Thursday, February 17, 2011

AFA's Bryan Fischer Doubles Down on the Racist BS

Bryan Fischer's last column, wherein he stated that the Native Americans had no right to North America because, um, I don't know, mainly because skin color, I think, has been taken down from the AFA's awful horrible website. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't stand by it. He will proudly defend his belief that Indians were too evil to keep the land because I mean, have you seen Fort Apache?,%20Ward/Annex/Annex%20-%20Bond,%20Ward%20(Fort%20Apache)_03.jpg 
Could Indians throw a cotillion like this? No!

So here is his reasoning for pulling the article in which he still totally believes:

On Tuesday, I posted a column on the settlement of America by Europeans. The column generated so much intense, vitriolic and profane reaction that it threatened to take on a life of its own, and serve as a distraction to the fundamental mission of AFA, even though when I blog I am speaking only for myself and not for the organization. So we took it down. 

Remember, he speaks only for himself, not the AFA when he writes on THIS:



It's only a project of the AFA, it certainly doesn't reflect their views!

The template that the left has generated is that the displacement of indigenous tribes by European colonists and settlers was irredeemably evil. All the land which now comprises the United States was stolen from its rightful owners. 
Yeah, like that matters! USA! USA!
So the question is whether that template is right, or whether the displacement of indigenous nations was consistent with the laws of nature, nature’s God, and the law of nations and history

Hmm, that's a tough one! Is this the same God who said "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not kill?"  'Cause I gotta think He might have a problem with all the killing and stealing involved.

A lot is at stake here. If Americans believe that the entire history of our nation rests on a horribly evil foundation, then there is nothing to be proud of in American history, and our president is correct to identify America as the source of all evil in the world

 I'm sorry, which President are you referring to? Cuz I've certainly never heard this President or any other US President say anything of the sort. Also, even thought our history does rest on the twin evils of genocide and slavery, that doesn't mean we can't still be proud of defeating Hitler. Or intervening in Kosovo. Or The Bob Newhart Show.

But Aaaaaany way. . . even though Fischer felt compelled to pull that column, that doesn't mean he isn't going to replace it with one equally as awful!

Bryan Fischer: Pocahontas Shows What Could Have Been

Is He Fucking Serious? 

Of course he is!

Pocahontas was the daughter of a powerful native American chief, Powhatan, at the time of the settlement of Jamestown. . . She also did much to help the early colony of Jamestown avoid both starvation and attack from the surrounding tribes, by bringing both food and information during what became known as “the Starving Time.” In fact, John Smith subsequently said that, “next, under God, [she] was still the instrument to preserve this Colonie from death, famine and utter confusion.” 

Wow, what a gal! How could the English ever repay her for her many kindnesses?

She subsequently was captured by English settlers, who intended to exchange her for English prisoners who had been taken into captivity by the Algonquins, or Powhatans, who also helped themselves to various weapons and tools.

Class act! She has saved our little colony from certain starvation and death, and you know what, she'd make a damn good hostage. Grab her, boys!

The Powhatans, along with many of the indigenous peoples, seemed to have little respect for private property, including boundaries, and little regard for obedience to the eighth commandment and its prohibition against stealing. (On the Oregon Trail, the primary problems travelers suffered from the indigenous peoples were not massacres but thievery.) 

Oh my God! They stole stuff from the people who were stealing their land? Savages!

Chief Powhatan released the prisoners, but did not return the weapons and tools which his people had stolen, so the English held on to Pocahontas. 
Hey, you took our tools, we kidnapped your daughter. Even-Steven!

During that year-long wait, she was treated with “extraordinary courteous usage,” according to colonist Ralph Hamor. 

And if you can't trust one of the hostage-takers to give an honest account of the treatment of the hostage, well. . . um. . . my brain hurts!
Anyway, he goes on with this bullshit  for a while before he comes to the moral of the story:

It’s arresting to think of how different the history of the American settlement and expansion could have been if the other indigenous peoples had followed Pocahontas’s example.

Yes, if only more Native girls had had the foresight to get themselves kidnapped by Englishmen. What a wonderful world this could have been!

She not only recognized the superiority of the God whom the colonists worshipped over the gods of her native people, she recognized the superiority (not the perfection) of their culture and adopted its patterns and language as her own. 

It's like Dances With Wolves in reverse! With Stockholm Syndrome!

In other words, she both converted and assimilated. She became both a Christian and an American (technically, of course, an Englishman).
Well, techincally an EnglishWOman, but why quibble? Oh, because it's fun? Okay!
Had the other indigenous people followed her example, their assimilation into what became America could have been seamless and bloodless. Sadly, it was not to be. 

If they had just realized how totally superior white people are, they could have handed over their lands voluntarily! The problem comes when these not-white folks don't recognize their inherent inferiority and start thinking they deserve to live their lives the way they see fit!

Is He Fucking Serious? 

Sadly, yes.