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Sorry, BUT I do know what I am talking about here, and some reflective, ‘educated’, older Navajos — who have travelled some — agree.
Yes, of course, there will be initial mayhem, BUT that is a necessary price for the long-term gain.
The prohibition is a JOKE. An absolute joke. Wherever you go around Chinle, AZ, the roadside is littered with bottles and cans that once contained alcohol. Some folks have to be making a fortune bootlegging the stuff to places like Chinle. I suspect it is those that maintain pressure on ‘Window Rock‘ not to lift the ban.
I find the ban INSULTING to the Navajo. You are treating them like kids.
Yes, alcoholism, drugs, obesity and diabetes are HUGE problems. With a few exceptions nearly every Navajo you meet around Canyon de Chelly looks like they have a health issue. They also age so quickly.
But, just next door, in Colorado, drugs have been legalized. And the poor Navajos are considered too irresponsible to trusted with alcohol.
Lets just take the added pain upfront and look forward to the inevitable sanity that will come down the road.
I am a lone and small voice — from far-away New Hampshire. But, we have to speak up.
A wrong is a wrong and this is wrong.
Free the Navajo. Give them choice.
OK, I already did one post re. this rewarding hike, BUT I still had over 200 pictures I had NOT shared with you. I knew that a short video would be the best way to try and share them with you.
YouTube, inexplicably, no longer allows you to make photo-montage videos. So, I had to use Picasa 3. I am new to this. So, please bear with me. Videos are not my thing.
I intentionally chose the fastest slide change rate. Maybe it was too fast. But, if I increase it, it will double the length of the video.
So, I am sorry if it is too fast, but it is pretty close to the speed I walked down.
Enjoy. Tell me what you think.
Because, IF I were a rich man, I would get 3 of these, every day, for lunch. I will give the buns and half of the third to the dogs, but will scoff down the 2.5 with relish (but without any relish). That would keep me going for a couple of hours. I might have to have some nuts to take the edge off.
Wow. The hot dogs is the kicker.
But, $75 each!
My budget for lunch is $1.50! Hence, the disconnect.
I am thinking whether I could possibly start a GoFundMe page.
Ah! To be rich.
In the meantime back to my 99 cent a package hot dogs.