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As we just celebrated what US “Americans”call Thanksgiving, let us pause for a moment of reflection. Let us recognize that accounts of the first Thanksgiving are mythological, and that the holiday is actually a grotesque celebration of our arrogant ethnocentrism built on genocide.
And don't forget United States of AMERICA is Not a Country it's a Corporation
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Did the settlers mean to pass on diseases such as small pox? No they didn't.
And of course battles and skirmishes broke out here and there, but it's not like we were rounding up Indians and gunning them all down.
reply to post by Lingweenie
The small pox was indeed a disease of the white European, however, the army generals used this knowledge to infect villages, full of women and children with infected blankets (given as a gift of 'good-will')
Pontiac's War - Wiki
These are the earliest forms of bio-warfare and the generals didn't care who's lives were affected. Perhaps it wasn't a genocide like in Germany during the second world war, however, there was certainly little humanity in the dealings with the Natives.edit on 30-11-2013 by iRoyalty because: (no reason given)