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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Were Native American's way of life any less barbaric than the Taliban?
Did Native Americans treat women any better?
Did they treat each other any better?
Would the Native Americans have been called "terrorists" in this day and age and the whites the saviors and beacons of freedom?
Food for though. Maybe terrorists are not so much our enemy as the government would want us to believe. Maybe Bin Laden will be seen as a Chief Joseph to his people 200 years from now.
Originally posted by habfan1968
In Canada, the govt. panders to the Natives. It is high time the natives picked themselves up and started out in the world on their own two feet. Opportunities are abound all over. Why is it that a majority of Natives live off the govt, more than any other demographic?
Originally posted by DaddyBare
Originally posted by US_Centurion
To Native Americans: You were conquered. Get over it.
Thank you for proving a point that America views all us savage red skins as less than you white bread types... Equality is fine for Blacks Mexicans and those yellow fellows... but to you imperialistic colonialists drum beaters, it's still "Better dead than red"...
For us Racism didn't end with Martin Luther we still have yet to have our moment our movement.
Racism in America isn't dead... not to us
Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
Talk about a guilt trip, is someone still holding a grudge ??? why should we feel guilty for the sins of our forefathers ??
Next thing ya know Bears are gonna put out viral video's for being a mascot for Chicago and being portrayed negatively in Goldie Locks and the Three Bears.
However thanksgiving came to pass, it doesn't mean what it did back then, in fact I don't associate it with indians at all. So let us have it if it brings us good..... and not make us feel guilty for crimes we had nothing to do with.
Originally posted by TreadUpon
Could I just point out that from 1492 till the 1800's there were "indian wars" but there was only a USA for the last 100 years or so...
That means for over 300 years the indians were wiped out by Europeans, ie the English, the French, and especially the Spaniards. Why should white Americans take 100% of the blame and auto-guilt when most of the current white American populous are decendents of the Ellis Island immigrants?
Another group (African-Americans) should also keep that in mind as most white Americans didn't get here till way after the civil war!
Originally posted by Trolloks
To be honest, i never realy understood why you celebrate thanks giving (im from UK by the by).
You celebrate the pilgrams landing at the rock and being fed a feast by the locals, who were the very same locals that we slaughterd, raped, and robbed.
And then you have the same meal every year on the day to say thanks to the natives for their hospitality??
To me it makes no sence at all, in a way its like celebrating the capture of charles manson with a brutal murder.
This is not directed at any members of ATS, but the whole image of thanks giving that the US have put forward.
Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
I didn't compare bears to indians, that part was more for fun, ... and when I reffered to the sins of our forefathers I was speaking about America in General, my family came to California by way of Mexico long ago, and was not California originally part of Mexico ?? so as far as I know, we didnt massacre anyone, or steal any land. I was simply sticking up for America as a whole.
and I just dont see Indians being portrayed as badly as people say, ... what, because there were a few sports teams named after them ??