Some “Native American Studies” professors have shown deep error and misconception in their condemnatory attitude toward the recent Arizona immigration law. Their thoughts are foolish, tragic, and can work nothing but havoc and harm on American Indian people–if they’re taken seriously. (Fortunately, they aren’t.)
BadEagle.com, as an American Indian patriot site, has often challenged the political and social positions of other ‘liberalized’ Indians (and certainly white professors like Ward Churchill who have claimed to represent Indians). Generally speaking, it has been Indians who, not as tribal leaders or elected officials, but as self-appointed spokesmen, have presented ideas and values which BadEagle.com considers not only anti-American, but pernicious to Indian people at large.
The 2.8 million acre Tohono O’Odham Reservation, the second largest in the United States, just west of Tucson, Arizona, is an illegal immigration battle ground. A Senior Customs Patrol Officer looks across the desert after discovering a footprint, or sign in the desert. He will track them until they are caught.
We speak of Indians in the field of education and media–those twin socialist operatives in American Communist society. Specifically, we are concerned with IndianCountryToday, no doubt the largest, and most “liberal” media outlet among American Indians. We are concerned over a recent piece by a superficially Indian-type author Rob Capriccioso (who is also associated with homosexuality): “Immigration law rattles Indian studies group.” Such an article is intended to give significance to a group that is hardly known at all, and has no influence. IndianCountryToday must therefore be complicit in the err. IndianCountryToday may have some actual influence, at least among liberalized Indians. The intent is therefore obvious.
Professor Robert Warrior (Osage)
The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is debating whether or not the new Arizona law is moral. That’s right. They want to think it is immoral! People like Robert Warrior (University of Illinois–and NAISA’s president), Simon Ortiz (University of Arizona), Debbie Reese (University of Illinois), and Scott Richard Lyons (Syracuse University) feel that Arizona’s law about statehood, and by implication, nationhood, is wrong. They imply that borders, language, and race have no part in the definition of a people. It is immoral to be a nation! Protecting nationhood is evil!
Nothing, of course, could be farther from the truth–about Indian people themselves! Our fathers gave their lives to preserve us, and won for us our “reservations.” These reservations are our little “nations,” as it were. We prize this ineffably. We have a little land left. We have borders, customs, language, race, and even religion at the heart of each of our nations. What foolish person would deny such realities to other people–and expect to preserve them for themselves?
For people who claim to be professional spokemen for Indian people to make statements against law, borders, statehood, nationhood, and people-hood, is outlandish and ridiculous. It is approaches a crime in and of itself. These pretentious “spokesmen” are purely racist. Liberals are always purely racist. Deceptively racist. They claim to honor race–only when it serves to disrupt or harm another race, namely, the white race, specifically, white America.
Professor Debbie Reese, Nambe Pueblo.
We understand that many Indians have been educated by white professors to believe that resenting America is a positive force. They have been taught white, Communist racial agitation, and feel, like the white Ward Churchill, that if they hate America, that makes them more “Indian.” If they become professional and perpetual protesters, they earn their feathers as “Indians.”
But it is time that these liberal-trained “Indian” types understand their position in the context of social reality. No one loves being a people more than Indians. Indians know, above every other people in America, what it means to be a nation–in the midst of challenge. But these liberals want America to be without borders! These Communist professors make complete fools out of Indians.
Can we expect Indian nations to open their reservations to Somalis, Arabs, Hindus, or even American whites? Can we see an alien, lying black African Communist becoming Chairman of the Navajo? For that matter, would one expect a white person, or an Indian, to become the president of Kenya, or Nigeria? But this is what the liberal professors want everyone to think. This is what they put forth as “Indian” values. This is “morality” in their liberal, Communist value system. No race. No nation. No borders.
Using traditional Native American tracking techniques, these four Senior Customs Patrol Officers are personally responsible for hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana being interdicted on the Tohono O’Odham reservation in southern Arizona.
This is NOT Indian. Never has been, never will be. Any Indian or Indian organization (white created and dominated or not) which advocates open borders for America is a deceived and lying “Indian,” and an enemy of all Indian people. A strong America is the only hope of peace for Indians. Anything less will mean the dissolution of Indian people. The first thing that will go is our land. True national values must be held by Indians, above all people. This is our truest, most important message to America. America must love and value itself as a nation, or it will dissolve–into the murkey, menacing, meaningless miasma of the Third World.
Indians should never, ever seek association or covenants with other races. Indian people are not liberal. True, educated Indians are often trained to be liberal. Democrats and liberal Communists have often tried to claim the Indian, and to use the Indian against America. Why, who has more right to resent America than the Indian? Thus, they make the Indian their “mascot” of hate and anti-Americanism.
This is good for Indian people? Please! This is self-destroying. This is beyond naive. This is lethal.
Every Indian in the country should support Arizona’s immigration law. In doing so, Indians make our own “borders” more secure. What liberal Indian media outlets never talk much about is how the illegal immigration social issues adversely affect Indian people–right there on those Indian reservations in Arizona! Reporting on that would be responsible, “Indian” news. (IndianCountryToday is capable of it, when reprinting an AP story anyway.)
When “Indians” err, make sure they’re Indian–or at least thinking like real Indians. The NAISA does not represent Indian people in any way.