Columbus Day..Booyah!

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.

Exacly.
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…
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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.

Fair?
Not quite.

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.”
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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?eyebrow.gif

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’.”

Indian Cannibalism

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!

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24 Responses to “Columbus Day..Booyah!”

  1. Perri Nelson says:

    Great post Angel!

  2. hnav says:

    somedays, i wish the Earth turned out to be flat.

    after Columbus, a small colony grew into a great Country founded on a firm belief of freedom.

    the USA has blessed this World, may it never perish as the force for freedom, democracy, the free market, from this Planet.

    by the way, did you notice the Clinton Curse on NY has struck again?

    the Yankees fail again this season…

  3. Yankee Doodle says:

    “Despite the shrieking from the PC crowd…’Indians’ are not and never were: ‘Native Americans.’”

    “If you insist on calling anyone a Native American, it should be those who created and actually built America,”

    That’s an interesting point, too, because people born among the tribes had no concept of “America”, but people born among the settlers of European descent did have such a concept, and were helping build America.

    There were some acts that bordered on genocidal, except that they were not widely supported, and were not policy of the federal or territorial authorities. And, if we are going to count those, then we need to count certain acts that worked the other way, too, on the part of some members of some tribes against settlers.

    The wrongs of the past should be recognized, but there are those who seek power by dwelling on them and fanning the flames of hatred.

  4. John K. says:

    I can still remember when this day was celebrated in public schools. Now they either ignore it like the plague or use it to crucify Europeans for being evil.

  5. brooke says:

    Our daughter’s school was in session… I don’t think they’re touching much on history at this point, though.

    As for the boo-hoo’ing about conquest? Get over it!

  6. Debbie says:

    This is the first Columbus Day that I know about, where we had fighting in the street, parades stopped while in progress, by “Indians” carrying “Mexican” flags. Did you see that Angel??? I did. Mexicans were in with the native Americans, waving Mexican flags. I was stunned. So who does the land belong to? The Indians or the Mexicans? Maybe they should fight it out.

  7. obob says:

    my thought on those liberals who want the land to go back to the indians … leave. Set an example and take thier family back to what ever guilt ridden country you came from. If not, drop it

  8. michael says:

    Interesting post. I don’t think it’ll pass the PC test, but I think we all know where to stick the PC test! :)

  9. Chris says:

    Excellent post with many great points. You certainly never hear the Jews referred to as the native-middle-easterners. HA! As a person of “half-jewish” descent, I’m about ready to scream to the left for reparations! “My People” were enslaved for a couple thousand years and denied their homeland… Imagine all that compound interest!!!! LOL, heck, I wouldn’t even need to open a casino!

  10. MariesTwoCents says:

    Great post Angel :-)

    And thank’s for the History lesson. I learn something new every time I come here :-)

  11. ZionistYoungster says:

    Oops, I must fess up to having used the PC term “Native Americans” on my blog. Thing is, I don’t like using “Indians”, because of the confusion with the inhabitants of India.

    Here’s a link I liked. An oldie (January 2007) but a goodie:

    The Noble Savage is French Toast

    HaShem bless you.
    ZY

  12. Joe Gringo says:

    Another outstanding post…..Medved is the best.

    Blame the Chinese……..it’s been written that Columbus and some other lads from Portugal bought the maps on the black market from the Chinese……….from the book “1421, The Year China Discovered the World”.

  13. Joe Gringo says:

    ;-)

  14. benning says:

    “But wait. how come to the Leftards ‘Indians’ became ‘Native Americans’, but the Israelis never became: ‘Native Middle Easterners.’” ~ A very good pint! It’s a question we should all ask them. But we won’t and the MSM will never.

    Great post, Angel!

  15. Gayle says:

    LOL Angel! You are the woman! :) Excellent post and Happy Columbus Day! :) They still celebrate it here where I am in the local public school, by the way. Hope the libs never find out exactly where I’m at. They won’t be able to sleep until they put a stop to it. One thing I like about Texas. Many Texans believe stupid rules were made to be broken. Kids here wear “Jesus Loves You” T-shirts to school and “gasp” even crucifix jewelery. We Texans have no shame! ;)

  16. tieki rae says:

    Yes yes yes!

    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?eyebrow.gif

    Naw. Only white Americans have ever been guilty of crimes and unfairness historically.

    Every time I’m sitting through my classes learning about how the Turks conquered Constantinople, etc. I wonder why people don’t apply the same logic to Europeans and the Indians! In a war, somebody has to win. I know the liberals hate it when that somebody is us, but whatever. And I’m always the first to say that Europeans were no angels, but neither were the Indians! Bah. Stupid liberals and their double standards.

  17. Rosemary's Thoughts says:

    The Bloggers go bloggin’ on today, hurrah, hurrah…

    Yes. We must gather whatever strength we have left and keep bloggin’ on, so here I am. I’m sitting here at my computer with over 38 emails that I still have to read and consider posting. Oh, the pain of it all! lol.

    Truth is, I haven’t got a darn…

  18. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Woo Hoo! That was PREMIUM, Angel! I have never played ‘the game’ and called them anything but Indians (whatever was supposed to be offensive about that reference??) and I have been in more arguments over the years reminding various personalities that Israel won the war they were in for their land! So guess what that means???

    Too simple… thus the Left must complicate, obfuscate and re-script.

    That was an exceptionally job, Angel. Right the hell on! :)

  19. Bar Kochba says:

    Before liberals lecture Israel, they should all move back to their European countries of origin. (Ignore the fact that the modern countries in Europe came about when barbarian tribes pushed out the former inhabitants.) At least Israel never massacred anybody!
    Even though the US didn’t intentionally kill the Amerindians (in Canada they’re called First Nations), it is still a shame that their culture was destroyed by European diseases and materials. We just cannot believe that the US was born in sin and is eternally guilty. 95% of the Natives died of European illnesses to which they had no immunity!

  20. the tapper says:

    Wow!!!I won’t start??!!!!Extermination….Yes!! Ever hear the term Manifest Destiny????Well that is what the Europeans believed. Indians were less than human. They were and to some extent still are second class citizens. Some still travel the states and live under cover. That is, they live away from civilization because they are afraid of the white mans laws that will take away their children if they live as their forefathers. Some live on reservations. Or should I say exist on them….others have interbred and become non-existant, as a race. They were the first here and met the Chinese when they came ashore in Central America . The land bridge is speculation not fact the same as the Chinese discovery of America.In 1955 California, I could not take an Indian girl into a bar for a drink with me because she was Indian, and they were not allowed to have alcohol. Much has been written by famous Chiefs addressing both the ministers and the white fathers. They were not as savage as we have been lead to believe in fact some were quite intelligent. Some literature written by generals about the Indians would make you sick. They were spoken to as children. Which they highly resented. I don’t even know if they can vote yet??? I ramble…….good post with much thought put into its contents…..

  21. KaRRlmM says:

    My bad…i thought it was chris “colombo” day.
    I guess i have to put off watching Goodfellers and The Godfather trilogy until another time…So no pizza or calzones and the canollis must wait.
    So what exactly is the big deal, the casinos on the Indian “reservations” a little behind in revenue stream….So it will be only a million+ dollars per apache, woe s them….peace pipe anyone!!!!!

  22. cube says:

    More crap from the America haters, if you ask me.

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  24. Sunflower Desert says:

    Hi Angel!
    Remember me?! LOL! I haven’t been making it around to visit my blogging friends as much as I’d like.

    Nevertheless … this post ROCKS!!! My favorite part:

    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.

    You go girl! Tell it just like it is. :)

    Happy Columbus Day