Originally posted by Seekerof
Historical Revisionism at work again.
Foolish and silly people and their failure to either read or understand History.
What is initially described by JADESTONE, is incorrect.
It was the Europeans that eliminated, or as has been thrown around in this thread by a few: committed genocide, when they landed in North America
(specifically America) and gave the Native American indians small pox, etc. You tell'em jake1997
Do u have to prove numbers to uncover a genosi
Good grief.....*shakes head*
How many people have to die before u call a systemetic killing a genocide.
We have still not learned yet.... DARFUR pains me
100 million or 100 what difference does it makes ,lives were lost and thats the truth.
U can not play the blame game and only blame the europeans.......
sorry i had to do this seems u did not go to the link......
The founding fathers on that rock shared common characteristics. All four valued white supremacy and promoted the extirpation of Indian society. The
United States' founding fathers were staunchly anti-Indian advocates in that at one time or another, all four provided for genocide against Indian
peoples of this hemisphere.
In 1779, George Washington instructed Major General John Sullivan to attack Iroquois people. Washington stated, "lay waste all the settlements
around...that the country may not be merely overrun, but destroyed". In the course of the carnage and annihilation of Indian people, Washington also
instructed his general not "listen to any overture of peace before the total ruin of their settlements is effected". (Stannard, David E. AMERICAN
HOLOCAUST. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. 118-121.)
In 1783, Washington's anti-Indian sentiments were apparent in his comparisons of Indians with wolves: "Both being beast of prey, tho' they differ
in shape", he said. George Washington's policies of extermination were realized in his troops behaviors following a defeat. Troops would skin the
bodies of Iroquois "from the hips downward to make boot tops or leggings". Indians who survived the attacks later re-named the nation's first
president as "Town Destroyer". Approximately 28 of 30 Seneca towns had been destroyed within a five year period. (Ibid)
In 1807, Thomas Jefferson instructed his War Department that, should any Indians resist against America stealing Indian lands, the Indian resistance
must be met with "the hatchet". Jefferson continued, "And...if ever we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe, " he wrote, "we
will never lay it down till that tribe is exterminated, or is driven beyond the Mississippi." Jefferson, the slave owner, continued, "in war, they
will kill some of us; we shall destroy all of them". (Ibid)
In 1812, Jefferson said that American was obliged to push the backward Indians "with the beasts of the forests into the Stony Mountains". One year
later Jefferson continued anti-Indian statements by adding that America must "pursue [the Indians] to extermination, or drive them to new seats
beyond our reach". (Ibid)
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the execution, by hanging, of 38 Dakota Sioux prisoners in Mankato, Minnesota. Most of those executed were
holy men or political leaders of their camps. None of them were responsible for committing the crimes they were accused of. Coined as the Largest Mass
Execution in U.S. History. (Brown, Dee. BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1970. pp. 59-61)
The fourth face you see on that "Stony Mountain" is America's first twentieth century president, alleged American hero, and Nobel peace prize
recipient, Theodore Roosevelt. This Indian fighter firmly grasped the notion of Manifest Destiny saying that America's extermination of the Indians
and thefts our their lands "was ultimately beneficial as it was inevitable". Roosevelt once said, "I don't go so far as to think that the only
good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn't like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth".
The apathy displayed by these founding fathers symbolize the demoralization related to racial superiority. Scholars point toward this racial
polarization as evidence of the existence of Eugenics.
Eugenics is a new term for an old phenomena which asserts that Indian people should be exterminated because they are an inferior race of people.
Jefferson's suggestion to pursue the Indians to extermination fits well into the eugenistic vision. In David Stannard's study American Holocaust, he
writes: "had these same words been enunciated by a German leader in 1939, and directed at European Jews, they would be engraved in modern memory.
Since they were uttered by one of America's founding fathers, however...they conveniently have become lost to most historians in their insistent
celebration of Jefferson's wisdom and humanity." Roosevelt feared that American upper classes were being replaced by the "unrestricted breeding"
of inferior racial stocks, the "utterly shiftless", and the "worthless" (Ibid)
Till date I had regarded Theodore Roosevelt as a great man, i was shocked.
Is he the same who said
"no man is above the law or beneth it"
All u get to learn in school is the man's greatness , I seriouslly think we need to give a second look.
The Native's deserve an APOLOGY.
The German apologized to the JEWS after WW II.
I am adding it to the list of apologies that should be made:
The top on the list: Japan to China , the brutal killing in Nanjing.
I will rate the US government just below it......
On a different note , Is that why US government does not want to be a part in the INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE TRIBUNAL, to protect it tainted soilder and