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 In recognition of Columbus Day, I wish to encourage everyone to re-read the first nine pages of Howard Zinn’s book, “A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: 1492 – Present.”    If you do not own a copy of Zinn’s History, then you can read those first pages here.  
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In those pages Zinn deals with the early interactions between the European explorers and the native peoples who were already here.  Lest we forget or become blinded by the spin of modern historians.

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It should be noted that on page two Zinn points to Spain, that 500 years ago, “Its population, mostly poor peasants, worked for the nobility, who were 2 percent of the population and owned 95 percent of the land.”  Not that much different from where we are today, except we have our gadgets like autos and iPhones, a blessing or a curse, depending….
Peace, Terry

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