Saturday, December 22, 2007

Another good move

Following up on my previous post, I'd like to present another example of political foolishness. The Lakota people, one of the tribes of native Americans, has decided it is withdrawing from their treaties with the United States of America, and wishes to be independent and reclaim its territories that cover 5 states.

Let me make a prediction here. It's not going to happen. There will be no Independent Nation of the Lakota (I don't know what sort of formal name for the country they would choose, but United States of Lakota just sounds silly and copycatish, and the Commonwealth of Lakota is a bit to British, and God forbid they go with the People's Republic of Lakota.). America will not give up the territory. Sure it's the middle of nowhere, but still, it's not going to happen.

Even if they did, they will allow people living there to become citizens if they renounce there US citizenship. Brilliant. So the Lakota, who a minority, give a bunch of United Statesian citizenship in their new country, are thus outnumbered and lose any sensible democratic election, and the new government rejoins the United States in a much less revocable way.

Now, I'm not denying that Native Americans, like most natives outside of Europe, have been treated pretty shit. Australia has its own appalling history with that. But, this action at best will garner publicity, but there will be no independent government, there will be no Independent Nation of the Lakota.

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2 comments:

Chris_the_Blogger said...

Either The Democratic People's Republic of Lakota, to go for that North Korea feel, or The Confederate States of America, for historical reasons.

N. Pannbacker said...

They're the Republic of Lakota. Not People's Republic, just Republic. Much classier than the things you proposed, though I personally think they put the words in the wrong order. Lakota Republic seems more appropriate to me. See website here: http://www.republicoflakota.com/

I'm watching the site for further information on the construction/organization/policies of the new government. I'm not convinced they're capable of implementing any policies at all, but it should be interesting regardless.