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Discussion in 'The OT' started by lee635, Jul 27, 2004.
"We specialize in can opening" was one of the best lines I've heard in a long time
Which makes the Mormon church's active participation, advancement, and funding of persecution of other minorities rather odd, don't you think?
The "Indian look" is but one strong part of their DNA. The others would be high incidence of lactose intolerance, high risk of diabetes, high risk of heart problems, and high risk of obesity. In my family, a little bit of Micmac has gone a long way for many decades and will continue to do so indefinitely. Oddly, certain European admixtures seem to strengthen these traits amazingly.
Whenever I think of the "Indian look" I can't help but remember the experience of another pastor in South Dakota. He was on his way into Washington D.C. during the winter when at a toll both a young lady exclaimed, "You must be coming from Florida, you have such a beautiful tan." His response, "Where I come from everyone has a tan like this."
When I read "Indian look" I think of Adam Beach (actor in movies like "Windtalkers", etc.). I consider him one of the hottest looking actors in the business right now. A very handsome man. He is a Saulteaux Indian from Manitoba.
I used to do a lot of business on the Sioux reservation outside of Minneapolis (site of the Mystic Lake Casino). While some of my customers there had the "Indian look", others were indistinguishable from Euromutts like myself. I had customers with blond hair, customers with red hair, short, tall, thin, fat, and every combination. I suspect the range of characteristics is due to the fact of the French fur traders and other Euro types going through the area many years ago.
The residents of Pine Ridge or Rosebud in South Dakota are a little less "ethnically diverse."
The West does more areas where the Old Worlders have less genetic influence. Here in the East we thend to be more assimialted. I guess we should have seen it coming when old Ponce de Leon first arrived in Florida. Although I doubt he was the first European to get there.
Richard's blond and red haired native American's are probably descendants of the Vikings that visited 5 or 6 hundred years ago.
Come on Bogy, give them some credit. It was WAY before that!!
I know. After I hit send I thought about it some more and realized I WAS way off. They have been playing football in Minnesota for a LOOONG time.
No, it is actually quite common in history for the persecuted to enforce their own prejudices when they gain power.
From the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith even until now, it has been the doctrine of the Church, never questioned by church leaders, that the Negroes are not entitled to the full blessings of the gospel." (Statement of The First Presidency on the Negro Question, July 17, 1947, quoted in Mormonism and the Negro pp.46-7)
But lets not pick on just them. Most religious grpoups have a dark side in their history.
Amen. Lately, we Catholics are feelin like Rodney Dangerfield at a Slim Fast convention.