Watch These Navajo Activists Chase John McCain Off Their Land (VIDEO)

Mine Giveaways, Spill Containment Fails So Navajo Chase McCain

e Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) run. John McCain runs fast. Why is John McCain running? The senator is as antiquated in his thinking as the old Dick And Jane readers.

McCain waltzed onto the Navajo reservation after deciding to trade away one of their sacred sites to a foreign mining company. You might think that the senator would know members of the Navajo Nation would be understandably frustrated.

With the mine giveaway following the environmental outhouse caused by the Gold King Mine spill, who would be happy? After all, who wants their drinking water laced with lead, mercury, and arsenic? Where was McCain’s head when he decided to visit his Navajo constituents?

The Navajo protesters pursued McCain, chanting and drumming; but nearly a dozen members of the sheriff’s office held them back while the senator high-tailed it to his SUV. Then the protestors chased after the moving vehicle on foot. The gas-guzzler SUV was just one more environmental slap in the face to a people who regard nature as integral to their lives and a sacred treasure.

McCain’s Native American constituents have long called for him to be removed from the Senate Committee for Indian Affairs. A letter from the Navajo people reads in part:

“This man has no regard for human life. In his state alone the Navajo Hopi Land Dispute continues, tribes are losing their water rights, and over half the Navajo Nation now lives off the reservation…”

McCain has not only failed to protect the Native Americans, he has actively and consistently engaged in undermining their lives. The 2011 letter continues:

“Where Navajos that roamed free in there (sic) land with their sheep now waste away in a small 10×10 foot room waiting for death as the only language they know is Navajos. This conduct is not tolerated by Native Americans and only brings up memories of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.

“John McCain needs to step down from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee as well as being a Senator from the State of Arizona.”

McCain, raping and plundering Navajo lands is not good. It is bad. It is very bad.

Watch the people chase him off of the Navajo Nation here:

 

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About Gloria Christie

Gloria Christie founded Gloria Christie Reports, a common sense column about liberal politics. She wrote for Addictinginfo.org, the Kansas City Star, Where High Technology Meets Politics for London’s IDG-Connect Blog and The Best Times. Her total readership is over 5 million. Christie has an MS in radio-TV-film and an MPA in business/government relations. She was a systemic problems consulting expert for Fortune 100/500 businesses here and off-shore. Christie invented and implemented the first computerized patient chart. She also worked on Howard Dean’s, John Kerry’s, and Barak Obama’s presidential campaigns. She is particularly interested in liberal politics, high-tech, complex systems, and change. Like her Facebook page, visit her website, and follow her on Twitter.Click here to buy Gloria Christie a vodka martini.

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