6:43 PM - America – A Nation Raised on Robbery
I cried today. I cried because what we think of as 'America the Land of the Free' is really 'America the Land of the Governed,' founded on theft and robbery.
In their arrogance, government officials spout rhetoric about how Indians (the indigenous/native people of the land) should integrate into American society. They compare them to immigrants and boldly state that it is they who are supposed to fit in and learn American ways in order to become citizens. But who is the immigrant? Who came here in ships, declaring the land 'theirs'? Foreigners. Those who believed the dictates of Manifest Destiny and thought that because of their 'Christian' beliefs they had a right to the land and the indigenous people were unworthy to own that land because they did not subscribe to the correct religion. Their justification for the theft was called the Doctrine of Discovery.
The invading armies wiped out most of the buffalo to starve the Indians out, purposely inflicted them with disease, rounded them up when they were outnumbered, sick and hungry, drove them to sectioned-off parcels of land, and forced them to conform to the white man's ways by mass conversions to Christianity in order to 'save their souls,' which included physical alterations of hair and clothing, and the complete eradication of any trace of their way of life.
And now they're coming for the ranchers…