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I have said a few times in previous posts that one of the most entertaining features of our Western societies is to watch special groups trying to “outentitle” each other.
A recent example of that is the decision of the Cherokee Indians (the second-largest tribe in the USA) to expel the descendents of their black slaves, who moved with them to what’s now Oklahoma in 1838.
I don’t know whether the reason for that were the black flash mobs or the Indians’ reluctance to share the huge revenue from the Indian casinos. Without any doubt, the most interesting and shocking fact revealed in the article was that the Cherokees owned slaves.
When studying US history or watching historical movies, we are led to believe that the Indians were noble men and women, with ethics and organization far exceeding those of the white people. Yet it turns out they weren’t any better – they owned plantations and used black slaves to work for them.
Ain’t that great? The Indians were no different than the white people in the way they got their income. They even used the black slaves to carry their stuff on the way to Oklahoma. I wonder what idiots like Ward Churchill, who built their careers on making white people guilty, are going to say about the situation.
The article quotes Marilyn Vann, the leader of the expelled “Freedmen”, who said: “This is racism and apartheid in the 21st Century.”
This is by far the funniest part of the article – apparently, Ms. Vann forgot that according to the politically correct orthodoxy, only white people can be racist. The Indians can treat blacks like garbage (as they do in this case) and they can get away with it, while white people will be chased and robbed blind for even the smallest perceived transgression.
But in this situation, which involves two groups fighting for larger handouts, it’s really entertaining to watch from the side…
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