Indigenous Peoples Day 

Indeed.

How nice to bestow an honorary "day" upon a people. It's the least that could be offered, I suppose, to the original Americans. You remember them? It was they who were systematically removed from their country to make room for the Anglo-Saxon locust invasion. It was they who, when refusing to leave their Country, were slaughtered in their villages. And those who chose to "relocate" to the internment camps of their new "reservations" were gifted blankets infected with smallpox and suffered unbelievable hardship and inhumane treatment.

All in the name of a god-sanctioned "Manifest Destiny", perhaps the best sales slogan ever invented.

Indigenous Peoples Day. National Sorrow And Shame Day, more like....

Please be kind to one another. We're all we've got.

Here's a tune from my most recent studio recording Road Of Man - "Rain Don't Follow The Plow"

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  • Darrell Elmer Rodgers

    Darrell Elmer Rodgers New Mexico

    Of course ours is a shameful history viewed from an enlightened perspective. But then, most histories are. And while a "day" is a ridiculous and meager consolation prize to the victims of genocide, this is a "name-change" intended to bring awareness of the cold hard truth you have just underscored. It is an acknowledgement of guilt, but only by those with the eyes to see that nobility has little to do with power.

    Of course ours is a shameful history viewed from an enlightened perspective. But then, most histories are. And while a "day" is a ridiculous and meager consolation prize to the victims of genocide, this is a "name-change" intended to bring awareness of the cold hard truth you have just underscored. It is an acknowledgement of guilt, but only by those with the eyes to see that nobility has little to do with power.

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