Veterans Apologize To Sioux Tribe At Standing Rock Forgiveness Ceremony


THE UNITED STATES
HAS HAD A LONG AND BLOODIED HISTORY WITH NATIVE AMERICANS
AND SOMETHING VERY SYMBOLIC HAPPENED AT STANDING ROCK
RECENTLY WHEN WES CLARK JUNIOR, ONE OF OUR HOSTS HERE AT TWO IT
NETWORK WENT TO STANDING ROCK TO PROTEST DAPL, THE PIPELINE THAT
WAS BEING BUILT IN NORTH DAKOTA. NOT ONLY DID HE AND THOUSANDS
OF VETERANS STAND WITH THE PROTESTERS, OR WATER PROTECTORS
AS I SHOULD CALL THEM, THEY DID SOMETHING AMAZING. THEY ACTUALLY
APOLOGIZED TO NATIVE AMERICANS FOR WHAT THEY’VE EXPERIENCED IN
US HISTORY. LIPSTICK A QUICK LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS WHICH I
THINK ARE INCREDIBLE AND IT SHOWS ALL OF THESE VETERANS. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROPER OUR COUNTRY. WHO HAVE PROPER
THE FREEDOM OF OUR COUNTRY. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WE
SUPPORT AND HAVE BEEN URGED TO SUPPORT BOTH BY THE RIGHT
AND LEFT WING IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEY ARE BOWING
DOWN IN FRONT OF NATIVE AMERICANS AND APOLOGIZING TO
THEM FOR WHAT THEY’VE GONE THROUGH IN THE UNITED STATES. WES IS IN PART OF THE SHOW
FOR 10 YEARS AND IF YOU WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE YOUNG
TURKS CALLED MAD AS HELL YOU WILL SEE WES IN THAT AMONG OUR
FIRST 10 EMPLOYEES. BUT FOR 10 YEARS I STRUGGLED TO COME UP
WITH A NAME FOR WES. GIVEN THAT HE WAS IN THE MILITARY, IT
SHOULD’VE BEEN A LAYUP BUT JUST ABOUT A MONTH AGO ON AN EPISODE
OF OLD SCHOOL I CAME UP WITH A NICKNAME, THE CALVARY, BECAUSE
HE WAS IN THE CALVARY. YOU SEE THEM IN HIS UNIFORM THERE. RIGHT THEN, RIGHT AROUND THE SAME TIME HE CAME UP WITH THIS
CRAZY IDEA TO ORGANIZE 2000 VETERANS, OR NO, AS MANY
VETERANS AS HE COULD, YOU KNOW HOW MANY WERE GOING TO SHOW UP
AND HAVE THEM GO TO STANDING ROCK FOR THE FIRST TIME TO
HAVE THE CALVARY ARRIVE TO PROTECT NATIVE AMERICANS. TO PROTECT THEM. IT IS
SYMBOLIC AND IT SHOWS THAT IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR
BACKGROUND IS. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT GROUP YOU IDENTIFY
WITH OUR MILITARY IS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT EVERYONE IN AMERICA. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS AND IN THIS CASE THEY
WENT OUT THERE AND THEY FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF CLEAN
UNTAINTED DRINKING WATER. THEIR FREEDOM FROM CORPORATIONS TAKING
OVER YOUR LIFE AND TAKING OVER YOUR LIVELIHOOD. IT’S
INCREDIBLE TO SEE A PICTURE LIKE THAT. THE ONE THAT WE WERE JUST
SHOWING YOU GUYS EARLIER OF WES BOWING, THAT ONE. I WANT TO
PRINT THAT OUT HANGING ON THE WALL BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A
POWERFUL IMAGE AND IT SHOWS TRUE SOLIDARITY IN THIS COUNTRY THAT
I THINK A LOT OF US HAVE, PEOPLE LIKE ME AT LEAST HAVE KIND OF
GIVEN UP ON BECAUSE WE ARE SO CONSUMED WITH ALL THIS HATRED
THAT IS GOING ON. I’M JUST NOTICING IN THE
BACKGROUND THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE IS NO PRESS DIE IN THE
BEGINNING, THERE WAS JUST ONE CAMERA. THE CAMERA TYT SENT. OUR MEMBERS GOT US TO HIRED JORDAN SHERIDAN AND WE SAID THAT
WRONG CAMERA AND ALL THE SUDDEN THERE A LOT OF CHEMIST. LET ME
ADD ONE OTHER THING ABOUT WES. THERE’S NEARLY 100 STORIES DONE
ABOUT THESE VETERANS AND WHEN HE FIRST STARTED IT, HE DIDN’T KNOW
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME AND HE JUST SAID LOOK, I’M
GOING TO DO MY BEST. HE CALLED MICHAEL WOULD, LONG TIME VIEWER
OF THE YOUNG TURKS WHO IS ALSO A VETERAN AND FORMER BALTIMORE
COP. 2 THINGS HAPPEN. ONE IT TURNED OUT WES AND MICHAEL WERE
AMAZING ORGANIZERS AND THEN THE BACKUP THEY GOT FROM FELLOW
VETERANS THAT TURNS OUT THEY WERE AMAZING ORGANIZERS. THAT’S
WHY THEIR LETTER VETERANS AND WILL PACK, THEY KNOW HOW TO GET
A MISSION DONE. IT TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN AND PEOPLE ALIKE
YES, BETTER IS GOING TO HELP NATIVE AMERICANS WHO ARE THERE
TO PROTECT ALL OF OUR WATER. IT IS PERFECT. IT BUILT AND BUILT UNTIL
THEY LITERALLY HAD TO CAPITA 2000 BECAUSE THEY
COULDN’T TAKE ANYMORE. THEY LITERALLY WOULD NOT BE IN THE
ENCAMPMENT. IT’S A POWERFUL BUT THE THING I WANT TO TELL YOU
ABOUT WES IS OUT OF THE 100 STORIES THAT WERE WRITTEN ABOUT
THAT LITERALLY, WES REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN IT BECAUSE HE
SAID THIS IS NOT ABOUT SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT IT’S NOT
ABOUT ME. HE DIDN’T DO ANY PRESS AND WHAT TURNS AROUND? THE MOST ICONIC PICTURE IS
WES BOWING TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN ELDER. IRONICALLY, WE’RE GIVING
IMPRESSIVELY DOESN’T WANT IT BUT NONETHELESS. BUT WHEN HE WATCHED IT,
HE’S GOTTEN A LITTLE MORE RELIGIOUS NOW. IS HE LITERALLY MORE
RELIGIOUS NOW? YES. WHEN HE TOLD ME WHEN WE
WERE TALKING ON OLD-SCHOOL I WAS LIKE NO. HE WAS LIKE NO I’M
SERIOUS MAN. HE TOLD THE STORY ABOUT HOW HE WAS GOING TO GET
INTO A CONFLICT WITH SOMEBODY AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE WAS LIKE
I DON’T KNOW JESUS CAME OVER ME. WAS A MUSHROOMS? NOTE THAT. AND JUST KIDDING. HE JUST BECAME MORE PEACEFUL
AND DECIDED TO GO THIS ROUTE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL THIS
HAPPENED. MY POINT IS HE KEPT SAYING TO ME CENK UYGUR IF YOU
DON’T DO IT FOR YOURSELF, GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN. AND NOW
THIS IS THE PICTURE BEING SEEN ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, FROM THE
GUY WHO DIDN’T DO IT FOR HIMSELF. I’VE BEEN THINKING A LOT
ABOUT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT REGARDING MARTIN LUTHER KING AND
HOW HE WANTED TO LIBERATE PEOPLE FROM THE HATE THEY WERE FEELING
AND HOW POWERFUL THAT IS BECAUSE, AND I THINK THAT WAS IN
A WAY IS KIND OF TAKING THAT ROUTE AS WELL BECAUSE THERE IS
THE ANGRY ROW WHERE YOU GET ATTACKED AND YOU ATTACK BACK AND
YOU DO IT AGGRESSIVELY. I THINK WERE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THAT
ROUTE, BUT I REALIZE IF YOU WANT TO ACTUALLY CHANGE THE ONLY
REAL WAY TO DO IT IS TO NOT ATTACK OR TO TREAT PEOPLE AS
IF THEY ARE LESS THAN ARE STUPID OR WHATEVER IT IS. IT’S TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND THEIR
PERSPECTIVE AND TRY TO, THEN BY UNDERSTANDING THAT PERSPECTIVE
AND TRYING TO WORK WITH THEM. THAT IS ONE OF THE HARDEST
THINGS TO DO BY THE WAY ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMEONE IS
ATTACKING YOU OR SHOWING YOU SO MUCH HATRED, BUT I THINK THAT
IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW ME, I AM NOT
RELIGIOUS AND I ATTACK BACK. PART OF THE REASON IT’S PART OF
THE REASON WHY WES IS A BETTER GUY THAN I AM. I KNOW SOME
CONSERVATIVES LOOK AT THAT PICTURE AND SAY OH, LOOK AT THE
LIBERALS WHO WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR THINGS. BUT GUYS, YOU KNOW
THAT IT’S A STONE COLD FACT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NATIVE
AMERICANS. ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME WE DO SOME HEALING? IT DOESN’T
TAKE MUCH TO JUST ACKNOWLEDGE IT AND SAY OKAY, NOW LET’S WALK
TOGETHER. LET’S GO FORWARD TOGETHER. IT TAKES A BIGGER MAN
TO DO WHAT WES IS DOING THEN TO JUST TALK A LOT OF STUFF ON THE
INTERNET AND PRETEND YOU ARE A BIG GUY IN THAT YOU ARE GOING TO
ATTACK PEOPLE. AS THE NATIVE AMERICANS BEGAN THIS PROTEST AND
THEY DESERVE ALL THE CREDIT IN THE WORLD AND NO ONE BELIEVED IN
THEM BUT THEY MADE A STAND, IN THIS CASE LITERALLY A STANDING
ROCK AND THEY AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT BEING HAVE ACHIEVED SOME
VICTORIES AND DELAYING THE PIPELINE AND GETTING THE ORDER
FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA TO STOP THE DRILLING. THEY CAME AS
LIBERATORS. I THINK WES IS COMING AS A LIBERATOR AND THEN
YOU SEE THE ONE COP WHO SWITCHED OVER, FROM WISCONSIN. THEY CAME
TO BE AGAINST THE WATER PROTECTORS AND SHE IS LIKE I
CAN’T DO THIS. SHE SWITCHED OVER AND BECAME ONE OF THE
PROTESTERS. YOU SAW SOME OF THE OTHER COPS PEELING AWAY AND NOW
ALL OF A SUDDEN THE POLICE HAVE MOVED THEIR BARRICADE BACK AND
THIS IS WINNING. YOU THINK THIS IS WEAKNESS, YOU HAVE IT ALL
WRONG. THIS IS THE STRONGEST THING IN THE WORLD.

Michael Martin

100 Responses

  1. I am sorry but I am unable to watch the Young Turks. Just the tone I can't. I came here out of my mouse. You have great titles tough.

  2. Will Cenk have a kneeling apology for the armenian genocide? Liberal logic dictates that cenk is responsible for the 1,5 million armenians that turks massacrered right? It would be a touching beautiful moment if cenk was on his knees begging for forgiveness for what horrors the turks did? Right?

  3. That's Very Nice. What a Wonderful Gesture by Wesley Clarke and the Other Veterans. I hope all goes well for the Native Americans of Standing Rock.

  4. vicarious apology accepted vicariously by Indians. what pathetic virtue signalling jackasses. as a jew I demand all Germans kneel before me. why don't African blacks apologize to the American blacks who sold them into slavery while they're at it

  5. Hey there The Young Turks, I just wanted to say that love your show and I am the one with the tan long sleeve on. I have commented on here over the fact of the racists backwards hillbillies on here trying to be their own online warrior attempting to undermine the legitimacy of what we did. I am open to discuss why we did what we did now or in the future when this comes up again when the ETP tries to start up again. I say this because I grew up with my Native family, participated in many rituals and other things, and have deep sense of integrity with a little honor sprinkled on to motivate me in issues that involves sovereignty of a people who have rightful claim to that land and the history it represents. I am on a mission to change the "liberal snowflake" view that the alt right and others have seemed to cling to. I am liberal, I am a veteran, I do believe in the 1st AND second ammendment, and I believe that these so called tough right wing 'mericans are the real cowards and weaklings.

  6. I feel like I sit somewhere in between the right wing and liberal logic with this one. In one light, I have no problem recognizing and empathing with the struggle of minorities and people groups other than myself. I can even accept white privilege. But the idea that I should apologize for something that I had nothing to do with just because of the color of my skin is a little ridiculous to me. If someone could offer a reasonable argument to I could see the other side of this.

  7. that indian is on a power wheel chair which was invented by white people that's cultural appropriation yet tyt gets mad at a feather hat costume why not get mad at that?

  8. Apparently the word respect has no meaning according to the shameless comments below. Respect. You know, it's that thing that when you don't show it can lead to a whole shitload of conflicts.

  9. I was driven out before Christmas because my siblings have no clue of what I am or any understanding to the point! I swear they were going to try to commit me for spending a week calling them on all their self shit! Disrespect towards my mother! In what world do you think i have hope of any of you but my kind who have awakened! The only amazing point was my father was the only one to stand up! So I got my Christmas mircle, my dad was my dad for ten minutes! So i go to standing rock I really am about done here online, I doubt I can really be Americas asshole trust me there are too many Assad's in the making I need to be their asshole now! You folks still Have Thom Hartman, He the best teacher I found! I know after the battle of the Titans Between Rachel Maddow and Kelly ann I taught them all i need to! That was the best show I ever watched in my life! Damn women on both sides left and right have two new heros!

    Honestly the natives leaders at standing rock will provide me with what I need most! Elders who cqn show me I am still but a child because they are the civilization in this this country not silly little kids! So my education begins there! I know that is where those most like me gather! I will be with my celtic tribe for the first time in my life! I hope i can begin that journey ass soon as possible, because I need to find a family who will be able to love me for me, I only got my mother, neices and nephew back in reno! Siblings trying to fit me for a straight coat if i go back anytime soon!

  10. Army of vet willing to live and die, by prayers, going forth to make the meek inherit the earth! What name would you two give them? Huh?

  11. I honestly do no see stupidity as more than extreme hubris of mankind! You only problem is you don't grasp you all are near sited as Mr McGOO, so watch that cartoon cause its not really your fault you keep triping over your two feet when you don't know anybetter

  12. Shouldn't Wes Clark go to trial too and get sentenced? How come a mere apology is enough? If he is responsible and apologizing for something shouldn't he be tried for the thing he's responsible for?

  13. The level of Cringe this man (Wesley Clark) protrudes from everything he does in this video is beyond the imagination.

    For starters he is like a teenage girl showing off her gym shorts on facebook, just doing it for the attention, only difference is he makes real money and fame.

    He is so smug, and arrogant. He is apologizing for our white ancestors giving us this great land, and building the greatest country on earth.

    On first glance the guy he bows down to is an elderly native American man in a wheel chair… Can you go further up the progressive stack? I mean maybe if he was also a midget, and transgender… but lets not go over board.

    On further investigation the Indian how bowed down to, and sucked the nuts of… Multiple Felon named Leonard Crow Dog.

    Appellant Leonard Crow Dog was charged in a three-count indictment
    handed down by a grand jury in the District of South Dakota on December
    12, 1974. These charges arose out of an incident that took place on
    March 11, 1973, in Wounded Knee, South Dakota, involving the alleged
    detention of four United States postal inspectors by members of the
    American Indian Movement (AIM).2 
    Count I alleged that Crow Dog willfully impeded, interfered with and
    intimidated Postal Inspector Gene Graham while he was performing
    official duties in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 111 and 1114. Count II
    charged that Crow Dog by force and violence unlawfully took a pistol
    belonging to the United States from the person of one Jack Hanson in
    violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153 and 2112, and Count III alleged that Crow
    Dog had taken various goods from the Wounded Knee trading post with a
    combined value in excess of $100, a violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153 and
    661. An identical indictment was returned against Carter Camp. Stanley
    Holder was indicted separately on counts I and II.

  14. Yeah, the U.S government broke treaties and treated the Native Americans poorly, but civilizations conquer other civilizations, it's happened throughout human history. How is the conquest of North America different from any other conquest throughout history?

  15. Mr. Cenk Uygur be a man like this Wes Clark Jr did and apologize to the Millions that the Ottomans enslaved, raped, and killed too.

  16. Laura Ingraham‏
    But they care so much! "Dakota Access Protesters Leave Abandoned, Frost-Bitten Dogs" http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/dakota-access-protestors-leave-abandoned-frost-bitten-dogs/ … via @LifeZette "
    Plus tons of garbage, they should have been charged for clean up

  17. Todas estas cosas que estos estadounidenses están confesando que le hicieron a estos nativos norteamericanos, nos las hicieron ellos a nosotros los puertorriqueños… Nos atacaron, nos invadieron, nos quitaron nuestra tierra, firmaron acuerdos que luego rompieron, bombardearon nuestra tierra para probar armas químicas y biológicas, tomaron a nuestros niños en las escuelas y los obligaban a cambiar nuestro idioma, querían eliminarle al puertorriqueño el idioma que recibieron de sus padres, no nos han respetado, contaminaron nuestra tierra, nos han lastimado de muchas formas, pero Nunca, NUNCA han venido a decirnos que lo sienten, ni que están a nuestro servicio, ni mucho menos que imploran nuestro perdón.

  18. This man Wes is a strong man, along with the other veterans. Native Americans have also fought side by side with the white man, and through all his wars.

  19. IM A VETERAN OF THE COMBAT ARMS…SO CRITICALLY THINKING, WHERE IS THE WATER THATS BEING VIOLATED? AND IS IT TRULY VIOLATED. SHOW ME THE FACTS!!! THIS COUNTRY IS A REPUBLICAN NOT A DEMOCRACY!!!

  20. I think this is a beautiful image and truly shows what we can be at our best. Despite our faults, there also exists a desire to try to set things right. This is what America looks like.

  21. I wonder if the Romans ever apologized to….well…..all of Europe? No because all of Europe moved on and didn't keep whining and bitching about things that happened hundreds even thousands of years ago! Give me a break please!

  22. i really feel sorry for native Americans. they suffer more than the blacks,Palestinians and other minorities who faced discrimination through history.

  23. Every white person all of us should say sorry and shake hands with native's and say sorry. I have mad respect for Native Americans.

  24. I was amused later when a group of veterans confronted a bunch of militarized thug coppers, how respectful the thugs were of the veterans. Its as if they realiized the vets could take them apart with their bare hands– the vets wouldnt have, but bullies are cowards…

  25. They were apologizing for what they were about to do, especially the covert dudes who pulled guns on them or the ones that later left when things got tough. Naive

  26. Excellent. So you idiots are promoting sins of the father shit now instead of ridiculing this absurd tribal bullshit. Unite instead of focussing on what your ancestors did to each other. Utterly shameful.

  27. These Lakota tribes held Blacks as slaves, are they giving me an apology…or what that just be unbelievably retarded?

  28. Wes Clark- yet another person who caught on and left the shithole channel known as the young turks. Laughable!!!!

  29. I'm Navajo and like to say much love to the Sioux they will always treat us like shit but have faith better days will come

  30. nice entertainment, glad to see they still putting the Plains indians on a pedifilester.

    Still racist aginst indians in the south, guess some things never change.

    -There's laws against that, I'll be expecting a check!

  31. Deep State! Deep State! Deep State!
    Shadow government! Shadow government!
    Wake up Natives its the Dark Society you have been facing!
    from
    Veteran Marine

  32. This was one of the most cringe inducing spectacles I've ever seen! Some random white guy trying to assuage his white guilt by "apologising" to some random "Native American" FOR SHIT HE NEVER DID! And to people who were long dead! No one in that room had ANYTHING WHATSOEVER to do with the American Indian Wars! This was nothing but a pathetic Virtue Signalling exercise.
    And where are the Native American "apologies" for all of the slaughtering of white settlers that their ancestors took part in? The American Indian Wars went on for 400 years! And there was plenty of slaughtering to go round from all sides. So-called "white guilt" is racism defined. Judging individuals solely on the colour of their skin. I thought that was supposed to be bad thing!

  33. I was wondering if anyone might know how I would get in contact with Wesley Clark Jr. I would like to ask him for permission to use an audio recording for a project I am working on. Thanks

  34. When the many come to the understanding that we have more in common then differences, then the seed of growth will be nourished by the sacred water we all need…Whispering Raven Thundering Mountain

  35. The likes of General Crook, General Miles, and Col. McKenzie would be rolling in their graves, seeing veterans kneel to the conquered. Did the Lakota ever apologize to the Crow, Shoshone, Pawnee, Arikara, Oto, Ponca, Omaha, Kiowa, Mandan, Assinaboine or Hidatsa?

  36. Hey Cenk when you going back to Armenia and kneel before them you gigantic moron. Yeah and way to go stopping something that would actually help people in need of jobs and economic benefit in the real world here and now, as opposed to some kind of meaningless BS to assuage guilt from the long past that doesn't even belong to anyone in that room. Really brilliant!!

  37. White liberals will get down on their knees and suck everybody and everything until their white liberal guilt is gone. Black people that were never slaves get ready to have some white liberal lips please your nob.

  38. MUCH RESPECT FOR WESLEY CLARK JR. SINCE AMERICA JIHADIST COLONIAL IMPERIALIST TERRORIST SQUATTER THE WORLD….

  39. What about what they continue to experience?? Living in socialism !! And Democrats and people like TYT want to stablish socialism for all America

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