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  •  The first battles of the Revolution... (0+ / 0-)

    Were NOT against the British.

    Nor even against loyalists.

    No...

    The first salvo was to raze to the ground 40 Cherokee towns, killing evert man, woman, and child they could find.

    I'm not talking about 'those savages' in teepees you see in John Wayne movies (my ancestors among them BTW, so the word 'savage' is not my term for them).

    These were "civilized" towns, but full of red people... they had all the right trappings: blacksmiths, schools, courts, mills, printing presses and newspapers, slaves (yeah... sadly the Cherokee kept slaves they bought from whites), etc...
    - Permanent towns.

    This nation was founded on the idea of intervening in foreign affairs. That won't stop anytime soon.

    - Typed while sitting in the Mexican state of California, near the Mexican city of San Francisco (though that name was given to it by the Americans), or somewhere like that. I'm actually in what used to be an Ohlone town and graveyard... A place called Emmeryville.

    OMG, like, gag them with a multi-colored spoon. Like, ya know.

    by Jyotai on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 04:36:53 PM PST

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