So I guess it is time for me to “whine around”, because I feel the need to. Sometimes should just write when I’m happy, then I would be writing everyday. Instead, I write when I get fired up. Because it is a way for me to release some steam. I read something that sparked me up today, which should teach me my lesson to not go online if it is gonna piss me off. But social media is a great way to stay in touch with family from afar and old friends. It is a great way for writers to stay on top of issues that need attention.
Here’s the deal, whether it was meant sarcastically or not the people in the comment section agreed. Something happened in Rapid City, racist capitol of the world towards Indians. I don’t want to mention what it was, yet. But if it proves to be true it is horrible and I wouldn’t put it past Rapid City, Racist City, Rip-off City, it has many nicknames. Beautiful city with horrible attitudes, high cost of living, and low wages. Anyway, the rumors about what happened were making their way around Facebook today, when I saw one post telling “whiney ass Indians” to stfu (shut the f*ck up). They were sick of hearing it, seeing it, they should just know they live in the most racist state ever. They will always be prairie n*ggers in this state. Everyone knows it. Something like that.
I was shocked. First off, what supposedly happened is a rumor, until proven. And second because this wasn’t some racist clown hiding on Craigslist. This was one of our own.
And even if it did happen, nobody is shocked by it because we have all seen it before. Its like the broken window theory. You go in a bad neighborhood for the first time, you notice every broken window. You go back the 20th time, you don’t see them. Well it is true, we all know this is how this state is. And as Indians, whether we are from the rez or live in the city, we see the racism, deal with it so much–there are times we may or may not be shocked by it.
But that doesn’t mean we should accept it. We shouldn’t accept we are prairie n*ggers. We shouldn’t quit whining about it. We shouldn’t give up and bend over to let them keep f*cking us over. This is our land. No matter how much taxes they pay on their homesteads, this land will always continue to cry for us, until we man the f up and step up.
So maybe some people can whine about the weather and be fine with that, but not care about how their own people are treated as if they won’t have descendants themselves, someday. I hope I taught my children better than that. Our people never rolled over like that. They fought to the end.
Even if that means, we find new ways to do it. The white man, the government oppressed us enough. If you like sucking up the racism, and being a prairie n*gger, oppress yourself. Leave everyone else out of it.
Ain’t gotta lie to kick it