They should call it the “Ghost Dance Sneaker” since it offers false hope to a desperate people who are suffering the effects of diabetes. We did not have sneakers back in the day and we did not have diabetes either. Science knew the world was flat, science knew Natives were subhuman and science could cure diabetes with a sneaker. Timing is everything or is it just coincidence that this miraculous discovery came on the heels of the “Longest Walk 2008.” What a publicity coup that will be and you better believe Madison Avenue will be watching. Maybe they will come up with a shoe that cures cirrhosis or PTSD’s. Its sort of exciting in a way, I look forward to “Boxers cut for the Native Man in mind.” But if they come up with a sneaker that returns the buffalo to the Great Plains, that will be something eh.
I don't know if Carlos wrote this essay in response to my critique of his previous essay. Since he didn't address any of my points, perhaps not.
Pictured below: Ghost dancers (wearing Nike shoes?).