While Mr. DeLaune's pitiful writing style has improved sadly his construction of argument hasn't. Personally I'm less offended at being rebuffed than openly mocked, however, I'd rather not have either. The warped claim that the 'only racism on display has been from the Elizabeth Warren camp' is offensive. Not only has he dismissed these bigots, he dares to chastise fellow Native Americans. Warren's claims have been openly criticized, DeLaune cites examples of Native criticism further in the article. He owe's them an apology. Mr. DeLaune suffers from a chronic case of Reinforcement theory. He seeks out and retains ideas which support his pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, i.e. supporting Brown, and has used selective perception to both misperceive the actions of Scott Brown's staff members as satirical and is trying to dismiss their racism. Inane? Tasteless? How about unacceptably racist. How about in trying to mock Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown's senior staff ONLY managed to mock Native Americans. Satire would be to show(not wear) a fake headdress and equivocate it to Warren's claims. There is NO satirization of her claim in inauthentically aping Indians, proudly, in a manner which has never been embraced by Indians as anything other than offensive. This article gives evidence of Elizabeth Warren's avoidance and what strongly looks to be false declaration of Native heritage. DNA test Mrs. Warren? However, you can't make someone correct by proving another wrong. Two wrongs don't make a right. Denial of a wrong, just makes another wrong. Progressive's have done it too, so what? Their errors don't justify or excuse what has been denounced as racist. She doesn't look it? The late Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is an example of someone who doesn't look Indian but is. I've seen many at IHS who don't fit the stereotypical look. In Mr. DeLaune's drive to sully Warren he would lower his self-respect and the self-respect of Native Americans by vindicating the appalling and blatant racism of Scott Brown's staff. Well, Mr. DeLaune can't justify it...their actions are racist. By not firing those racists Scott Brown is associating and actively employing racists. So what does one do? Don't tolerate it and certainly don't excuse it. Expect more of both candidates. Write to which candidate you serves most of your interests and tell them they've lost your support. If you're frustrated and disappointed with both, don't get discouraged and not vote. Vote for a third party. Third party voting is very threatening to both parties, a great example is has been the oversight of Ron Paul. Does Mr. DeLaune have the ability to write an article to delineate Scott Brown's platforms which tangibly support Native Americans? Can he keep the mud throwing at Warren out of his argument? Can he see his candidate clearly? Can he counter the criticisms made against Brown and openly clarify how and who exactly Brown would and has helped? Can He give the whys to those who would be adversely affected if he were to win? The idealisms DeLaune sees in Brown's rhetoric haven't been supported by Brown's actions. A journalist needs impartiality, objectivity, strong reasoning; not spin. Liars spin. Politicians spin. Mr. DeLaune to have integrity you need to look inward and ask if you would accept this behavior regardless of who it's from. If it's disagreeable yet someone you like expect more from them. If you can't, keep looking and actively support someone more deserving of your support.
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 21:36