Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:54 pm Post subject:
SORROW, the silent killer.
Excuse me while I vent, if you will…………………………………
You white skinned pricks don’t seem to realize how much you’ve effected the lives of Native kids in the past. Run around with your dream catchers, burn our cedar and talk all the smack your heart desires. But the damage is done for the millions of Native’s who’ve had to endure your “Random Acts of Hatred”.
You know who the hell you are. Maybe you spit on a Native “only once”. Maybe you pulled a little prank, like tripping or pushing a brown kid down the stairs. Or possibly you took the initiative and actually beat a little Native kid just for being different. Don’t think for one minute we’ve forgotten your merry pranks and childhood prejudice. You know where you can put the “Silver Spoon” you were born with Mr. Milk Toast.
We live everyday of our lives filled with memories of your antics. Some of us “get over it” even though your racial hatred has gone underground. Others live in sorrow and fear. With a history filled with betrayal, lies and murder. It’s a small wonder we are still here and not in the Smithsonian with the caption under a stuffed Native person, “Lasts of the Native American’s, Poisoned by White man’s food, White man’s drink and White man’s ways”
Last night, my sister played a DVD called “Powder”. It was ironic the boy in question was extremely white. My sister turned to me and said, “Paint the kid brown and this would be our story brother”. Powder was persecuted for the color of his skin, his looks and his ways. His struggle was a mirror reflection of our plight growing up as kids. But there was a happy ending since Powder finally found sanctuary on the wings of a lightening bolt.
For us, there is no sanctuary; we are a people under siege.
Ah, I feel much better eh. Now if you will excuse me, I must tend to the fruits of your “Labor of Hate”
Your Devil’s Advocate
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