You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world.  You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We are Indians now

A friend of mine is a Native American from the Tlingit tribe in southern Alaska.  Her father was a respected educator and government official who recently passed away.  A box of her father's papers turned up unexpectedly, scheduled to be shredded, but by fortunate coincidence she was able to claim the papers and save them.

She showed me one of those papers today.  It was a photocopy of an old 1923 edict from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  It appears to be authentic, as I was able to find several references to it with an Internet search of "February 24 1923 commissioner Burke Indian Affairs".

What I read in this paper gave me additional perspective into the origins of the insanity we are faced with in the world today.  We are all Native Americans now, and the government (via the Department of Homeland Security) is keen on "correcting" us.

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