“Redskins”: The Origin of the Word and Genocide Behind it
What is life?
Crowfoot, a Blackfoot warrior [defender] and orator, said it well…….. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” Life is beautiful, mysterious, filled with strength and challenges….life roars like the lion, but has the gentle touch of a beautiful woman. There are no blacks and whites in life. There are no guarantees. But this is the beauty of life. The Mystery….. © The Feral Cat 2003 http://w3.gorge.net/feralcat/Redskin.html and Ohiyesa “The Soul of the Indian”The_soul_of_the_Indian and letterHitlerto Minnesota Eugenics Society
“Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa And for the Indians in the Wild West; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination—by starvation and uneven combat—of the ‘Red Savages’ who could not be tamed by captivity.” (John Toland, “Adolf Hitler” Vol II, p 802, Doubleday & Co, 1976)
See Nuremberg precedent in the case of Julius Streicher hanged for fomenting a climate (images, newspapers, music, film, etc) of vile anti-Semitism and racism that made genocide easier to conduct, cover-up, gain some mass acceptance of and even participate in. Demonization via false comparison is an old tactic refined by the likes of Streicher and has the same intention of demonization and marginalization with false and defamatory equivalences. Geronimo was never a once-collaborator with nor ever praised by the very forces that later hunted him down.