19 October 2010

Sitting Bull talks truth to power

In 1883, Sitting Bull was a guest of honor at the opening ceremonies for the Northern Pacific Railroad. When it was his turn to speak, he said in the Lakota language, ‘I hate all white people. You are thieves and liars. You have taken away our land and made us outcasts.’ A quick-thinking interpreter told the crowd the chief was happy to be there and that he looked forward to peace and prosperity with the white people. Sitting Bull received a standing ovation.
Via Miss Folly.


  1. This is probably one of the greatest things I have ever read. Just proves that white people are idiots. Pretty much everyone but Native Americans for that matter.

  2. So in a few decades when white Americans are the minority whose country has been overrun by other cultures, I expect us to be praised for saying racist things in large assemblies.

    But I have a feeling we wont be :(

  3. Anon2- Sitting Bull said he hated your ancestors for lying to his people and stealing their land. The most cursory look at history proves him 100% correct- he just left out the part where they were slaughtered by the thousands, whether they resisted or not.

  4. @Anonymous 2, have you been to a tea party rally?


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