Skip to comments.It’s A Warrior Thing. You Wouldn’t Understand. [David Yeagley died yesterday]
Posted on 03/12/2014 9:22:19 AM PDT by Sioux-san
WE INDIANS are supposed to hate the white man. Everyone tells me this. Ive heard it from whites, blacks and even from Indians.
Well, folks, I hate to disappoint you, but I like white people just fine. To tell the truth, I rather admire them and their fascinating history.
Oh, I know what youre thinking. "Yeagley! How can you say that? How can you admire a people who slaughtered your ancestors, gave smallpox to those left alive, herded them onto reservations, made them all drunks, and as the final indignity sold their turquoise mines to the Japanese?"
Well, the way I figure it, anyone who could whip our Indian behinds like the white man did deserves our highest respect. And anyone who can whip a Comanche (my tribe) deserves the Medal of Honor.
I admire a man who can beat me. I dare say, deep inside all Indians at least those who are still warriors at heart there is a special admiration for the white man.
When the Comanches first encountered the white man, his behavior didnt shock them. They saw that he took what he wanted by force. And they understood. Because the Comanches did the same to their weaker neighbors.
If my ancestors had been strong enough, they would have taken the white mans land, instead of the other way around. And they wouldnt have felt guilty about it afterwards. You wouldnt have seen any defeated white people getting affirmative action from Comanches.
When one general surrenders to another, they salute each other. It doesnt mean that theres no bitterness between them. It just means that a warrior respects his foe.
White people understand this, because they too come from a warrior culture. The white man has great respect for the Indian....
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It is the liberal ethos.
Unfortunately, we live in a day and age when the very nature of Honor and Bravery are under assault, and when there are those who will relentlessly be offended for people who have no cause to take offense.
As Mr. Yeagley has passed, so, officially has the nickname, and we are all poorer for the loss of both.
I have greatly enjoyed his writings over the years and am saddened that is no longer here in this ol’ world. On the other hand, he is with his maker and in His kingdom.
Sad to hear of our loss. My favorite David Yeagley quote went something like,
“Your typical Indian likes his guns, his hunting, his pickup truck, and his freedom. That sort of Indian is more redneck than redskin.”
I would have added that Indians like their fishing, too - I love Rednecks!
Rest Peacefully Mr. David Yeagley. Prayers for your Family to be comforted. May your memory live forever but not simply with your Family, as One who told the truth. Truth telling is so rare these days. Thank You, for your version of I swear on the Bible Truth!
If you convince people that you do your work because you love it and are passionate about it -- they won't pay you.
I can just hear Dr. Y saying that. ;o)
Dr. Y was very talented in many other ways besides political/cultural analysis - his music, dancing, teaching. I don’t think any of that made him any money either.
He said never married because he didn’t want to knowingly saddle a wife with all of his medical problems. That’s sad because we never know where life will take us (quickly from a state of health to disease or injury) — what is one person’s burden can be another’s loving desire to support. I didn’t say that very well, but I hope my meaning comes through.
I regret that I had never read and of Mr. Yeagley’s work until now. But I assure you, I intend to rectify that omission toot sweet. He speaks with a pithy bluntness that Indians have perfected.
God speed you to your well-earned rest, Mr. Yeagley.
Thank you - introductions to people like Yeagley are one of the reasons I treasure FR. I wish it hadn’t been upon his death, but I’m grateful it happened at all. BTT
Here is David Yeagley’s own website: http://www.badeagle.com/
I don’t know how long it will be up, but you can see the variety of topics he wrote about and a lot more.
I haven’t seen anything from Yeagley in quite a while. You often don’t realize that some of our great columnists & pundits go missing until they pass away.
His last post was on Feb.12th - almost a month ago.
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