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Friday, June 27, 2008

Quotes from “The BI Consultant” / “Chief Sitting Bull”

I stumbled over "Quotes from Chief Sitting Bull" on wikimedia and found myself identifying me with him, only
I am "Consultant surviving in customer (person) land",
Not "Indian surviving in white man's land".
It has a bit of recession-talk in it, <recession> embossed </recession>, I had to mark it, since I, knock on wood, have not seen any signs of recession.


Quotes from The BI Consultant

I am here by the will of the Great Ability, and by his will I am Consultant.

I know Great Ability is looking down upon me from above, and will hear what I say...

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.

He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.

In my early days, I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly.

Each man is good in the sight of the Great Ability.

It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.

<recession>Now that we are poor, we are free. No Customer controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our right. </recession>

<recession> What Customer can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief. </recession>

<recession> What Customer, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Consultant.

<recession> What Customer has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Consultant? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?

God made me a Consultant.

I want to tell you that if the Great Ability had chosen anyone to be the Consultant of this country, it is myself.

<recession> When I was a boy, the Consultant owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them? </recession>

<recession> You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am. </recession>

If the Great Ability had desired me to be a Customer, he would have made me so in the first place.

<recession> I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were. </recession>

<recession> If a man loses anything and goes back and looks carefully for it, he will find it. </recession>

Chief Sitting Bull -> The BI Consultant
Chief -> Consultant
Spirit -> Ability
white man -> Customer
white woman -> Customer
Indian -> Consultant
Sioux -> Consultant


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