March 6, 2008

YEAGLEY BAPTIZED AS A WHITE SUPREMACIST

from the Bad Eagle blog

Three articles appeared recently on the web we just had to share. First, the anti-hate watch group One People’s Project has christened David Yeagley on their list of white supremacists; congratulations little david. Another important posting of Yeagley’s willing participation in that racist propaganda video “Historiens Fångar” was posted over at Open Anthropology. And lastly, Intercontinental Cry posted yet another article regarding Yeagley's disgusting display of anti-Indian self-aggrandizing. OA and IC both receive the official Bad Eagle "kudos" for today.

VDARE
By One People's Project
VDARE is a racist white nationalist website providing an outlet for far right-wing writers and racists to vent their hatred. Since being founded in 1999 by Peter Brimelow, they have been a well recognized hate group by many civil rights and media watch group such as Southern Poverty Law Center (who lists it as a hate site) and Media Matters. Racism, xenophobia, religious discrimination against non-Christian fundamentalists, sexism, homophobia, and right-wing fascism have been the bonding themes which have identified the VDARE staff and audience.
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Anti-Indigenous Film Broadcast in Sweden
By Open Anthropology

Ideologies designed to undercut any indigenous claims to their identities and territories have long been a part of Eurocentric imperialist propaganda, with the hope that the home audience will be consume this ideological material. Indigenous peoples know where they stand and are not likely to be “persuaded” by assertions that they do not exist.

In anthropology today, for example, once again we see the revival of arguments that indigenous peoples do not exist as such, at best they are ethnic minorities. There is indeed a debate that has been generated in part by the writings of Adam Kuper that the very concept of “indigenous” implies primitivism, exoticism, and racism, without however asking who reads it as such, and without investigating the myriad ways in which the concept is redeployed, adapted, and articulated by indigenous peoples themselves in the present.

There are two sides to a Catch-22 situation that has been set up for indigenous peoples:

One side is what I call anti-indigenous essentialism: indigenous cultures are those encountered in 1492, and since they are no longer identical to the cultures of that time, indigenous peoples have ceased to exist culturally, and even biologically if they dared to commit the sin of creating families with peoples of other nations. Thus an indigenous person today, who is seen to wear jeans and speak English, as two random examples, has his or her head forced under the water of anti-indigenous essentialism for daring to not be a carbon-copy replica of the past, for failing to be a breathing museum piece.

The other side is what I call anti-indigenous anti-essentialism: those indigenous groups that claim long historical continuity, that continue to wear traditional costumes during special ceremonies, that claim unbroken ancestry, are charged with being frauds. All cultures change, goes the argument, so anyone trying to show seamless continuity is simply putting on a show.

If you accept either of those sides of the debate, you find yourself in a Eurocentric Catch-22 designed to make the very idea of “indigenous” implode.

From First Nations Skyvillage: If you would like to express your outrage about this film, you can write the Director, Poul Erik Heilbuth, at plh@dr.dk. You can also write to the documentary department of Swedish TV for airing it, dokumentarfilm@svt.se
Anti-Indigenous Propaganda film airs on Swedish TV
By Intercontinental Cry
This past Monday,

Swedish Television aired “Historiens Fångar” (History’s Prisoners) - an anti-indigenous propaganda film that claims there are no traditional Indigenous cultures left in the world, and that the only chance of survival for the remaining ‘drunk and pathetic few’ is through assimilating into colonial society. “

The most notable voice in the program,” Jim Barrett explains, is Keith Windschuttle, author of “the Fabrication of Aboriginal History, a controversial book that attempts to resurrect an array of colonial fallacies toward indigenous people: that colonization was justified, “that Australia was never truly owned by its original inhabitants, that they were too savage to understand such a concept as property, too primitive to organise a war and too vulnerable to survive settlement.”

Another speaker in the film is David Yeagley, who, according to Wikipedia (once upon a time. The page has been gutted) is “a white supremacist who poses as a Comanche Indian. He was mistakenly enrolled in the Comanche Nation because the stepmother who adopted him is Comanche.

He falsely claims descent from the Comanche leader, Bad Eagle (1839-1909). Comanche elders and members of the tribal government all deny he is actually Comanche.

In 2006 Yeagley, his employer David Horowitz, and Front Page magazine used legal threats to try to silence Kiowa activist Cinda Hughes and the Native American Times for revealing his impersonation.

Apparently, the film also features someone from “One Nation United,” a privately funded, anti-Indian lobby group based out of Oklahoma.

The social and political integrity of these characters speaks directly to the legitimacy of the position maintained in the film. It’s propaganda — a film drenched in archaic and biased, insulated opinions that will utterly misinform every viewer. But don’t take my word for it. See it for yourself. “History’s Prisoners.” It is currently available online. (it’s in English). It’s also set to air on Swedish TV once more, this coming Sunday.