From my German Family Album I am running a series of online lectures beginning on September 9th linking the historical, the contemporar...
Monday, 31 May 2010
Who is your White Man?
"The white men are bad schoolmasters, they carry false books, and deal in false actions; they smile in the face of the poor Indian to cheat him; they shake them by the hand to gain their confidence, to make them drunk, to deceive them, and ruin our wives. We told them to leave us alone, and keep away from us; they followed on, and beset our paths, and they coiled themselves among us, like the snake. They poisoned us with their touch. We were not safe.We lived in danger. We were becoming like them, hypocrites and liars, adulterous lazy drones, all talkers and no workers...
The white men do not scalp the head; but they do worse - they poison the heart...."
From Howard Zinn's People's History of America. Who is your white man?