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Dinesh D’Souza: The Native American genocide is nobody’s fault   July 3, 2014

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Bill Ayers isn’t just a former terrorist, he’s also a former rapist.

In 1965, Ayers led a gangrape of a University of Michigan sophomore…

When I was getting ready to leave Ayers told me I couldn’t go until I slept with his roommate and his brother.

At first I thought Ayers was joking. I got up and went to the door. He moved quickly to block me at the doorway. He locked the door and put the chain on it.

Leave it to Dinesh D’Souza to make Bill Ayers look reasonable in comparison– by claiming that the indigenous population of North America shrank from 20 million to hundreds of thousands through no fault of ‘Murica…

Ayers: We did commit genocide against the Native Americans.

D’Souza: Actually, we did not.

D’Souza: The American Indian population shrunk over 80% over 150 years. The main reason for that was not because of warfare of systematic killing, it’s because the white man brought with him– from Europe– diseases, to which the Native Americans…did not have any immunities, so they perished in large numbers…With the migration of peoples, diseases go from civilization to civilization– that’s not genocide. Genocide is when you intend to wipe out a people.

I concede the following points:

  • 1) If we didn’t massacre the Native Americans, somebody else would have– another European power or, eventually, China or Japan.

    History had unfolded in such a way that the annihilation of their civilization was inevitable.

  • 2) Genocide is a staple of human history. The North American genocide was no worse than those perpetrated by Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Imperial Japan, or Mao Zedong.
  • 3) It could’ve been worse. The Chinese or Muslims likely wouldn’t have bothered w/ treaties or reservations.

But, at the risk of offending Dinesh D’Souza’s mindless cultists…

Andrew Jackson existed. The Trail of Tears happened. Our predecessors, with malice of thought, intentionally stole Indian land (just as any other world power in a position to do so, would have).

Any other interpretation is propaganda on par with North Korean news coverage of Kim Jong-un’s birthday.

“But it was disease that killed them!”

Imagine if technologically-superior foreigners conquered 14th century Europe while it was consumed by the Black Plague. Imagine that this occupying force herded the few remaining survivors into concentration camps reservations.

Would the fact that the majority of deaths were technically the result of disease prevent us from describing this hypothetical event as “genocide”?

I rest my case.

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