ms cornish, threads about native americans turn into nasty and vivious battles because they are the primary and contunuing victums of anglo imperialist genocide. to accept their history with an open mind meands to question the whole structure of genocidal military capitalism which has despoiled more of the world than any other force in history, and of course immensly more than any aborginal people.
attacking aboriginal people is an attempt to deflect responsibiliy from the genocide they suffered, and still suffer. the present generation of natives is still shattered by the residentail schools, through the trauma of the survivors and the trauma of the anonymous deahs of their missing children.(the rcmp admit to about three and a half thousand disappeared children, who went into the schools but disappeared--the real number is likely more than ten times that).
its the fundamental racism of anglo military capitalist culture. africans suffered, celts suffered others too numerous to count suffered, but no one suffered to the extent that natives of the americas and australis suffered. the racists have to keep up the attacks, or actually self examine, and they are not going to self examine.
ps greg f, f please f off