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  •  No Mention of Native Americans (3+ / 0-)
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    TexMex, Dirtandiron, Ezekial 23 20

    And their experience of life in 1880: Genocide and cultural annihilation. Pardon the phrase, but the First Peoples are still at the bottom of the totem pole.

    •  Did you miss this paragraph?: (1+ / 0-)
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      It was a golden age when the last bands of Native Americans still struggling along under the illusion that they were free, were invited into the real liberty that is life on the reservation. And an age where they got to see the lands their ancestors had occupied for centuries or tens of centuries handed over for destruction. Imagine the liberty you get from seeing your lands taken away, your children beaten for speaking their own language, your religious practices used as an excuse for slaughter, and your entire culture erased.

      You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Jeannette Rankin

      by RustyCannon on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 07:38:04 AM PDT

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    •  Did you read this? (0+ / 0-)

      From the OP: It was a golden age when the last bands of Native Americans still struggling along under the illusion that they were free, were invited into the real liberty that is life on the reservation. And an age where they got to see the lands their ancestors had occupied for centuries or tens of centuries handed over for destruction. Imagine the liberty you get from seeing your lands taken away, your children beaten for speaking their own language, your religious practices used as an excuse for slaughter, and your entire culture erased.

      "No, it's all right," said the prospective diner. "The slugs have formed a defensive ring." -- Moving Pictures. Terry Pratchett.

      by wonderful world on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 07:39:35 AM PDT

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