Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
My Reaction to Senator Scott Brown and His Staffers
As a registered member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe I feel compelled to express my outrage at the the actions of Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown’s staffers and the comments made by Senator Brown following the incident.
First, the “war whoops” and “tomahawk chops” of Senator Brown’s staffers are proof that racism is still alive and thriving among some members of the Republican Party. The staffers engaged in this behavior as a form of protest motivated by Senator Brown’s questioning of Massachusetts Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren’s claim of Native American/American Indian (NA/AI) heritage.
Each tribe has it’s own laws regarding requirements membership into the tribe, so I cannot speak to the legitimacy of her claim. What I can tell you is about my own identification with my Lakota heritage.
I wasn’t a registered member of the tribe until 2009 but since I was about 16 years old, I’ve been checking the same box that Elizabeth Warren checked. The same box that has motivated Senator Brown’s racial attack and his staffers to engage a display of outright racism.
I want to make one thing clear - checking that box has NEVER resulted in any form of benefit or special treatment.
To be fair to Senator Brown’s staffer and the GOP, this type of behavior can be seen at MLB, NFL and NHL games all the time performed by Democrats and Republicans. I have never understood why the portrayal of these exaggerated NA/AI racial stereotypes have continued while actors performing in blackface or portrayal of Yellow Peril caricatures like Fu Manchu generates controversies and debate instantly. It just drives home the fact that the atrocities committed against all indigenous inhabitants of the the Americas is a forgotten holocaust. How can there still be a team called the Redskins?!?!?
But to be honest as much as the racist behavior of Republican Senator Brown’s staffers angered me, it’s Senator Brown’s comments following the staffer racist rally that really sickened me, “The real issue here is, and the real offense, is the fact that Professor Warren checked the box. She said that she was white, and then she checked the box saying she was Native American and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she attained her tenure,” Brown said. “That’s quite offensive to Native Americans.”
Based on statements released by the Cherokee Nation and various other NA/AI groups it is Republican Senator Brown who needs to apologize, not Elizabeth Warren.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Please like/reblog if you would like to see a final chapter to the “Craig Owens Trilogy”.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
(9th & 10th/The Master/11th)
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Doctor Who Marathon Kit
Coffee - Check!
Sonic Screwdriver - Check!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Doctor Who/Cracks in the Universe/Amy Pond/Daleks
I was watching “The Eleventh Hour” and I came across a plot hole…
1. I’m sure I’m not the first person to point this out.
2. I know it’s just a show and that writers/producers aren’t perfect.
In “Victory of the Daleks” we learn that Amy has no memory of the Daleks. In addition, Moffat publicly stated that due to the time field energy that leaked through the cracks the 2009 Dalek invasion of Earth shown in “The Stolen Earth” & “Journey’s End” never happened.
So, it makes perfect sense that Amy has no memory of the Daleks, right?
Near the end of “The Eleventh Hour” The Doctor asks the Atraxi if the Earth is protected and the Atraxi project images of past advisories and past Doctors. Included in this projection of images is Daleks being released from the Genesis Ark during The Battle of Canary Wharf which took place in July of 2007. The majority of events in “The Eleventh Hour” take place in 2008.
To sum up: Amy has no memory of the Daleks because the time field energy erased the 2009 Dalek invasion (and theft) of Earth. But according to the Atraxi’s images, The Battle of Canary Wharf still occurred in 2007.
So, why doesn’t Amy remember the Daleks?