Rich wrote:And what about Britain, Belgium or France? Are the immigrants there not occupying Native Land by your logic? This is why I say anti WIG racism, that's anti White, anti Infidel, anti Gentile racism is so endemic, that people can no longer see it. When are the Mongolians going to knock down their monuments to Genghis? When are the Zulu going to knock down their monuments to Shaka? When are the Sunni Muslims going to stop making excuses for the wicked behaviour of the first four Caliphs? When are the Jews going to start condemning Joshua for stealing the land of the Canaanites in the first place?
Rich, I was taking the absurdity of the question to its logical conclusion.
I think Mount Rushmore is pretty cool. I wouldn’t want to see it destroyed, but this isn’t my fight.
Where are all the indigenous elders with their advice? The only portrayal of an indigenous person I’ve seen on this site was in a clip telling white people in CHAZ to give 10 dollars to black people, and I doubt that is representative of the actual discourse.
If natives occupied a very small % of the land in America pre-contact, how is it all "their land". Do you get to claim an entire continent as yours if you occupy and use only a very small % of it?
The New World didn't have horses pre-contact, horses came from Europe, so natives traveled by small boat/canoe along waterways or by foot. Pretty sure they never stepped foot on most of American land. But a lot of it they did use was stolen.
This just sounds like another version of terra nullius to me or something I can’t figure out. Are you saying the Native people already stole the land from others before them?
I think my comments were misinterpreted to be taken literally. For me righting the wrongs of the past means not repeating them. Mount Rushmore is there. It makes no sense (that I can determine) to destroy it.
But we can’t keep desecrating the land. Let me give you an example. On May 24th a mining company that should have known better blew up a 46 000 year old site in Australia that they had no business even looking at. That is unconscionable corporate behaviour to me. Shocking that it still happens.