What is new, however, is this brand of self-hating handwringing that idle intellectuals insist on inflicting on the rest of us. It's a testament to the success of Western Culture (thus far) that these fools have the time for and can get paid for such nonproductive, valueless claptrap.
“This planet, not just the Americas, has ALWAYS been realigned through warfare and invasion.”
What could be more true?
I have been reading history my entire life. I have read the history of people and times far removed from our own as well as American history.
The fact that humanity stinks to the sky is rarely presented for straightforward and unambiguous fact that it is. That is NOT to say that it is justifiable, but rather that it is SO! A little honesty would go a long way here.
No culture, in any period of time has avoided/rejected this monstrous behavior when possessing the motivation or given the opportunity or NOT possessing motive or opportunity! Period! THATS people!
For educators in this country and for the MSM to constantly present history to the public and to students in a way which neglects or misrepresents this widely documented and incontestable fact is abjectly dishonest, and nothing short of outright deception.
I want to see the description of history which admits of THIS truth. You dont need to read MUCH history to understand that it will make NO sense at all when this information (for whatever political/moral/social/cultural reason) is omitted from the equation.
BTW: Native Americans were a stone-age culture when they encountered white men. They dealt with one another as such.
If hostilities immediately descended to the most primitive and inhuman level, I think THAT fact has a lot to do with it.