?
edit on 29-9-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.