In response to the first Anonymous: What is commonly called 'the system' is 'the system of domination,' It operates on the basis of a coded language that is cloaked by a great variety of euphemisms that are designed to disguise its true nature. This is what I have tried to reveal in my analysis in this column. The melting pot is a metaphorical cauldron in which everyone is subjected (from the Latin subjectum, 'to throw under' domination or dominance). Our experience as the original and rightfully free nations and peoples of Great Turtle Island been forced under a wrongful domination enables us to pull away the veil and show everyone the true nature of the domination system, which is otherwise known as colonialism and colonization. In response to 'curtj': I agree with most of your analysis but fail to see what purpose it serves to use terms of condemnation that are guaranteed to shut down any possibility of communication. It is important to provide leadership in Indian Country with information that will make enable them to be more effective. Besides, suppose you find a cadre of Indian leaders who are able to match your ideal standard, and end up with all the information you have provided here, that still does not explain how such information will make them more effective. The invective doesn't help in my view. And, finally, to the second anonymous: Pilamiya.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:17