Nothing excites a liberal Democrat more than signaling their virtue and celebrating their own wokeness than by issuing meaningless declarations of their undying support for human beings with fashionably minority statuses.
So it’s no surprise Colorado’s leading Democrats were out loud and proud on Twitter today giving recognition that’s been overdue for like, five centuries, on this first ever Indigenous People’s Day proclaimed by President Biden.
“For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures,” Biden wrote in the Indigenous Peoples’ Day proclamation. “Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society.”
Interestingly, Americans on the left of the political spectrum have failed to learn this important historical lesson, and continue to systematically assimilate and eradicate American culture.
But we digress.
Our Colorado transplants may not be aware of this, but there are actually two Native American tribes who call the Southwest corner of the state home — the Southern Utes, and the Ute Mountain Utes.
In celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we recognize their vast contributions to the United States and honor our nation’s roots, history, traditions, and culture. pic.twitter.com/rIagRM1saa
— Rep. Ed Perlmutter (@RepPerlmutter) October 11, 2021
None of the tribes pictured above in U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s random salute appear to be Southern Utes or Ute Mountain Utes.
Today especially, one would expect Colorado Democrats to at least share a photo of themselves visiting native Americans on one of the reservations in their home state.
Well, not that one.
Definitely not that one.
We did find this one photo of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet from his visit with the Southern Utes, which was (checks notes) six years ago.
It’s been over 500 years since Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered the Bahaman Islands, which was four centuries after Leif Erikson discovered North America.
So it is way past time for Native American people to get a national day of recognition.
It’s just too bad they have to share their special day with another group of marginalized people.
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) October 11, 2021
On National Coming Out Day, we affirm ALL identities & support those who have come out, those in the process, & those who have yet to 🏳️🌈
Just one supportive adult can reduce the risk of suicide for LGBTQ+ teens by 40%. Together, we can create a more accepting & loving community!
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) October 11, 2021
Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ+ equality this Coming Out Day! pic.twitter.com/36z2m8NRjq
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) October 11, 2021
In Gov. Polis’s case, he hits the minority trifecta because he’s gay, Jewish, and rich.