Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Contra Narrative

“Native Americans incensed over pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado” | protein wisdom: "As for being singled out without their consent, let me just remind the Native American community that they don’t own American history. Nor do I ever remember them complaining about singled out “without their consent” for being routinely depicted as wise reluctant warriors — stewards of the earth, one solitary tear at a time — who are pitted against profane, knuckle-dragging ultra violent whites bent on extermination.

So you take the good with the bad — and more importantly, if you really do, as you claim, understand the billboard’s message, then why feign outrage over a perceived slight you don’t believe was intended, but rather only exists in the realm of your own perceptions and the imagined perceptions of those hypothetical viewers you believe to be less adept than you at sussing out the meaning you’ve been able to suss with little trouble?"

Well, yeah, it's certainly a billboard against the Indians ... surrendering at all never mind their guns!

Now they're on the plantation reservation and they better not wander off it if they want to keep their food stamps, huh?

UPDATE: Check this out: