November 21, 2007

YEAGLEY IS ALL ABOUT HANDOUTS AND SELLOUTS

from the Bad Eagle blog

As if his blatant white supremacy “rants” weren’t enough, Yeagley has now taken to asking white society for Indian handouts. It’s not enough Indians had their lands actually stolen, and have been supremely abused even today. No, for Yeagley, he wants the Lakota people to play 'kiss-the-aggressors' with heaps full of thankful praise.

Thankfully, most Indians can see through Yeagley’s erroneous reasoning, and refuse to accept the US government's pitiful offer to compensate them for the Black Hills with an increasingly worthless monetary settlement (have you checked the falling dollar lately?).

The land is the real valuable part of Lakota life not some paper the privatized federal reserve banking system prints up at will, at the behest of the immoral shock-doctrine capitalists. The Lakota are right to stand their ground and refuse the handout, that Yeagley wants them to accept and simply “move along” like good little Indians.

Yeagley — “Superior beauty is in the white race...In the darker races, everything is always the same, dark brown and black a beastly bore” (2002) ... “There is a tremendous drive in many white women to experiment with the darkies (2004) ... “I'm beginning to think there's no such thing as racism. If there is, it is very rare” (2005) ... Slavery, properly understood, is not an evil at all... Slavery and indentured servitude are both perfectly legal--as punishment for crime. That's what the Constitution says (2006)”
Let’s take a closer look at this recent gem (below), posted prominently on Yeagley’s anathema blog:
Yeagley — “There's an important lesson here. I hope Indians see it. Indians feel no shame in poverty or living close to the earth. The modern standard of living is not particularly prized by the Indian. He for the most part isn't even interested in economic "improvement." He might not reject it, if it is handed to him, but, he certainly isn't motivated to work for it. Why should he be? Many, many Indians are simply not attracted to American culture, and have no desire to be part of it, much less to excel in it” (11-21-07).
First, we see the piano doctor wanting to give unsolicited advise, I mean who asked him? And if anyone did ask him, what in the world should they expect as a response but one of his white supremacist-tainted replies?
Yeagley — “There's an important lesson here. I hope Indians see it. Indians feel no shame in poverty or living close to the earth”
No shame is felt because the fault does not rest on the Indians, it rests on the US government and the non-Indian disaster capitalists who stole all the land. If any shame is to be felt, is rests squarely with the non-Indians.
Yeagley — “The modern standard of living is not particularly prized by the Indian”
Actually, Yeagley is 100% wrong on this point. Indians want good water, electricity, and proper sanitation. Most times, however, they are unable to secure these basic needs because of corporate theft and disaster capitalism that keeps them at a poverty level subsistence.
Yeagley — “He for the most part isn't even interested in economic ‘improvement’”
Wrong again. 100% wrong. Improvement is exactly what Indian people want, across the board, no matter what tribe you are from.
Yeagley — “He might not reject it, if it is handed to him, but, he certainly isn't motivated to work for it”
Indians are proud and work hard. What Yeagley is doing with this distasteful comment is making Indians out to be lazy rez-loafers, who should get off their duffs and accept that government handout already: accept paper for the Black Hills and be a good little Indian. The reason reservations are places with high unemployment and depression, is because reservations were setup as US detention camps. Duh.
Yeagley — “Why should he be? Many, many Indians are simply not attracted to American culture, and have no desire to be part of it, much less to excel in it”
Confusing American culture with economic benefit is Yeagley’s big mistake here. We do not even need to know whether Indians do or don’t accept American culture; I suspect that some do and some do not. But that “attraction,” as Yeagley mischaracterized it, is not the same thing as jobs, economic development and clean water. People of other cultures want clean water too, being an American is not a prerequisite for drinking good water. One does not need to be a white Christian "father" to be American; in fact, one can be an Iraqi Muslim woman and still be more Patriotic than David Yeagley himself. She deserves good water too, as do all American Indians on all reservations no matter what culture or cultures they desire.

In short, Yeagley has once again advocated for Indians to remain subservient to his “fighting whitey” image of America, rather than supporting the indigenous right to self-determination and true sovereignty. If Yeagley had his way, he’d have every Indian become a slave to “white superiors” asking for a few crumbs of sovereignty — as if sovereignty is something granted and not inherently inalienable.
Yeagley is the worst politician in Indian country, with a self-serving ambition that far outweighs his actual abilities laced with a white supremacy streak that falls like snowflake dandruff in hades.

The Comanche people were right to confront Yeagley outside the Committee House following his (in-a-word) weird nomination for tribal office, reported by several witnesses. It is not surprising that he was seen quickly slinking back inside the building, as the “heat” outside was something Yeagley could not weather. It is good to know that strong Indian people faced with such a toxic buffoon, stood up that day and compelled that merry-andrew to shrink away in cowardess.

Bravo Comanches!