Liberal American Indians protest the use of the name “Geronimo” in the Bin Laden killing operation. They think they are standing up for American Indians, but they are shilling for white liberals. Contrary to their Indian chauvinist pretenses, they have betrayed and denigrated every sense of Indian honor, and no doubt contributed to the depression and alarming suicide rate among Indian youth.
Geronimo, 1829-1909, the famed
and feared Apache warrior.
Most of this Indian protest has a feminist base. Indians like Winona LaDuke (whose mother is Jewish) articulate the perfect irony of the modern American Indian predicament, but offer neither alternative nor solution. Instead, they offer only feminist-based outrage. They protest strength and the use of any image that represents it, like the Indian warrior mascot.
Just days after the president’s announcement of the Osama kill on May 1, LaDuke was killing Indian pride on the major liberal media outlets, saying the use of the name “Geronimo” in the U.S. Navy Seal operation to eliminate terrorist mass murderer Osama Bin Laden was nothing other than “the continuation of wars against indigenous peoples.” Endlessly lamenting the military use of Indian names and images, feminists like LaDuke quickly object to any association of the American Indian with anything aggressive or victorious.
At the moment of American victory, the long-awaited victory over Bin Laden, so meaningful to so many, a few liberal Indians had to poop on the party. The liberal press gave them top headlines repeatedly. Why? Liberals want to own both sides of the issue, and to claim credit for the victory they condemn. Liberals don’t want to honor anything conservative or Republican; therefore, while the president boasted of his victory (which was actually Bush’s victory), liberals made sure their Indian allies provided a serious distraction, condemning the operation for using the name “Geronimo,” and thus giving the liberal president the needed, if but implied rebuke for daring to indulge in military victory—if even for a boost in the polls.
The liberal Indians think they boost their own ratings in “Indianness” by dramatizing any imagined wrong done to Indians. They think this is helping Indians. They think crying out to the world through media is making a better path for Indian people. They think claiming victimhood gives them a moral advantage, and thus empowers Indians to improve their status. But the only status improved by liberal Indian protesting is that of his personal, professional career. Embarrassment and shame is all he brings to Indian people.
Liberal Indians align Indians with the enemies of America, always, especially the enemies that try to control America’s speech. From the start of the American effort in Iraq, for example, naming the operations has been subject to the belly-aching of the moral manipulators. The Bush administration originally called the Iraqi effort a “crusade,” but then had to change the name, because “crusade” was considered anti-Muslim. Then they called it Infinite Justice.” But that implied that America was right, and the Muslims were wrong. Justice (i.e., God) was on our side, not theirs. That name was changed, too. Finally, “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was chosen. That seemed to satisfy the dictates of political correctness. Iraqis were victims, oppressed and denied. That status is the winning ticket for any liberal cause.
But what could the current president’s administration call the effort to kill Bin Laden, and not evoke liberal outrage?
What name could be the “fall guy”? What word would get a pass? The military operation name could not reflect any kind of superiority of the United States. What could it be? Operation Powder Puff? Operation Pink Ribbon? How about Billy the Kid, or even Al Capone?
Someone picked “Geronimo.” The two names mentioned are “Jackpot” and “Geronimo.” But we’ll never know who picked them, why, or how exactly they applied. It’s all speculation and interpretation for now. Professional liberal Indians certainly didn’t miss their opportunity to protest for personal glory and to sacrifice of Indian honor.
“Geronimo” meant victory, but, in the liberal Indian mind, it meant ‘anti-American.’ Liberal Indians think being anti-American is being more “Indian.” They don’t see how this alienates Indian youth. Liberal Indians destroy all natural aspirations of Indian young people, leaving them only closed doors and depression. Liberal Indians create the hopelessness which leads to the frightening suicide rates among Indian youth. Liberal Indians don’t see this, because they’re looking at their own professional opportunities to protest. They’re incognizant of the effect they have on Indian people.
Liberal Indians are basically white liberals, and willing to be their fall guy.