Stuck

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We’re going to touch on two things that have stuck in our
craw and hope you bear with us. The first is the fact that on
this day in 1963, president John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
When news broke the country cried and was glued to their TVs
to get the latest news.

Schools were dismissed when the news was confirmed and people
gathered in disbelief. Many of us think that he was the last
American Democrat president. By that we mean he thought the
people run the government, higher taxes were not the answer for
prosperity, and he supported the 2nd Amendment.

And the second thing you ask? The Dakota Access Pipeline
protest. Since we hardly ever follow the drive-by media and
their take on things we have our own thoughts. American
Indians are protesting said pipeline that would destroy their
burial grounds and the pipeline would run beneath their water
drinking water source, Lake Oahe.

Having heard both sides of the argument we stand with the
Indians and here’s why. Those who say the pipeline doesn’t run
through the reservation so there are no “sacred grounds” are
like a peg leg pirate tightrope walker. It’s possible, but not
believable. Many forget this entire country once belonged to the
Indians until our ancestors forced them onto reservations.
One would imagine there are Indian burial grounds all over.

What we did hear from the media is the protestors are violent
and force was necessary. Yes there are some burned out cars on
the road, but yet we wonder this. If state and federal law
enforcement are on one side of the road why do they have to
fire rubber bullets while aiming for head shots and spray them
with water cannons in frigid temperatures?

Several people, including a 13 year old girl were shot in the
face, 167 people had suffered injuries, seven had to be
hospitalized, a tribal elder went into cardiac arrest, and one
woman may lose her arm because of a percussion grenade.

Drive by media keeps saying that not all the protestors are
of Indian descent and miss the point. While it is true these
people are joining the Standing Rock Sioux, media doesn’t
mention the fact that the new arrivals are veterans, patriots,
and other like minded people who don’t like peoples’ rights
trampled on.

Yet those mad that Trump won and Black Lives Matter block
roads, beat Trump voters, and loot with little consequence. If
these rioters were treated like the North Dakota protestors
are being treated we wonder how those protesters would react.

Links are supplied for those who need to check everything on
the internet and this post may be slightly biased, but I am
an American who is part Indian.
Comments are always welcome.

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5 Responses to Stuck

  1. Dale Gilmour says:

    I was in junior high when Kennedy was shot. I don’t remember any “safe rooms”, “crying rooms”, coloring books or play dough offered to us. Could it have been that we were maybe a bit more mature than the children of today? Personally I’m sick of those who have hurt feelings and are offended when thinking of our president-elect, or anything else they don’t agree with. I think the education system is to blame. Students are taught that if you don’t like something, it’s not your fault. No one accepts responsibility for anything. Blame everyone else for everything.
    Sorry for the rant. I got carried away. I take full responsibility.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Dale,
    so many things changed with our generation. I can’t get behind the whole “I’m special and need a safe space” movement either. We just used to suck it up and move on. We didn’t even admit to being bored because we knew our parents would find something for us to do. Now kids want a paycheck for doing nothing and they’re so thin skinned you can’t call them on it. Don’t know when it started but I know I don’t like it.

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog.

  3. QC Ghost says:

    Pretty soon there will be no unsafe places and then there will be no more fun.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    Ghost,
    I would pay to see that.

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