October 13, 2006

Foley exemplifies Euro-American arrogance?

Whiteman magicWhether or not there was any physical contact with Foley, the pages wanted what Monica Lewinsky wanted from Pres. Bill Clinton--to get close enough to power to take home some fairy dust.

The pages wanted what the clients of Team Abramoff wanted--for the leaders in Washington to shake their hands for photos and for fortune to smile on them.

They all want whiteman magic.

Whiteman magic is the stuff of dreams and shams. It's the appearance of causing a solar eclipse or eating fire, or some other rabbit-out-of-the-hat tricks that kept the Europeans from being killed in indigenous peoples' countries.

Whiteman magic enabled the historic whiteman to get away with murder and to claim he stole the Western Hemisphere fair and square.

Whiteman magic protects politicians when they harm innocent or defenseless people.
Comment:  Interesting passage from Suzan Shown Harjo. I'm not sure it's valid to link Foley to Abramoff to the grand sweep of history, but it's provocative.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Here in Oklahoma, Jordan Edmond,one of the former pages who received former-Rep. Foley's e-mails, was working for the former-Rep. Ernest Istook campaign for state governor. And the person immediately left the campaign, hired attorney Stephen Jones (who defended OKC Bomber Timothy McVeigh), and has made no statements of his own to the press. Jordan soon will be called to testify before the House Ethics Committee, and Ernest Istook has stated that Jordan will be re-joining the campaign soon. Except, the election is in three weeks, Istook has not even a Chinaman's chance to be elected, and the matter will have had very little to do with his losing the race. Istook will lose because he is a Republican AND because he is a co-author of new legislation that would challenge and/or limit the extents of Native tribal sovereignty. He will go the way of Steve Largent, the Republican who ran against Brad Henry the last time. Istook will be joining him in DC law firm oblivion and it's good enough for him!

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
And there now is an addendum to the Ports A' Call story in the 'Columbus Attitude' post of Oct. 8, sort of completing the moment and adding color.
All Best
Russ Bates