I WON'T ACCEPT INDIAN BLAME
by Author Unknown
For forty years with heart in hand, "Trying hard to understand in Indian eyes"-
I've been a might guilty, 'cause my skin is white.
I didn't take your land away, as I hear native people say.
Some did - and that's a crime -- but that was long before my time.
Just who of you can cry despair, when not one of you was there?
We are all victims of our race, with no control of what took place.
What I say now may well be crude, but I resent your attitude!
Life's not fair, I will agree, but see your own hypocrisy.
You tell of living off the land, how everything was made by hand.
You say that life was best by far -- then brag about your latest car!
You claim the old ways were the best, (or so you must have heard, I guess).
You sit and tell it all to me, while watching football on TV.
There's few of us, and let's not kid, who would live as our ancestors did.
In modern clothes you've made your mark -- could you go back to wearing bark?
Is this not pure hypocrisy, to live and dress the same as me?
To cry "Get out, it's not your home" -- then buy our Tupperware and chrome?
I'm fed up with trying to be sincere -- to justify my being here.
Your sanctimonious act I doubt -- I dare you now to hear me out!
In my bewildered guilty awe, I've heard you call me "damn white squaw."
And then proceed - in honeyed tone - "Betty, can I use your phone?"
As for pollution, we're to blame, (at least that's what I heard you claim),
And yet I saw as there I strode, your garbage dumped beside the road.
This land will never be the same -- we're mostly, but not all to blame.
If the white man's presence is so grim, why try so hard to be like him?
There are those of you who bitch and groan -- with every word you run us down.
You want the goods we represent, yet blame us for your discontent.
You say you want the same as me -- "Equal Opportunity".
If you believe in what you say, then let's think equal all the way.
Let's settle first the quest at hand - the ardent issue of this land.
Like you, this country I revere. Like you, I too was born here.
Next, so you'll be at par with whites, let's drop the special fishing rights.
The baby bonus comes to you, you get the old age pension too.
And so that bigots can't compare, you'll want no more free health care.
Your parity you will enhance - the feds can keep their native grants.
Equality is now at hand - I wonder if you really understand?
I have great friends of your great race. We work, we struggle, we set the pace.
We stand together, for you see, we already have equality.
Are you so blind you cannot see, equality must be earned by you, not bought by me.
Licences to hunt and trap (really not a handicap),
You'll have to pay just as the whites, if you insist on equal rights.
Cameras, TVs, fast cars too, are white man's toys, to name a few.
You want them all, and that's a fact -- so why don't you pay taxes Mac?
It's for the souls long dead and gone; the ones who really lost their home;
The ones so hurt when white man came, for them I humbly bear the shame!
I've said it all, I rest my case -- I now can meet you face to face.
Recall this poem when next you say, "The white man took my land away."
~ by Author Unknown ~
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CHINA TRAPPING & SKINNING CANADA
LEGENDS LOUIS & JOHNNY BOURASSA
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Schwarzenegger & Indians in gambling deal (exclusive right to run casinos & unlimited number of slot machines). SanFranGate, Jun 16, 2004. Go to 24.The Lottery
Environmentalists, Indians & Industry cahooting (to control 53% of Canadian land mass). Canada.com, Dec 1, 2003. Go to ENVIRONMENTALISM IS ANIMALISM IS COMMUNISM
INNUIT HELL IN HANDBASKET
GREEN INDIAN LAND GRAB
TAKING CANDY FROM INDIAN BABY
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