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Tirya

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Lightning Medicine Cloud
« on: May 04, 2012, 12:59:06 PM »

Last spring, a white buffalo calf was born on a ranch owned by a member of the Lakota, not far from Dallas. He was born during a thunderstorm, and was named Lightning Medicine Cloud. On Monday, he was found butchered and skinned. The next day, his mother was killed. There was supposed to be a news conference today at noon, but I haven't seen any more details as to the circumstances. I could see "killing him" as the malicious act of a bunch of local idiots who did it for kicks because he was "different", the same sorts of lowlifes who shoot horses in local pastures because they're bored. But to skin him and later kill his mother? To me that smells of something more "spiritually significant" in nature, especially since there was a celebration to honor his birthday scheduled for next weekend. People suck.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 02:00:20 PM »

This makes me ill. Makes me think that, for all our "political correctness" toward Native Americans these days, the consciousness of white people has not evolved much over the past 200 years.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 02:25:24 PM »

I'm not 100% sure it was white people who did it, but that's just my gut talking. If it was just the calf, that'd be one thing. But to come back later and kill the mother, reducing the chances of another calf being born? That just seems too... thorough to be simple racial bigotry. I could be wrong (and probably am)... Either way, people suck.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 04:35:29 PM »

Considering the enormous significance of white buffalo to Native Americans and the closeness of his birthday, it does seem to be a spiritual hate crime rather than a random act of stupid violence.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 08:53:59 PM »

That is terrible, and have to agree. People suck.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 09:38:06 PM »

That is terrible, and have to agree. People suck.

 :yeahthat:  :(  Anything else I might opine isn't fit for a friendly board such as this.  :stormy:
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 12:45:36 AM »

Oh, poor, sweet creature! I hope very much that they skinned him AFTER they murdered him, and that he died with minimal pain. Those people should go to jail just like if they had done that to a human child and mother! But I highly doubt the authorities will do anything to find out who did it, much less bring him/her/it/them to justice.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 01:07:59 AM »

Ugh!  That just makes me ill to read.  How utterly horrifying.
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Re: Lightning Medicine Cloud
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 07:55:51 PM »

That is terrible, and have to agree. People suck.

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