What's Wrong With America Today...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by iGary, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. iGary Guest

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    An old Indian Chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking a ceremonial
    pipe and eyeing two US Government officials sent to interview him.

    "Chief Two Eagles", asked one official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years."

    The chief nodded in agreement.

    The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion,
    where did the white man go wrong?"

    "When white man found the land, Indians were running it.
    1. No taxes
    2. No debt
    3. Plenty buffalo
    4. Plenty beaver
    5. Women did all the work
    6. Medicine man free
    7. Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing, all night having sex."

    Then the chief leaned back and smiled, "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    iGary! I fear you'll incur the wrath of our feminist members with that one! :eek:
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Eh. Well... women did a lot of the hard physical labor (not just skinning animals and whatnot, but giving birth and raising kids) buuuuut, they also had a lot more political power and authority.

    Anyway, the joke made me smile, Gary. :p
     
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    I'm glad that was a joke instead of what I thought it might be. Like some other horrible thing someone did in the name of country or religion. Or you were just asking the general question.

    In which case we would have been here all day.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh good. ;)
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    yes, they are...

    That's hilarious!
     
  8. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    I remember reading that hunter gatherer societies have less power disparity, than agrarian societies, on average.

    Also, about you guys' jokes about women doing all the work. Having resources gives someone power. Typically it takes work to have resources. So, women doing work gives them power. Witness how little power women had when the husband was the sole provider. So, it should never be seen as sexist to say it was better when women did all the work :)
     

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