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USA as a Beacon for Humanity

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:21 am

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Some people argue that the early émigré to the Americas were genuinely pursuing an opportunity to build a superior culture which would become a universally accepted beacon to mankind.

The indigenous peoples in the Americas surrendered their lives, their land, their culture, their dignity to create the space for this lofty initiative to come to fruition.

... and today ???

OTH ... another perspective is expressed in the lyrics of the song Indian Reservation.


Indian reservation

they took the whole cherokee nation
put us on this reservation
took away our ways of life
the tomahawk and the bow and knife
took away our native tongue
and taught their english to our young
and all the beads we made by hand
are nowadays made in japan
Cherokee people, cherokee tribe
so proud to live, so proud to die
They took the whole indian nation
locked us on this reservation
though i wear a shirt and tie
i'm still part redman deep inside
Cherokee people, cherokee tribe
so proud to live, so proud to die
But maybe someday when they learn
cherokee nation will return, will return, will return, will return, will return
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Re: USA as a Beacon for Humanity

Postby Meno_ » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:17 am

Paul Revere and the Raidors, hey, a few misguided seers, were aptly disappointed. The Indians didn’t do so bad, though, they got paid off, just like the rest of the 60’s crowd, bought off to keep their mouths shut. I went to a casino the other day where I lost nearly everything but my wife, and cashed in my remaining chips, and she told me that when the tribals come in the bets are up into the ten thousands win or loose.

But don’t bet I can sustain this , for I’m way down and I’m chasing
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Re: USA as a Beacon for Humanity

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:39 am

Read the following quote on another site a few minutes ago ... a bit disappointed that someone co-opted my thoughts. :-)

What will be left of the ol' USA republic that once was a shining beacon to the world? Such a shame that it was coopted by such evil men, and that the populace chose to stick its head in the sand.
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