Monday, May 31, 2010

Where White Man Went Wrong

Thanks to The Reformed Broker for this gem:

I don't know if that's a real clipping (I'd guess NOT,) but it still rings true.

"Indian Chief "Two Eagles was asked by a white U.S. government official, "You have observed the white mand for 90 years.  You've seen his wars and his technological advances.  You've seen his progess, and the damage he's done."

The Chief nodded in agreement.

The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

The Chief stared at the government official then replied,

"When white man find land, Indians running it, not taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water.  Women do all the work, medicine man free, Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing all night having sex."

Then the Chief leaned back and smiled, "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."



Mark said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! God, that is good. And yes, it rings true indeed.

Anonymous said...


What does Mrs. D have to say about this?


(No, I didn't show this to Ms. Cashmachine. '-) )

But What do I Know? said...

Ah yes, the myth of a bucolic state of nature, right on time for the new Rousseau.

If things were so good, why did the Indians (Native Americans) continually engage in raiding and counter-raiding (and human sacrifice)? Without the horses and guns that the Europeans brought they were unable to effectively hunt those buffalo. Not to say that European settlement wasn't a disaster for them primarily because of the diseases the Europeans (and their domesticated animals) brought--just that too pretend that the continent was some kind of Edenic playground is delusional.

Kid Dynamite said...

BWDIK - oh come on.. .don't spoil the fun.. it was UTOPIA! ;-)

But What do I Know? said...

Yeah, my bad--I knew I was taking it too seriously. But this kind of semi-humorous pining for the "good old days" is going to get us into trouble one of these days when people will take it seriously.