Thursday, November 02, 2006

Native Americans outside

I had a chicken taco and a brownie for lunch. (Yeah, doesn't that sound healthy?) I was supposed to meet Flipper, but she wasn't there (or I didn't see her anywhere) and I called her cell, but she didn't answer. I had just spent an hour waiting around for my politics prof, so I decided to just eat.

Also, I have a cold or something. I feel like hell.

Anyhow, after that I went to buy some water before heading up to my apt to listen to some podcats and not accomplish much. There are some guys outside all dressed up dancing (and chanting.) The tall one was giving a speech when I walked up about how he doesn't...err I don't remember the word he used...but something like respect or commemorate...honor Colombus. "He had his day in the sun" for naming other people...something like that. All how he didn' agree with the term "Indian." Whatever, wasn't that a simple mistake? Didn't they think they WERE in India until they had explored a little bit? I mean, they probably should've revised their labels later, but I guess they didn't...

None of this would really bug me all that much except he was mentioning Menominee for some reason...probably cuz of the Native Americans there which is said, "Is up in Wisconsin, doncha know?"

So really, what the hell? It's bad for people to call him an Indian, but he can make dumb aside jokes to stereotypes for people from Wisconsin? I didn't really feel like listening to whatever else he had to say, since he had undermined whatever the hell he was trying to accomplish. Now, though, I can hear them outside my window...

I think mostly I'm just irritated because I have a cold.

2 comments:

Sharkey said...

Menominee...

I AM KIROK!

~dUcK! said...

Sharkey :D