But this Kickapoo/Creek/Cherokee/Seneca Diva isn’t about to rest on her laurels. This April, Arigon will be premiering her 10-part radio series, Super Indian, about a Native teen who gains super powers after eating tainted commodity cheese. That’s right. Tainted commodity cheese, with a sidekick and erudite talking dog to boot.
I’ll be playing one or two characters. This is the fun of doing radio and also, playing several characters. The show, a radio play, is about a boy who finds out he has super powers after he has eaten tainted commodity cheese. From there he takes on the role of Super Indian, and he has a side kick named Mega Bear and a talking dog named Diogi.
Yeah, the talking dog sounds like Frazier…(laughs) He’s very educated… It’s not set in stone, but the idea is to have five minute segments that will air at the top of the hour at various radio stations around the country. It will be syndicated, so the radio stations will play them when they play them. Either through Native Voice One or American Indian satellite.
That comes with the territory.
Writerfella here --
It all is a matter of manipulator and manipulant in the current theater of world politics. Saddam Hussein indeed controlled Iraq with an adamantine fist. The various warlords and Islamic sects in Iraq completely were held in check and none could supercede or displace the other under Saddam's control, which all of them hated. The only terrorists in Iraq were those who opposed Saddam, including the Kurds. Especially opposed by Saddam were the Al-Qaeda, who were looking for unity against the West among the Arab nations and found none in Saddam's Iraq. Gulf War I began over huge debts from the Iraq-Iran War owed by Iraq to Russia and France; thus, Iraq invaded super-prosperous Kuwait. After months of saber-rattling, the US finally had to invade Kuwait and drive the Iraqis out. Though George Bush I stopped US forces short of Baghdad and did not allow the overthrow of Saddam, an assassination plot against Bush was hatched but thwarted. Years later, the Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden still wanted Saddam Hussein removed from power. In a fell swoop, the 9/11 attacks occurred, the US moved against Afghanistan, and George Bush II began Gulf War II, intending vengeance against Saddam for the threat against George Bush I. Thus was begun a 'war' that has raged and been waged for nearly the past six years, with no clear objective in sight, no clear objective achieved, and with no exit strategy in place. Saddam was deposed, captured, tried, and executed. Nothing was changed in the day to day events in Iraq. BUT -- Osama Bin Laden had wanted Saddam removed and George II complied, and that is the sum total of what positives have happened.
No one asks anymore about the ostensible 'weapons of mass destruction' and no one any longer shows George II under a 2002 banner reading 'Mission Accomplished.' Faced with a shift in internal political power in the US, George II's response is to send thousands more US military troops to the war and to call for billions more in aid to the supposedly fledgling 'democracy' in Iraq.
Writerfella well remembers the last years of the Viet Nam War, how the matter was a civil war that had lasted for thousands of years, and how many more thousands of troops and how many billions more in aid to South Viet Nam were sent by President Nixon to support the failing US strategy of 'Vietnamization.' The failing 2007 version of 'Vietnamization' only can be 'Iraqization', and the matter itself is yet another civil war that has lasted thousands of years, and that should complete the picture for anyone who asks.
The short version of this was writerfella's observation that it reminded him of a movie: BUSH WARS, EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE...
Russ, did you even read the interview about Ms. Arigon Starr? I'm starting to worry about you. Seriously!
Writerfella here --
No, that blamed Ship's Engineer Montgomery Scott 'Transported' the writerfella posting here from the NEXT article by mistake! It's either the Saurian Brandy or Romulan Ale's fault, we betcha!
And anonymouse, thanks for caring. That doesn't mean we're gonna get together next weekend and pick out furniture, ya know...
A reminder that according to Russ, Arigon Starr (Kickapoo) probably isn't an Indian. As he wrote on 11/6/06:
"I spoke not of termination, but rather of the groups that became the Pequot 'tribe' and the Kickapoo 'tribe'. Seemingly it mattered little at all that they are not Natives but only that their Federal recognition papers came through."
Since the federal government recognizes three different Kickapoo tribes as legitimate, naturally I disagree.
Writerfella here -
Of course, you would disagree. Fine with me, as they are no more Native than are you. Keep trying, young sir; you'll be Native before you know it. And when it happens, Sen. James Inhofe will send you your CDIB himself! And at the time you file your casino rights paperwork, I will stand behind you. For the usual 20 %...
Arigon probably would kick your butt if you said she wasn't Indian to her face.
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