I appreciated this episodes recommendations, which is saying a lot, as I guess I have a lot of complicated feelings about all that and have been feeling just weary about it in general. It’s still kind of… surreal, to be honest, to see/hear anyone talk about it, and this is cynical of me but it is very hard to escape the suspicion that most people and institutions doing so are doing so mostly if not entirely because they feel they have recognition or sympathy to gain from doing it, so it does make a difference when people are doing it where I don’t have a reason to believe that’s the reason they’re doing it. If that makes sense.
I’m following a compulsion to I guess maybe see if there’s any way I could follow through on what I’m going to interpret as an invitation to open that topic up in a communal space I like a lot, and say that if anyone ever wanted to ask questions about indigenous stuff, I would be happy to have conversations about it. I mean, you know, I may even feel the need to say that how we do things specifically avoids using static, material, impersonal forms of communication of information for good reasons.
I mean, I am not going to volunteer more personal information unprompted, so, with regards to the worth of what I can share about the subject, I am just a guy, but also, I’m not just a guy, if you know what I mean.
Anyway. Yeah, I dunno. I am a person who enjoys the process of educating, and I generally feel this is a place that is at least passively hostile to the sort of person I wouldn’t want to volunteer that part of myself to, so if anyone would want to discuss stuff of that nature, maybe especially with regards to stuff you may feel, I dunno, intimidated about asking elsewhere, I would enjoy the idea of having those conversations.