Saturday, August 31, 2019

In South Dakota tribes are winning but so is hate

The good news? Tribalism is a double-edged sword.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has admitted white people are too stupid to grow cannabis, industrial or otherwise and gave the tribes free rein on the path to economic growth.

Democrats living on the tribal nations trapped in South Dakota can't afford to flee the state but the Yankton Sioux Tribe has beaten casino competition. Solar power is liberating the Standing Rock and Pine Ridge Reservations from predatory utilities. A 1986 amendment to federal law allows tribes to acquire off-reservation land to serve the needs of its peoples. President Tony Reider and officials of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation advanced their cannabis initiative after an Iowa casino on the border cut into the tribe's gaming business but reportedly destroyed their crop after threats from federal party-poopers.

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and the Arapahoe Tribe of Oklahoma teamed up and bought 1,020 acres of ranchland north and east of Mato Paha (Bear Butte) adding significantly to their holdings West River. Last year the Oglala Oyate bought off-reservation property on I-90 just outside Badlands National Park. The Fort Peck Tribes in occupied Montana have legalized therapeutic cannabis and the Northern Cheyenne have been mulling the concept. As co-owners of Pe'Sla the Minnesota-based Shakopee Mdewakanton Nation could bring that state's medical cannabis and reproductive rights freedoms to the Black Hills. Lower Brule has struggled with synthetic cannabinoids but that community has off-reservation property in Fort Pierre to test their sovereignty.

Hate may have become a Republican Party value but not in Indian Country. Alex White Plume has been singing Kristi Noem’s praises for keeping industrial cannabis (hemp) on the reservation while New Approach South Dakota is just going through the motions and trying not to suck any precious donations from the disabled SDDP like Cory Heidelberger's SD Voice is doing.

On April 25th sleepy Vermillion became ground zero for Donald Trump's war on America in South Dakota.
The main speaker was Charlie Kirk, a guy who apparently makes a living by going from one campus to the other to tell students that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. Midway through his talk to both grown-up Republicans from Clay, Turner and Union counties, and to members of USD’s chapter of College Republicans who organized and served the banquet meal, Kirk said he’s concluded that, with a few exceptions, the media are the enemy of the American people. I learned two things from the April 25 event: 1) Kirk is as big of a liar and grifter as our president. 2) The Republican Party has morphed into something that would be unrecognizable to past GOP leaders like Jim Abdnor and George Mickelson and Bill Janklow. And that’s really, really sad. [David Lias, The SD GOP Inspires Sadness These Days]
Few dispute the reasons educated people are continuing to flee my home state of South Dakota. South Dakota is struggling to keep white workers, infrastructure is crumbling, industrial agriculture is failing, South Dakota churches are girding for gun violence, meth is replacing alcohol as the state’s drug of choice, Pierre’s culture of corruption and rape violence threaten open government, socialism is quietly replacing free enterprise, pheasant numbers are dwindling, environmental degradation is increasing, wildlife are being exterminated to make way for disease-ridden domestic livestock and exotic fowl, jails far outnumber colleges, ag bankers continue to enslave landowners and the state’s medical industry triopoly operates without scrutiny.

Sponsored by the worst of the worst earth haters in the Legislature House Bill 1073 sought to force South Dakota's college campuses to allow hate speech that could lead to violence and expose universities to lawsuits. Even the Republican state Board of Regents executive director and CEO, Mike Rush, said HB1073 was a solution in search of a problem.
A new school year dawned at the University of South Dakota Monday, and with that sunrise came a brief glimpse of a shadowy underbelly of humanity. Posters from a group calling itself the American Identity Movement (AIM) — not to be confused with another AIM from another era — were discovered tacked to several campus bulletin boards Monday morning. These flyers declared, among other things, that ethnic “diversity destroys nations,” according to reports from the Vermillion Plain Talk and USD’s Volante student newspaper. But be forewarned: This can be a sometimes-ugly exercise in freedom, patience and tolerance. [Kelly Hertz, Yankton Press & Dakotan, links added.]
Some are desperate for solutions but the carnage has become so bloody the South Dakota Democratic Party is retreating into oblivion.

Unless your Social Security pays your property taxes you’re just another greasy, grimy grudznick groveling in the gore and grinding out every greenback you can grab. Yet, the Republican Party is gleefully and forcefully driving talent away to replace the workforce with a hateful dumbed down murder of Trumpian crows.

South Dakotans need to face the facts: white people are simply too stupid to write cannabis laws in a state ruled by Nazis.

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