Mrs. Obama to Indian Youth: We're Finally Embracing 'Wisdom of Your Ancestors' on Climate Change
The The Iroquois Confederacy has been praised to the skies by the American Left. It is one of their abiding myths: So much nicer that praising the much greater democratic achievements of American whites! It has even been praised as the "Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on earth". That Iceland's Althing was at least 500 years ahead of them doesn't count, apparently. And if "a few thousand" Icelanders don't count, neither do a few thousand Iroquios
But how often do the Left praise warlike imperialists who wage wars of extermination and eat their enemies? Cannibalism is cool? But such were the Iroquois in their heyday. And even their famed unity is crap. During the war of independence, half sided with the British and half sided with the American revolutionaries. So Mrs Obama is speaking utter crap. Next she will be saying, as Muslims do, that the Jews have no historic connection to the land of Israel. Ain't revisionist history wonderful?
And the idea that the Indians knew something about climate change that we do not is ludicrous on the face of it. It's all just Leftist blah
First Lady Michelle Obama said on Thursday at a tribal youth gathering at the White House that the United States is “finally” embracing the wisdom of Native Americans on conservation and climate change, and claimed that America’s founders modeled the U.S. government partly on the “Iroquois Confederacy.”
“Today, on issues like conservation and climate change, we are finally beginning to embrace the wisdom of your ancestors,” Mrs. Obama said at the event where youth from 230 tribes from 42 states participated.
“Now, long before the United States was even an idea, your ancestors were harvesting the crops that would feed the world for centuries to come,” Obama said. “And places like Seattle and Michigan and natural wonders like Niagara Falls and Yosemite can only be named using your Native languages.”
“Your artwork has inspired generations of artists,” Obama said. “Your healing techniques have spurred great medical advances and saved countless lives.”
“One of your early democratic institutions –- the Iroquois Confederacy -– served as a model for the United States government,” Obama said.
The Iroquois Confederacy was a group of five and eventually six Iroquois tribes that some historians cite as a society operating as a democracy because all decisions made by the Confederacy had to be unanimous.
Aside from crediting Native Americans for inspiring the Founding Fathers, the First Lady also said the government today is “beginning to embrace” their wisdom on conservation and climate change.
“And today, on issues like conservation and climate change, we are finally beginning to embrace the wisdom of your ancestors,” Obama said.
“So make no mistake about it, your customs, your values, your discoveries are at the heart of the American story,” Obama said. “And yet, as we all know, America hasn’t always treated your people and your heritage with dignity and respect.”
“Tragically, it’s been just the opposite,” Obama said. “Your traditions were systematically targeted for destruction.
“Your people were forced to relocate far from the lands they’d lived on for generations,” Obama said. “Young people just like you were sent to boarding schools designed to strip them of their language, culture, and history.”
“And your religions and ceremonies were outlawed by so-called ‘civilization regulations,’” she said, “regulations that literally made your cultures illegal.”
Obama noted that “blatant discrimination is thankfully far behind us,” but that
Native Americans still face challenges, including sometimes being “filled with doubts, or you feel weighed down by history or stifled by your circumstances, or think that no one really understands what you’re going through.”
Obama, who supports abortion-on-demand and, according to LifeNews.com, once called a ban on partial-birth abortion a “flawed law,” then told the youth their lives are “precious and sacred.”
“When you start to feel that way, I want you all to remember one simple but powerful truth: that every single one of your lives is precious and sacred, and each of you was put on this earth for a reason,” Obama said.