Slavery, Indian Mistreatment, Japanese Internment Camps...so much of America's darker history is only historical awareness to me and not a source of guilt. Yes, there are shameful and unfortunate events in the histories of ALL countries but future generations need not share any guilt for them. Why should they when they did not participate or condone it?<quoted text>
I was 20 years old in 1971. You might have been 10 years old.
Your version of cowboys and Indians as portrayed by Hollywood is probably a bit different than mine growing up.
Should a 20 year old German continue to be blamed and held guilty for the Third Reich? Should a 10 year old Spaniard girl or 18 year old Mexican boy be held responsible for the Conquistadors' genocide of Central and South American Natives today?
The Race Card and the constant chest-beating over the American Indian histories has been held over the heads of good, hardworking and innocent Americans long enough and needs to stop.
Yes, I've read of the horror stories of both slavery and indigenous peoples. I've felt a deep spiritual connection with Indian world-views toward Nature and Mother Earth. Yeah, I saw Roots.
But I am not guilty and I am not responsible for those actions of people 200 - 300 - even 400 years ago. It simply is what it is and the Jesse Sharptons can all go to hell for all I care. They have sucked, shucked and extorted enough money, pain and misery for generations to come.
George Zimmerman knows this well. Paula Deen knows it. Qualified non-blacks refused entrance to universities know it. The Ronald Goldman family knows this. The families of Korean shop owners murdered in the LA riots know this.
The black racial hypocrisy has hurt America deeply.