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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Native americans weren't angels


the native Americans stole, murdered, and raped just like the whites...how come I only hear about how the whites were evil??
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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #2

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Because the whites won and enslaved, killed-off, dislocated, and disfranchised entire groups of people, breaking promises and treaties along away, some with nations that were once the government's allies. Today, native americans are among the worst off in the USA in terms of health and poverty, with many of their traditional languages and customs slowly dying out.

Now, couldn't have been turned around? Certainly. However, the humanitarian violations that whites imposed on the natives is very concrete and still very unresolved.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #4

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the native Americans stole, murdered, and raped just like the whites...how come I only hear about how the whites were evil??
Guess I've been reading the wrong history books. Better start googlin' so I can find out where all those reservations are located that are full of white folks whose land was stolen by Native Americans.

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As a Dallas fan I concur that the Redskins are EVIIIIILLLLLLLL!
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Guess I've been reading the wrong history books. Guess I'll start googlin' so I can find out where all those reservations are located that are full of white folks whose land was stolen by Native Americans.
the NA made war on other NA, just as the whites and NA made war on each other....the whites won the war against the NA..what are you trying to say??
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Amazing as it may sound, far as I can tell no human population has ever been Angels, either in a literal or a metaphorical way.

Guess that's an excellent rationale for universal conquest, huh?
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the NA made war on other NA, just as the whites and NA made war on each other....the whites won the war against the NA..what are you trying to say??
If you can't figure out what I'm trying to say then I don't think my explaining it further would help much.
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the native Americans stole, murdered, and raped just like the whites...how come I only hear about how the whites were evil??
Because we basically commited genocide in the name of manifest destiny. That tends to leave a bad taste in people's mouths.
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