Have you noticed how people find ways to discount, trivialize, deny, demonize others who speak the truth? These are what I call "Killer phrases." "Get over it" is a perfect example of what I mean. 

My grandmother had five very small children, lived in a tent in the country, and when Native Americans came through on their ponies, she hid the children under the wood floor of the tent and got out her shotgun. It was not even 20 years after the end of the war of Indian extermination. Even those Indians could remember their history and some were angry, some were timid, some were cowed. All had deep feelings.

Another aspect of this, European ancestry endowed them with a feeling of superiority, of right to eminent domain, and they had a sense of entitlement, without regard for the cost to those who suffered under their belief systems. 

One more aspect, the "real" religion of christianity was perceived as the replacement of Native spirituality. 

No matter how we look at the history, we have much to be ashamed of, historically. If we do not feel shame and guilt, we don't understand our historical roots.  

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Great phrase ... someone should write a song using that....

The rhythm in the song you referred to is perfect for a song that emphasizes freedom from exploitation, domination, oppression and stresses the importance of taking action, not being satisfied with the status quo, and not maintainting and perpetuating unhealthy attitudes. Now, can you write the lyrics for such a piece and encourage the Eagles to perform it? Keep that rhythm!

Hey, don't talk to me - talk to Glen Frey and/or Don Henley!  I'm an engineer, not a songwriter! [grin!]

Well, let me think a minute ... do you have their addresses?  (grin! grin!)

Yeah ... some place called the "Hotel California."  Odd thing about that place - you can check out any time you like, but you can NEVER leave!


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