Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.
"You know the saddest thing I ever saw? When the army pacifies a Native tribe, they take the children away. They cut off their hair… they give them new names. John Smith, William Sherman. Then they ship them east to boarding school.
That’s not the worst. Sometimes a John Smith or a William Sherman would escape, and make it back to their home tribe.
Well, they’d forgotten their language. Their stories. They are unwelcome. So what do they do? They don’t fit in either world.
….So what do they do? They roam. And they die."
"Possession," Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful is trash (and not in the arch, knowing way it tries so hard to be)— this scene’s impact is gutted by its equation of genocidal mass child abduction with the personal problems of a white European character who also doesn’t “fit in either world…” /eyeroll
Shitbrained equation redacted tho, I find this the most striking articulation of abduction industry ethnocide I’ve seen from mainstream media.
"In one often repeated story, a Native American girl in Oklahoma raises her hand when the teacher asks, “Who here can speak a foreign language?” She replies: “I can. English,” incurring the teacher’s disapproval. Yet for her—indeed, for all Native Americans—English is a foreign language. The power of their native tongues has lingered all over the land, as shown in rivers such as the Chattahoochee, Monongahela, and Susquehanna. Rarely do newcomers rename rivers; they merely mangle the old pronunciation. For instance, in Ojibwe misi-ziibi means “Great River.”"