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.

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