The Red Man
Herman King - January 7, 2010
I have liked the few
American Indians, native Americans (or whatever the latest
politically correct designation is) that I have met. I love the
sounds of a lone Indian flute, though I dislike the wailing of
death chants. I have interviewed a few Indians when I was
on the radio. One, Chief Custalow of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe,
once said everybody born in America is a Native American (an
argument used by illegal immigrants, but that's another story).
I like potatoes and corn, both of which grew in North America
before the encroachment of Europeans. I would never eat man's
best friend even if I liked the taste. Most Asiatics include
dogs on their menu. And those who came to this continent by way
of the Bering Strait were Asiatic. We are always addicted to
hyperbole. In popular culture, especially the movies, they were
called "bloodthirsty savages." now they have been romanticized
as "noble warriors of the plains." They were no more
bloodthirsty than other tribes, including Anglo-Saxons. Read
Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples). The
European country engaged in most wars from 1450 to and including
World War Two is England. (Bet you thought it was Germany.
Actually the only European country that had fewer wars than
Germany was tiny Denmark. After the Vikings retired,
Denmark became rather pacifist).
I once had a conversation
with a Canadian missionary who worked for a time among the
Indians, She told me:" I like Indians but there is nothing noble
about them." I once interviewed an Indian archaeologist who was
trying to get a grant to study a link between the Maoris of New
Zealand and his tribe. I said: "there are people in Gloucester
claiming to be Indians that don't look Indian." He smiled and
said: "we call them the Wannabee Tribe."
When the sculpture of
Pocahontas was unveiled in the Village, every descendant of
Pocahontas was invited. A huge crowd attended. Appears there are
many descendents of Pocahontas around, or Wannabees. Whatever
their merits, creativity with names is not one of them. All or
most tribal names translate to an approximation of "the people."
Like most Moslems name their children Mohammad or Abdullah.
Indians didn't go along
with political correctness until they were spoon-fed it over
years by liberals. Liberalism is cultural communism. Lenin
referred to liberals as "useful idiots". When communism
triumphed over the West, liberals were to be the first
destroyed, because they were not to be trusted. Lenin was evil
but also intelligent. (disclaimer: This
column based on personal experience and research. Direct
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