Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Random Notes from a Crank

It is a sad coincidence that Moscow Don signed an executive order to revive the Dakota Access pipeline when today I finished reading An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. This passage from Chapter 11: The Doctrine of Discovery is relevant: "The collusion of business and government in the theft and exploitation of Indigenous lands and resources is the core element of colonization and forms the basis of US wealth and power." 

Here are a couple other passages that are noteworthy:
  • "Any true history of the United States must focus on what has happened to (and with) Indigenous peoples--and what will happen."
  • "The late Native historian Jack Forbes always stressed that while living persons are not responsible for what their ancestors did, they are responsible for the society they live in, which is a product of the past." 
Dunbar-Ortiz's An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States should be required reading for anyone who gives a damn about US history

I've never liked Peyton Manning, and now it seems have a reason to not like Tom Brady

Here's an infographic I discovered on the interwebs that is worthwhile.

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