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.