There was an genocide of the Native Americans

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"That was clearly genocide and a huge mess.
There is howling and babbling about the Second World War and those affected. But nobody talks about the millions of barbarically slaughtered Inquisition victims or, as here, indigenous people who were slaughtered and miserably brought to death. "

"Thank you jürgen, you tell me from the bottom of your heart what I can think of about such a stupid article
Please note: there are still some ethnic groups who long for the day zero for all imperialists and will definitely move their ass to preserve us! "The idea of ​​including an Indian state as an official US state in the Union does not exactly testify to racist contempt. The fact that the proposal, which was even quite far advanced, ultimately failed, only makes it all the more clear that not e>

That's kind of exactly the reaction I was expecting from this article. Anonymous, of course.



"Accordingly, a planned genocide against the North American Indians never took place."
That phrase is just pretty
Was it an unplanned genocide?

Genocide presupposes premeditation, that is the statement.

The two quotations above clearly highlight the mainspring behind the statement that the United States committed genocide (the United States, Canada, the Spaniards and Portigiesen are again not mentioned).

The specific wish to want to wipe out an ethnic group or a people, as the Nazis did with the Jews and the Turks with the Amenians, in order to realize their dream of racial or ethnic purity, existed on the part of the USA (and also Canada, mine According to knowledge of Spain and Portugal) not.

What there were were cruel crimes in which the interests of the Indians were of no value to the settlers. In part, this looking down was also justified with cultural superiority, but it was not done to keep a race pure or to have a pure ethnic group as the basis for a new nation-state, but simply out of economic interests. So there was no direct interest in anyone's death. People's death is probably best, although the term is also quite imprecise.

It makes a difference whether I am ready to walk over corpses in a bank robbery or whether I commit a targeted assassination attempt on someone because I don't like the color of their skin and I don't want to endure the sight.

Even the idea of ​​including an Indian state as an official US state in the Union does not exactly testify to racist contempt. The fact that the proposal, which was even quite far advanced, ultimately failed because the party-political balance was maintained, only makes it all the more clear that the driving force behind the treatment of the Indians was not racial madness and purity, but simply ignorance and a lack of will to show consideration.

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