The Native American elder approaches a group of kids who are Trump supporters who are chanting “build that wall”. He approaches chanting a healing prayer.
And then what? We’re supposed to completely negate the intention of this man’s prayer and fall back into our ethically righteous sides, condemning the Trump supporters just because they are Trump supporters?
Are we not all Americans?
Update: so it turns out that there was actually a Black Hebrew group that was also meeting on the quad that morning. And the Native American group was also meeting and they were praying for peace and growth and healing and things like that in their group. The Native American group was ending and the elder notice the situation of a small black Hebrew group and a large loud white group with make America great again trump supporters.
The Native American elder intuitively felt that there might be a potential problem in that coupling and so went over to the white group that was chanting with his prayer drum chanting prayers of healing.
The brown haired white kid who is in the famous picture facing off with the elder who is praying, actually made a statement that he said there was no doubt in his mind that the Native American elder came up to him to confront him. And that the reason why he didn’t move out of the way was because the Native American elder did not likewise attempt to go around him. This indeed shows white insecurity that fuels hatred and ignorance.
The boy also said that one of the chaperones on the field trip from Kentucky Catholic school, was encouraging the boys in their prejudiced views.
So it turns out that the Catholic school boys from Kentucky and their elders, their chaperones, are small minded racist bastards after all.
We need always take the highroad. The Native American elder was not being confrontational but was actually trying to heal and bring together . He was trying to calm antagonisms.
My view on the whole thing is that people are morons and you can’t play the game of the stupid people without making them stronger.