On Past Observations about The Idea Of Forcing Us to Call It “Indigenous People’s Day”

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The Left is an endless font. A re-gift that keeps on re-giving. And Indigenous People’s Day is no exception. (that’s Columbus Day to the rest of us). And seeing as that day is today, and the Left is still working their confidence scam, I thought it appropriate to share some excerpts from past efforts to make fun of them and their word gamed.

I encourage you to read the originals in their entirety, especially this first one because it’s long and ties up a pile of Lefty-nonsense in a neat little “triggering” bow.

So Durham’s ‘Indigenous Peoples’ conjoined with Columbus Day is probably the semantic equivalent of civil unions in New Hampshire. And it’s not just Durham. This is a formula for progressive change that I’ve heard mumbled about in several other liberal-ish New Hampshire towns. And I’m betting that the goal is to get rid of Christopher  Columbus altogether, statewide.

But he’s not a Confederate statue or Russian hacker or related to Donald Trump or a Nazi, though he’s probably an off-white supremacist, and Antifa hasn’t figured out a way to shout down Monday holidays they don’t like yet, so this is more like using court cases about contraception rights as a way to get to legalized abortion. You pick at the edge until you can peel it up a bit here and there and then at some point when no one’s looking you just rip the shelf paper off and tada!

Two months after penning this it occurred to me that I had actually ignored the most obvious problem of all. North America has no indigenous people.

What about the people that came to North America before them? Who did the ancestors of the Wabanaki fight and defeat on their long journey to what we now call New Hampshire? Why did they have to keep moving? What did they bring that wasn’t here before and from whom and from where did they bring it?

Everyone left something behind or brought something new, and while it is important to remember, recognize, and incorporate these, it does not change the fact that we are all descended from people who came from someplace else (even the same distant pool of goo if you prefer). We are all descended from settlers who arrived on different schedules with different degrees of tactics or technological advancement. And in every case, there were winners and losers.

At some point, one culture subsumed or replaced another. Such is the history of the entire world.

Isn’t it a bit sketchy to dedicate a day to something that doesn’t exist? Not to people who only embrace the history, they need to advance the agenda they want, which means it might be time to go back and read the post linked to the first quote.

These are the intellectual offspring of a worldview that has bias incidents, microaggressions, free speech zones, safe spaces, and an Office of Pluralism and Leadership where, when they are not counseling aggrieved members of the community they are whispering in the ears of local officials about how great it would be to rename the second Monday in October “Indigenous People’s Day.”

All of which inevitably leads us to,

“…the same safe spaces philosophy whose function is to propagandize future generations into believing that the only safe place from the mean people and their mean words is the cold embrace of a totalitarian state that decides what people can say or think.”

Happy Columbus Day.

 

Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, and activist. A member of the 603 Alliance, NHCMP, NHRVC, LFGC, and the host of GrokTALK! Please Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, politicians, campaigns, or other contributors or commenters at GraniteGrok