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Re: “Burners Torched Over Native Party

This is in response to a few posts.
I dont feel that anyone intentionally was out to humiliate, poke fun at, or hurt anyone of the Native Americans. I have English, Italian, Danish, German, Native American blood running through my veins, my heritage. A grandmother was full blood Native American(what kind doesn't matter), and my English ancesters came landed on Plymouth Rock. Another Gma was Italian.

BUT in NO way do I take offense to any of this ruckus. Why? It is the 21st century. If someone wants to do a fund raiser, no matter the "theme", who am I to say they can't? WHO am I to say anyone can't do anything because they are 'this' or 'that' or aren't 'this' or 'that'? The fact of the matter is, if this was such an issue, then I suppose my German heritage would come bite me in the ass. I am in NO way related to Hitler, nor do I want to be. Just because I am German doesn't mean I have anything to do with that time in history. Do I blame the "white" people for hurting my ancesters? Do I blame the Native Americans for hurting my white ancesters? NO, repeat. NO. Why should I? YOU didn't do anything to me, your ANCESTERS did, My ancesters. See where I am going with this??

Do I want you to respect me and my choices? yes.. Do I ask you to agree with them? no..I don't judge, it is not my place, nor do I feel you have to believe the way I do regardless of your religious affiliate.

I am a regular attendee of Burning Man which is not commercialized (unless you count the ice they bring in for us and the porta potties). In NO way is it supposed to be an American Native ritualistic party, or have anything do do with that specifically. I know people who are Native or part that attend.The BLM has graciously allowed us to use their land (with a cost to us) as long as we leave no trace and we get great marks for leaving no trace. Have YOU ever been? As for naked people running around, that is a personal choice of a freedom of expression and only about 10% +/- do this. WHO the hell cares if they do? B Man is a place for radical self reliance and radical self expression for an individual to experience in any way they seem to fit as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. Drugs are present, sure, but they are also quite common in the "real world" I see more of them here in my town, than I do out there.

Lets just all remember that world peace includes all races and backgrouds, and it can't happen if we have thin skin or hold grudges. Some things need protection, that includes life and history, no matter whose it is.

Ms Kitty aka Teresa Portland, OR/Reno/BRC

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Posted by Teresa D. Lowery on 04/03/2009 at 12:27 PM

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