Posted by: pudding
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Date: March 01, 2005 11:58AM
OK, I will explain it to you, bear in mind though, that it is not my intension to convince you.
If your grandfather steals from my grandfather and then gives the stolen goods to your father, and your father gives them to you, I say: it is still my grandfather property, even though you did not steal it, and the person who gave it to you did not steal it either. And, as I ultimately inherit from my grandfather, you can be sure that I will come to you and claim my property from you.
Now, I do not need to explain anything to US senators and the rest - I do not have any business with them, thank you very much. They are your senators, you voted for them (or not), you can talk to them and they have to listen to you - your right, their duty.
As for American Indians, as far as I know they were almost completely wiped out by white colonists. One of many crimes committed in the past by those who called themselves “civilised”. Your country history started from a mass murder not any better than Nazi crimes during the IIWW. I do not think that American Indians have any chance to get anything back, your senators will make sure they do not, so, I guess, you don‘t have to worry about African Americans.
On the other hand, we have a lot of examples in the history when nations did better than American Indians. In New Zealand, for example, Maori bitten British and almost driven them from their land. They forced British to sign a peace treaty and this way saved themselves from extinction.
Poland ceased to exist at the end of eighteen century. For over hundred years foreign powers owned the land. Poles never stopped fighting and at the end what was stolen had to be return. Those who occupied the land had to pack and go.
Jews, the “nation without land”, as they were often referred to by others, were driven from their land some two thousand years ago. They returned to it and claimed it from British and Arabs.
In all above examples, those who flighted for their nations’ freedom were referred to by other sides as “terrorists”, but for their own people they were “freedom fighters”.
You are very quick to judge, Joe49. You seem to forget the history of the US. Do you by any chance remember the significance the Independence Day? Anyway, you have my answer, as requested.