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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    I live in Prior Lake, MN, 2 miles from Shakopee, MN, home of the Mdewakanton Dakota. So basically they just gave them the city of Shakopee after the dust settled, built casinos, race tracks, amusement parks, etc, which just funnel money straight uphill, and give the native American population enough to scrape by, outside their leaders that live in million dollar homes.

    What white Europeans did to the Native American population is a disgrace. Of course we are not along globally, races eradicate others all the time. But it's absolutely insane what the NA population has become over the course of 200 years. And very sad.
    My grandlparents had a little cabin on lake shetak. It was a **** hole, on a **** hole lake (the bottom of the lake is like 2 feet deep mud... Lotta fun for a littn') but I loved it. It was not till I was 37 that I realized that there was a major war fought right there, and a monument for a culture that was basically wipoed off the map... ON the lake itself. The level of ignorance we have of our own history... EVEN LOCAL history, is pathetic.

    I think part of it is just how young a nation we are... There is nothing OLD here. Like truly old... and what is old isn't something WE built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    BoldedÖÖdo you think that I don't understand that??? I get it. I just don't think we have to let some darkness in the past cast darkness on the present. Move on.

    I know the past. I understand the past. I do not dwell on the past.

    We can't change it and I am sure we will not repeat any of our darker moments. That's what matters now. "Fixing" the past does and will do more harm than good. Spray painting stature, pulling down statues, reparations etc. accomplishes nothing, fixes even less. Pointless activities that do more harm than good.
    This is why we are still running around the globe blowing people up and the German's are mostly just making sweet *** cars. There is a cultural acceptence of their past agressions. Shame. There is a recognition by the majority of folks over there that there is a need to be vigilant, so as to not make the same mistakes.

    Shame is not bad. Shame prevents people from making the same mistakes. Embarrassment is evolutionarily advantageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    Suppose you were at the family Thanksgiving dinner when talk is going on about grampa. His kids revel in how he was a decorated soldier that took part in D Day and fought all the way to Berlin. Nice story. Everyone feels good to here it even though it comes up every year. Then one family member, probably you, points out how you did research and found out that he was actually just a cook and treated for syphilis after banging some French whore in a cathouse in St Mare Eglise.

    Others there may wonder why spoil the memory??? Why spoil everyone's good time??? Why do all that today with something that is irrelevant???

    But at least you're truthful.
    LOL what??? Why is a made up story a "good time?" lol

    If you read the article, it is very relevant to certain people. Probably the people who were were slaughtered by the millions. You are purposely overlooking their history, their struggle, and their heritage ONLY for the purpose to make yourself feel better about yourself. Why not just drop the charade entirely and celebrate Thanksgiving for what it is today?

    Does your family also like exchanging stories about how slaves were treated so well by their masters and how the civil war was about states rights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino17 View Post
    LOL what??? Why is a made up story a "good time?" lol

    If you read the article, it is very relevant to certain people. Probably the people who were were slaughtered by the millions. You are purposely overlooking their history, their struggle, and their heritage ONLY for the purpose to make yourself feel better about yourself. Why not just drop the charade entirely and celebrate Thanksgiving for what it is today?

    Does your family also like exchanging stories about how slaves were treated so well by their masters and how the civil war was about states rights?
    Bold 1ÖÖOK. You're right. So what do we do about it???

    Bold 2ÖÖWe don't talk about that all that much. We're too busy having a good time enjoying what we have in the present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flips333 View Post
    This is why we are still running around the globe blowing people up and the German's are mostly just making sweet *** cars. There is a cultural acceptence of their past agressions. Shame. There is a recognition by the majority of folks over there that there is a need to be vigilant, so as to not make the same mistakes.

    Shame is not bad. Shame prevents people from making the same mistakes. Embarrassment is evolutionarily advantageous.
    I'm not really ashamed of our past, to be honest with you. What happened with the Indians and slavery were acceptable norms for the times. It is sad to think that but it is true. The Nazis were from much more contemporary times when slavery and conquest were far from acceptable, yet they still did it. There are still people today that are alive when that took place. It can also be argued that pretty much the worlds was against Nazism yet we probably received little criticism for our policies regarding tieh Indians and slavery as, at the time, situations such as those were acceptable.

    Bottom line here is that what is in the distant past is in the distant past. This constant dwelling on these things doesn't help the plight of these groups today. Remember your heritage, just don't keep dwelling on it publicly and throwing it in people's faces. It accomplishes nothing and, really, does these groups more harm than good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    Bold 1ÖÖOK. You're right. So what do we do about it???

    Bold 2ÖÖWe don't talk about that all that much. We're too busy having a good time enjoying what we have in the present.
    1. Ummm, stop telling made up stories that belittle their culture. Simple as that

    2. I thought made up stories were your idea of a good time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    I live in Prior Lake, MN, 2 miles from Shakopee, MN, home of the Mdewakanton Dakota. So basically they just gave them the city of Shakopee after the dust settled, built casinos, race tracks, amusement parks, etc, which just funnel money straight uphill, and give the native American population enough to scrape by, outside their leaders that live in million dollar homes.

    What white Europeans did to the Native American population is a disgrace. Of course we are not along globally, races eradicate others all the time. But it's absolutely insane what the NA population has become over the course of 200 years. And very sad.
    there's just far too much discrepancy in how all that money gets disbursed.....one tribe is in a less populated area with quite a few in their tribe and get small incomes from the casino in their area....the next is closer to a populated area but with fewer in the tribe and get large checks from the casino in their area

    isn't there a tribe attached to a casino just south of the Cities where tribe members are getting 6 figures a year? it sure isn't supposed to be just the leaders...

    What I've never understood is why, when the gov't allowed these casinos, there wasn't the foresight to set it up so all the monies go thru a centralized location and checks disseminated more evenly

    As far as their culture, so many still hold way too tight to certain aspects of it to their own detriment.
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmac View Post
    It always amazed me that show ever got green lit. Let's do a comedy set in a concentration camp!
    If you watch the pilot, they had a fellow who was Russian who didnít sign on to the show for that exact reason. He didnít think they treated it seriously enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino17 View Post
    War on Thanksgiving has begun....
    Virus is the first step. Everyone misses it this year next year it's gone out of everyone's memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    Suppose you were at the family Thanksgiving dinner when talk is going on about grampa. His kids revel in how he was a decorated soldier that took part in D Day and fought all the way to Berlin. Nice story. Everyone feels good to here it even though it comes up every year. Then one family member, probably you, points out how you did research and found out that he was actually just a cook and treated for syphilis after banging some French whore in a cathouse in St Mare Eglise.

    Others there may wonder why spoil the memory??? Why spoil everyone's good time??? Why do all that today with something that is irrelevant???

    But at least you're truthful.
    Lmao, sluggo in a nutshell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo1 View Post
    Suppose you were at the family Thanksgiving dinner when talk is going on about grampa. His kids revel in how he was a decorated soldier that took part in D Day and fought all the way to Berlin. Nice story. Everyone feels good to here it even though it comes up every year. Then one family member, probably you, points out how you did research and found out that he was actually just a cook and treated for syphilis after banging some French whore in a cathouse in St Mare Eglise.

    Others there may wonder why spoil the memory??? Why spoil everyone's good time??? Why do all that today with something that is irrelevant???

    But at least you're truthful.
    Bruh! What in the flippity dippity **** is this noise?!?!?

    Please know how freaking weird this is a statement to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    Bruh! What in the flippity dippity **** is this noise?!?!?

    Please know how freaking weird this is a statement to make.
    Dude got syphilis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Dude got syphilis.
    Although it really does shed some insight into this "Make America Great Again" mindset. It doesn't really matter how great or not America was, if they all shriek about how great it was, then why spoil everyone's good time.
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