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  •  In a word, yes. (3+ / 0-)

    As Mark Twain observed:

    History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme
    This dark history I was referring to was ours as Americans, not the general barbarism of human past.  That was what Chomsky was specifically addressing.  When we, as Americans, defeated the Germans and Japanese during WW2, we did not, as they expected, rape and pillage their countries and annex their territory into our 'empire'. Instead, we committed, through the Marshall Plan, our own tax dollars in an effort to rebuild and reconstruct their economies and political infrastructure. The resulting goodwill lasts to this day.

    Slavery is as much a part of human history as 'killing people and taking their sh*t'. That does not justify it as an acceptable human practice.  That's why we are here as progressives on a progressive website.  We believe that we can, through political action, move the ball forward toward a better future.

    As for the Northwest Indigenous peoples, we could learn a lot from their notions of material possessions and how they can define us.  The day I witness my fellow citizens burning their crap in Walmart parking lot potlatches will be a day to rejoice indeed.

    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -Benjamin Franklin

    by martinjedlicka on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 08:32:24 AM PST

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