I especially like how you talked to her like she was an ignorant child (sound familiar?) and insinuated that she was an "Uncle Tomahawk" before making sure that no one else could comment on your arrogance and childish behavior.
To take a page from the award-winning picture book "Rob's Big Book of Go-To Arguments," Why don't you take a walk through the heart of Harlem and tell the first Black Man that says "yes sir" or is in any other way polite to a white man that he's an Uncle Tom? See how well that goes when you don't have a locked blog to hide behind.
A bunch of anonymous people come to my blog and complain about my hiding? People who won't reveal their identities, websites, or blogs so we can see what crazy things they believe? That's hysterical.
Gosh, I'm really ashamed of not allowing a gaggle of anonymous trolls to insult me in my own blog. I feel so awful that these anonymous cowards have blasted me for "hiding." Woe is me...whatever shall I do?
Okay, I'll give you one warning, Anonymous #2. I'm not tolerating personal attacks on my blog any longer--especially from anonymous trolls. You can post all the criticisms of the issues you want, but I'm sick of the attacks and insults. Another comment like that and I'll simply delete it.
And don't bother telling us how inconvenient it is to create a Blogger ID. You know, the pathetic excuse used by reader Stephen, whom you resemble? All you have to do is type your first and last name at the end of your comment. If you're unwilling to do that much, spare me your hypocrisy about hiding.
Back to the posting
Regarding Valenti: Movies Are Merely Movies, let's recap. I was polite until Michelle Shining Elk attacked me personally, starting with "zzzzzzzzz You crackpot rhetoric is boring and tiresome Rob." I quoted her at length in my own blog, letting her insult me publicly. Then I schooled her on why you don't have to be a Native to address this issue. Why Valenti's comment is wrong and anyone who agrees with it is also wrong.
To reiterate, she slammed me repeatedly before I responded, but you're upset with me? Wow. Are you sure you're not reader Stephen, cowardly attack dog and white-privilege defender, who loves to put me down to bolster his own ego? Because you sure sound like him.
Anyway, you've confused locking Michelle Shining Elk out of one comments section with shutting her up, period. She has plenty of places where she can "savage" me. She did a good job of it on her Facebook wall, before and after this posting. She doesn't need my help to spew her semi-racist hate. (If her position isn't "all Native people know more than all white people," it's close.)
Incidentally, I wouldn't call her an Uncle Tomahawk. Saginaw Grant is the only Uncle Tomahawk in the Dudesons debate. I think I described Michelle accurately as a PR flack and apologist for racism. I said as much to her face on Facebook.
I told her the same thing I'll tell you: If you have anything to say about the issues, send me your attack-free comments and I'll consider them. But unless it's a defense of the Dudesons' racism I haven't heard before, don't bother again. Your puerile attempts to judge my motives and character are unwanted and irrelevant.
Rob knows best?
As for what genuine Natives think about the Dudesons, I thought I made that clear. Read what they've said again, bright boy, and don't make me repeat myself:
Anti-Dudesons protest at MTV Awards
Idiot's guide for Dudesons defenders
MTV vs. AIM on The Dudesons
Dudesons fans don't get it
The Dudesons = treaty violation?
Natives protest The Dudesons
Speaking of wasting my time with stupid comments, this is an excellent example of it. I've reported on dozens of Native who have criticized or protested the Dudesons episode. With all the "Likes" and favorable comments they've received on Facebook, this is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Yet when I echo their opinions, someone accuses me of speaking for them.
Repeat: It's a complete waste of time to explain myself when the facts are in front of your face. You're not cajoling me into using up my life when the evidence is, um, self-evident. My goal is to fight racism and stereotyping, not anonymous cowards who can't or won't stick to the issues.
In other words, you brought the comments policy on yourself, troll. I hope you enjoy it. If you don't like my postings or policies, you're welcome to leave. Indeed, I encourage it.
For more on the subject, see Rob Shouldn't Judge Natives?, Rob the Presumptuous White Man?, and Wrong to Point Out Stereotypes?
These postings prove we've heard it all before. Basically, we're not going to debate whether I have the right to speak on Native issues or criticize people who deserve it. If you don't like my opinions but can't contradict them with facts and evidence, get the hell out of here. I'm not interested in anything else.
P.S. It's a darn good bet that I'll delete any personal attacks on this posting too. You have been warned.
Below: "We weren't influenced by the media! Our great-granddaddy went to a Wild West Show and told us what he saw! That's where we got the idea for these costumes! We've never seen anything like them in movies or TV shows!"