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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Illegal Aliens, and the Genocide of Native Americans

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Deconstructionists often argue that the white man committed genocide against the Native Americans.  The theory is that if they can anger you after convincing you of the atrocities of early Americans against the native population of the New World, then that must mean that our founding as a nation is flawed, and the American System must be abandoned.  These folks argue that the United States was erected on the blood of victims, and restitution must be paid.  History tells us that the slaughter of the native population did indeed happen, and the native women were raped and forced to become the wives of the new explorers.  The warriors poured over the New World for the purpose of conquering it, and robbing from the native civilizations their gold, silver, and other riches.  However, the perpetrators may not be who you expect.  The conquerors were not the white men we are constantly told they were.  In fact, the truth may be surprising.

The term I use for people who have immigrated into this country illegally is "illegal aliens."  Some folks find that term to be offensive.  One Saturday afternoon, on my Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs radio program on KCAA 1050 AM, I used that term, and a regular caller, an older gentleman of Mexican heritage who lives in San Bernardino, called into the program to challenge my use of that term.

"Who's the illegal aliens?" he asked.  "The Native Americans were here first, and the American Southwest was a part of Mexico until the white man came and took it."

Paul went on to tell me about the massive amount of Central American Indian he has in his bloodline, and how the land was stolen, and it takes some really big chicharrons to call the native peoples a bunch of illegal aliens.

I told Paul about my own Indian heritage.  My grandmother was quite a dark woman.  Her father was a full-blooded Black Foote, and my great-grandmother was half Black Foote.

"So that makes you 1/16th," he said.

"No," I replied.  "Combined with the Cherokee blood from my father's side, I am somewhere in between a sixteenth and an eighth."

"That's rare for white people to have so much Native American blood," he said.

And there's a reason for that.

What followed was a discussion about history.  Paul was convinced that my version of history was revised history to fit my political agenda.  I assured him that my version came largely from the textbook from my college history class, though you had to really pay attention to figure out the truth.

We have been taught as a society that the British Colonists came to America to steal the land, and they slaughtered any Indians along the way.  Hispanics especially love to tell that version of the story, when in reality it was their ancestors that were committing genocide, and raping the native women.

After Columbus discovered the New World, and brought back a few natives and the seed for a massive syphilis epidemic that wound up killing millions of Europeans, the Spanish decided that since a new route to the Far East was not going to enrich them because of the new found continents being in the way, they might as well become a rich empire by plundering the new land of its treasures.

Spain staked their claims on the new lands, intent on building an empire that yielded many riches. With those riches, however, came an empire rapidly becoming increasingly expensive to maintain. The Spanish monarchy claimed ownership to most of the land in the Western Hemisphere, and gave their conquistadors permission to explore and plunder.

Since the visitors were military men, no women were brought along for the voyage.  The conquistadors raped the native women, and forced them to become their wives.  When the Spanish colonists intermarried with the natives, it created a steep social hierarchy that placed people born in Spain at the top of the social status.

Eventually, the oppressive old conquistadors gave way for oppressive royal bureaucrats to become the rulers of New Spain.

The Spaniards used the Indians as forced labor to extract gold and silver from the ancient civilizations and mines of the New World. In the early decades Spain’s primary import from the New World was gold, but after 1540 silver became the primary Spanish import from the New World.

During the first hundred years of Spanish presence in the New World, a quarter of a million Spaniards settled in the colonies. Most of the new settlers were soldiers, laborers, and artisans (skilled craftsmen).

Entire civilizations were wiped out by the Spanish.  The exploits of Hernan Cortes, for examples, are legendary, and he is credited with slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Aztecs, and destroying the Aztec Empire.

Protecting the Spanish Empire from rebelling native populations, attacks against Spanish ships by pirates and privateers, and mutiny by the Spanish soldiers seeing their personal influence and power lessen with the arrival of the bureaucrats, made maintaining New Spain difficult and expensive. Spain added to its wealth, but New Spain became a long-term curse. Though the New World had vastly enriched Spain, the expense of maintaining their empire, and battling European monarchies that began to contest Spain’s domination of the New World, became difficult. Spanish influence over the colonies lessened, and other European powers took advantage by launching their own missions of discovery.

In 1607 the first English colonists arrived at Jamestown. The English colonization of North America was very different from that of the Spanish. The lessons of military conquest, and the financial expenses of empire, convinced the English monarchy to use different tact when colonizing the Atlantic Coast. Rather than conquer, adventurers were encouraged to invest in the New World. English colonists cultivated tobacco, and other crops, for wealth. They produced crop surpluses for export to the Old World, making the English colonies profitable in a potentially unlimited manner.

Taking gold and silver from the New World could only work as long as more gold and silver remained. Spain’s cost to maintain the empire, however, left the Spanish with less remaining as far as profit went. King James I did not wish to create yet another high risk, and expensive, system of colonization, so England’s colonization of the New World on the outskirts of Spain’s New World empire (where Spain could not defend the lands she claimed to rule) was encouraged by a system of investment by various companies with ambitions to reap riches, while benefiting England both overseas and at home.

Rather than invest in colonization directly, England offered charters to investors. English colonists were not soldiers filled with the desire of conquest and gold, but families filled with the desire of a new start, property ownership, and riches through farming and trade. Investors, like the Virginia Company, risked their capital because they saw great potential for profit in the new colonies. For the monarchy, the system was a win-win. If the colony failed, it cost England nothing, for the loss would be absorbed by the investors. If the colony succeeded, England would benefit through taxation, trade, global influence, and profits from the agriculture of the new land. Jamestown, however, failed to yield a profit for the Virginia Company, so after two decades of struggling to survive, the royal government took over operations.

The colonists endured Indian attacks, disease, and starvation with little assistance from the homeland. Bickering among themselves left the colonists with unplanted crops, and shrinking food supplies. In 1607 the local Indians began to bring corn to the colony for barter, which assisted in feeding the colonists, and stocking the Indians with Old World goods they desired. However, the corn was not enough, and in 1610 only 60 of the previous 500 settlers remained alive. These early struggles, however, had an important impact on the English colonies that the Spanish never encountered. The struggles, with limited help from England, instilled a spirit of survival, self-reliance, and independence into the English colonists. From the very beginning the virtues of hard work, and personal responsibility, were important for the sake of survival. Without these characteristics, which were taught to the colonists through their struggles, the English colonies would never have survived. The promised riches of the New World had not materialized at that point, however, but only because a cash crop had not emerged as had been hoped for.

Tobacco grew wild in the New World. The native population was using tobacco thousands of years before the arrival of European colonists. Originally, the Virginia Company had no plans to grow and sell tobacco, but by 1617 the colonists had grown enough tobacco to send its first commercial shipment to England. Before long, the colonies were sending so much tobacco to European markets that it became affordable, and became a product used by many people. From that point, Virginia transformed from a struggling colony of aimless adventurers to a society of dedicated planters growing as much tobacco as they could manage. By 1700 the nearly 100,000 colonists of the Chesapeake region (Maryland, Virginia, and northern North Carolina) had exported more than 35 million pounds of tobacco. The growing industry attracted droves of English indentured servants to work in the tobacco fields.

Colonizing by offering charters had paid off. The English colonies were prospering, and they did so with little interference from the English government. The colonies were self-sufficient, yet England was profiting from the burgeoning tobacco industry. The only thing holding back the promise of increasing profit to ever higher possibilities was the lack of labor. English arrivals were limited in numbers, and the indentured servants, after seven years of service, were striking out on their own. The southern colonies needed a new work force that was less expensive, not likely to strike out on their own, and capable of increasing in number quickly. The labor-intensive nature of the tobacco crop opened up the eventuality of slave labor.

The charter system served as a large part in creating the American virtue of self-reliance. In the southern colonies the promise of riches through property ownership and cash crops encouraged more Englishmen to arrive seeking their fortune. To the north, however, new colonies were being established with a different goal in mind. North of the Chesapeake region, colonies were emerging based on the desire for religious freedom.

Because the English colonists were families, rather than warriors, the rape and force intermarriage with the native population that existed in the Spanish Colonies did not emerge in the English Colonies (which may explain why Mexicans, for example, have more Indian blood in them than the average "white" person).  The English Colonists were not interested in committing genocidal atrocities against the native population as the Spanish had because the British did not come to the New World as conquerors.  As hunger became a constant problem in the English Colonies, the colonists were not only not interested in warring with the Indians, but sought peaceful trading with them for the sake of survival.

Violence did erupt later as the native population disagreed with the expansion of the white colonies into their hunting grounds, but the intent by the English was not genocide, as it was with the Spanish.

The ancestors of Americans were eager to try and make peace with the Indians because they needed their help to survive.  The ancestors of Hispanics were eager to war with the Indians, slaughtering hundreds of thousands, if not millions, and stealing from them their treasures. . . for the sake of conquest.

My Mexican friend, Paul, who loves to listen to my show, is the posterity of the ones who committed genocide, and his stronger Indian blood line is not something he should be proud of as he is.  He is more Indian than I because of the rape, and force marriages, committed by his Spanish ancestors.

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2 comments:

DaveFrancis said...

I don’t think anybody is that dense to believe the opinion poll on immigration from the Associated Press/Roper poll? It’s written to deceive as it’s concocted with this wording:

“Do you favor or oppose providing a legal way for illegal immigrants already in the United States to become U.S. citizens?” The fact that the Liberal oriented polls have become one-sided and easily manipulated guaranteeing the correct answer for the open border activists. Many of these polls offer no selection of questions. Such as amnesty or a backdoor amnesty, pathway to citizenship or comprehensive immigration reform that is likely under this Imperial administration? Every American not on the lunatic fringe should speak up—and speak up now. Whatever the true number of foreign invaders we have in this country; not the well preserved illegal alien population numbers that are publicized by the U.S. Census, or other dominions of the U.S. government, especially under the killing economy regime of President Obama. I have about as much trust in Left wing editorial principles, as I do in North Korea’s constant broken treaties. In the last Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey which I am inclined to believe then most mainstream press surveys, the following was observed:

58% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration (Last modified: 06/27/2012 10:42 am.) My personal analysis is that if they really wanted to discourage illegal migrants or immigrants, they plop a felony on illegal entry. More voters than ever think that if a woman comes to the United States illegally and gives birth to a child here, that child should be a U.S. citizen. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters share that view, up from September’s previous high of 37%. But 51% still disagree and do not think the child in that situation should be granted citizenship. 41% Think a Child Born in the U.S. to an Illegal Immigrant Should Be a Citizen (Last modified: 12/18/2012 03:03 pm. Most people who vote in these polls are unaware of the financial consequence of every child smuggled through our borders or past immigration officers in airline entry ports. Once here the parent or parents can apply for free health treatments, such as $100.000 dollar dialysis annually, while real Americans go without. A very crisp example is the terrible fiscal pressure the once golden state of California is suffering? Everybody who wants a good read of the Liberal political turmoil in California will be struck by the illegal alien invasion at capoliticalnews.com by Steve Frank’s.

His is an all seeing-eye of the corruption associated with this once great state. read a report by Michael D. Andronovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor who lays out a lengthy truth of the costs in this metropolis of 1.6 billion dollars annually, while the Nevada annual fiscal burden of immigration to be approximately $630 million. Then Arizona's illegal immigrant population is costing the state's taxpayers even more than once originally thought and now revised, to a whopping $2.7 billion a year. It is estimated that U.S. taxpayers spend $12,000,000,000 a year on primary and secondary school education for the children of illegal immigrants. But then every state is committed to by federal law along Southern border is unexaggerated with costs in the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR. The child gets a free education and now under Obama and his Liberal Progressive czars, a passport of the DREAM ACT, that allows in some states to issue drivers license and free tuition in a public college. In another Rasmussen report 63% Oppose Driver’s Licenses, Public Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Who Get Work Permits and 56% Put Border Control First (Last modified: 08/12/2012 09:07 am).

DaveFrancis said...

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters think gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living here. Thirty-five percent (35%) put legalizing the status of undocumented workers first. Most voters continue as they have for years to put border control ahead of legalizing the illegal immigrants already in this country. 57% Favor Strict Sanctions on Those businesses that Hire Illegal Immigrants. Last modified: 08/10/2012 02:35 pm.

The massive majority might have voted for the tenant to occupy the White House for another 4 years, but I believe many of the citizens (not non-citizens who voted in the general election, without prosecution) need to investigate the outrageous predicament balanced on the edge of a financial meltdown. Of course if you are a “Sponger” who has never held a job, and has learned to work the system like illegal aliens with stolen Social Security numbers, then you could care less about America’s future. But Americans have sway over the incompetence that will condemn this once great country. We have become too tolerant to illegal aliens—not true honest, legal immigrants and its costing taxpayers big. REAL BIG! They are stealing us blind and the corruption in Washington does nothing. Senators as Harry Reid, needs to be moved from his seat in a wheelchair and put out to pasture. It’s not those in Washington who runs the accursed place, but the special interest lobbyists who have all the money to buy special treatment?

Get on the phone and call your favorite Senator or House Representative and demand a small amendment to the Birthright citizenship act. This was for the descendants of slave, giving them citizenship status, not just anybody who deceives immigration agents. Call Rep. Steve Kings (R-Iowa) office (Phone: 202.225.4426) and see what you can accomplish as a patriotic American? He wrote a bill to stop the TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS we are spending on making illegal aliens comfortable? A simple and easy change in the “BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP (H.R. 140), will make it mandatory that one parent to be a citizen, before a smuggle newborn/ or infant can claim citizenship. Same can be said for Sen. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) bill to (Phone: 202-225-4236) “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” (H.R. 2164) to eliminate unauthorized labor in the workplace or who has remained undetected for years.

CANNOT BE BOTHERED NOTIFYING YOUR POLITICIAN-LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL, THEN SUFFER THE FUTURE CONSEQUENCES. REMEMBER ITS YOU MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING, NOT THE GOVERNMENTS?

Want honest and factual answers then go to Judicial Watch or NumbersUSA.