I was into indians when I was a child and youth then. I admired them. I loved them. I had a dream - just to be one of them. I hated to be white. Later I left my "house of white naive dreams" when I become adult, because I met real indians. I studied real history of (NA) indians and - I am very, very sorry, but - I totally lost all interest in them. I was extremely disappoited by them. Their loincloths are good, but the rest.... it is really not for me. Today I am proud to be native white. Sorry again, that discussion can turn into nasty thing, so for me I will not continue in it. Sorry Karsten, sorry all, its just mine very private opinion I am just daring to share with you.
If there is any person who hates whites there, then its OK, I really do not care. We whites are not perfect too, anyway.
: I'm sorry, Atreju, but your comment really
: rubbed me the wrong way. As an indigenous
: person it's pretty obvious that you approach
: that question as a western person. Who are
: you to say that native Hawaiians live better
: than when the white man arrived?
: Sure, you can use metrics and studies to
: make the case, but indigenous people all
: over the world were never able to make that
: choice for themselves as colonialism was
: imposed upon them.
: Make that same comment to any indigenous
: person (if you know any) and see how they
: react. It's offensive and it's time someone
: said something about it.
: --Previous Message--
: Hawaiian natives are living today much, much
: better than ever before. Loincloths are nice
: on these pictures, but any point of that
: possible protest sounds really stupid to me.
: Thank you for a sharing of these pictures,
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