Wednesday, 30 January 2013

America’s Indian Wars

Re “Whites vs. Indians: A better way,” by Dan Rottenberg
     
I must concede that Dan’s analysis of the British/French options to deal with the Indians is not only plausible but also convincing. It may even explain why Canada is a more civilized country than ours.
    
Yet the grim realities of today’s reservation-poor Indians and the crippled relatives of only semi-liberated black slaves remain to haunt us. And the grim realities of the disappearance of the white middle class bodes ill for all of us.
    
We have made this rueful history. Now we must redeem it— hardly with the pathetic performance of a Congress apparently ignorant of how badly our ancestors have treated the reds and the blacks, and simultaneously corrupted our better ideals.

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