We all bleed red, but are NOT equal

January 22, 2010

Yesterday’s post automatically linked to another blog with an entry about the Fort Mims Massacre, in which hundreds of white settlers were apparently killed by indians.    The writer is quite angry (and rightly horrified) by the atrocities that supposedly happened there, concluding:

The Indians have always fought each other, well before whites arrived in America. The story above is just one example of how offensive and savagely barbaric the Indians really were. It’s the stuff they don’t teach in school.

500 whites and mixed-blood people were murdered including women and children, and 250 scalps were collected by the Indians. The blacks were mostly spared as to become slaves to the Indians, (which were later used as human shields and all quickly killed).

Notice how they call the savage Indians the non-offensive word “warriors”, when “barbarians” is a perfect fit.

So… It’s a bummer he didn’t include anything about why the fort was there in the first place (likely to defend encroaching pioneers who were taking over indian lands, or launch offensive attacks to drive the natives out) , and any events that lead to the massacre. 

I’ve heard there were violent tribes, and they did war against each other, but can guess that there were probably some instigating factors here that were conveniently left out. 

I just tried wikipedia to find out more about the massacre and though it’s very clear the attack at Fort Mims was not random or completely unprovoked, I am still confused.  Maybe someone else can figure out what, exactly, happened there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mims_massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Burnt_Corn

 

I would love to leave it at that, but am compelled to share the blog writer’s bio, which he proudly displays on his main page.   I’m a little scared it’ll draw the guy to my site, but can’t resist sharing.  I’ve gotten familiar with the tragic events that happened here during the settlement period, but have a hard time understanding the mentality that allowed them to happen.  This, unfortunately, kinda helps…

About

I am an American. I am white. “White guilt” is a political term used to oppress white people. I am not guilty. White pride, not white guilt. Just because we all bleed red, does NOT make us equal. Politically, only whites can be racist. I don’t put much into politics. Specific races destroy our land, our culture, and our people. The liberals allow the change of history if it offends non-whites. Schools are brainwashing white students to believe their multicultural propaganda, and to promote “white guilt”. Only a nigger can say nigger, bullshit. Blacks try to steal the creation of inventions from ‘peanut butter’ to the ‘great civilizations’. The United States of America was built by white Europeans ALONE. Facts mean nothing to liberal eyes. Faith, Hope, and Change are nothing more than feel-good words, in a fantasy life. We speak english, you get the fuck out.

Just leave me and my family alone.


Legacy of slavery in California

September 30, 2009
Native Children on the Hoopa Reservation

Native Children on the Hoopa Reservation

 

I started this blog just before the Hoopa Tribal Chair was arrested in an incident involving an argument, a gun, and a family member or two (see article ).

While the incident was shocking and sad for all involved, thankfully no one got hurt, physically.  Emotionally it may have been a different story, and not just for the family and the tribal members involved.    Comments from readers of the Times Standard article ranged from sympathetic  to racist and hate- filled.  

It was unbelievable and far too familiar.  These were the same ignorant , misguided, judgemental beliefs that caused such suffering here so many years ago when the whites came in and marginalized the indigenous people.      

Last night  Patricia Whitelily commented that even now being Native American is  looked at as a deficit by some people,  and though I’d really like to argue with her,  some of the evidence falls in her favor.

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