Well worth repeating sweet friends.
Few opinions I’ve expressed on air have produced a more indignant, outraged reaction than my repeated insistence that the word “genocide” in no way fits as a description of the treatment of Native Americans by British colonists or, later, American settlers.
Reject the Lie of White “Genocide” Against Native Americans
I’ve never denied that the 400 year history of American contact with the Indians includes many examples of white cruelty and viciousness — just as the Native Americans frequently (indeed, regularly) dealt with the European newcomers with monstrous brutality and, indeed, savagery. In fact, reading the history of the relationship between British settlers and Native Americans its obvious that the blood-thirsty excesses of one group provoked blood thirsty excesses from the other, in a cycle that listed with scant interruption for several hundred years.
the American government, never endorsed or practiced a policy of Indian extermination; rather, the official leaders of white society tried to restrain some of their settlers and militias and paramilitary groups from unnecessary conflict and brutality.
Moreover, the real decimation of Indian populations had nothing to do with massacres or military actions, but rather stemmed from infectious diseases that white settlers brought with them at the time they first arrived in the New World.
We stole “their” land!
We did it for the oil!
Dontcha know…There was no such thing…
as violence and certainly no brutality whatsoever until the “evil white man” came onto the scene.
All ahem….”Indians”, who the PC crowd refer to as “Native Americans” danced in circles along nature filled paths strewn with rainbow colored leaves and flowers…
Yes yes……… they just relaxed all day in Aztec temples, munching on herbs and listening to peaceful music……….
We interupt this delusional scenario for a bit of geographical perspective.
Have you ever seen a political map of the world?
Do you know how the the various countries’ borders were originally demarcated and defined in the first place.
Well, let’s see now….Except for the few national boundaries that are actually natural barriers , i.e., the English Channel or the Korea Strait….Over 95% of what we know as the world’s “national boundaries” were the result of conquest and war.
Yes. Conquest and War.
Basically, that is truly what most of world history consists of:
Big, burly,strong dudes (no dudettes…sorry PC crowd) conquering the weaker dudes or the ones with less toys or firepower.
They then either exiled them, drove them away, enslaved them, or..um.. killed most of them.
But leftys just love to distinguish the United States for having taken this continent away from the “Indians” when that was actually the norm throughout all of recorded history.
Oh, and incidentally……
Despite the shrieking from the PC crowd…”Indians” are not and never were: “Native Americans.”
No one can claim to be truly a native to North America. Indians were descended from Asians who, at some point in history, migrated to North America. Minor detail?
There are speculations that a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska may have even existed then.
But wait.how come to the Leftards “Indians” became “Native Americans,” but the Israelis never became: “Native Middle Easterners.”
As far as inducing guilt and shame to all Americans ………
Hmmm…Do you ever hear Libs trying to make Turks feel guilty for having conquered Constantinople?
Or better yet, make Muzlims in South Asia feel culpable and at fault for having been imperialists and slaughtering the Hindus?
Naw. Only white Americans have ever been guilty of crimes and unfairness historically.
Not to ruffle too many feathers..(no pun intended)
but …the so called “native populations” were far from blameless, innocent and peaceful.
Indians fight one another
Some Indian tribes held a belief in eating the hands and feet of the enemies they had killed.
Ah yes.., the person’s strength and speed would then become their own.
Ritual cannibalism..well…amongst some…..it was a ritual.
“During this battle, a number of the Tipiniki Indians were captured and killed. On the way back to their settlement at Ubatúba, the Tupinambá camped near the mountains of Taquarussu. There they killed, cut up, roasted and ate some of their enemy. The chief offered some flesh to Staden who refused it, saying ‘even animals don’t eat their own kind’, to which the chief replied: ‘I am a jaguar, it tastes good’.”
Do we hear lefties condemning that barbarism?
Naw, it’s just another “ritual” we don’t understand and must…”repsect” eh.
Indian tribes relentlessly warred with one another, some wiping out other “peaceful” tribes. Disfiguring enemies and scalping were just some of the “rituals”.
And guess what.
Medved grants that some European settlers engaged in cruelty and atrocities toward American Indians, just as some of the Indians engaged in cruelty and atrocities toward the Europeans.
“The early colonists and settlers can hardly qualify as perfect but describing them in Hitlerian, mass-murdering terms represents an act of brain-dead defamation.”
No one is denying wrongdoing on the part of the Europeans.
But, but, but……What about when the Muzlim armies began to “Izlamisize” the entire Middle-East,… Syria, Jerusalem, then extending their hegemony into Persia and even the Indian subcontinent and finally into Europe.
They engaged in horrific brutality, instantly putting to death all those who were reluctant to embrace their brand new “religion”.
Ever hear a lefty bash them?
Rhetorical question of course.
The reaction of some of the Christian crusades in trying to expel the Muzlim armies from their recently acquired territory was often equally brutal, including , the putting to death of hundreds of innocents. (especially Jews)
There exists no one group, sect, or even religion, that is 100 percent immune from committing acts of barbarity…(although the Jewish people do come close.)
Whether the Lefties want to admit it or not……….
It happens to be the human condition.
This misty-eyed, child-like romanticism of the Leftards..regarding the so called “primitive” societies..(most especially if they happen to be non-European) is not only pathetic…it is historically inaccurate.
American Indians, Muzlim warriors, Christian crusaders, European colonialists and even the allegedly “humanistic” atheistic regimes of Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot have all tasted barbarism and mercilessness.
Medved is brilliant and proud of American history unlike the Leftards who disregard the corrosive effects of constantly teaching our children to be ashamed of their own country.
Yes, the fact is that Europeans from a variety of countries invaded the American continent, fought with, and conquered the people who were already here.
The stronger Europeans won and the weaker Indians lost.
And yes, that is tragic in some ways.
But what the Leftards don’t talk about and what is truly unique in the history of the world… is the way in which the losers of that war, those who were conquered, have been treated by the victors.
Will the real “Native American” please stand up?
Someone is a “native” of the place where he or she is born.
American Indians came to this country from Asia, and were not always here from the dawn of civilization.
Furthermore, American Indians actually did everything in their power to make sure that “America” as we know never even became a country. So why call them native Americans eh. They are more rightly native Anti-Americans.
If you insist on calling anyone a Native American, it should be those who created and actually built America, namely, those evil White Anglo/Saxon protestant Europeans.
But I have a suggestion for the whining, self hating America bashing Lefties:
Why dontcha all release all your property rights to your favorite “Native American” tribe , stop trespassing on this “stolen land” and get the blank out of my country.
For the rest of y’all:
HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY!