What the hell is going on here?
Thank you for your concern and for drawing attention to the efforts of the Society of Citizens Against Racism (SCAR) to stop an 82-year tradition of demeaning American Indians in New Port Richey, Florida during the Chasco Fiesta, a 10-day event that attracts more than 100,000 spectators. After stopping a pageant whose happy ending is Indians choosing white children to be their king and queen and converting to Christianity, and activities in the Children's Indian Village that included Picking the Pocket of the Drunken Injun, SCAR has tried for 3 years to end the Krewe of Chasco and its float, a private club of 130 to 150 white civic and business leaders who dress up in authentic American Indian regalia, ride in nine regional parades on a float leased using taxpayers' dollars, while drinking free booze, playing loud rock 'n roll, and shaking their buckskinned assets--all to honor Indians, they say. On their website at www.kreweofchasco.org, they recently had a photo of a blonde woman wearing a Plains Indian headdress with the caption: Even SQUAWS can be braves in the Krewe of Chasco! When the former president of the Krewe addressed a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the Tampa Tribune reported him saying, "I want you all to buy guns and kill AIM--I'll bury them for free." He owns a funeral home.
Learn more about Dan Callaghan
and why the boys in blue are carting him off.
Corporate Avenger's new album is due out in January of '05. Some lyrics from past endeavors. Native American Stream 8 , the Hip Hop/Rap stream has been getting alot of play around my house lately. I've always been a fan of some of the more obscure, underground rap that doesn't get much airplay. The reason they don't get airplay is one of marketability, popular rap is cornered into a small holding pen that consists of rapping about absolutely nothing with only the occasional exception to the rule. Gold, money , and ho's sells quite well to your average pimple faced suburban white kid. I find it ironic though that some of the fathers of the rap movement like Chuck D are also some of the more eloquently spoken individuals within the music industry. Perhaps it's because they broke the mold a long time ago and continue to look towards breaking the genre, now , back to it's roots in a movement by the people. Litefoot, Shadowyze , and the likes of Rollin' Fox carry a definite inner rythym and the ability to freeflow from a quick intillect. Real true rap and freeflow ryme is an art that takes a special skill. Sure, a dunce can stand up with a mic and spout about the generic subjects that have become rap in the big industry, but a true rapper has something to say, and it's poetry to hear it.
Society For Change seems to be heating up these days. The concept is simple, be pro-active. Effect change in various ways and they don't have to be something of a grand nature. Simple actions on a personal level, I believe, truly can make a difference in the bigger picture. As long as some sort of action is taking place and growing then the waters are stirring. We have no idea of how many neurons have fired in the past five minutes through the billions of minds on the planet which effected perhaps even the slightest change in perspective. Some people all it takes is one slight moment of question and the chain reaction starts. They then see something else, and something else, and so on. Not everyone changes overnight. The simpler, smaller scale, personal changes, serve to help support the bigger ones. ... and so it goes.
Posted by Logan at 12/13/2004 01:44:00 AM