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Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:31 AM

National Genocide Day

November 24, 2016
National Genocide Day

by Paul Edwards

It’s here. As the brisk North winds and sharply chill days announce winter’s arrival we gather joyfully with family and dear friends around tables laden with roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and homemade pumpkin pie, to give thanks and celebrate once again our annihilation of an entire race.

You say, Jesus, that’s a cold shot, nobody thinks of it that way. You’re right, of course, and that’s the point. The reality of the means of “settlement” of America has been so fantasticly transmuted by propaganda–now daintily deemed “perception management”, “framing the argument”–that the brutal ugliness of the story has been supplanted by a vacuous, insipid fairy tale created with stunning cynicism out of the infantile imagination of the State.

The historical narrative of American conquest and occupation is one of invasion and extermination, of relentless pressure relentlessly applied, with the use of every murderous method, means, and mechanism in the arsenal of violent barbarity, from the Hordes of Genghiz Khan on down.

Of course, it was not done on a formulated plan; nor was it accomplished in a single irresistible sweep such as Attila’s invasion of medieval Europe, that very nearly made our own ancestors Mongols. The total appropriation of America was incremental, tidal, but it was not less overwhelming for that.

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/24/national-genocide-day/

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Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:50 AM

1. You do realize that the entire history of our species has been one of conquest and annihilation...

and the peoples conquered here weren't exactly peaceful and loving of each other before the Europeans came here to bless them with their religions, politics, and diseases. And far more efficient killing machines.

To me, the myth of Thanksgiving isn't simply a feel-good story about how mutually gracious we were with the indigenous people, but a story of hope that we may some day evolve to the point where we can break bread together peacefully. It's like the WWI Christmas Truce-- we can rise above our need to kill and conquer.

But, when will we do it for real?



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