How moral was the United States in committing genocide against the Native American populations?


What if Germany celebrated Jew Day, where brainwashed youth walked around with gas ovens?

for those who insist the genocide was an accident..read and learn something: the genocide was and STILL IS intentional.

Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948.
http://www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html

Article 2
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

п‚· (a) Killing members of the group:

(the many massacres and campaigns aimed at killing native americans regardless of age or gender is well documented. Nothing more needs to be said here.)

п‚· (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group:

(the conditions imposed on native people on reservations was designed to cause them harm. Studies have also shown that the steretype in the dominent culture and the portrayal of native people as war like, drunk, and lazy, also affects native children and how they see themselves.)

п‚· (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part:

(the reservation system was designed to “contain” native people so they could be destroyed more efficiently. Starvation was one tactic and biological warfare another. today the governments allows toxic waste from nuclear plants and mining operations to be dumped on native reservations. many reservation in usa and canada do not have drinking water because of this contamination and the birth defects and cancer rates are the highest in the country.)

п‚· (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group:

(up until the late 1980s, native women were sterilized as a matter of policy by IHS doctors. These sterilizations were done without their consent and in many cases against the women’s will.)

п‚· (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

(native children were taken by force from their families and sent to residential schools often hundreds of miles from home. There they were trained to be “white” and in many cases were sexually and physically abused. Over 50,000 children between the ages of 3 and 15 were killed in these institutions in canada alone and similar numbers in usa. many of these schools remained open into the 1990s and survivors of them are still alive. Until 1973, native children in usa were also removed from their mothers as infants and adopted out to white families as an attempt to assimilate native people into white society.)

It was a bad thing. It’s not something America is proud of.

The US didn’t exist then pal. 80% of Natives were killed off due to Smallpox since it was not endemic to the Americas

DM: I never said there was anything moral about it. It was a huge tragedy, but to blame the modern US for it is ridiculous. I think you’d be hard pressed to go through the world’s historical record and find one single group or country that has not committed an atrocity in the past. To blame future generations for it is just counterproductive though

History of the U.S. is no different than any country in the Americas..

That was Lincoln and General Grant!!! I have asked that many times but all I do is pizz off the Republicans!!! And I do enjoy that!!

As morally imperfect as any human being you have ever known…

They’d have to be pretty small gas ovens.

People only call it genocide for the sake of hyperbole. The fact is that the indigenous people failed to defend their land from invaders. Throughout history and the world invaders have tried to drive out native populations and those populations had to either defend their land or lose it. Only in the US are we expected to feel guilty about winning.

moral?

not very
probably have riots

no clue

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