Before Europe could “immigrate,” someone else had to be removed. Before there was land to settle it must be stolen. Before anyone could be “free and white” someone else had to be “non-white” – and enslaved. Before “Americans” could become “Americans,” “Latin Americans” – who are overwhelmingly Original Americans – had to become something else – “Latinos,” “Hispanic,” the not-Native – the Alien.
The Illegal Alien.
In a stunning bit of triple think the Natives, who knew no borders, became “Aliens,” while Europeans became “Americans,” and “Americans” became “Natives,” while the Original Americans became “foreign” infiltrators and lawbreakers bent on who-knows-what brand of “terrorism” against “innocent” colonists, or if you prefer, “Americans.” Or “Settlers.”
Or is it “Afrikaners.”
Take your pick.
Three out of four citizens of the United States of America today are white. The American Indian numbers have been reduced to about 2 million or less than one percent of the total population. Pragoti had earlier carried articles, taken from various sources, on the occasion of "Columbus Day" which is now often referred to as the "Day of Indegenous Resistance" and on "Thanksgiving Day" to highlight the genocidal progress of colonialism in the western hemisphere.
Continuing with this theme, we present to our readers two articles. The first one by Juan Santos argues that racial discrimination and extermination of the American Indians have been central to the the history of the United States of America and this is not some unfortunate side-story. The second is the speech given by one of the remaining descendants of the Wampanoag tribe which first encountered the bloody "pilgrims" of the Mayflower and paid for their lives with it.