Bumpersticker Logic Meets Historical Fact

Here is a classic example of why Liberals wear me out. Briefly, there was one of those fan pages on Facebook entitled:  Illegal immigration is not a new problem, Native Americans used to call it ‘White People’. You will see why I say briefly when you click on it. Ignoring that for a minute, I’m sure most clear thinking people will see the obvious flaw; there were no laws stopping us from coming in at the time. We took over this land by conquest and indeed through lots of  subterfuge and broken promises. Not my place (or concern) to say if it was right or wrong. I just chalk it up to survival of the fittest. If the Mexicans want to try to organize en masse and try to regain the region of the country we took from them years ago, they are welcome to do so. They will be defeated as well, but it is their right to try. It’s not their right to come into a country without following the established procedures and laws and to cut in line in front of millions of others, including their own countrymen, who want to benefit from what the United States has to offer since their own country cannot adequately provide for them.

Getting back to our friends the Native Americans,  a large amount, some historians say as many as 80%-90%, succumbed to diseases brought here by the Europeans (since I feel the need to have to spell this out, that was not intentional. They just did not have the natural immunity to fight previously unknown strains). These diseases were caught via casual and benevolent contact with the Europeans through trade and other non-violent activities. Since I’m sure I will get “Yes, but white men wrote the history books. Of course you would say that,” Let me pass on some wisdom from the people who lived in this period:

“I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. He put in your heart certain wishes and plans, in my heart he put other and different desires. Each man is good in his sight. It is not necessary for Eagles to be Crows. We are poor..but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die…we die defending our rights.”  – Sitting Bull, 

 And they certainly tried. Granted when the white man won a battle, we called it victory, when we lost we called it a “massacre”, but win we did. The entire make up of planet Earth is constantly changing through this method. It is just the natural order of things and trite comments will never change it. It is our turn as the current “native Americans” to defend our rights to preserve the laws of our nation and to preserve the melting pot culture established now for over two hundred years.

Oh, and getting back to why that link was only up briefly, it was taken down by Facebook as the majority marked it as offensive. Maybe there is hope after all…


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