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Tonya Song

I speak my own, living Native perspective | O'otham Indian/Mexican | Trans femme/nb she/they | Musician/Composer | icon by @Denucard

Gallup, New Mexico

Joined on 9 July, 2012

https://soundcloud.com/WindSingerMusic

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Opening up my Animal Crossing Island again if any friends are online.

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A Biden victory was a severe loss for Native communities.

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Quoted @DeLesslin

What would a #NoDAPL look like under a President Biden? Certainly not better than under Obama. Better than under Trump? Yes ok sure. But the outcome in all three scenarios is REAL FUCKING SHITTY for tribes.

This exactly. Even if Biden wins the general, it's a bad outcome for Native communities. There is no incremental change. There is lose 70% of your treaty land vs 100% of your treaty land, and non-Natives need to shut the fuck up with the "That's still better."

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I wish I was making this up. Someone moved into my Animal Crossing Island yesterday and today I visit her and says she has a fevel and a headache and I'm like... Nintendo...

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Replying to @Kamitenz: Fellow folks of the Shire, please follow Andru here as he is running for Governor of NH and was a long time Bernie supporter.…

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Quoted @AndruVolinsky

1/3 Thank you @BernieSanders for all you’ve done to bring ideals like Medicare for All, $15 minimum wage, tuition-free public college, and a Green New Deal into the political mainstream.

Fellow folks of the Shire, please follow Andru here as he is running for Governor of NH and was a long time Bernie supporter. Thank you

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Quoted @Jamie_Margolin

People need to understand that we’re not just devestated that Bernie is himself out of the race.

Bernie’s policies would have saved lives.

We’re devastated about all the people who will die without healthcare. About the people who will die from the effects of climate change.

I really wish that all the smug anti-Bernie folks could understand just for a moment that this is what we're upset about, but clearly these lives that would be saved, and the climate, are just not good enough reasons.

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My yelling today is not going to change any minds or any policy, no matter how well thought out and sincere it is. I do have to learn that there are more people who pretend to care about my voice that actually don't.

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I know I am screaming into the void today. I know nothing is going to be learned from the people who took this from us. If it didn't before, it won't now. I wish I knew how to make people understand, but clearly even with all I've worked to be informative, it still hasn't worked.

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Really shows who's privileged when people talk about Native sovereignty, healthcare, student debt, affordable housing, police/criminal justice reform, immigration reform like they're just "preferences" for why they liked Bernie over Biden.

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2024: An even worse person than Trump (yes it is possible) runs for president and the democrats respond by going further right and he's basically GW Bush now. Think about whether this is the game you want to play democrats.

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Replying to @SpookyFleas: Remember in 2016 when the majority of Bernie supporters voted Clinton and she still lost?

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Replying to @dumpstercryptid: before you wanna run off to canada, google mmiw and ask yourself if it's THAT much nicer there or you're just privileg…

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Replying to @dumpstercryptid: "but canada's not like that"

where do you think all those railway/pipeline protests y'all white progressives were faw…

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before you wanna run off to canada, google mmiw and ask yourself if it's THAT much nicer there or you're just privileged enough to ignore it?

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"but canada's not like that"

where do you think all those railway/pipeline protests y'all white progressives were fawning over just a few wks ago were taking place? all the arrests & brutalization of indigenous & first nations ppls? what do you think the rcmp like. does?

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Remember in 2016 when the majority of Bernie supporters voted Clinton and she still lost?

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Bernie called Biden (a rapist) a decent man. I never want to hear about how it was ever Bernie's fault for Biden's or Clinton's loss.

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I hope your crusade against Bernie and progressives (especially those like him like Ilhan and AOC) was worth 4 more years. I hope hurting marginalized folks was worth it.

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I'll be voting for Biden in November and when he loses, I'll be told it's somehow my fault.

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Replying to @BurgSkeletal: Dems need to explain why young people should vote for the guy who said he had no empathy for their struggles, like earnin…

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Dems need to explain why young people should vote for the guy who said he had no empathy for their struggles, like earning less than their parents did at their age, being stuck in debt for wanting an education, not having enough wealth to buy a home therefore relying on landlords

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I want more villagers but I'm shallow and won't just invite the first one that uses my campsite. Halp.

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We Native ppl are not trying to go back to "old ways". We went backwards when we assimilated. We are trying to go forward in OUR ways again.

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