Thursday, May 22, 2008
People of the Dawn
I’ve noticed that Barack Obama mentions and namechecks Native Americans in virtually all of his speeches. This is not just a speechwriter’s affectation, it’s because it’s where his head is at. For me this is totally transformational because I have never heard a presidential nominee prominently and repeatedly mention Native Americans. I wish the dumbfucks running Massachusetts would be so aware. Massachusetts is a land of irony. While we have the most progressive and logical gay rights laws in the United States, our state government has a mentality toward Native Massachusett and Wampanoag and Nipmuck citizens that has not evolved since King Phillip’s War.