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Thread #38150 Message #535859
Posted By: Lepus Rex
26-Aug-01 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Early Visitors to North America
Subject: RE: BS: Early Visitors to North America
McGrath, that "there are people who seem to think that somehow, if there were people of European origin in America a few thousand years ago, that somehow is significant in terms of the rights and wrongs of what has happened since" is EXACTLY what bothers me about things like Kennewick man and the Kensington Runestone. As if they're thinking, "My great-grandad wasn't a land-grabbing racist mass murderer! He was just bringing the Dingleforth family back to their rightful homeland!" Grr.
WHY do people have such a hard time admitting that their ancestors were ASSHOLES? They were, folks, and so are we. :)
And Lee Shore, that link that Kat gave last night has what I think you're looking for about Kennewick man. And I wasn't really being cranky. Note the 'smiley.'
BUT GODDAMN IT! It's LEPUS Rex. LEPUS. ;)