Originally posted by sandman:
I I presume you have some American friends who you consider nice (I know I have). Are they any less nice because of what their forbears did to the Indian or the black man?
Slavery was introduced to North America (Jamestown, Virginia, 1619) by the Dutch and other Europeans:
African slaves were sold to the Europeans by other Africans and Arabs. America abolished slavery. Slavery still exists in African and Arab societies:
According to “Guns, Germs, And Steel” by Jared Diamond, “Throughout the Americas, diseases introduced with Europeans spread from tribe to tribe far in advance of the Europeans themselves, killing an estimated 95 percent of the pre-Columbian Native American population.” (page 78).
You will not find any Americans who have ever owned slaves or killed Indians. You will find lots of Germans who have murdered Jews, Russians, Gypsies, homosexuals…and are proud of it. For God’s sake, these Nazi assholes even have annual conventions!
There was no Auschwitz in the US…and I’ve been to real one.