I am from one of the oppressed tribes, the Western Shoshone Nation. Mr. Deloria is so far away from me I can't feel the warmth or fire from his words. Mr. Newcomb I can. It is important for intellectuals to stay in touch with the subjects they write on. The US denies due process, rights to property, and violation of treaty rights that is documented by the Organization of American States. The US engages in the use of our country for testing of wespons of mass destruction. The US engages in "cultural triage" another form of ethnic cleansing to destroy our living culture in relation to our land in the process of siting a nuclear waste dump in Nevada. We don't have the kind of "CASINO" the conjurs up ideas of grandure. We have high incidence or cancer and other adverse consequences known to be plausible from exposure to radiation. We have increased risk of cancer but at no time is lucky an appropriate word to charaterize our current opression. If I choose to do something and I fail I might be unlucky but I made the choice. I don't have the choice to fight this fight and I have to be careful of how America may treat me. If I win I am not lucky, I am a warrior.
Monday, May 7, 2012 - 22:49