“I think the U.S. government is going to die in its own quagmire of brutality, its own quagmire of hatred and discrimination and the brutality that it has committed over the years and the honors given to people for committing those acts. For instance, for the massacre at Wounded Knee the U.S. government gave out Medals of Honor for killing women and children and that’s a disgraceful, disgraceful chapter and those are the kinds of thing that America is going to die from. Native people will still be here and the good people of America will be here too, but the federal system that has sponsored all these things, that’s endorsed them and still endorses them will die of all that stuff.” - Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement
I highly recommend picking up a copy of “Ojibwa Warrior” by Dennis Banks - essential reading!
1788 was the year Australia was ‘settled’ which is a word here that means ‘invaded by white people’ and like it’s a pretty great country nowadays except for the fact that when you bring this up and the fact that it’s had horrible, horrible continuing effects on our indigenous population like in the early 1900s they started up a thing called the Aborigine’s protection act which sounds nice but they used to literally STEAL CHILDREN ‘FOR THEIR OWN GOOD’ and then in 2000 AS IN LIKE FOURTEEN FUCKING YEARS AGO they were like ‘was there really a stolen generation tho lol like i mean it wasn’t that many kids i mean we can hardly call it a generation lmao’
literally the people in power sort of tend to stick their fingers in their ears and go LALALALALALLALALALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU Australia is actually so fucked up on this front it’s really gross
but yeah a lot of people call australia day ‘invasion day’ and for good reason we have a pretty shitty past that doesnt get talked about like literally all we learned in school about pre-1788 was ‘the aboriginals walked around and did stuff like there was the dreamtime and stories and stuff’ I could go on but that’s it in a nutshell
What do you mean they “used” to steal children in “a pretty shitty past”
As it is in Australia, as it is Canada, as it is the U.S., as it is in every nation and region that white Europeans have invaded, ripped up, and colonized.
Of course the number indigenous children in foster care today far outnumber the heights of the Stolen Generations and Residential Schools combined. Every class bastard knows this. Bio spawn should probably get a clue by now.
Just don’t talk about this shit as if it were in the past. Cuz it’s not.