Look at all that Federal land. Most of it’s just sitting there–nothing’s being done with it. I heard about this on a documentary several years ago–how so much land in the U.S. is Federal land–especially in the Western States. And I remember thinking, then, that our government should return most of this land to the Native Americans–of all tribes.
And I still feel this way.
As I’ve written in a previous post–we European Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans cannot return to Europe, Africa, and Asia.
And our government cannot undo what it has done to Native Americans in the past.
But the reservations to which Native Americans are still confined are simply too small. The Native Americans are the most forgotten Americans, and they are among the poorest. We may think they’ve got it made with their casinos–but so many Native American tribes operate casinos because it is the only way they can survive. And those that don’t operate casinos pay an even heavier price–the Navajo Reservation, in Northern Arizona, includes the poorest county in the United States.
The more I consider the plight of Palestinian Arabs, the more I consider the plight of Native Americans–there truly are similarities in the circumstances of these two peoples.
And just as we should petition our Federal Government to stop supporting the Zionist State (“Israel”), we should petition our Federal Government to cede most of its land to Native Americans of all tribes.
It’s the least we can do–and it’s the right thing to do.