Re: Iroquois and the Constitution

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 13:20:22 -0500

I have always referred to native Americans as Native Americans, until I
heard, quite recently that they prefer "American Indians". Also, Mr. E,
I did not give you permission to call me Ruby. I sign myself, as you may
have noticed Ruby Rohrlich, and by someone with your approach, I
profer to be called Dr. Rohrlich or Professor Rohrlich. Why do you hide
your first name, and call yourself Mr. E.? Don't bother to answer; I'm
not really interested, and I would prefer that you not communicate with me
further, since I will not again respond. Ruby Rohrlich

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Mr. E wrote:

> Ruby, That's Native Americans not "American Indians". I wish you'd follow
> your own dogma, Ruby ... for how are we supposed to take you seriously when
> you don't? Such exclusivist language and concepts should be eliminated, you
> rugged individualist you ... I wonder if those who want to remove such
> language and concepts, under the guise of democracy (?) don't feel that they
> are subject to the same controls they wish to place on others?
> At 01:14 PM 02/07/96 -0500, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
> >I consider it important to eliminate exclusivist language and concepts,
> >and wonder if those who want to retain such language and concepts, under
> >the guise of rugged individualism, are not only using them on the list
> >would be helpful to the maintenance of a democratic list if many more
> At 07:35 PM 02/07/96 -0500, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
> >You know, I haven't done much on American Indians for a long while; was
> respectfully submitted,
> Anthony Dauer
> "As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be
> true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that she [he] bears
> false witness against herself [himself]. What makes it so
> plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that
> integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices
> except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true,
> confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the
> hypocrite is really rotten to the core." Hannah Arendt
> (1906-1975) On Revolution [1963], introduction.
> "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Walt Kelly (1913-1973), Pogo
> Copyright 1996 Anthony Dean Dauer. All rights reserved.