Censorship - is it alive and well
My View on Censorship
Buffey Sainte Marie, A native Indian American Folk singer was put out of business by the then Government of the US of A, why?
Censorship of Buffey Sainte-Marie - According to Wikipedia
She has claimed that she was blacklisted and that she, along with other Native Americans in the Red Power movements, was put out of business in the 1970s.
"I found out 10 years later, in the 1980s, that [President] Lyndon B. Johnson had been writing letters on White House stationery praising radio stations for suppressing my music," Sainte-Marie said in a 1999 interview with Indian Country Today at Dine' College... "In the 1970s, not only was the protest movement put out of business, but the Native American movement was attacked."
Additionally, she claims that in the United States, her records were disappearing. According to her, thousands of people at concerts wanted records, and although the distributor claimed that the records had been shipped, no one seemed to know where they were.
Said Sainte-Marie, "I was put out of business in the United States."
Is This The Reason and Critism?
So for Karen Ellis and all of those Hubbers with Indian Blood
Now that the buffalo's gone.
Can you remember the times
That you have held your head high
and told all your friends of your Indian claim
Proud good lady and proud good man
Some great great grandfather from Indian blood came
and you feel in your heart for these ones
Oh it's written in books and in song
that we've been mistreated and wronged
Well over and over I hear those same words
from you good lady and you good man
Well listen to me if you care where we stand
and you feel you're a part of these ones
When a war between nations is lost
the loser we know pays the cost
but even when Germany fell to your hands
consider dear lady, consider dear man
you left them their pride and you left them their land
and what have you done to these ones
Has a change come about my dear manor
are you still taking our lands
A treaty forever your senators sign
They do dear lady, they do dear man
and the treaties are broken again and again
and what will you do for these ones
Oh it's all in the past you can say
but it's still going on here today
The governments now want the Navaho land
that of the Inuit and the Cheyenne
It's here and it's now you can help us dear man
Now that the buffalo's gone.
Makes us all stop and think
Censorship - Sate imposedSee results without voting
Some Banned Music
No Buffey, but we have Joan Baez
What happens World Over
I was recently reminded about Buffy's music when I read a blog about the North American Indians, on Hubpages.
In my mid teens, we in South Africa heard this song played across both the South African radio, and good old LM radio, and as all aficionados of the coffee bar scene, we often heard this and several other pieces of her music, like Universal Soldier. So when I tried to trace the words for the song,I came across the above little snippet from Wikipedia, our amazing font of new age wisdom.
So it is, with no wonder, that we are always being led, or misguided, by our noble politicians. We are so indoctrinated by their flim-flammery, that we still do not know when the white rabbit will appear from their hats.
So we look at other good things, that we have been misdirected to, to hide us from our sins. The wonders of what we have, and how good we have it, compared to outer-u-name-it.
Where ever we are, now, we are if capable of, learning a great deal more about each other, as well as, what we want to know about everything. It is just a bit strange, that when you find a link to go to on some pertinent subject, or issue, that you come up this:-
new and cunning electronic censorship,
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