Monday, January 16, 2012
What About Me?
In the waning hours of the day set aside to honor the memory of the life and accomplishments of the Reverend Martin Luther King some of us are tempted to think about others with similar stories that have yet to receive similar honors, Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull, for instance. While Sitting Bull's people were never held in bondage by Americans, they, like all other native Americans, were swindled out of or physically evicted from their lands and subjected to a national policy of extermination. Sitting Bull himself was assassinated by members of his own tribe that had become agents of a government that hated and feared him. American liberal/progressives, always on the look-out for an oppressed minority to use as political cannon fodder, have made it a point to ignore the injustice and cruelty visited upon the native Americans that continues to this very day. When will we close the post office for Sitting Bull?