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The mission [Jan. 18th, 2004|10:11 am]
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I now have Celtic Green high tops! I've always wanted them, and now I have them. My father got them for me at the outlets. I would take a picture of them (yeah, I know I'm a nerd), but I can't find the camera.
We also went to San Juan Bautista--I love that town! It's so full of memory, of history...although not all of it is good. In the little cemetary in the back of the mission, there is an air of absolute sadness mixed with anger and possibly even hatred. And I think that it's coming from the Native Americans buried there.
And if I was one of them, I'm sure I'd feel the same way. I mean, if all these people came to where you live, started building on the sacred ground, and forced you to change your religion and way of life when you had perfectly good ones in the first place? And saying they were higher than you and that you were "heathens" and making you work dawn to dusk? In fourth grade the teachers told me that the missionaries "rescued" the "Indians" by showing them how to become more "civilized". And to me, that's all lies. Once again, lies to hide us all from the truth.

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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2004-01-18 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot--that's so nice of you! You didn't have to send me anything though...
Yay for high tops!
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From: treepatter
2004-01-18 08:12 pm (UTC)
Check out < a href="http://www.cmax.com>cmax.com</a>. They let you design your own sneakers the way you want, then they build them and send them to you. Plus, they (supposedly) treat the asian workers who build the shoes a lot better than most sneaker companies.
I've bought 3 pairs of sneakers from them already, and i don't know that i would ever buy another brand of sneakers (unless i can find hemp ones)
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2004-01-18 09:17 pm (UTC)
Cool--thanks! Once this pair wears out, that sounds like a great idea :)
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[User Picture]From: clownfishdesign
2004-01-19 12:41 am (UTC)
I often feel the same way, as an Australian, about the Indigenous Australians (in our part of the country, the collective name is Koories, and the area I live in was specifically Wauthaurong land), especially when so many of my fellow Australians are still living in absolute denial about our history.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2004-01-19 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's so sad...all over the world, it's the same story. One nationality pushes another off land, and years later the conquering ones change the story completely to either deny what they did or to make themselves look good.
But, I guess "sharing the planet has never been one of humanity's attributes"...although I forget who said that. Although many indigenous cultures were able to share...
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2004-01-23 12:44 am (UTC)
It's exactly the same way here. This culture is frighteningly similar all over the world, whether you are Australian, American, or from pretty much anywhere else.
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