What else can "respected Native elders" do without reproach? Reveal sacred religious secrets to reporters? Embezzle tribal funds for personal use? Fondle little boys and girls?
It would help if someone developed an ethical code for respected Native elders. What do Indians think these people should and shouldn't do?
Really...if you're a Saginaw Grant defender and Rob critic, list all the items someone like him can do without reproach. Once Indian country agrees on this list, I'll stop criticizing Grant for his actions. We'll never have a controversy like this again.
To make sure there's no chance of misunderstanding, the list should be as detailed as possible. It should have a whole section devoted to entertainment shows like The Dudesons. It should answer questions such as these:
Remember, we're talking about a comedy here. A job for a working actor such as Grant. As so many people have reminded us. Do the asinine "comedy" and "job" labels literally excuse anything? If not, exactly what do they excuse?
No, really, I'm serious
These aren't rhetorical questions, people. I want someone who thinks he or she knows how respected Native elders should act to give us a list. For starters, answer the questions directly above. I want to know if they're acceptable or unacceptable in a "comedy" and why.
Oh, and don't bother telling us how I'm telling Indians how to think, showing how superior I am to them, etc. This is the exact opposite of that. I'm asking you to tell me what's acceptable for respected Native elders. Once we have a code that everyone accepts, I'll accept it too.
Good luck with your answers, anonymous trolls...you'll need it. I've given you several issues to address explicitly. I'll be glad to delete any comments that ignore these issues and instead attack me for raising them.
And just so you know...anyone who isn't willing to give us specific answers is, yes, a coward. If the streak down your back is as yellow as your belly, I'm talking about you.
For more on the subject, see Valenti: Movies Are Merely Movies and Grant Wouldn't Show Dudesons to Grandchildren.
Below: Presumably our ethical code for respected Native elders will permit stunts such as this one. Native elders will be free to tell worldwide audiences that Indians do indeed catch fish in their mouths.
But only in "comedy" shows, mind you. Not in serious dramas or documentaries. Because that would be stereotypical and wrong.