In my post-9/11 political travels
on the right, I've often gravitated towards others I see as minority Republicans and/or conservatives in their respective environments. In my own case, it's being right-of-center in San Francisco and a politically conservative Jewish woman. But whether it be Jewish, Black, Asian or Hispanic Republicans or even French Neocons
, we all have in common communities that typically lean leftward or are at least predominantly Democrat.
On this note, I made the acquaintance some time ago of self-described American Indian patriot David Yeagley. Both of us have written for Frontpagemag.com
and David's articles
on conservativism and the Indian community, not to mention liberals' attempts to erase Indian mascots and names from the American landscape (in the name of political correctness), really got my attention. He is the only Indian writer I have run across espousing such political viewponts and his website, BadEagle.com
, and its extensive forums, have become a regular destination.
So it was with great pleasure that I recently consented to be interviewed for BadEagle.com. It's part of a series of interviews
with conservative thinkers, Ann Coulter and Michael Barone among them, on issues pertaining to Indians. None of us claim to be experts on the subject, but the point is to provide off-the-cuff commentary from non-Indians for the benefit of Indian readers. And I learned a lot myself in the process.
Titled "Cinnamon Stillwell on Indians," the interview can be found on the Bad Eagle
homepage by scrolling down about halfway and it's also posted in the Bad Eagle forums
with comments from readers, including my own. Feel free to take part in the conversation (via registration) if so inclined.Update:
Interesting post over at Composite Drawlings on the Bad Eagle interview - The Importance of Carrying On One's Culture
.Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.