https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...nathan-phillips.html

They were Catholic high school students who came to Washington on a field trip to rally at the March for Life.

He was a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War who was there to raise awareness at the Indigenous Peoples March.

They intersected on Friday in an unsettling encounter outside the Lincoln Memorial — a throng of cheering and jeering high school boys, predominantly white and wearing “Make America Great Again” gear, surrounding a Native American elder.

The episode was being investigated and the students could face punishment, up to and including expulsion, their school said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

In video footage that was shared widely on social media, one boy, wearing the red hat that has become a signature of President Trump, stood directly in front of the elder, who stared impassively ahead while playing a ceremonial drum.

Some boys in the group wore clothing associated with Covington Catholic High School, an all-male college preparatory school in Park Hills, Ky., near Cincinnati.


“It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: ‘I’ve got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial,’” Mr. Phillips told The Post. “I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.”

In a video by Kaya Taitano, posted to Instagram, Mr. Phillips stood outside the Lincoln Memorial and wiped his eyes. “I heard them saying ‘Build that wall! Build that wall!’” he said. “This is indigenous land. We’re not supposed to have walls here.”

Darren Thompson, an organizer for the Indigenous Peoples March, said that the all-day event on Friday, which started with a prayer outside the Bureau of Indian Affairs and ended with a rally outside the Lincoln Memorial, was meant to raise awareness about Native Americans and other indigenous groups around the world. A few thousand people attended the march to show that “we are still here and we still have issues we are raising and are concerned about,” he said.

The exchange between the students and Mr. Phillips “clearly demonstrates the validity of our concerns,” Mr. Thompson said, who added that “traditional knowledge is being ignored by those who should listen most closely.”

But in its statement, the Indigenous Peoples Movement also said that there was more to the rally at steps of the Lincoln Memorial — and the encounter with the high school students — than was shown in the videos.

“What is not being shown on the video is that the same youth and a few others became emotional because of the power, resilience and love we inherently carry in our DNA,” another organizer, Nathalie Farfan, said. “Our day on those steps ended with a round dance, while we chanted, ‘We are still here.’”

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic secretary of state who graduated from a Catholic high school, said in statements on social media that she was alarmed to see the students from her state taunting and harassing Mr. Phillips.

“In spite of these horrific scenes, I refuse to shame and solely blame these children for this type of behavior,” she said. “Instead, I turn to the adults.”

She called on Covington Catholic to denounce the behavior. “Kentucky,” she said, “we are better than this.”

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L. Cranston posted:

From the people who also brought you Mitch McConnell.

Yep.  mcconnell wouldn't allow any bill to be voted on to open the government.  They waited till the democrats took control of the house.  Now the maga hats are going to blame the shutdown on pelosi, schumer, and democrats. Create a crisis, blame the democrats, to take credit for ending a crisis... 

There is more to this story than was reported.  Breitbart carries a video showing it was the drummer who marched over to the Catholic school boys and beat the drum next to the MAGA hat wearing kid.  Those accompanying the drummer sound like they were the ones taunting the kids.  

https://www.breitbart.com/the-...-to-native-american/

Cartoonist Scott Adams (Dilbert) originally berated the high school kids, until he viewed the video.  He's apologized and blamed CNN as a purveyor of fake news (sound familiar). 

Naio posted:
L. Cranston posted:

From the people who also brought you Mitch McConnell.

Yep.  mcconnell wouldn't allow any bill to be voted on to open the government.  They waited till the democrats took control of the house.  Now the maga hats are going to blame the shutdown on pelosi, schumer, and democrats. Create a crisis, blame the democrats, to take credit for ending a crisis... 

The Senate approved five bills, which Trump signed allowing about 75 percent of the government to open. 

direstraits posted:

We are now truly in the middle of the Crazy Years. Where truth is considered a subversive activity. 

Yep, the world has become a Mel Brooks script, insanity rules. In this bizarro world, it's perfectly fine if adults are childish but children of a hated demographic are expected to be far wiser than the adults. From what I've seen, that smiling boy deserves an apology, not the drum beating provocateur.

direstraits posted:

Remember your history, most lynch mobs were Democrats.  Lincoln and MLK were Republicans.  Their assassins were Democrats. 

Yes, but dems did get clever in the 60s. The violent white labor racists, the exploitative business racists, and the "White Man's burden" patronizing racists all came together with a welfare system that made all of them happy. Blacks were pulled out of the workforce  which inflated wages for white unionists. Black folks were used as the pass through for Welfare check money and other subsidies for racist democrat crony capitalists and the patronizing racists got more people to feel superior to. I don't believe either MLK or Frederick Douglass would approve.

1130 posted:

here is longer video,, Naio,,, I am waiting for you to start a new post apologizing.  for your hate.    just another attack of President Trump, America, white people with false information.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news...wz7n?ocid=spartanntp

 

Apologize for what?  I just posted an article.  If you can't see the irony of teens from a catholic high school wearing maga hats in front of a Native American, that's on you. 

Stanky posted:
direstraits posted:

We are now truly in the middle of the Crazy Years. Where truth is considered a subversive activity. 

Yep, the world has become a Mel Brooks script, insanity rules. In this bizarro world, it's perfectly fine if adults are childish but children of a hated demographic are expected to be far wiser than the adults. From what I've seen, that smiling boy deserves an apology, not the drum beating provocateur.

Our country is being run by a childish adult. I'm hoping the children will do better than us.

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