Saturday, November 17, 2007

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A: Not OK

Today is Friday, 17 November 2007.

On this day in 1907, 100 years ago, O-k-l-a-h-o-m-a became a state of the Union.

Native Americans marched at the seat of government with a banner: “Why Celebrate 100 Years of Theft?”

Never trust an agreement with an American president, for Oklahoma was given to Native Americans for “as long as the rivers shall flow”.

Right.

In the context it fits, one of my favourite songs, "Pack Up Your Sorrows", here performed by Mimi and Richard Farina, with Pete Seeger sitting in:

1 Comments:

Anonymous You are better than that said...

Yes, Sins of the Fathers. But, do you propose there is a way to right the wrong? No, you just continually gripe about things in the past. Your approach is "Let's learn from our mistakes." Rightly so. But how about presenting/proposing current, positive actions which can be taken other than "impeach and convict" Let's move on and move forward, shall we?

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