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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:30 PM

3. And as most people know, hopefully, the US of A practiced and is STILL practicing the same thing

a horrendous history of killing as many indigenous males as possible, kidnapping children under 10 and forcing them to live in white run schools.
children over 10 were considered adults, and killed along with other adults.
Not only was this done to the American Indians, but also to the natives of the Philippines and Hawaii. Government sponsored genocide.

EXACTLY what Trump is doing now to immigrants, except adults are being locked up and forcibly sent out of the country while people like Devos run massively profitable adoption centers where they sell the kids, and no, I am not making this up.

I so heartily recommend James Bradley's The Imperial Cruise. Not a happy read, but essential to our knowledge of hidden history.

The book concerns the 1905 diplomatic mission led by then-Secretary of War William Howard Taft and Alice Roosevelt, as well as the larger implications of President Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy, particularly with regard to Japan. The New York Times wrote that "The Imperial Cruise is startling enough to reshape conventional wisdom about Roosevelt’s presidency."

The book exposes the blatantly racist and exploitative policy of the United States in its attempt to extend its influence into the Pacific rim, acquiring Hawaii by conquest and the Philippines by purchase from the Spanish after ostensibly having entered the conflict to aid the Filipino freedom fighters. The American occupation was marked by torture and repression of the very people they had come to help.


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