Good Bye, Older Brother

Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, March 14, 2014

David Yeagley, great-great-grandson of the Comanche leader Bad Eagle (1839-1909), died on March 11 after a valiant struggle with cancer. He was one of the most clear-eyed observers of the terrible damage the United States is doing to itself, and before his truth-telling became too painful, he was a popular lecturer and radio/TV guest. He appeared at two American Renaissance conferences, where he gave moving talks on the Comanche view of America, the white man, and the future of our country. He was never afraid of a fight. As he liked to explain, “My father was a Kraut and my mother was a Comanche, so I was destined for battle one way or another.”

David Yeagley and his great- great-grandfaht, Bad Eagle

David Yeagley and his great-great-grandfather, Bad Eagle.

David Yeagley was born in 1951 and grew up in Oklahoma City. Even as a young child, he was vividly aware of threats to the Comanche people and their culture. When his grade school teacher asked the otherwise all-white class to draw pictures to encourage fire prevention, he drew teepees engulfed in flames, with the words, “Stop this.”

Yeagley showed great promise as a student and went on to earn so many degrees it is hard to keep track of them. He had a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master of Arts from Emory University, an Artist Diploma from the University of Hartford (Hartt School of Music), and a Doctorate from the University of Arizona. He was the first American Indian ever admitted to Yale Divinity School, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He did graduate work at Harvard but did not earn a degree. He was a Ford Fellow and a Kellogg Fellow.

Yeagley taught at Oklahoma State University, the University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Oklahoma. His off-the-reservation views caused a stir, and led to collaboration in 2000 with Governor Frank Keating to establish a curriculum on American patriotism for Oklahoma’s public schools. However, it was his columns for FrontPageMagazine.com in the early 2000s that brought him to national attention.

He appeared on programs such as Hannity & Colmes and Bill O’Reilly, and made a number of C-Span appearances. He also made a History Channel episode on “Comanche Warriors,” did a history documentary for Danish Public Television, and was a popular speaker at universities. He was often sponsored by Young America’s Foundation, and electrified audiences with talks on gun rights, Comanche pride, the mind of the warrior, and the importance of protecting the United States from Third-World invasion.

However, Yeagley’s fair-weather friends could not stomach his increasingly outspoken criticism of mass immigration. FrontPageMagazine dropped him, and speaking engagements dried up. But Yeagley never trimmed his sails. Like his great-great-grandfather, he stuck to his guns and never lost his vision.

It was under Bad Eagle’s leadership that the Comanche finally put down arms after years of war with the United States and reconciled to becoming Americans—proud Comanches, still, but Americans. Yeagley, too, had a vision of Comanche accommodation with an America he had grown to love, but it must never be a Third-World America of white-guilt and multi-culturalism.

I first met Yeagley in 2011, when he spoke at a conference I organized. He described the dispossession of the Indian by the white man, but said he could not hate whites. As a warrior, he was compelled to admire the bravery and fighting spirit of the conqueror. He spoke of the crisis the now-denatured white man has created for himself, as he lets others push him off his own land. The great tragedy, he said, is that although the Indian fought to defend his land, the white man has lost his warrior virtues and is giving up without a struggle. The American white man, said Yeagley, has voluntarily become the “Indian of the 21st Century,” adding, “Let me be the first to welcome you onto the reservation.”

His talk was met with a standing ovation, and Yeagley later said he had never had a more fulfilling speaking engagement. One of the other conference speakers was the prominent Vlaams Belang politician, Filip DeWinter. Mr. DeWinter was so fascinated by the talk that he questioned Yeagley at length and published the interview as the main feature in the Vlaams Belang magazine.

David Yeagley

David Yeagley at the 2011 AmRen conference.

Yeagley and I were immediately drawn to each other. We discovered we were born in the same year, and that his birthday was just a few days before mine. He started calling me “Younger Brother” and I called him “Older Brother.”

I invited Older Brother to speak at another conference the next year. “How can you give this land you took from us by force to Muslims?” he asked. “I won’t let you do that.” He had a consistent warning for whites: “Be as strong as you can be, because whatever it is you have, someone will take it from you. That is the law of the jungle and the law of the prairie. If you value what you have, and you value what you are, you must be prepared to fight.”

Older Brother despaired of white men who have turned their backs on their warrior past. He said white capitulation reminded him of the Indian ghost dancers who live in the past. “Don’t become ghost dancers,” he said. “If you find yourself herded onto some kind of psychic reservation, you will become an Indian, a white Indian.” His talk was the highlight of the conference.

Some of the great triumphs of Yeagley’s life were not political or rhetorical but musical. When the speaking engagements thinned out, he had more time for one of his other great loves: composition. He wrote symphonies, chamber music, and choral works, and was gratified to attend premier performances.

In 2007, he was commissioned by the Oklahoma State Historical Society to write the score for a 1920 silent movie the society had just rediscovered and planned to restore. Daughter of Dawn was the first full-length Indian drama ever made, and had an all-Indian cast. It was filmed in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. To write the entire score of an 80-minute silent film—there are no pauses for dialogue—was a massive undertaking, but the restored film and its lush, melodic score premiered in Oklahoma City on June 10, 2012. Yeagely was the first Indian ever commissioned to write a movie score. Clips from the movie can be viewed here.

David

David Yeagley at the premier of the newly restored Daughter of Dawn.

In 2012, the Washington Times paid Yeagley the great honor of publishing an eight-part interview. Below, I have excerpted my favorite passages. I believe they offer a glimpse of the man and warrior so many of us admired.

There was to be a memorial service for David Yeagley today in Oklahoma City. I wish I could be there to say, one last time, “Good bye, my beloved Older Brother.”

David Yeagely speaks to the Washington Times.

Immigration:

American is not a haven for losers, criminals, and populations of failed Third World countries; but, open immigration has made it such.  The Third World is overrun by mindless reproduction, low standards, destructive religion, filth and disease.  To invite such defective masses is suicidal for any nation.

Political strategy:

I see States Rights therefore as the first viable position to counter the federal monster.  More freedom, more independence, can only begin at a smaller, localized level.

Citizenship:

Few people should be allowed citizenship.  It should be made precious.  Very few people should have the right to vote, and that right must be earned with terrible trial and knowledge.

Sports teams with Indian mascots:

Personally, I want to see the Indian warrior head on every high school and college in the country! The Indian warrior represents all that is glorious in manhood—any manhood, of any nation or people. The warrior is the protector, the provider, and the strong man of the people. Indians earned this image, with blood, in the mind of the conquering race. The Indian image found its way into nearly every state seal, and Indian names to this day remain as the names of states, rivers, cities, mountain ranges, and even businesses. The white man even put the Indian image on his money! Never before in history was a conquered people treated with such honor by those who conquered. To seek to remove the Indian image from the public view is simply an ethnic cleansing. It is a virtual genocide. It is erasing history.

What Indians want:

At heart, every Indian is a Ghost Dancer. We want things to be like they were.  The Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka said in the 1860s that if only the Indians would gather together and dance, and never stop dancing, all the Indians who were killed would come back, the white man would go away, and all things would be like they were.

It is a compulsive dream, but, only a dream. The Sioux were once murdered in mass for such a dance. It’s called Wounded Knee. What Indians have today is some meager imitation of white life. We use electricity (when we have it), fry food, drive cars (when they work), and wear Wal-Mart clothes. We celebrate Christmas, and even ask the Lord to bless our food—as well as our tribal meetings! It is a mix of things.  We obviously maintain many of our traditions, customs, and social values.

Indians simply cannot have what we really want. We must compromise. I can say only that we should compromise in the wisest ways possible, ways that will ensure the continuity of our people and our identity. . . . I suggest that America take a good hard look at Indians. Is that what you want? If you want to be yourself, be it now, with all your might, before the oedipal white liberals in charge use the Third World non-whites to bury you in your own egalitarian idealism.

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  • Alexandra1973

    That about brought tears to my eyes, Mr. Taylor. I live in northeastern Ohio and there are quite a few counties, not to mention rivers, with Indian names, such as Miami, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, just to name a few. http://freepages(dot)history(dot)rootsweb(dot)ancestry(dot)com/~maggie/ohio-lands/ohl8.html

    I supposedly have some Cherokee ancestry (it’s evident in my eyes, I’m told) and I wish my mother, who makes a big deal out of the little Cherokee she has, would actually read what Dr. Yeagley wrote. She is stuck on the “evil white man picking on the poor nature-loving Amerinds” story. She likes to tell about how we had a few ancestors who fought in the Union Army, and once I told her that most Cherokees fought for the Confederacy.

    • Bossman

      White women with a touch of the native in their background are usually more curvacious. Would that be true in your case? I would like to test my powers of intuition on this subject.

      • Martel

        An article honoring a man recently deceased and here you are busy conforming stereotypes,

        • indoctrination_FAIL

          Exactly. I call it “VRS mode”–for Vigorously Reinforcing Stereotypes. “Bossman” exemplifies it here, hilariously.

        • ThomasER916

          Read his comments. He’s always an anti-white.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          AmerIndians are not White people. In some cases, they were friends to European settlers, that is true, but more often than not they resented our presence here, and let us know this by raping our women, scalping and killing innocent settlers in the dark of night who were only trying to peacefully farm land they had been sold fair and square. Many settlers tried their best to reason with the Indians, but reasoning with an Injun that has had half a glass of beer is an exercise in futility.

          • Martel

            I can’t really blame them for resenting the presence of Europeans, as I resent the invasion of my own country,what is done is done though, and Native Americans would be wise to chose proper alliances, and the only ones who would ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for native americans is the white man. That is not possible when the US is flooded by Asians, Africans, and Mexicans..

          • Bossman

            Mexicans are “native Americans” also. What I mean by that is that all the natives of the Americas are of the same race. If you were paying attention, there have been several scientific articles recently backing up this assertion. What makes a Mexican non-white is usually his percentage of indigenous ancestry.

          • Martel

            “If you were paying attention”
            There are millions of articles released on the internet each month, I can’t possibly read them all. At least send me the ones you are talking about.

            I would not be surprised if all the indigenous people of the Americas belong to the same racial category, but there are some intellectually inferior natives inhabiting south America. There are clear differences between the Navajos and the Yanomami tribes inhabiting the Amazon rainforests. They may share many genetic markets, but they are more ethnically diverse then Europeans,.

      • Class: Learn it, Love it, Live it!

      • The Verdict of History

        WOW!

        I suppose that some things just can’t be helped…

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        My ancestors came to America from Europe, and I’m glad that they had the sense not to miscegenate with the AmerIndians. Before we put the AmerIndians on such a pedestal, we should remember what Hell they put the European settlers through. The Injuns love to fight, get very drunk on small servings of alcohol unlike us Caucasians, and want to wreak havoc once they are snookered. In the Upper Midwest, German and Scandinavian settlers went through Hell with these savages, who were the aggressors 99% of the time. The wild Indians could not just allow folks to peacefully farm the land the Government had sold them. My forebears hated the Native Americans, and had good reason to hate these angry savages who were always attacking for no reason. I’d rather have Arabic Christians from Syria and Lebanon living next to me than some drunken Injun that wants to fight all of the time for absolutely no reason whatsoever, other than their own irascible temperament. I’ll take an Injun over a Negro or their Mestizo Chalupa Eater racial cousins, but that is about it. Injuns need to stay segregated from Whites, and intimate relations with them is, IMO, most definitely miscegenation. As far as Yeagley, I liked what he had to say about Whites not allowing our country to be taken from us. I also considered him non-White, and found his referring to himself as a Kraut very off-putting. German Americans calling ourselves Krauts would be akin to Italian Americans calling themselves Dagos, Irish Americans calling themselves Micks, etc. Yeagley was an AmerIndian first and foremost, just like these Mestizos and Mulattoes in that he was most in touch with his non-White side.

        • Bossman

          Like it or not, they were once the majority on the American continent. And it was not always war between the European settlers and the natives. Sometimes it was love and co-operation and many became the wives of many of the early settlers.

      • CanadianImmigrationReport

        You seem to be confused. Are you on the right website?

    • Garrett Brown

      He wants teh nudes Alexandra!

    • Most US state names are Amerind and lots of the rivers; what European would have named a place “Tennessee”, “Kansas” or “Nebraska” or a river “Mississippi”?

  • DaveMed

    Sounds like he was a good man.

    My opinion has always been that if there is a single legitimate victim group, it is the American Indians.

    • Bossman

      Why not extend that to all the Natives of the Americas.

      • WR_the_realist

        The only natives of the U.S.A. are the American Indians. Central American Indians have their own countries to be legitimate victim groups of.

        • Pro_Whitey

          Archaeological evidence shows that the so-called natives arrived here as the last ice age was receding. Because, unlike Mr. Yeagley, may he rest in peace, most Indian figureheads are racial spoils whiners, I prefer to call them earlier immigrants, not natives. I also refer to them as First Nativists, because of their occasionally violent response to European settlers.

    • CJ Haze

      He wasn’t a good man.

      He was a great one.

      And those American Indians wiped out by previous inhabitants of ‘America’ (google solutrean hypothesis) were evacuated through sheer gut and determination.

      Want to see a true victim group? Resurrect a Neandertal. They were conquered through force and miscegenation, and then erradicated. Yet their DNA lives on.

      How? Through ‘disparate impact’, ‘[now thoroughly debunked] Critical Race Theory, and other hogwash pseudoscience ideology.

      Yeagley didn’t sunscribe to new wave communism. If he was alive today, he’d scoff at the “good man” comment.

      Indians were not a sunservient people. They were warriors. Even in defeat, they relished their warrior-spirit.

      But alas, their heritage has been rewritten. Pox blankets and wounded knee. Wah.

      Don’t mourn this man in that fashion. He wouldn’t like it.

      • DaveMed

        I’m a little confused about your objection to my comment.

        Is it your opinion that “good man” connotes tenderness and a non-confrontational character? Or am I misunderstanding?

        • MikeofAges

          Quit playing “gotcha”. You elaborate.

    • Geo1metric

      I doubt Yeagley would agree to be part of a ‘victim group”; he had a warrior’s spirit.

      • DaveMed

        Oh, I agree. That was kind of an aside regarding America’s victimhood politics.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Yeagley himself was a decent man, yes, and I respected what he had to say, and respect the friendship he had with Jared Taylor. Let us not forget, however, that the AmerIndians play the race card and victim game just like the Negroids and Mestizos, and know exactly what they are doing. A reservation may not be the violence place that the Black Ghetto is, that is true, but it is nothing great. All of those tasteless jokes the Libtarded Media makes denigrating poor Whites more than apply to Indian Reservations. Meth Labs, Welfare Checks, and Casinos.

  • pcmustgo

    90% white looking

    • Bossman

      One more proof that the early Europeans did not kill them all but interbred with them just as much.

    • WR_the_realist

      Actually he was half white (his dad) and half Comanche (his mom).

      He was 100% an American patriot.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Nice piece about a good man.

    One correction, though: in the opening paragraph Mr. Taylor misspelled the word Kraut “Krout”.

    Also, was he really dropped by FrontPage Mag? I just checked that neocon site and see that they published a piece by Mr. Yeagley just last December.

  • I just learned of Mr. Yeagley’s passing, and it saddens me. Well done, Mr. Taylor. Through your words, you have brought him back to life for some of us.

    At the risk of sounding insensitive, I would really like to know how Yeagley’s passing will affect the lawsuit against the “One People’s Project”.

    • Not knowing for sure, I would guess that the one sheeple of the One Sheeple’s Project will still continue to owe Yeagley’s estate instead of Yeagley personally.

  • Lion’s Mane

    Why cannot ordinary White Americans have Yeagley’s good sense? (I can point out rabid diversity-loving young Whites on YouTube, but why bother?) As David Yeagley used to point out to us, it is some kind of “White Liberal Oedipal Complex” — in the sense of extreme and explicit rebellion against the traditional Western morality and against white racial integrity itself.

  • Dave4088

    I’m not sure if many see the irony in a Comanche descendent urging and exhorting whites to reclaim their heritage and nation. Sadly, most whites probably haven’t heard of him or aren’t heeding his sage advice and most Indians are still nursing historical grudges towards the white man.

    From what I’ve been able to learn about Dr. Yeagley was very pragmatic and clear headed about race relations and the consequences of mass third world immigration. And I think he understood before most that the fate of the North American Indians is tied to that of the white race, their former conquerors. And if we become too weak or perish, then ultimately they will too as the third world hordes are completely devoid of magnanimity and tolerance towards their vanquished foes.

    • MikeofAges

      Reality is, no one will consider the survival of Native Americans, let alone their good, this side of whitey. Any Native American with a shred of sense ought to know that outside of those motivated by Anglo-Saxon concepts of civilization no one will exercise any responsibility toward Native Americans or be willing to serve as their protecting great power. The same, actually, is true of African Americans. Some understand that, but they are ostracized under the Popular Front regime.

  • Michael Mason

    David Yeagley fought for his people. It’s time we fight for ours.

  • His comment about Indian mascots is very interesting and profound. Most modern people would not understand it. This was a moving tribute. May he rest in peace.

  • dukem1

    gee whiz…talk about someone speaking his mind…as a sports nut, and a from-the-cradle fan of the Cleveland Indians, I wonder why his thoughts on the subject of team nicknames have not found wider exposure. It’s a billion dollar business, and that’s only in DC.
    Of course, I know why…like so many others, he is ignored because he dared to go “off the reservation.” The legacy media ignores, or marginalizes anyone without a cultural marxist POV.
    RIP, Mr. Yeagley.

  • IstvanIN

    He looked at the past and compared it to the present and future. Rather than gloat he warned because, I suppose, he was too honest a man to do otherwise. Honest men in this day and age are true warriors because they get shot down so viciously.

  • Recently I went again to Yeagley’s site. The photograph above the main article was a wintry, gnarly tree on a hill. There was mention of doctors and chemotherapy, with a positive message, but not completely positive. I don’t want to go back and check.

  • rightrightright

    Dr Yeagley recognises that his people can only survive in the future within European-American governance. Should blacks, browns, moslems and who knows what predatory failed dross take power, that will be the end of them as well as the end of the USA.

    • refocus

      We the European derived people, are decent and charitable and literally
      without ill will towards any race, creed or color. And these traits have
      allowed an existential problem to develop that must be corrected. Yet
      the vast majority of our people stand silent in the face of the
      biologically catastrophic global invasion of our territory.

  • Garrett Brown

    He was a good man, Mr. Taylor. I am sorry for your loss.

    • Sloppo

      This is our loss too. I’m sorry I never got to meet him.

  • Rest in peace

  • geralddmartin

    I met David Yeagley at the 2012 American Renaissance conference. He gave a great speech, and up close impressed me as a wise and gentle man. I wish I had gotten to know him better, because – as a Texan whose ancestors fought against his – I have an interest in Comanche history. He will be missed.

  • Extropico

    This is an outstanding encomium to a great man, Mr. Taylor.

  • Harry

    I once thought that all American Indians were offended by the use of American Indian warrior mascots in sports, but the late David Yeagley has proved me wrong.

    I often go to American Indian Pow-Wows. One time at a Pow-Wow, there was a display table protesting against such mascots as offensive. This makes me wonder, how would Mr. Yeagley have reacted if he was at that same Pow-Wow, and saw the same display table I saw?

    • Hold that thought:

      nfl (dot) si (dot) com/2014/03/13/washington-redskins-nickname-trademark-nancy-pelosi/

      Sports team mascots are a white leftist/SWPL obsession.

    • I wouldn’t mind Scottish mascots. I live down to most of the stereotypes when it comes to myself. In another lifetime, I was probably Angus McCheap.

      • Sloppo

        I liked the Johnny Reb Mascot Ole Miss used to have.

      • Harry

        I am not of any Scottish ancestry. I have absolutely no Scottish blood in my lineage whatsoever.

        However, I do think I was a Scottish Highlander in a past lifetime. In fact, I think I was one the Highlander warriors, under the Robert the Bruce in the year 1314 A.D., at the Battle of Bannockburn.

        Whenever I go to the Scottish Games festival during the month of May, that is just over the Pennsylvania state line in Maryland, see movies like BRAVEHEART and ROB ROY, hear bagpipes, or hear songs like “Scotland the Brave” and “Flower of Scotland”, I get these very intense nostalgic feeling for the Highlands of Scotland.

        Yes, I am well aware of the many inaccuracies in the movie BRAVEHEART, but the movie was still good entertainment.

        • Geo1metric

          Where in Maryland? I also live close by and love Highland games. Have you ever been to the one at Grandfather Mountain in NC? One of the biggest! Great fun. Love those bagpipes!!

        • gemjunior

          I took care of a kid once who had an Irish American background but it was his great-grandparents that had come to America so he was pretty far removed from actual contact with the place. He was about 30 when he had end-stage brain cancer. He experienced (many bran cancer patients report similar experiences) definitive, realistic memories of his time as a Union Soldier in the Civil War. It was how he and a few of h

  • neshobanakni

    Mr. Yeagley was a very divisive character in Indian Country. I was part of small minority who liked him.

  • IstvanIN

    I can not even see all the replies to a post without going in and out of
    the article and reading one at a time. I have never seen a system that
    did not let you read all replies to a particular post simply by
    scrolling down..

  • Jotun Hunter

    I’m surprised more of them don’t realize, as he did, that if/once we are gone, they can expert outright slavery and extermination at the hands of muslems and asiatics.

  • Jotun Hunter

    I very interestingly just had several very civil comments made in response to engelman comments deleted and the thread closed, while his most recent remain. Either that scurge has been here so long he times his final thread comments to the final 5 minutes before some unknown cut off time, or he has some ‘in’ with the moderation, as others have speculated. Very strange. What IS HE?

    • Tacoma Gonzalez

      I was trying to decide whether to contribute here. This information has dissuaded me from ever attempting it. Thanks for the head’s up.

  • CelestiaQuesta

    Yeagley, speaks like a true leader. What an honor to share this great land with, even if only in spirit.
    And a great spirit if ever their was one.

  • Raw England

    Mr Yeagley was a wise man, and an extremely, extremely rare example of an honorable non-White

    He’s right, of course, in what he says.

  • On another celebrity note, someone just called here at the house on the telephone, 3:50 PM Mountain Time, asking for Jared Taylor. While I would like to someday meet Mr. Taylor, I am not aware that he has ever visited Colorado Springs, and someone telephoning here for him seems quite peculiar.

    In retrospect, I should have said “speaking”, just to find out what the caller wanted, but didn’t think quickly enough.

  • Jim

    Wow, I didn’t know he was ill. I’m very sorry that he’s no longer with us. A brave warrior, indeed. If American Indians possessed the ability to see outside of themselves, then David would’ve been the preeminent example of that. I’m sorry I was never able to meet him.

  • Geo1metric

    Godspeed Warrior.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    I knew Yeagley was an outspoken advocate of white rights, but I had no idea he was so accomplished.

    However, Yeagley’s fair-weather friends could not stomach his increasingly outspoken criticism of mass immigration. FrontPageMagazine dropped him, and speaking engagements dried up.

    This is the saddest part of all of this story. Here was an inherently interesting spokesman for our cause who even embodied “diversity,” and yet whites steadfastly refused to listen to him. How are we ever going to wake up whites if even someone like Yeagley can’t get through to them?

  • negrolocaust

    hello. everyone at AMREN. type this in wikipedia:

    List of Nobel laureates in Physics
    i bet you this will not be up very long it shows 160 white men and two asians and a white woman. we can’t have this truth out there too long somebody might see it!! we need more affirmative action to correct this anomily!!! there are too many white men on that list it must be RAYYYYCISSS my child didnt nt do nothing he innocent he didnt did NOTHING THATS RAYCISSSS

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Looking at Injunesses is committing mental miscegenation. I don’t see that attraction to the Injunesses. Give them half a glass of beer, and see how attractive their behavior is!!

  • MikeofAges

    And meth, alcoholism, chronic lawbreaking. But also underemployment and unemployment. These issues affect individuals, communities and identifiable groups to different degree, but they are endemic throughout the rural West.

    One issue people are little aware of is the problems of the white underclass in rural society. The problems of this group include meth, alcoholism, high rates single motherhood, revolving door incarceration. The white underclass also is afflicted with chronic unemployment, lack of transportation access, often lack of permanent housing. Sometimes, individuals are taken up through sporadic outreach by local companies. A few obtain permanent blue-collar careers thereby. But most suffer lifelong unemployment. Public employment goes to a different class of people entirely. Rural society does not have enough rich people to form a separate class for them, so rural society is divided into two classes — the gentry and underclass. The gentry consists of farmers, public employees, business owners, professionals and tradesmen, property owners and financial independent individuals. Actually, there is a small working class of those who have a permanent income but lack the social graces and outlook to participate in the life of the gentry class.

    No one wants to talk about the white underclass. Generally, the white underclass does not vote and is not represented in the local political system. The gentry, particularly the farmers, want to keep it that way. Even though in most counties they are Republican and doing so might cost them close statewide elections. For the farmers, the most important thing is keeping control of the elected county board or council, whatever it is called. A countervailing force arises only when the local cities gain population or when the Hispanic population reached a sufficient mass.

    Look at the vote total in rural legislative and congressional districts compared to urban district. All have to have the same population, but the aggregate vote always is lower in rural districts.

  • Bossman

    Do you want me to give you a very long list of attractive women in the entertainment media who are claiming native heritage?

  • I suspect Mr. Engelman is an interested fence-sitter, leaning this way. My preferred method of defeating a perceived enemy is to make him my friend. This can be difficult, but it is always better to have more friends than more enemies.

  • I don’t think he asked for his culture to be diluted, either.

  • hawk eyes

    I think we’ve lost an ally , perhaps a leader . I am saddened and very worried about my people . Seems every time I turn around we’ve lost another giant . And they are extremely rare .

    For whatever it’s worth , as a youth I immersed myself in stories about the frontier . My favorite of course was the Leather Stocking Tales . I dreamed of wearing split rawhide and toting a Kentucky long rifle silently through a continental size wilderness . Whenever I stumbled on an arrowhead and knelt to pick it up , for a microsecond I was standing in that Indian camp .

    Native Americans’ world caved in on them . Now our’s is .

  • Heligoland

    He made the Brecht Forum and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation pay a price for their totalitarian antics.
    He was an honorable man.