Benson and Liberal Litter
Caused by White Supremacy?
Virtually all the people I know, no matter what their politics, economic standing, religion or race, are very timid to talk about racial issues, prejudice or over- generalizations. However, I have a theory about litter and nonsense.
Many activists are walking the streets and handing out literature about candidates and so forth. I have done this before but I noticed an odd trend. The more liberal a place is, the more litter there is. I suspect this is because liberals don’t own the properties they live in or they are far more worried about “climate change” instead of the litter right in front of their face.
Benson business district is an eyesore of an example and is part of leftist state senator Megan Hunt. Cans, bottles, glasses, paper and a mask. I have repeatedly complained to businesses where litter is abundant. No, I am not being a ”Karen” about it but if you have a car muffler sitting in your parking lot, and a dozen smashed aluminum cans as well, you need to assert your property rights and make your property great again! I have taken issue with the litter in the Benson neighborhood. The neighborhood association and others claim they have efforts to reduce litter but whatever they are doing, it really is not working out well.
Upon inquiry, I was referred to the organization Benson First Friday, often referred to as BFF (https://www.bffomaha.org/about.html). Nice! They do cleanups of the neighborhood during a few select days throughout the warm seasons. This is nice", but they also make this ludicrous statement (emphasis added):
“BFF Omaha acknowledges the historical legacy of colonialism by honoring and paying respect to the land, which was taken by conquest, along with the domination of the people who inhabited the land, and the imposition of white supremacy. We do it to raise greater public consciousness of Native sovereignty and cultural rights as a small step toward equitable relationship and reconciliation.
We acknowledge the historical legacy of colonialism and non-western ways of knowing that holistically link mind, body, spirit, and the human and non-human.
We acknowledge that the space we are in, and the land we are on, are part of who we are and how we know the world.”
Where to begin? Can we talk about the persecution of Mormons? Or how Prohibition impacted Catholics? Or the JFK assassination, the murder of the first elected Catholic President? Well, let me start with a coin.
The US has a dollar coin of Native American Sacagawea. So I do what I always do in crushing these racial narratives. Read about the biographies of such persons. Sacagawea was kidnapped at 12 years of age as were other girls by a Native American tribe. Sacagawea, at 13, was sold to Toussaint Charbonneau, who had French and Iroquois ancestry. He married her although he had two existing wives. Sacagawea was about 16 and Toussiant was about 37, more than twice her age. Sacagawea gave birth to his son. After the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, he ended up residing with Native American tribes.
So, interracial relations, plural marriage, sex with a minor, and human trafficking are supposedly the result of white supremacy and the litter in Benson? Or colonialism? Hint to all, there is a reason for the words: The Wild West.
Here is where the problem rests. The explosion of inventions and exploration from the Europeans transformed the world and it was the result of voluntary interactions which upset the balance of the existing orders. Europeans brought the Bible, the horse, textiles, guns and knives. Whether Native Americans, African tribes or Indonesia headhunters, conflict ensued. For Native Americans, the horse brought about many more interactions and resulted in disease and conflict. Nebraska has a monument to such conflict, Massacre Canyon, a conflict between Sioux and Pawnee tribes. See link below:
There is a monument being built of Chief Crazy Horse. I support the project but with a twist of irony. The horse is European and it is what transformed the Native American tribes, perhaps more than anything else, and shaped racist stereotypes. See monument information at link below:
But to more trivial matters. Residents and visitors of Benson, can you please pick up the litter?