‘Pure’ his­tory

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

The re­cent di­a­tribes pub­lished in this news­pa­per re­gard­ing the devel­op­ment of the United States through driv­ing the na­tive In­di­ans off of their land and the use of hu­man slaves as la­bor pre­sented these his­tor­i­cal facts in such a man­ner as to make it ap­pear that all of this was an Amer­i­can phe­nom­ena.

All of writ­ten his­tory, in­clud­ing the Bi­ble, is re­plete with chron­i­cles of these types of ac­tions by those with the power to take such ac­tions. Blam­ing the cit­i­zens of the United States as if they had per­pe­trated some­thing oth­er­wise un­known to mankind is ei­ther pure prej­u­dice or sim­ply ig­no­rance.

If those of you who feel so strongly feel ashamed of such a his­tory, go find some coun­try, if you can, that has been “pure” in its devel­op­ment.

LLOYD BAI­LEY ll­bai­ley44@austin.rr.com

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