[lit-ideas] Re: Giving Thanksgiving

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 01:08:46 -0800 (PST)

How does having been defeated and killed in battle make him not "noble" ? 
(Assuming that this was implied.)
Omar Kusturica

--- On Mon, 11/29/10, Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Giving Thanksgiving
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, November 29, 2010, 8:31 AM

>>Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief

Noble savage, yadda-yadda, noble savage.

He was shot by Americans -- more influenced by Locke and Scottish realism than 
by Rousseau -- while he was fighting on the British side at the Battle of 

He tried to kill the Americans. Instead they killed him. Noble savage, 
yadda-yadda, noble savage.

>>wholeness, respect and harmony

I'm going to really go out on a limb here and assert that "wholeness, respect 
and harmony" is a good thing. To really speculate, I'll assert that many people 
think it is a good thing.

>>"together we will win our country back from the whites"

He was wrong. They didn't. He's with the Etruscans and the Carthaginians and 
the Druids -- all objects of romantic imaginings. All extinct as warring 
nations. Noble savage, yadda-yadda, noble savage.

Nations rise and fall, but Tecumseh will remain deader than a boiled mackerel.
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