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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Los Angeles and Austin, Texas have now joined the list of liberal-run cities that have eradicated Columbus Day from their calendars and replaced it with "Indigenous Peoples' Day." In LA, the desire to dis the European discoverer was so strong that they rejected a compromise proposal to keep Columbus Day and add "Indigenous Peoples' Day" elsewhere.

"We need to dismantle a state-sponsored celebration of genocide of indigenous peoples," said Chrissie Castro of the LA Native American Indian Commission. "To make us celebrate on any other day would be further injustice."

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When thinking of pre-Columbian America, forget what you've seen in the Disney movies. Think "slavery, cannibalism and mass human sacrifice." From the Aztecs to the Iroquois, that was life among the indigenous peoples before Columbus arrived.

For all the talk from the angry and indigenous about European slavery, it turns out that pre-Columbian America was virtually one huge slave camp. According to "Slavery and Native Americans in British North America and the United States: 1600 to 1865," by Tony Seybert, "Most Native American tribal groups practiced some form of slavery before the European introduction of African slavery into North America."

"Enslaved warriors sometimes endured mutilation or torture that could end in death as part of a grief ritual for relatives slain in battle. Some Indians cut off one foot of their captives to keep them from running away."

Things changed when the Europeans arrived, however: "Indians found that British settlers ... eagerly purchased or captured Indians to use as forced labor. More and more, Indians began selling war captives to whites."

That's right: Pocahontas and her pals were slave traders. If you were an Indian lucky enough to be sold to a European slave master, that turned out to be a good thing, relatively speaking. At least you didn't end up in a scene from "Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom."

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Personally I think cannibalism is best celebrated in January when it is estimated that the Donner party began eating each other in order to try and survive.

--donnerboy

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-10 08:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Indians were savages, plain and simple.

But you liberals seem to think they ranked and respected gay Indians the same as the warriors..surrrre they did.

Truth is, every race that claims special privilege sold their ancestors to the white man and practiced slavery themselves, but that never gets mentioned.

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2017-10-10 08:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Indians were savages, plain and simple.

But you liberals seem to think they ranked and respected gay Indians the same as the warriors..surrrre they did.

Truth is, every race that claims special privilege sold their ancestors to the white man and practiced slavery themselves, but that never gets mentioned.

Posted by boaz at 2017-10-10 08:48 PM | Reply

You have issues.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-10 08:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

The Indians were savages, plain and simple.
But you liberals seem to think they ranked and respected gay Indians the same as the warriors..surrrre they did.
Truth is, every race that claims special privilege sold their ancestors to the white man and practiced slavery themselves, but that never gets mentioned.
Posted by boaz at 2017-10-10 08:48 PM | Reply

I have a penis but I think it's a vagina, but you and many other have issues.

#3 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT

Fixed.

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 10:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

i think many seem to miss the point.

but yeah _go ahead_ and celebrate europeans "christianizations of stolen nations." set those heathen dogs on the straight and narrow, right?

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-10 10:20 PM | Reply

and don't forget to celebrate 'genocide day!' ...right around the corner.

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-10 10:23 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

You should be bounced for that comment. You owe Laura an apology.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-10 10:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Seriously uncalled for MRSILENCEDOGOOD

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-10 10:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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#8 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM A

Fixed

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 11:01 PM | Reply

You stepped over the line, bud. You should enjoy a vacation.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-10 11:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

mrsilence do yourself a favor and step away from the keyboard, you are making an ass of yourself.

#12 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-10 11:07 PM | Reply

Where is my safe space?????

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#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 11:10 PM | Reply

Mrsilence, let me make this perfectly clear, I am in no way offended by your posts. I enjoy obscenities as much as the next sailor. I could care less what you say or do.

I pointed out to you that you are making an ass of yourself. It is an opinion. Feel free to continue along this path. Noone will care when you are banned. And you can whine all you want about being moderated.

BTW do you see the irony and hypocrisy of calling others whiners while whining about being moderated?

You really are just a silly little person.

and in no way intelligent in your insults as many around here are.

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-10 11:15 PM | Reply

Wow, eating their own ......

I get suspended for such minor and insignificant stuff compared to this and what I have seen the last couple of days ....

I am not one to complain about moderation, but this site is getting ridiculous.

#16 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-10 11:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

Got to figure RCADE is offline, he will catch up on it.

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-10 11:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The Indians were savages, plain and simple.

Who were the savages?

In 1860, California had been a state for only a decade, and the city of Eureka, growing from its docks to push against the redwood forests around it, had been the seat of the newly formed Humboldt County for just four years. The Humboldt Bay communities of Eureka and Arcata began by supplying the gold miners prowling the northeastern mountains, but by 1860 had opened nine timber mills and were busily engaged in agriculture and shipbuilding. In 1853 alone, 143 ships left the bay loaded with timber, bound for San Francisco and other ports.

But far northern California had many small tribal groups of Indians living in its forests and mountains and along its rivers and coast, some for 10,000 years.

The village of Tuluwat on Indian Island was the physical and spiritual center of the Wiyot world, which was made up of 20 villages spread over 40 square miles, with a population of perhaps 3,000. There is evidence of Wiyot presence on the island for at least 1,000 years. But for many white settlers, Indians were a not-quite-human barrier to progress. Local newspapers supported a policy of extermination.

On the last Saturday in February 1860, the Wiyot completed their weeklong world renewal ceremony at Tuluwat, to bring the world back into balance and mark the equivalent of their new year. The small boat arrived late that night, while the Wiyot men were away gathering supplies.

The massacre on Indian Island was not the first in the region, nor would it be the last. It was part of an accelerated pattern of destruction, beginning with random killings and rapes by miners and ranchers, and including kidnapping and legal slavery of mostly women and children under California's 1850 Indian indenture law. Later, Indians were forced into forts and small reservations under concentration camp conditions, and finally, those still living on their lands were subject to organized warfare by local militia while federal troops fought the Civil War. Together with the ravages of disease, an estimated 15 local tribes were reduced to five.

But Indian Island became the most infamous massacre in Northern California probably because of Bret Harte, who before achieving literary fame reported for a newspaper in Arcata. His account of the massacre and his editorial condemning its cruelty made him a local outcast, but anonymous letters to a San Francisco newspaper rumored to be his work were largely responsible for the national knowledge of this event. Editorial writers in San Francisco and in New York began referring to Eureka as Murderville.

www.sfgate.com

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But you liberals seem to think they ranked and respected gay Indians the same as the warriors..surrrre they did.
#2--POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2017-10-10 08:48 PM
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Homosexuality in the militaries of ancient Greece was regarded as contributing to morale. Although the primary example is the Sacred Band of Thebes, a unit said to have been formed of same-sex couples, the Spartan tradition of military heroism has also been explained in light of strong emotional bonds resulting from homosexual relationships. Various ancient Greek sources record incidents of courage in battle and interpret them as motivated by homoerotic bonds.

Some Greek philosophers wrote on the subject of homosexuality in the military. In Plato's Symposium, the interlocutor Phaedrus commented on the power of male sexual relationships to improve bravery in the military:

...he would prefer to die many deaths: while as for leaving the one he loves in a lurch, or not succoring him in peril, no man is such a craven that the influence of Love cannot inspire him with a courage that makes him equal to the bravest born.

Ref:

1. Victor Davis Hanson, The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece (University of California Press, 1994, 2009), p. 124.

2. Plato, Symposium, 178e–179a.

3. Homosexuality in the Militaries of Ancient Greece

#19 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-10-11 06:58 PM | Reply

Posted by boaz at 2017-10-10 08:48 PM | Reply
You have issues.

#3 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2017-10-10 08:54 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Ya think? Poor Boaz, he is watching his savior melting down daily and it is taking his sanity with it.

#20 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-12 11:02 AM | Reply

I am not one to complain about moderation, but I am complaining about moderation.

#16 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2017-10-10 11:20 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

FTFY no charge.

#21 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-12 11:04 AM | Reply

I don't think Mrs. Ilence Dogood should be allowed to purchase a firearm.

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-12 01:05 PM | Reply

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