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    mightymouse

    I read your comment and I easily could have heard Native Americans saying that about the myth of America with its manifest destiny, its Indian wars, its Trail of Tears, its broken treaties and its theft of lands.

    Have you ever actually spent much time on reservations?

    There is nothing, no story, no narrative, no set of ideas, that anyone can tell to southern white men, or most southern white women, that will pry their hands and hearts away from their chosen narrative of the Noble South and White Supremacy America from history textbooks
    ....where everyone enjoys equal rights, equal opportunity, equal access to the blessings of liberty is what southern whites fought against for more than two hundred years.
    There. Just a few edits.

    Before you go waxing all nostalgic about America, you might want to consider that there are many versions of America. And everyone doesn't enjoy all that stuff that you think they do, starting with (but not exclusively) the original Americans.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:48:03 AM PST

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