If global warming was a concern in the 1800s, Hollywood might have portrayed the COP21 Paris global warming pow wow like this…
Of course, Hollywood seldom uses such racial stereotypes anymore…unless they are of White Southerners.
Vice-Chief Kerry of the Developed Tribes: “All chiefs must dance to the rain gods, or no rain will fall on our lands. Or too many rains. After rain dance, we smoke peace pipe.”
Chief Boingo of the Undeveloped Tribes: “Our people will not dance. Unless much wampum is given to our people. For we have suffered greatly. The clouds do not give their tears. Or give too much…whatever. Only after much wampum will we then smoke peace pipe.”
Vice-Chief Kerry of the Developed Tribes: “How much wampum does Chief Boingo speak of?”
Chief Boingo of the Undeveloped Tribes: “As much wampum as stars in sky and as many moons have passed since our ancestors fell asleep”.
Vice-Chief Kerry of the Developed Tribes: “Hmmm. That’s much wampum. My people will not be happy. What say we smoke-um peace pipe and tell our peoples rain dance was good, anyway? We send a few wampum as we can. And we throw in some fire water?”
Chief Boingo of the Undeveloped Tribes: “Ugg. Just like other pow-wows, eh? OK.”
Chief Obama of the Developed Tribes addresses all tribes of Earth:“After many moons of rain dance and pow wow talk, the Developed Tribes chiefs have made peace with the Undeveloped Tribes, and with Earth. Now the clouds will cry tears of joy, and the great waters will be kept from our villages.”