Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Genocidal glass houses

I've read dozens of stories about Congress's resolution on the Armenian genocide in Turkey this week and I keep looking for the journalist who steps back and says.... hey, isn't it sorta interesting that the US has never admitted its own genocide against Native Americans?

I know genocide has some strict definitions and European colonization may have not intended genocide (only resource and labor extraction, right?). But it's hard to get around Andrew Jackson's campaigns - "Indian Removal" - and if that isn't intent i don't know what is.

Kinda hard to be a world moral authority when... oh, you know.

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