Wanna make someone mad? 'Native Americans' are not native to America.
November 23, 2017 9:21am CST
They are actually Asians. They are no more (or less) native to 'America' (in the broadest sense of the term) than I am. They migrated to America across the Beringia land bridge more than 15,000 years ago. So yes...they were here first. But I, too, am a native American. I was born here. And you can say my forebears migrated here as well. Sure, they call it 'immigration' these days...but it technically is one and the same. Yes, history says the 'white man' raped and murdered and looted 'the Indians'...but none of those were MY specific ancestors, to my knowledge. And not saying it was 'right' by any means...but that has gone on since time began. And it was not always the 'white man'. There have always been invaders/conquerors and usually whomever was already living somewhere got the 'short end of the stick'. Hell, it still happens. But don't try to hold up history and blame it on ME. All except a very select few have wound up with the 'short end' in one way or another. History is history. The history books usually are written by the 'winners' (however you want to take that word). Yes, correcting history books to tell the truth is good. But blaming people NOW for what happened THEN? Get over yourselves. It wasn't (and isn't) my fault. (Just a general rant, not intended towards any specific person...or race)
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I will join you on this point. I am annoyed by the way History is interpreted by a few people today without any historical perspective, but only for political ends. To add a bit of fun to this story of migrations, I read today on a French newspaper that Frederick Trump was probably a climatic migrant.
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Every once in a while I get to where I've heard a bit too much. When we allegedly are supposed to be trying to live and love together, it seems some try to divide us more by bringing up things that can't be changed...sure, don't want them happening again, but a person also has to accept the past for what it is...the past.
• East Tawas, Michigan
People actually have to trace their roots, to find out where their relatives migrated from! I think going back 100 years is silly. The only life I've ever known, happened within the past 66 years! Did my maternal grandpa speak German? So what!
• El Paso, Texas
Yep, you got all that right. I'd forgotten what they called that strip of land that prehistoric man traveled to get here. Did you know that one French artist was shocked to find a tribe of blond haired blue eyed Indians? They were one of the first tribes to be wiped out by the diseases brought over here.
• Riga, Latvia
People are just too full of themselves. I could say what I said for some crazy reason when I still lived in the states I loved to go our to party and then declared I was a queen and royalty. Yeah right. I just thought of something what do you suppose would happen on the day I finally returned to my homeland the US and declared that I was the Queen of America making my return