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| xxvii Columbus Day 2092 Scott Andrews the letters flew on Columbus Day little messengers landing on porches and desks to tell the Europeans they must leave must imitate the salmon and return to their homes the Europeans had never heard of the company on the letterhead: Wovoka Real Estate Investment Trust the talking heads on cable networks were puzzled at fijirst they thought it was a Polish company the trust had been hidden beneath a coat of other names xxviii | Columbus Day 2092 a coat of papers and papers and papers layers of shell companies shells had once served the California natives so well and had become useful again the Europeans had been tricked at their own game, with their own magic —contracts, signatures, laws, money hundreds of paper masks were pulled back to reveal one dancer beneath fueled by a century of bouncing balls spinning wheels thick chips caressed and stacked by the blue-haired and the sun-starved the Wovoka Real Estate Investment Trust had bought every piece of America that had been for sale secretly patiently and it was all for sale eventually the famous Indian poet and Hollywood Squares regular Sherman Running Jump Shot used his own personal wealth to buy a bar called the Crazy Horse and closed its doors on Columbus Day —and then set it on fijire cnn broadcast his smiling announcement: “The Happy Hour of American History is over, folks! We don’t care where you go, but you can’t stay here!” the Ghost Dance vision was not fully realized not all the Europeans left Columbus Day 2092 | xxix since many were not Europeans anymore they were husbands, wives, cousins, children of the joint owners of the trust many others stayed as well but they paid rent they obeyed the rules of the new landlords everything was diffferent after that everything ...


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