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Re: Money
« Reply #270 on: January 06, 2018, 01:35:43 pm »
The Truth Of The Wounded Knee Massacre Of December 29th 1890

Interesting. In a parallel universe, I am re-reading Evan Connell's masterful "Son of the Morning Star," a biographer of Custer and many of his contemporaries, including Sitting Bull. The proximate cause of Little Bighorn was the discovery of gold in the Black Hills, so, of course, the Sioux had to go. As well as the buffalo, for the railroads. Reading excerpts from newspapers of that time calling for a war of extermination on "Lo" (as in "Lo, the noble savage...") is eerily familiar.
Remember how while Americans were horrified when Rap Brown said, "Violence is as American as cherry pie?"

I didn't know about the discovery of gold in the Black Hills triggering the Little Bighorn, but I am not surprised. Americans were, and still are, quite willing to wipe an entire people or culture out, if they are told said culture or people is in the way of "progress". Many will claim that is not so. They are deluding themselves.

Over the years I have tried to figure out how and when this happened, beyond the normal tendency of the average human being to engage in murder and mayhem if the the government backs it, of course. For example, Americans were quite willing to slaughter each other during the Civil War. //

Several generations of war and media approved racism of the "other" have made most American males into the most bellicose, morally depraved, unrepentant, history challenged, might is right believing killing machines in the history of the world. The rest of the nations of the world are well advised to fear us. Trump or no Trump, this country's soldiers are second only to Catastrophic Climate Change as an extinction threat to humanity.

There is a reason recruiters get 18 year olds, so they can tear them down and rebuild them as killing machines. Appeals to "patriotism" and national fervor always seem to work as motivators. Add several cups of demonization of the other, stir in the racism, and bake. Serves up millions.

Propaganda is one of the root causes. One of the reasons for the assault on their internet, to assure even greater control of the message, and to choke off access to cranks, or fifth columnists who demonstrate themselves insufficiently with the program.


Agreed. The point I want to emphacize is that brutality and racism are integral parts of a dynamic morally corrupting force that eventually destroys a society. A society and the prevailing cullture within it does not remain the same when generation after generation is indoctrinated to make war for "prosperity/resources/democracy" on the other; it becomes increasingly dystopic and depraved.

Of course the young males are propaganidized everywhere, but the overwhelming majority of the rest of the population in the USA does not flinch from accepting, and embracing, this ingrained bellicosity as the price of global U.S. dollar currency hegemony.

Surly, we ARE worse than any other country in the world in this regard. We are the MAIN corrupters of other countries by supporting and propping up every tin pot dictator and Capitailst Corporate thug on the PLANET!

Of course we did not invent torture; it's as old as humanity. BUT, we have succeeded in making it economically profitable like no empire in the history of humanity. This has a spiritual COST on culture and society that will destroy us if we do not destroy the planet first.

We make the Roman Empire look like a benevolent democracy!

That said, Palloy's comment is somewhat of a non sequitor simply because the soaring rhetoric of Consititution BULLSHIT can be found in just about every country in the world. One of the things I learned in Air Force Intelligence School at Lowry AFB, Colorado (1967) is that EVERY freedom "guaranteed" by the U.S. Constitution was present in the U.S.S.R.'s Constitution!

But yeah, our thing in the USA is Hollywood. We propagandize EVERYBODY we can for the purpose of pulling the wool over everybody's eyes. We "succeeded" where Hitler failed. We ARE the FOURTH REICH!


In short, the US culture has become a perfect walking, talking metaphor of the Fossil Fuel Industry Business Model (see below).


Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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