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Bad Eagle’s Question
Ricochet ^ | June 22, 2020 | David Foster

Posted on 06/24/2020 2:26:56 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat

The late Dr. David Yeagley, a Comanche Indian (traditional name ‘Bad Eagle’) and college professor, described an interaction that took place in one of his classes. (excerpted)

“LOOK, DR. YEAGLEY, I don’t see anything about my culture to be proud of. It’s all nothing. My race is just nothing.”

The girl was white. She was tall and pretty, with amber hair and brown eyes. For convenience’ sake, let’s call her “Rachel.”

I had been leading a class on social psychology, in which we discussed patriotism – what it means to be a people or a nation. The discussion had been quite lively. But when Rachel spoke, everyone fell silent.

“Look at your culture,” she said to me. “Look at American Indian tradition. Now I think that’s really great. You have something to be proud of. My culture is nothing.”

Her words disturbed and offended me in a way that I could not quite enunciate.


When Rachel denounced her people, she did it with the serene self-confidence of a High Priestess reciting a liturgy. She said it without fear of criticism or censure. And she received none. The other students listened in silence, their eyes moving timidly back and forth between me and Rachel, as if unsure which of us constituted a higher authority.

Yeagley saw a resemblance between Rachel and those Frenchwomen who were quick to associate with the conquering Germans…and he wondered:

Who had conquered Rachel’s people? What had led her to disrespect them? Why did she behave like a woman of a defeated tribe?

TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: indoctrination; menalillness; sjw; whiteguilt
The comments to this piece are quite interesting.

A Jim writes, "But you know she doesn’t believe a word of what she’s saying; it’s all theater to feed the ego. She has lots of imitators these days."

To which Raxxalan responds, "Actually I don’t really think that is completely true. I don’t think she is being hypocritical intentionally and doesn’t believe what she is saying is true. I do think this is to feed the ego (hers). I think she truly believes that her culture is evil and part of the problem. I think she believes she is enlightened because she recognizes it, which makes her good. I also think that she believes the only way other cultures can thrive is for her’s to recede. This is the ultimate form of patronizing. It is still the white man’s burden to uplift the “lesser” races. The prescription has just changed. Ultimately this is possibly the most grotesque thing I think I have seen. The civilizational equivalent of a martyr complex. Worse still because to be a martyr at least normally you have to suffer. Here you get to enjoy the benefits that other members of your civilization are work diligent to expand and provide, while decrying their efforts and being smug self satisfied at your own superiority."

1 posted on 06/24/2020 2:26:56 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
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To: CheshireTheCat
Oooooooohhhh! I used to love getting into these sorts of public arguments. I would have torn into her stupid @$$, and she would have very much wished she hadn't said something so stupid. :)
2 posted on 06/24/2020 2:42:13 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: CheshireTheCat

“A nation is never conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” — Comanche saying, regrettably true.

3 posted on 06/24/2020 2:54:26 PM PDT by Retrofitted
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4 posted on 06/24/2020 3:04:22 PM PDT by bk1000 (Banned from Breitbart)
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To: CheshireTheCat

Amazing insight, thanks for posting.

5 posted on 06/24/2020 3:24:46 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: CheshireTheCat

I miss Bad Eagle, always enjoyed reading his articles.

6 posted on 06/24/2020 4:04:27 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460 (Stay Calm & MAGA On!)
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To: CheshireTheCat
There are NO "native American Indians."
Genes don't lie and they are ORIENTAL ASIANS. They DID arrive on this continent a long, long time ago but they were NOT native.
Nor were they the FIRST people here.

The first people here were Caucasians and the anthropologists know that from the shape of skulls found where the FIRST people were. Those people hunted the mammoth elephants. They dug pits and drove the beasts into the pit.
Then the men had to kill the beast. SOMETIMES the beast killed on of them. Thus, their remains.
Their skulls were OBLONG. ALL Oriental Asians have ROUND skulls. There were NO round skulls there...only OBLONG ones.

Africans have oblong skulls too but they didn't have the means to travel over the oceans between them and North America. So that left the only other group of humans--Caucasians. They were already in Europe and they crossed the arctic bridge and entered the North American continent.

The REAL Indians are CAUCASIAN feathers, no paint...though the Sadhus [VERY, VERY strange "holy men."] could be have almost any paint or decoration on them...MAYBE even feathers.

7 posted on 06/24/2020 4:47:09 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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One stupid child does not define a society.


In Europe, Village Idiots had stones cast at them if they ever approached decent people.

Perhaps it is now time SANE People collected stones.


8 posted on 06/24/2020 5:10:42 PM PDT by elbook
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To: CheshireTheCat

That is depressing.

9 posted on 06/24/2020 10:16:59 PM PDT by Glad2bnuts (“If there are no absolutes by which to judge society, then society is absolute.” Francis Schaeffer)
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To: elbook
we used to respect our parents it Italian, or Polish, or Irish, etc...

food, traditions,religion, music, dance....

nothing like a big Polish wedding....

but who has a big wedding with food and lots of drink and of course a live band....not many....

loose family, loose tradition...loose tradition, loose your identity....

10 posted on 06/24/2020 10:27:14 PM PDT by cherry
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