The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

In the Immortal Words of Pogo...

..."We has met th' enemy and they is us." Excellent opinion piece from Indian Country Today on the moral (as opposed to merely legal) wrong of the Freedmen disenfranchisement. EBW at Wampum uses the article as the jumping-off point for a wider discussion of internalized self-colonialism, a sort of Stockholm Syndrome whereby the victims become victimizers themselves.

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