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An American History Lesson: One Good Thing About Dead Presidents Is That They Are Dead

Updated on July 16, 2015
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Choncape_Otoe Chief_ | Source

Introduction

This type of essay will not be popular with the majority. But I am not interested in the mainstream and their revisionist intrepretation of American History. I have heard all of the lame excuses. The most popular are the ones that suggest Indigenous nations warred against each other, and committed atrocities that rivaled those committed against us by the European. Perhaps for someone with a diminished mental capacity this seems like a good argument. But as I have said before, such logic is the logic of a racist and a fool. If we accept this argument, then every rapist, murderer, and thief should be allowed to operate with impunity.

Every murderer sitting in prison today can rightfully say, "I am not the first person to murder someone! People have been murdering each other since the beginning of time. I should be set free on this account!" The rapist can also say, " Men have been raping women since the beginning of time.I am not the first or the last. I should be set free on this account!" And so the thief can rightfully argue the same. The American apologist will argue that America is not the first group of nations to rise up on the backs and bones of a conquered people; to rape, to pillage, and to slaughter innocents in the name of progress and the greater good. America says that she should be set free from her shameful past, so that we may only remember the good. But this can never be. Let it be known, and clearly understood, that if we should determine every nation that has ever existed on the face of this Earth is guilty of these sins, then every nation is worthy of dishonor, and every flag, symbol,icon, and remnant of their evil legacy must be trampled underfoot.

Hinook Mahiwi Kalinaka_Winnebago circa 1900
Hinook Mahiwi Kalinaka_Winnebago circa 1900 | Source

There are many, of all races, who want us to forget the past. They will claim that bringing up the evils of the past only fuels more hatred, which only continues to divide us as a nation. They will also say that focusing on the past helps to create a victim mentality. Such is the twisted logic that the white racist, and the truly ignorant will espouse. But the hypocrisy of their arguments is clearly evident. When I hear them speak such foolishness I can only reply," Then why don't you also forget about the past?" Of course, such a response will usually leave the average apologist dumbfounded. Since they are not the ones speaking about the evil of genocide, they simply cannot understand how they could also be living in the past. But the truth of this is clearly evident in all that they do.

They are living in the past when they glorify the images of dead presidents on U.S. currency, and when they speak reverently of their "founding fathers". They do not have a problem with the fact that these men were slave owners, and architects of genocide. They are living in the past when they celebrate holidays like Columbus Day; a day when millions glorify a rapist, a murderer, and a thief. Of course, many will claim that they are not celebrating the evil deeds of Columbus, but only the discovery of this continent by the European, and all of the "glorious freedom" that came after. This only reveals the depth of ignorance that pervades American society. Such a barbaric mindset tells us that if Adolf Hitler would have discovered a continent; a new world full of riches that hordes of greedy opportunists could have invaded, he too would be honored and celebrated. Of course, this is not a fair comparison, since Hitler is only credited with the extermination of 6 million Jews, whereas Columbus laid the foundation for the extermination of over 100 million indigenous people!

Blue Wings - Winnebago - 1900
Blue Wings - Winnebago - 1900 | Source

The atrocities committed by Columbus were numerous. For instance, during the 1493 expedition Columbus was rewarding his lieutenants with native women to rape. On Haiti, sex slaves were one more perquisite that the Spaniards enjoyed. Columbus wrote a friend in 1500, "A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand." Among all of the other atrocities committed by Columbus; to facilitate the kidnapping, rape, and enslavement of 9 year old girls illustrates the depth of his depravity. Yet, millions of Americans honor this man ever year. There are many more examples, but I have made my point.

In this particular context, how can a man who condemns the past be any worse than the man who glorifies the past? We can argue that they are both equally "living in the past", but from two different perspectives. One from the perspective of a racist revisionist fantasy, and the other from the perspective of a realist who embraces the truth. Although it is true that a knowledge of the evil perpetrated on this continent by the colonialists can cause resentment and anger, there is no alternative to the truth. The truth is like a nerve in the human body that alerts us to danger; telling us that something is wrong, and that something needs to be fixed. Without the truth, there is nothing to prevent us from continuing to make the same mistakes. And so, it is actually a positive thing to understand true American History, as opposed to the Eurocentric revisonist history that continues to be taught in a majority of public schools. Now I will provide several excerpts from speeches made by former American presidents. These speeches help to illustrate the inhumanity, and evil nature of the so-called "founding fathers". These were the men who laid the foundations of a system of white supremacy, colonialism, and imperialist aggression, which continues today.

This poster calls attention to the fact that it was common for European settlers to give blankets contaminated with smallpox and other diseases to the Indigenous who had no immunity. This helped to facilitate genocide and also saved bullets.
This poster calls attention to the fact that it was common for European settlers to give blankets contaminated with smallpox and other diseases to the Indigenous who had no immunity. This helped to facilitate genocide and also saved bullets.

Thomas Jefferson: Special Message to Congress on Indian Policy

Excerpt from speech delivered January 18, 1803

" ... The Indian tribes residing within the limits of the United States have for a considerable time been growing more and more uneasy at the constant diminution of the territory they occupy, although effected by their own voluntary sales, and the policy has long been gaining strength with them of refusing absolutely all further sale on any conditions, insomuch that at this time it hazards their friendship and excites dangerous jealousies and perturbations in their minds to make any overture for the purchase of the smallest portions of their land. A very few tribes only are not yet obstinately in these dispositions. In order peaceably to counteract this policy of theirs and to provide an extension of territory which the rapid increase of our numbers will call for, two measures are deemed expedient. First, to encourage them to abandon hunting, to apply to the raising stock, to agriculture, and domestic manufacture, and thereby prove to themselves that less land and labor will maintain them in this better than in their former mode of living. The extensive forests necessary in the hunting life will then become useless, and they will see advantage in exchanging them for the means of improving their farms and of increasing their domestic comforts... In leading them thus to agriculture, to factures, and civilization; in bringing together their and our sentiments, and in preparing them ultimately to participate in the benefits of our Government, I trust and believe we are acting for their greatest good..."

Analysis:
In this excerpt, Jefferson clearly reveals the arrogance, and the greed of the white supremacist. He sees that the Indigenous are growing increasingly aware of the ever expanding nature of colonialism, and the white man's insatiable need for more land and resources. He delivers a call to action, and encourages his fellow theives and conspirators to adopt measures that will bring the so-called "Indians" in line with the colonialist program of genocide through assimilation. His lack of humanity is evident, as he shows no concern for the destruction of a culture, and a way of life for an entire race of people. His only concern was expanding the borders of the United States, and making room for white settlement. From his lofty pinnacle of imagined superiority, he decided that it would be better for all concerned if the Indigenous would assimilate, and simply disappear. From his twisted viewpoint, the Americans could get what they wanted with minimal resistance, and the Indigenous would learn a "better way of life", a more "civilized" way of life, the "white man's way of life".

Tecumseh_ The Great Shawnee Chief
Tecumseh_ The Great Shawnee Chief

Andrew Jackson: First Annual Message to Congress

Excerpt of speech delivered to Congress on December 8, 1829:

" ... Our conduct toward these people is deeply interesting to our national character. Their present condition, contrasted with what they once were, makes a most powerful appeal to our sympathies. Our ancestors found them the uncontrolled possessors of these vast regions. By persuasion and force they have been made to retire from river to river and from mountain to mountain, until some of the tribes have become extinct and others have left but remnants to preserve for a while their once terrible names. Surrounded by the whites with their arts of civilization, which by destroying the resources of the savage doom him to weakness and decay, the fate of the Mohegan, the Narragansett, and the Delaware is fast overtaking the Choctaw, the Cherokee, and the Creek. That this fate surely awaits them if they remain within the limits of the states does not admit of a doubt. Humanity and national honor demand that every effort should be made to avert so great a calamity. It is too late to inquire whether it was just in the United States to include them and their territory within the bounds of new states, whose limits they could control. That step can not be retraced. A state can not be dismembered by Congress or restricted in the exercise of her constitutional power. But the people of those states and of every state, actuated by feelings of justice and a regard for our national honor, submit to you the interesting question whether something can not be done, consistently with the rights of the states, to preserve this much-injured race.

As a means of effecting this end I suggest for your consideration the propriety of setting apart an ample district west of the Mississippi, and without the limits of any state or territory now formed, to be guaranteed to the Indian tribes as long as they shall occupy it, each tribe having a distinct control over the portion designated for its use. There they may be secured in the enjoyment of governments of their own choice, subject to no other control from the United States than such as may be necessary to preserve peace on the frontier and between the several tribes. There the benevolent may endeavor to teach them the arts of civilization, and, by promoting union and harmony among them, to raise up an interesting commonwealth, destined to perpetuate the race and to attest the humanity and justice of this government...".

Analysis: In this excerpt, we see a racist in top form, pretending to be a good Christian. We can see throughout this excerpt how Jackson attempts to cloak his evil intention in a feigned concern for the welfare of the Indigenous people. His reference to the people as "savages" should give anyone a clue to his grandiose fantasy of superiority. Jackson's racist and barbaric character can be clearly seen at the beginning of the paragraph when he says," Our conduct toward these people is deeply interesting to our national character..." This statement is reminiscent of the BTK killer and his disconnected court room accounts of how he killed his victims. Jackson shows no humanity, or emotion in this opening statement, only the curiosity of a psychopath. The fact that he admits just moments latter that some tribes have already become extinct, only supports this fact. He may as well have been speaking of a bird, or some other kind of animal that had suffered extinction at the hands of over-zealous hunters.

Petroglyphs: Horseshoe Canyon Utah
Petroglyphs: Horseshoe Canyon Utah | Source

For over 300 years, atrocity upon atrocity had been heaped upon the Indigenous by the colonialists, but Jackson could only describe it as "interesting". There is also a great irony in his statement " ... until some of the tribes have become extinct and others have left but remnants to preserve for a while their once terrible names." Once terrible names? Of course he is referring to those who resisted and fought against the European Invasion. It is quite ironic that he refers to those who were decimated by an invading horde of rapists, thieves, and murderers, as "terrible". But this is a perfect example of how the idea of Manifest Destiny, along with "the end justifies the means" attitude, allows the white racist to easily ignore the evil heart of America.

Jackson remarks: " Humanity and national honor demand that every effort should be made to avert so great a calamity." And so, in this sentence Jackson seeks to illustrate his humanity, and his Christian principles, but he quickly follows with "It is too late to inquire whether it was just in the United States to include them and their territory within the bounds of new states, whose limits they could control. That step can not be retraced. A state can not be dismembered by Congress or restricted in the exercise of her constitutional power." The hypocrisy we see here is breathtaking and legendary. Here Jackson suggests that a state is as immutable as as any of the natural laws, the lunar cycles, or the ferocity of a lion; that the "Indian", for their own protection, must be removed and relocated in order to be "preserved". But contrary to Jackson's racist fantasy, a state is not an immutable object

A state is an abstract concept that exists only in the minds of men. The buck, nor the rabbit running through the forest, does not recognize the moment he steps into New York from Pennsylvania, and neither does a man. A fiction that is created can just as easily be modified or erased. If the United States had been a truly Christian nation, no hard choices would have needed to be made. But in spite of what Jackson inherited as president, he had other options. The welfare, and the fate of an entire race of people should have superseded the aspirations, or the sovereignty of any state.

The most obvious solution would have been for Jackson to limit the influx of settlers to the southern region. The military could have been used to enforce this measure. The various Indigenous nations could have also been given the lattitude by the U.S. government to discourage colonialist enroachment upon tribal lands. But this would not have been a popular choice, since it did not appeal to the greedy soul of the Americans.

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A Word About Thomas Jefferson

There are many racists who will deny that Thomas Jefferson had a fondness for sleeping with young girls. They will cite studies claiming that there is no evidence to suggest that Jefferson fathered any children with the 14 year old slave girl Sally Hemings. However,there are just as many studies that conclude the opposite.

But lets get real folks! Simple deductive reasoning tells us that the probability that Jefferson was a pedophile is well over 90%. Here are some key points to consider:

First of all, Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner. A slave owner is a type of kidnapper; the worst kind ,since a slave was not likely to be held for ransom and then released in a relatively short period of time. Jefferson obviously had no problem with kidnapping and consigning a human being to a life of perpetual servitude.With such a verifiably corrupt moral character,it is very unlikely, considering his unlimited authority and access, that Jefferson would have taken the moral high ground in matters of sexual propriety. It is like suggesting a heroin, or crack dealer might refuse to sell marijuana based on moral principles.

Now, we must ask ourselves, "Where did all of the so-called colored people come from?" Many of the Africans brought over on the slave ships were very dark skinned.There weren't a lot that looked like Beyonce,Prince,or Barrack Obama.The fact that there were so many lighter skinned people with African heritage before the Civil War can only mean one thing. And this begs the question,"How many of you would engage in consensual sex with someone who had kidnapped you, taken away your freedom for life, and made you work with no pay?" By the year 1865 there was an abundance of "mixed race" African Americans throughout the North and the South.This was directly related to the high incidence of slave women, and girls, being raped by slave-owners and their friends. Many of these women were also forced into prostitution ,which provided another lucrative stream of income for the lovers of Freedom and Hypocrisy.

There is no doubt that Thomas Jefferson, a verifiable kidnapper and slave owner, was also a rapist, a pedophile,and an adulterer. It is no wonder Americans are so confused.There are even Christians who have reverently referred to Jefferson as a "founding father". It fascinates me how so many of them can reconcile the acts of evil men such as Jefferson,Washington,and Andrew Jackson,with the teachings of Jesus. It is a great wonder of the world.

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Goyathlay

In this essay I have provided an honest, realistic, and unbiased look at American History, from the perspective of a human being. Let it be known that anyone who glorifies Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, or any number of miscreants who committed crimes against humanity, are entitled to nothing. They are deserving of no respect, and their opinions are worthless. The soulless materialistic racist is an enemy to all mankind, including the white race. I am of mixed blood Aniyunwiya and German. It is important that white Euro-Americans, and all people: full blood and mixed blood, denounce the evil history of America at every turn. Perpetuating a lie is of no good use to anyone. Osiyo!

© 2015 Ronnie wrenchBiscuit

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      JR Krishna 22 months ago from India

      Interesting. History has always attracted me. Now my daughter says she wants to study history and make that her profession.

      Very descriptive hub

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      Barbara Kay Badder 22 months ago from USA

      There are a lot of things in the history of our nation that have been drastically changed to make them appear appealing to us now. I wish they would have been straight with us in the history books we studied in school.

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      Yvette Marshall 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow such passion for the truth. If only others can be so passionate. I love history one can learn so much about the nature of mankind. A great historical account of American history is a book called "American Experience". It relates the events of American from start to the election of President Obama. I think it is must read for all students. I enjoyed this article and look forward to your next post.

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