NO POLITICIAN IS EVER ONE OF US.

My paternal grandmother (Grandma Mayo) was born in Nashville, Tennessee—but her father died when she was an infant.

Her mother, Nonnie (Grandma Nonnie), was sixteen (if I’m not mistaken) when her husband died.

Nonnie took her infant daughter, Athalene, back home to Akron, Ohio.

Nonnie’s mother, whose married name was Whiteaker (Grandma Whiteaker) (I think that’s the correct spelling) ran a boarding house, and her husband ran a general store.

My Grandma Mayo was raised as much by her grandmother as her mother, at the boarding house.

The boarding house is completely gone now—it was demolished, and the land it sat on is now part of the University of Akron.

Grandma Whiteaker was one-quarter to one-half Cherokee.

I have photographs of Grandma Whiteaker, and of the boarding house (my scanner stopped working a long time ago, though).

If Grandma Whiteaker was one-quarter Cherokee, I am one-sixty-fourth Cherokee—and I don’t qualify for any kind of Cherokee citizenship, in any way.

If Grandma Whiteaker was one-half Cherokee, I am one-thirty-second Cherokee—and I still don’t qualify for any kind of Cherokee citizenship, in any way.

If I don’t qualify for any kind of Cherokee citizenship, in any way, Senator Elizabeth Warren damned sure doesn’t.

Not all public officials are politicians—but most of them are.

And all politicians are evil liars and thieves—who make their living exploiting everything and everyone they can.

Elizabeth Warren is just another politician—who makes her living exploiting everything and everyone she can.

Though every politician always pretends to be one of us, no politician is ever one of us.

(Nimrata (“Nikki”) Randhawa Haley is just another politician too.  Her parents are Indian Americans—but she is not.  Before she was elected Governor of South Carolina, Nimrata Randhawa Haley identified herself as “white.”  Ever since, she has identified herself as “Indian American,” and a “woman of color.”  This is why I hate politicians—this is why we should all hate politicians.)

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