Tuesday, June 14, 2005

American Tradition

For a Tribe in Texas, an Era of Prosperity Undone by Politics (NY Times).

We kill them, we starve them, we burn them out, we pen them up, we cheat them and betray them – and we keep on doing it, year after year, century after century. The endless war of America's European invaders against the continent's native peoples is one of the most savage and shameful episodes in world history. Not even the Mongol horde kept up such an unremitting assault on the lives and culture of those they conquered. And of course it's no surprise at all to find George W. Bush and his bagmen at the center of this latest ethnic-warfare outrage.