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Old 03-05-2010, 12:51 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by hobbs49 View Post
LSS, you reference a person's "Natural right to educate." An interesting concept. But as an outsider, even tho I hang around the circle, do I really have a "natural right to educate" on this subject? I might even suggest, that you or likely most of the folks you sit with, aren't from Oklahoma people, so do you have a "natural right to educate" when it comes to songs from Oklahoma? You and I are good friends so you know I'll share my opinions. I'll also often share what I've heard from others. But I've never considered my conversations with you or anyone, to be education, but instead the passing of information and opinion to allow the recipient to decide. Maybe that is education, but it certainly isn't a "natural right" as I don't have the education nor background myself to be authoritative on many subjects. Further, I believe, it's frustrating to those with the education and/or background, to see the posers trying to be all that. As a result, I believe that really smart people are just careful about what they say and to whom they say it.

That's my worthless opinion at least :-)
You hit my idea/concept on the side of the head...but for good reason!

When I made the comment about the "natural right"...I was referring to those you have that relationship with and the subject matter of which you as an individual would have a connection with. For example, because you and I are fathers, we have that "natural right" to educate...and we do. When I made that comment, I was thinking of my nieces and nephews...those by blood and those by adoption.

Also, you brought up another good point that warrants my explanation...When it comes to songs not from my "ancestry", no, it is not my place to educate on that matter. And I do not. Does that mean that I deny others the opportunity to be exposed to what I've been afforded to learn? No. I often preface what I've shared with the telling of a short story...how I learned it...how it come to me. For example, there is this one Pawnee song I learned several years ago that we do not even sing. A couple of guys may have heard me mention the song but no one else knows it. And thats just one in particular right off the top of my head. There are others. I think only a "special person" would try to take something that does not belong to them and make a self-proclamation that they are an authority on subject matter "X".

As far as an outsider sharing information...I think its important to understand that those "outsiders" have been GIVEN information for a certain reason...and they didn't get if off a CD to say, "I am God's Gift to the Kiowa Nation!" I think if that were me,...there would be a plenty of Kiowa ready to me my rear on a hubcap! I guess what I'm trying to say here is that some acquire that right and they never really use it...BUT...people always find a way to come to this individual. Their opinions, formulated by years of experience (whether by watching, listening or participating), are often coinciding with what someone with that "natural right" would in fact say.

Hmmmm....have I straightened out that nail?
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