…where black is white, up is down, an octaroon Latino is a Redneck, and a blond-haired, blue-eyed Scandinavian is a Cherokee.
The only way to believe in such nonsense is to make up a screwy, ahistorical religion. Thank you Liberals for doing this for us and shoving it down our throats since the 1960s. The damage done to this nation (and by extension, the world) has been incalculable.
Fortunately, because it is a false religion, it is quickly unravelling. Consider the curious case of Elizabeth Warren, an ultra-liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown (R-Mass). Warren, a professor at Harvard who is originally from Oklahoma, has long claimed Cherokee Indian ancestry. She has stated that according to family lore, she had a great-great-great-grandmother who was Cherokee. That would make Warren 1/32nd Cherokee. Whoop-dee-do. Unfortunately, there is no evidence at all that she was telling the truth. In other words, she speakum with forked tongue. Nice work if you can get it though; it was this bogus story which helped her ascend the to a presitigious teaching job at Harvard. (That it made a difference in the first place just shows how debased our standards are anymore.)
As it turns out, the ancestor in question (O. C. Sarah Smith) was not Cherokee at all. In fact, Smith’s husband, Joshua Crawford served in the Tennessee Militia, in the very unit which uprooted Cherokees from their houses in the Old South and forced them to go on the Trail of Tears. In other words, Warren is the descendant of a man who took part in ethnic cleansing. Oh, the irony.
Anyway, Warren has now become a national laughing-stock and is in actual danger of losing one of the Democrat’s easiest pick-up seats in the 2012 election.
On the other hand, things have simmered down on the George Zimmerman front. The “Rev” Al Sharpton has been uncommonly quiet. Why? Because it turns out that Zimmerman is not only not a racist but actually has an African ancestor. His mother’s maternal grandfather was black. That makes Zimmerman an “octaroon,” or someone who is 1/8th black. In other words, not only is he a Latino, he’s also an African-American. Oops. Looks like somebody at MSNBCBSABC didn’t get the memo.
Now none of this makes any difference at all. People should be judged on the content of their character rather than on the color of their skin. At least that’s what Martin Luther King believed and that’s what millions of schoolkids have had pounded into their heads these last forty years. Unfortunately, the powers-that-be never really believed a word of it. It was a bunch of horse hockey intended to fool the peasants. And now we know why: because like the old Democrat Party of the South, our modern elites never had any intention of abandoning race as a bludgeon for exercizing control over the great unwashed. Unlike Jim Crow however, the old elite was always up-front about race: it used politics to enforce a racial hierarchy. If it was found out that you had any African ancestry at all, you were out of the club. That’s what made MLK’s ministry so powerful.
Progressives on the other hand were never that honest. In true Alinskyite fashion, they merely picked and chose which races would be preferred in order to empower people who shared their ideology. That’s why they could take a 100 percent European-descended American like Elizabeth Warren and lavish attention and benefits on her simply because she claimed to have some Indian ancestry. Had a conservative professor done so, he would have been called a “race-traitor.” (Just ask Clarence Thomas.)
And so, like the Iron Curtain, it all comes crumbling down. Good. The sooner the better. People cannot go on embracing cognitive dissonance. When individuals do it, they snap. When an entire nation does it, it too will fracture. Unlike an individual who can be confined to an asylum, nations don’t have that luxury.
P.S. In the meantime, if you’d like to read a really good book about the Cherokee experience in Indian Territory, do yourself a favor and get Zeke and Ned, by Larry McMurtry (the same guy who wrote Lonesome Dove). it’s a rollicking good read, you won’t be disappointed.