Yesterday Blackmailers Don’t Shoot reported on the exploits of Anna Shireman-Grabowski and her friend, “Indigenous Organizer” Amanda Lickers after they trashed almost 3000 American flags at a Middlebury. September 11 memorial. Anna and Amanda both claimed to be protesting the planting of American flags at an Indian burial ground, but we now learn that this was merely a pretense in their quest to empower the white male heteropatriarchy by making white liberals and “Indigenous Organizers” look stupid:
…Middlebury does not seem to have proof that the memorial had been placed on top of a burial site.
“It has never before been suggested that this is a Native American burial ground,” Sarah Ray, the school’s director of public affairs, told The Huffington Post via email.
One must always be wary of the colonialist oppressor, for he is wily and will tell you that there is a burial ground where there’s really just a bunch of dirt and grass. By the way, here’s a picture of Amanda Lickers.
Luckily Don Stevens, who is the chief of the actual Abenaki Tribe and not Elizabeth Warren with a copy of Orientalism down her pants, saw through the trick:
“We didn’t know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn’t have sanctioned it,” Stevens said.
“Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery,” Stevens said. “Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful.”
Stevens served in the U.S. Army; his father fought in Korea and his son served in Iraq as a member of the National Guard.
Here we have yet another example of the white man using his coyote-like trickery to thwart the wishes of those he seeks to oppress. Luckily, this time the oppressor was caught and exposed as a hipster douchebag, no better than the guy with the fake tan, Ed Hardy shirt and fauxhawk.
Update: Linked at The Political Hat. Thanks!