Now that parents across the country have pulled the shroud off the zombie horror that is Critical Race Theory, aka Modern Nazi Race Theory, racial activists are falling back on
"we were only following orders!" "we are only teaching history!" This, of course, is total nonsense. They're teaching selected bits from history, with those bits selected to cast the Jews whites in the worst possible light.
Recently, Canada has been seized by Race Mania with statues of Queen Victoria being torn down and churches burned, ostensibly because of atrocities against Indian tribes. Here in the US, on 4th of July, plenty of SJWs were posting about how America was stolen land and blah blah blah.
Did anti-Indian atrocities occur? Yes, they did. Like slavery, it's a fact that such things happened. Did they happen in isolation? Nope. Below, I'll relate a story from Empire of the Summer Moon that is pretty horrible. I'll put it at the end of the post just in case you don't want your day sullied by something grotesque.
As the racial cultural purges have raged across Canada, I kept recalling what I picked up from Summer Moon. One tidbit was how the Tonkawa allied themselves with the US Army against the Comanche. The Tonkawa had been on the losing end of some massacrations at the hands of the Comanche and were all in on revenge. In fact, in some massacres attributed to the Americans, it was the Tonkawa auxiliaries who went on unrestrained killing sprees during and after the battle.
I would bet the farm that the Indians' internecine atrocities are not being taught in Canada. That's why Queen Victoria is being torn down. Whites are uniquely guilty in the public school history classes.
I've also been reading Why Can't Somebody Just Die Around Here, an outstanding book describing a Romanian family's survival of the end of WW II and their immigration to the US. As a Romanian, dad fought for the Axis. When the Eastern Front collapsed, mom and the kids became refugees, fleeing into Germany. After the war, they ended up in socialist East Germany with dad in a POW camp.
Part of the book details the life of Romanians and Hungarians sent to socialist Russian slave labor camps. As in "slavery" slave labor. Almost none of them survived. And, of course, in socialist Nazi Germany, the whole plan was to make sure their slaves died.
That matches what I've read about African slaves sold to Brazil and the Caribbean. Their mortality rates were astronomical. Dittos for the slaves the Africans sold to the Turks and Arabs. Meanwhile, in the American South, the black population grew during slavery.
I would bet the farm that the slavery of socialism and the qualitative differences between Southern and Latin American slavery is not being taught in the US. It certainly wasn't in my daughter's public high school. There, white Americans were uniquely guilty.
Here's a palate-cleanser before I relate the horror story from the Comanches.
|Yellowtail and bluefins caught on my recent fishing trip.|
There was a multi-family farm community on the border of Comanche territory in Texas that the Comanche raided in a sneak attack. The men were out in the field and the Comanche came into the compound acting as if they just wanted to trade and talk. A few whites got a bad feeling about the situation and quietly escaped. In short order, the remaining men were all killed or disabled. The women and children were captured.
After the attack, the men were tortured to death in various gruesome ways and the women were gang-raped. The children were beaten, tortured and abused. Some children died and some were adopted into Comanche families as slaves. Some of the women survived and became slaves as well.
One of the women was 3 months pregnant at the time. She was enslaved and made to process buffalo hides for a Comanche chief. About 7 weeks after she gave birth, the chief came into their tent with some of his warriors. The woman was held down and her baby was strangled right in front of her. The baby, you see, was only going to cut down on her productivity.
The baby's body was then handed back to the woman, only it wasn't dead yet. As it struggled to breathe, the Comanche warriors grabbed it back from the woman, tied a rope around its neck and dragged it in a circle behind a horse until it was dead, mutilated beyond recognition. The bloody lump of flesh and bones was handed back to the woman and the warriors left.
Like, whatever, man.
Sarah Hoyt, Revisited
Going back to the Instapundit post by Sarah that motivated my dive into Comanche history, this quote keeps coming to mind.
(After a deep dive into African history), what became very clear to me is that whenever civilized (in this case defined as post-tribal) humans collide with tribal humans, tribal humans lose. (The tribal people) use the techniques that work in between tribes, imagining that their adversaries are also a tribe:
They start off with unimaginable massacres and horrible evil in the belief that this will cause the adversaries to back off... (T)he more atrocities they commit the more they aggravate the anger of the civilized people.
The civilized hold back, afraid of committing atrocities, and the tribal humans commit more atrocities, and act like victors, while doing truly horrific things.
And then at some point the post-tribal people lose it.
What comes after is usually horrific and causes college social studies majors to cry centuries later.
If you wanted to "teach history," you'd tell stories like the one about the baby. Atrocities were what the Indians did to everyone around them. Men climbed the tribal ladder through raids - it was all theft and brutality. At some point in time, the American Deplorables had enough and didn't care about morality or justice any more. Heck, at some point in time, even the Indians had enough of each other and their wars became wars of extermination.
Don't kid yourself. That's not being taught. We're not teaching history with CRT. We're teaching only those parts that motivate Modern Nazi Race Theory.