The French always have a perfect quote: "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose." THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME.
Back in the Dark Ages, when I was a fifth grader, my teacher actually said that Custer was a hero. I spoke up and said that Sitting Bull was the hero of the Little Big Horn because he was defending HIS land.
I was taken to the Principal's office where the Principal telephoned my mother and told her that the teacher thought I should be expelled for being "disrespectful" toward her. My mother defended my right to have my own opinion and I was allowed to return to class, albeit mortified.
When I went home that day I felt especially triumphant, only to be met with my mother's remonstrances: "Why are you always getting into trouble? What do you know from Indians?" I wailed, "But you told them I was RIGHT!" She answered, "Well, of course I would tell THEM that you are right!"
That's all you ever need to know about my mother!
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