What America is missing about the confrontation between a MAGA-hatted teen and a Native American elder.
By Anna North Jan 23, 2019, 10:40am EST
What’s problematic from this larger incident, if you take [it] from the moment this goes viral to now, is that we easily dismiss things that need to be discussed. People are trying to find holes in the original narrative, and as soon as they find those holes, then that gives us permission to not discuss what we need to be discussing.
Part of that is, what are privileged..... men learning about themselves, not just through their education and their family but through what’s going on at the national level? How they are making sense of themselves, others, and the world around them, and then how are they acting on that? Those are the types of conversations that we need to be [having], and I don’t know how we get there. It requires us to actually be willing to get past, “This narrative is flawed, therefore there’s nothing to be discussed here,” to, “What can we learn from this?”
It's apparent to me, from all the way over here in Canada, that the very same kinds of things we're seeing in the USA today, we're seeing elsewhere too.
From here, I'm seeing it around me in Canada, and I'm seeing it from far away, as far as India as well.
I'm pretty sure if we were all sitting with chai and biskoot in the RW, we'd be more polite and would try harder to understand each other -- than we are apparently willing to do in cyber. It now seems the bulk of commentary amounts to snide sniping. This is neither learningful nor noteworthy. Too many members approach BRF as a 'Time Pass', and so the low standards they've set for themselves, really diminishes the value/potential of the forum. This is no way to pursue an "Understanding the US - Again" discussion thread of any worth.
Given everything I've come to understand of the current geopolitical morass and it's roots in Russia, I would have to wonder about any member dismissing the press reporting on the DJT regime: Are they an apparatchik? (It might be an interesting study, to compare their comments/remarks concerning Russian hardware or geopolitical maneuvering, to a given member's remarks on DJT.)
The POTUS is a vulgarian -- nay, vulgar incarnate -- and his supporters are demonstrating a character flaw and a lapse in judgement.
None the less, judgement is coming