Posted On: Monday - July 10th 2023 6:22AM MST
In Topics:   Lefty MegaStupidity  Political Correctness  Economics  ctrl-left  Big-Biz Stupidity
Sounds like a case for the SCROTUS. In fact one party sounds like they ARE the SCROTUS. The other party, Ben & Jerry, are the 2 hippie-dippie founder/owners of Vermont-based gourmet ice cream manufacturer that is owned by $130 Billion (down a couple of Billion over the last 2 days) market-cap conglomerate Unilever.
The ctrl-left just has to make everything political - even the 247th Independence Day holiday of their own country.* Their tweet on the 4th was hard-core anti-White and anti-American:
(There were more words under the tweet, but you can get the gist of it.)
This newest Woke trend of apologizing for the settling of an entire continent is something I've noted at the beginning of Wikipedia pages on places. (I thought for sure I'd posted on this, but no can find...) Lately, this stupidity has become more than just another PC annoyance, as the giving back, in various forms, of Indian land is getting real - see the case of eastern Oklahoma. (That's a VDare article by Washington Watcher II, but their writer Allan Wall has written much more about it - see here, here, here, and here for starters. He lives there.)
Who exactly is indigenous to this land American live on is a question Peak Stupidity has already asked, back on our '21 road trip, which included The Four Corners - Utah. Even if we could pin down this indigenousness to someone besides Adam & Eve or The Chosen People, how's that give anyone property rights. I'd want to see deeds and titles.
So, even as they run a Capitalist operation, protected by property rights and rule-of-law, that sells over-priced ice cream all over the world, Ben and Jerry deign to tell Americans they stole all their property. I pondered a few minutes after I saw this tweet whether there might just be a sacred Indian burial ground somewhere on B&J company property there in Vermont. This prospect very much worth checking out, I figured.
Well, I didn't have to wait but a day to see Ben & Jerry get hoisted. Per The Publica, Nulhegan Chief Tells Ben and Jerry’s Their HQ is On Stolen Land After Ice Cream Giant Announces Support for Land-Back Movement. Don't feel bad if you've never heard of the Nulhegan tribe. I don't know if anyone else had either, other than a man whose name sure doesn't sound Indian, one Don Stevens.
Chief Stevens doesn't look like no Indian [/Silvio**] other than by the Indian get-up he's got on. He does look like a guy who's had his share of Ben & Jerry's. Now, he wants his share of Ben & Jerry's.
Don Stevens, who is the chief of the Nulhegan Band of The Coosuk Abenaki Nation, a confederacy of Algonquian tribes that formed in and around Vermont in the 1600s, spoke to the New York Post yesterday and expressed an interest in opening dialogue with the company regarding returning the land.Yes, a dialogue... something along the lines of "Show me the money." This guy's an Indian sub-sub-sub-contractor, Assistant to the Regional Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-style Abenaki Nation's people, who are a sub-tribe of the Algonquian Tribe - now I've heard of the Algonquians!
Stevens argued that if Ben and Jerry’s was “sincere” in their support for returning land to Native Americans, then they should reach out to him to see how they can better benefit Indigenous people.
Back in the day, the various indigenous people's fought each other and stole each other's indigenous land, as the American settlers conquered the whole shebang. Unity helped. We current Americans can enjoy these political battles between the Woke ctrl-left band and these Indian claimants who want their property back - "Wait, what are you, a bunch of Indian givers?" - Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield - as we enjoy our own indigenous American ice cream.
I know, I know, saturated fat out the yin-yang, ingredients the names of which would topple a spelling bee champion, etc. The Coffee flavor is my favorite. Runners-up would be Chocolate Chip Mint, French Vanilla, and Strawberry.
PS: I don't advertise Breyer's ice cream here to support the grassroots Bud-Lite-style boycott against B&J's that seems to be starting up. (I still have a post on that coming.) No, I really like Breyer's more than the fancy stuff, and indeed, from what I just looked up, Ben & Jerry's is 3 times the price of Breyers. That's even after the Inflation by Deflation that's brought a half-gallon down to 3 1/2 pints, and down to 3 pints at present.
* Peak Stupidity got political too, but a) we are a political blog, b) our post was in support of the Founders of this country, using the revolution as an example, and c) we support the progeny of the Founders, unlike Ben & Jerry.
** I can't find the "He don't look like no Indian" scene from The Sopranos for the life of me.