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Where the white man went wrong

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by panhandler, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. The Old Cherokee chief sat in his reservation hut,
    > smoking the ceremonial pipe, eyeing the two US
    > government officials sent to interview him. "Chief
    > Two Eagles, "one official began, "You have observed
    > the white man for many generations, you have seen
    > his wars and his products, you have seen all his
    > progress, and all his problems."
    >
    > The chief nodded. The official continued,
    > "Considering recent events, in your opinion
    > where has the white man gone wrong?"
    >
    > The chief stared at the government official for
    > over a minute, and then calmly replied, "When
    > white man found land, Indians were running it.
    > No taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver,
    > women did the work, medicine man free, men
    > hunted and fished all the time. . ." The chief smiled
    > and added quietly, "White man dumb enough to
    > think he could improve a system like that."
     
  2. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Yepper 1/2 Cherokee here, should have left us alone, we had it right to begin with!
     

  3. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Outstanding! My Great Grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee. I even deer hunt in Cherokee, AL.
     
  4. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    No, we can't improve on the old chief's way of life.

    And sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking things have improved.

    "Indians were running it"...Now politicians can't even run the country.

    "No Taxes"...We've got a very simple system...How much do you owe? Just pay that amount and put the rest on credit.

    "No Debt"...We're told that debt keeps the economy running. Without debt how would politicians and lawyers keep in business?

    "Plenty Buffalo"...Now we've been buffaloed by politician and lawyers again with out getting any meat.

    "Plenty Beaver"...Went to France a couple of weeks ago. They've got plenty of beavers there. Oh, you mean beaver to eat. I'll won't make any comment on this one.

    "Women did the work"...Sounds better than what we have now. Now they won't cook, won't sew, won't (can't say all the things they won't do now.)

    "Medicine Man Free"...Now nothing's free. Most of us can't afford what doctor's want for their herbs, spices, and advice.

    "Men hunted and fished all the time"...Now we don't have time, or money, to do that. We dream of hunting and fishing all the time. Does that count.

    No...we can't improve on the old Chief's way of life.

    Oxford
    :D :nod:
     
  5. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Very good analysis there oxford. quite accurate.
     
  6. MarkII 22

    MarkII 22 G&G Newbie

    Better hope my mom dont get on here and read this.
     
  7. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    MarkII 22: If I see a bright glow in the sky about 50 miles west of me I'll know your mom read some of my comments...and some of the other jokers comments on this forum, too. (ha)
     
  8. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Heap big smoke clouds, tired of whitedog fouling up land and sky and water,we come back, make it right, maybe let you live, you send heap big wampum to NRAJOE, him your only hope!!!
     
  9. My great grandmother was full blood Cherokee and my great grandfather was full blood Irish. No wonder I am so mild mannered.
     
  10. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Reality check: No AC, No running water, Third World child mortality rates, average life expectancy about 40, EVERYTHING made by hand, no toilets, curing hides everywhere, etc...
     
  11. You know Klaus that means no Stop n Go for a last minute beer run. I'm with you.
     
  12. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    AlanC: There's heap plenty bushes and trees to hide behind when taking.... No problem man!

    ------And you're right...no go when you stop at stop and go.

    ------There's more. Target practice is with bow and arrow only.

    ------No magnums's allowed yet.

    ------Eli whitney hadn't developed the idea of interchangeability of parts yet so each bow and arrow was custom made.

    ------Take long time to get all splinters out.

    Yes, there's been lots of new developments during the past 200 years.
     
  13. Mick

    Mick G&G Addict

    Klaus, you always have to ruin everything!
     
  14. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Sorry. I understand the joke, and thought it was funny, but some people seemed to be taking it a bit too seriously. Too many people have no idea how well off we are today. Most welfare recipients live better than the wealthiest people did 100 years ago.
     
  15. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    That's an excellent point.