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Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Cherokee Freedmen ...

... are now Cherokee Nation tribal members.

This news is so far beyond huge. In these parts, it eclipses anything the idiot Chimperor and any of the usual suspects could even think of doing.

You see, the Freedmen are the descendants of slaves owned by Cherokees, as well descendents of original Dawes enrollees. And the requirement for enrollment in the Cherokee Nation is limited to direct descent from a Dawes enrollee --- yet the Freedmen were unceremoniously given the boot not only because they're Black (as are, in fact, most Cherokees, if you get right down to it) (or at least those Cherokees who have remained in the Cherokee Nation), but to ensure certain less than savory folk would be placed into office in the Cherokee Nation.

You see, the Freedmen would never have voted for most of the bozos who've served as chief in recent years. But their full voting rights have just been restored.

And there's a mess of them, too. Which means the entire power structure of the Cherokee Nation has just been tipped in an entirely new direction.

Which is absolutely the best thing that could have happened. Because, you see, the current elected officials care about themselves --- they care about their news jets and Mercedes Benzes and weekend trips to spas in New Mexico and dinners in Washington, D. C.

But they could give a shit about their own people.

David Cornsilk, one of the most brilliant guys I have ever had the honor of meeting in my life, is one of the primary movers and shakers on this. I always knew he would go down in history --- he's simply that brilliant and that ethical. And he just proved me right.

This is a very, very, very bright spot in an increasingly grim lamdscape. And it's the best news I've heard in a very long time.


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