I don’t mind when someone disagrees with me. Debate is healthy. But some people don’t offer evidence for their disagreements. They result to name calling and silliness. It only makes them look like fools and serves as prima facie evidence that they don’t have an evidentiary leg to stand on. Here’s an example I received from someone who read my posting of “Life on the Liberal Reservation.”
I am a Native American Eastern Cherokee liberal Democrat and I was extremely offended by the latest email you sent me your radical extremist ideology pisses me the f**k off. I don’t know how you people sleep at night. So please stop sending me emails from your website, Place me on the don not contact list or I will be suing your website for harassment. Thank you.
There’s a great scene in the film You’ve Got Mail where Meg Ryan’s character runs into Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) at a dinner party. It’s here she finds out that he’s the owner of the mega-bookstore that may put her own little bookstore out of business. She’s with her boyfriend Frank, who’s played by Greg Kinnear:
Frank Navasky: Joe Fox?
Joe Fox: F-O-X.
Frank: The inventor of the superstore, of course. The enemy of the mid-list novel, the destroyer of City Books. Tell me something: really, how do you sleep at night?
Patricia Eden: [walking up] Ah, I use a wonderful over-the-counter drug, Ultradorm. Don't take the whole thing, just half, and you will wake up without even the tiniest hangover.
The only time I don’t sleep well is when I start thinking about how many knucklehead liberals are out there who vote.
You will note in the above response by our liberal Democrat Native American friend that he or she does not offer a single counter argument to the points made in the article. The facts are the facts and there is no answer to them. Rushdoony spent years on Indian reservations. He saw these things first hand.
Are there exceptions? Of course, there are.
I’m reminded of the story of Billy Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (b. 1938). He was the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. Jim Thorpe was the first. Thorpe won two in the 1912 Olympics for the Pentathlon and Decathlon.
Mills won the gold medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He became the only American ever to win the gold in this event. (Galen Rupp took the silver at the 2012 London Olympics.) His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest of Olympic upsets of all time. You can watch it here:
A former United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.
Mills’ life story and the effects of government management of Indians and the control of Indian lands are depicted in the fine film Running Brave (1983), starring Robby Benson. Billy Mills was one of the great exceptions.