Seems as if there is an inherent culling of independence within and without of the "land of the free." "Independence" and "Entrepreneurship" that encourage self-reliance are not valued if they undercut or threaten the established order.
Reading Moonstomp and your exchange with him/her shows that she/he had assumptions before interacting with the posters based on "showing them what is up" rather than a reasoning exchange.
Russell Means speaks about integration and civil rights in the attached link. Integration and civil rights as a means whereby the community of the "segregated" loses it's identity and sense of itself only to be integrated with the greater consumer culture and get swallowed up as "integrated Americans" with "purchasing power."
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