posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:27 AM
Everyday you hear people talk about, tweet, post etc., about how our freedom is what makes us great, how we fought for our freedom and anyone who
opposes us must die a painful death.
Well there are two sides to that story, the one side, the most commonly used, our independence from England and we deserved to live here.
The other side, that is rarely spoken of, is how we stole this country from the original settlers, the real first Americans, the Native Americans.
"We didn't steal no land from them, we wanted to show them how to live life and they didn't wanna listen so we had to show them how strong and
powerful we are so we went and took this land, MERICA!" - Literally someone said this to me. I went on to ask him about the largest genocide in the
history of humanity, and when it was. He went on to talk about hitler and the jews. When I told him he was wrong he laughed in my face. I then began
to tell him about the real largest genocide in history. The American Genocide of the Native Americans. He continued to laugh in my face. Refusing to
face the fact that white people killed more than 12 million Native Americans. I kept providing facts, he kept denying them. Calling me Unamerican for
believing that our great country would do that. His best argument was that there weren't even 12 million and when we came to America the whole east
coast was deserted. Again, face-palm. After he was tired of being proven wrong, he changed the subject to the war on terrorism and if we weren't over
there killin "them dang Muslims" they would be here now trying to kill us all. I asked him what he thought we should do and his response was simple,
"blow them all up". When I tried to explain to him that not everyone who is muslim is a terrorist, he once again called me unamerican. If it is
unamerican to not want to kill innocent people, then i'm not sure if I want to classify myself like that anymore.
The ignorance in this country and the belief that we are still the "greatest country in the world" is the biggest downfall to our society. We take
pride that our country has the strongest military in the world. Yet we are okay with being the fattest country, okay with being 28th in education and
the list goes on. We refuse to admit that our government system is a joke, and corupt, and if you even utter the words 9/11 in a negative fashion you
are a crazy conspiracy theorist who should be a shamed to call himself an american. Well, you're right, I am ashamed. We always promise peace to
places all over the world yet we are always involved in conflicts. Our leaders preach about how people around the world should have their rights, yet
in our own country people are getting arrested, beaten, and sometimes killed for practicing their rights. Our society is to ignorant to face the
facts, to realize that their ignorance is the reason why we allow our government to get away with anything they want. We are taught to fear them,
well, they should fear us. We let those of power represent who we are, when they are not the majority, we are. We the people have a right to stand up
for ourselves because even though we stole this country from the Original settlers, our founding fathers gave us the right to control our government.
I guess we are just to ignorant to realize that.
I sometimes wish we never took over this land, or at least not the way we did. If we would have learned to adapt to the Native ways of this country,
there would be no hatred, no government, no jail. We would learn to live with nature instead of on it. We could learn a lot from the native americans,
because they are not the people we were taught they were. They were the most peaceful, loving people to walk this earth, and we killed 12 million of
them. just like we killed Martin Luther King, Ghandi, John Lennon, JFK and others. Maybe George Carlin was right, I guess we just aren't ready for
that yet. Someday, someday soon, I really hope we are. Because this life we are living is not the way it is supposed to be lived.