"I love how Foreigner has fled the thread now that his whole " What I have seen shows the Elder randomly walking surrounded by other kids but no hostility as such until the confrontation starts. Show me a video supporting your position and I'll gladly reconsider" narrative has been shown to be completely incorrect by both Nathan Phillips himself and the New York Times.
#176 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-01-29 01:49 PM | REPLY | FLAG:"
Apparently I have fled the thread, as opposed to having other things to do with my day! Let's hope the rest of your assessment is more accurate.
"" I have seen no video which indicates that the Elder approached this particular kid."
How about Nathan Phillips himself, would you believe him?
"It was a provocative image that rocketed across social media, leading many, including the students' own school, to condemn the boys' behavior as disrespectful. But on Sunday, Mr. Phillips clarified that it was he who had approached the crowd and that he had intervened because racial tensions -- primarily between the white students and the black men -- were "coming to a boiling point."
Is the New York Times confirming this enough for you to drop your preconceived bias?
"Marcus Frejo, an Indigenous hip-hop artist who is also known as Quese Imc, said he was standing with a friend near the black men when tensions flickered. He said he was worried "something ugly" was going to happen.
Around that time, he said, Mr. Phillips approached, asking to borrow a drum. Together, they headed into the center of the students, creating a sort of prayer circle."
NYT: Fuller Picture Emerges of Viral Video of Native American Man and Catholic Students
#153 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-01-29 12:16 PM | FLAG: "
Part of my post from earlier:
" I agree that the Elder engaged the kids if you want to use that description in the broadest sense. I do not agree that the Elder approached the specific kid that we are all focused on.
#124 | POSTED BY FOREIGNER AT 2019-01-28 11:01 PM | FLAG: "
You seem to have a comprehension problem, as I have already readily agreed that the Elder approached the crowd of boys - post #124. I saw this with my own eyes.
What I have not seen with my own eyes is the Elder specifically approaching and confronting Sandmann. If you can point to any part of the text you posted which indicates that Phillips approached Sandman specifically, which is and has been the point of my focus, as opposed to the group generally, please do. Otherwise I'm going to have to conclude that the second part of your post is no more accurate than the first.
As for whether I would believe Nathan Phillips, at this point I would not believe either party, Phillips nor Sandmann, if their explanations are not supported by video, because each is now under pressure from a variety of sources to tow their respective party lines. It's CYA time all around, but particularly for the kid.