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Europeans thought they were getting a fairly good deal when the Indians snookered them into paying a bunch of beads and mirrors for Manhattan. As historian John Wayne once pointed out, “The Indians were selfishly hoarding the whole continent.” They were in a position to demand unreasonable prices for real estate.
Later on they demanded even higher prices for the land east of the Mississippi River and so on, always pretending they didn’t want to sell. Cheating white men and the government every time they turned around. The Black Hills. The Rocky Mountains. Florida. Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Washington. New Mexico, Arizona, Texas. Those aboriginals were shrewd businessmen, turning white people every way but loose. Nevada. Utah. Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, wheeling and dealing every step of the way.
Worse than a bunch of Chinamen. Those Indians were taking the long view. What they wanted was casinos. Tricking white men into giving them choice spots along the highways where they could open up gambling joints. Trinket shops. Clay pots.
And they got it, too. They still have some nice real estate up in the Dakotas, down in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and other places. And some of that land has oil, coal, natural gas and other things white people need to fire up the hair dryers, air conditioners and clothes dryers mornings.
It’s time for white people to realize we’ve been had. There are plenty of big power companies, mining companies, real estate developers and other white people who’d love to have that land if they could get it for a reasonable price. Pay for it in slot machine tokens, maybe, or table chips.
Time to cut off all that free health care and commodity cheese, break up those reservations right down to the pavement on the casino parking lots. It’s time for white people to quit getting had by Indians. Those corporations would gladly keep them from selfishly hoarding all the stuff nobody knew was there when the original deals were made to let them stay on that land.
And after all, we’re all Native Americans now. If we’re not, what the hell are we?
When the Mexicans were selfishly hoarding the whole southwest US we had to shoot a lot of them before they’d give us a reasonable price. How the hell are we going to stop all those illegal aliens from Mexico sneaking into the land we took away from them if we keep getting had by other Native Americans?
We need to send some tanks and drones and helicopters to take care of our problems right here at home before we go off to places like Iraq and Afghanistan. There’s nothing on those reservations and in those casinos a few thousand mercenaries and enough explosives won’t cure.
The Visionary President Ronald Reagan wanted to give all the National Forests, National Parks and Bureau of Land Management lands to the real estate developers, mining and oil companies. But he didn’t go far enough and it serves him right he’s remembered as a failed lunatic. He had the Army and he had maps of the US. If he didn’t know where the reservations were he could have asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs. White people could have finally gotten a good deal on something.