White Guilt Has No Boundaries: Now The Vancouver Olympics Crowd Are Lecturing Me About Native American Genocide
By: Rachel Marsden
I criticise the crappy Vancouver 2010 Olympic logo that happens to be
American Indian, and the marginalising of European immigrants in Games
merchandising, and get branded a racist. Oh, but I left out “genocide”. Silly
me! You know, the genocide of Native Americans, as described by Leftists, that
didn’t even take place in Canada. But white guilt and the imposition thereof
apparently has no boundaries.
Mentioning the words “Native” and “European” in the same column has triggered the University of Starbucks Magna Cum Latte history club to dump lengthy, biased, anti-European rants into my inbox about the “genocide” European immigrants perpetrated on American Indians. In Canada? My response: go throw yourselves into the gaping mouth of a spirit bear the next time one comes charging out of the recesses of your brainwashed skull while toking up.
How about some inconvenient facts? The Natives owned slaves in the Americas. Indeed, Mohawk chief Joseph Brant in Canada had a ton of black slaves when the slave trade was abolished by the British, to whom he had previously sold a seven year-old black girl.
American Indians may have done many admirable things, and theirs was a fascinating culture, and some terrible things were done to them, but they were also raping, beheading, killing and starving each other long before the Europeans arrived. That hasn’t stopped historical ignoramuses from trying to peddle the myth that Indians were just sitting around making macramé and commiserating profoundly with the likes of Bambi and Thumper, which somehow prompted the Europeans to spontaneously go postal.
When the new settlers arrived in America and found themselves in a mix of disorder, fighting and killing among Indians, they could have just volunteered to take an arrow in the chest to please future history professors. But a long war of attrition ensued with huge casualties and cruelties on both sides. As the Europeans improved tactics and technology, their dominance prevailed, along with the societal order we know today – the most popular societal model in the world. And it’s that enormous cultural contribution that is being marginalised in official Vancouver Winter Olympics marketing. That’s all I’m saying.
As for Natives or anyone else who feels they have been hard done by – everyone has been screwed over in life. Most people don’t even have to dig back 100 years for it. Victimhood isn’t foisted upon you: it’s a choice made by you, as a capable human being, to hold yourself back and construct an identity around an excuse.
And the Olympic logo? Still sucks.
COPYRIGHT 2009 RACHEL MARSDEN