Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Thomas L. Billings (
Sun, 04 Aug 1996 11:54:10 -0800

In article <4u0fkh$>, Xina <> wrote:

> "Stephen W. Russell" <> wrote:
> >
> >On 1 Aug 1996, Gary Cruse wrote:
> >>
> >> Eric, can you think of a reason why your wish
> >> to deny the nativity of white Americans should
> >> be binding on the rest of us? Or is this
> >> not a "timely" question?
> Very simple, most of the *dominant society* (read that as decended from
> European ancestors, not aboriginal to this country) dont give a damn about
> the country,
> >
> >Not to interfere in anyone else's pissing match, but in the immortal
> >words of Cool Hand Luke "What we got here is a failure t' communicate."
> Thats because we still arent speaking the same language yet.

You cant
> really understand it until you live it.
> >
> >Eric is in the resistance mode. Your are in the conquered peoples mode.
>If you want Eric to change his mind about who he is, what you have to do
> >is quite simple: kill him.
> And the rest of us....because, (quoting John Trudell, formerly of AIM,
> 'sometimes they have to kill us. Cause they cant break our spirit'.
> The US policy of assimilate or eliminate has failed and will continue to
> fail until there are no more of us left. We will continue to resist. Some
> of us may drive a saturn and work a nine to five programing computers,
> but the culture wont be entirely taken away. Get used to it.
> Xina

And those of us who desire the freedoms needed to continue the industrial
revolution will also endure.

Get Used To It!

The development of nativist politics (which this thread has now
degenerated into completely) through the academic socialist milieu of has
left it with many features deeply unattractive to many of us who value
their own personal freedom. I seriously doubt this thread has much more
to offer sci.anthropology.


Tom Billings

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