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Comanche Says: Hands Off The American Indian Identity!
Apparently, the American Indian identity is to this day the most coveted ethnic status in the entire world. That is why the white oedipal liberals are so focused on diffusing the Indian identity, and redistributing its honor on any and all non-whites. The one thing the globalist liberal cannot tolerate is a strong, male, ethnic image. The American Indian has become the bane of the white liberal’s existence.
I have noted before how Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute attempted to blur the American Indian image. When George Soros took over the documentary division of Sundance, it focused concentrated on an “Native American Initiative”—but immediately began including Pacific Islanders, Asians, Africans, and even homosexuals as part of the meaning of “Native American.” Anything non-white, non-Christian, and non-American, was to be classified as “Native,” and thus to share the incomparable historical dignity and honor of the American Indian. [See my George Soros and the Sundance Kid, FrontPageMagazine.com, February 07, 2005]
In Liberalism, all weakness, real or imaginary, must be validated. Calling Indians like me “Native American” is a standard tactic to destroy distinctions. Even the National Museum of the American Indian was early in on this racial amalgamation, disappearing American Indians in the name of validating every Third World tribe on earth, as I reported some nine years ago:
It’s official: the new National Museum of the American Indian declares all brown-skinned people of the Western hemisphere are now “American Indian.” All “indigenous” people of North, Central, and South America, and even Pacific Islanders, are aggrandized in the $219 million dollar showcase of brown pride. The NMAI is shrine for native resentment – a cultural center for anti-white, anti-European sentiments.
[The Smithsonian Redistributes Honor, FrontPageMagazine.com, September 28, 2004]
Some people thought I was neurotic to protest this racial elimination of my own people. Some thought I was beating my own war drum, so to speak, by vehemently objecting to the eradication of the historical identity of my people.
Then came the Hindu invasion. The “real” Indians, we were advised to understand. In a few years, the internet search engines were all wondrously mixed with Hindu and American Indian topics—all under the word “Indian.”
This historical dignity and honor of the American Indian simply cannot be shared with any other ethnic group in the world. Only the American Indian, however misnamed, can stand as the “natives” that fought against the United States.
Our mark is upon this grand country. And the mark of America is upon us. No other people share this honor.
I’ve written about the historical propriety of the word “Hindu” more than once on VDARE.com. It is from the ancient Sanskrit, sindhu. It means simply, “river.” The people that lived in the great river valley were called “river” people, or, people of the river.
Later, the Persians called it “hindu”, with a hard “h” sound. When Marco Polo and the Europeans came, they Latinized it by dropping the initial consonant altogether. It became the “Indus” River, and the territory, “India.” But, in the late 1600s, the English were still using “Hindou” to identify the people.
Yes, Hindus had a distinct religion, but the word hindu did not pertain to that, originally, at all.
When Christopher Columbus wrote in Spanish (1492), he called the New World natives of the Caribbean “Indians,” after the Spanish custom. They were called Indians ever after. When the English colonists encountered the North American natives, they were called “Indians” as well.
But now white liberals would have this distinction all done away with. American Indians are Hindus, and Hindus are American Indians.
A youthful, agonizingly ignorant site called Elite Daily recently published an article Tribal Man Carries Pregnant Wife 25 Miles Through Monsoon To Receive Medical Treatment. (by Sean Levinson, June 11, 2013.) It begins, “An Indian tribal man…” Not until the ninth line of the piece is the setting identified as “India.” A linguistic coincidence?
Hardly. The devious article features this giant picture of an American Indian northern plains warrior at its top, underneath the headline, before you even begin reading. There is no photograph of any Hindu person, people, village, or city. The picture is of some clay model, perhaps to avoid suit for actual ethnic fraud, or some such outrage:
Senior Editor Levinson, a white liberal elitist, clearly intends to mesh the identity of the American Indian with the Hindu. This is indeed ethnic identity theft.
Hindus are not American Indians. It is a grievous error to call them “Indian” in a land where a noble people already bear that name, and have for more than 500 years.
What kind of a sinister-mind set would try to define to the American Indian out of existence by lumping him in with different non-whites and by associating his name with a completely foreign people?
American Indians are the only Indians here!.
Dr. David A. Yeagley [email him] is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation (Lawton, Oklahoma). His articles have appeared in TheAmericanEnterprise.com, FrontPageMagazine.com, VDARE.com, and on his own web site, BadEagle.com. He is a speaker for the Young America’s Foundation, and for the John Birch Society. David Yeagley’s columns for VDARE.COM include An American Indian View of Immigration, and To Deport or not to Deport. David Yeagley is the author of Bad Eagle: The Rantings of a Conservative Comanche and Altered States: The State of the Dead and the State of the Holy . Dr. Yeagley has contributed to Persian Heritage Magazine and served its editorial board since 1998.