There were 50 million Natives living in what is now US territory. We decimated them. Ruthlessly. Without concern for their families, their cultures,
their human rights. Now there are less than 3 million. Lets do the math, 50 minus 3 equals 47. Millions that is.
We didn't even respect them enough to call them what they are, Americans. We called them "Indians" when the slaugther was going on, maybe because
"Indians" means that this is like from another planet, rather than human. We had known for centuries that they were not from India. In the same way
as NAZI Germany de-humanized the Jews, Americans de-humanized the Natives.
The NAZI's, Stalin and Mao each killed "only" about 20 million (excluding those who died from starvation caused by Mao's polcies). However, in
each of the three cases, it was only one
tyrannical regime, essentially one person
Here in the US, whole-sale slaughter of Native people went on for more than a century, incuding about 20 Presidents' administrations. And we, today,
celebrate those Presidents!
Once we had killed most of them, we shoved the rest into prisons, that we call "reservations".
As an American I am not happy to write this. But I do because it is the truth.
Yet, despite the staggering number, America gets a pass. It is glossed over, it had to be done. It wasn't out of hatred. Settlers were forced, they
had no choice but to "defend" themselves. Did the Natives need to be killed for the betterment of the world?
Americans committed the worst genocide in world history and to this day, not only are we not accepting the blame for it, we are not even accused of it
commonly. For some reason, everybody else in the world feels the same way, it is okay for 20 of our Presidents to collectively committ the worst
genocide in human history. It is okay that we cut off their scalp and be rewarded for it.
Astounding how stupid the whole world is collectively. We are smart individually but like a Zombie collectively. Can anybody explain this?