Thursday, March 03, 2005
So we're all familiar with the story about Manhattan being sold for a necklace of glass beads, and now it's ironically one of the richest places on earth, inhabited by all sorts of European American celebrities. Of course, certain Native Americans and "historians" will point out that that story is entirely made up and that in all actuality, the Native Americans who lived there were brutally slaughtered for their land, not bought off with beads. Well, as they say, history repeats itself as Mel Gibson is trying to buy a Fijian island. In a very similar story, legend holds it that the aboriginal people of this island sold it for 2,000 coconut trees, whereas the aboriginies themselves say they were forced off at gunpoint. So of course they have to get all indignant and insist that Mel Gibson can't buy their sacred ancestral home for $15 million. Oh, when will these native peoples quit their whining and allow our celebrities to live their lives free from constant pestering?
Posted by Woz at 12:27 PM