Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Politics of Genocide
By Layla Anwar, An Arab Woman Blues
November 28, 2009
Thanksgiving and the Muslim Eid Al-Adha have coincided around the same dates.
In Eid Al Adha we give thanks to Allah, through a ritual of animal sacrifice, the Americans give thanks to their maker, through a ritual of human sacrifice from the first day the white man landed on native American land, until the present when that same white man, (who unfortunately now includes blacks and native Americans too) landed in Iraq, continuing that exact same 200 years old methodology of arrogance, theft, rape, torture, killing crowned with lies and deception - in short genocide.
It has not changed since...not one bit.
The first people to suffer the greed, arrogance, racism and criminality of the new world order, 200 years or so ago, were the native Americans. Today they are reduced to poverty, gang crime, alcoholism -- symptoms of total uprootedness and dispossession. So much for your culture of thanksgiving.
And to mark the occasion, I'll let you hear what America is all about, from the mouth of one of its original owners.
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