December 18, 2007

Quote of the day

"Lisa, vampires are make-believe, just like elves, gremlins and Eskimos."Homer Simpson, "Treehouse of Horror IV" (1993)Comment:  For more on the subject, see Indians in The Simpsons.

For more on how non-Natives perceive Natives, visit Newspaper Rock and the Stereotype of the Month contest.

4 comments:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
One also should remember that Homer Simpson is make-believe (and badly-drawn, at that), just like The Rapture, Manifest Destiny, and white cultural superheroes...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

One also should remember that people learn from make-believe stories. These stories range from the Bible to Coyote legends to the latest movies and TV shows.

russell said...

Writrfella here --
Run, Rob! Because the militia dudes DO NOT HOLD that the Bible is make-believe! OMG, you crossed the pale!
All Best
Russ Bate
'writerfella'

Rob said...

Indians don't hold that their legends are make-believe, either. But no one alive now has experienced the events in these stories firsthand. They believe the stories are true, which means they take them on faith.

P.S. I criticized the "militia dudes" at length in Klansmen, Neo-Nazis, and Christian Patriots, so I'm not worried about them.