The largest genocide in human history happened where? Most people would answer Germany, and the Jewish Holocaust. Actually though, the largest genocide happened in the USA, with the native American Indians, with estimates of 19 million to 100 million people killed.
How many million Native American Indians lived on the continent of Northern America, before the ‘settlers’ arrived? Official estimates range from 19 million to over 100 million people, (not counting South America). It is quite ironic that currently there is a great debate about ‘immigrants’ who in the minds of the current ‘citizens’, should be thrown out and sent back to where they came from… Who actually should be thrown out? Who actually ‘owns’ this great land? Who are the original and true ‘citizens’?
After the ‘discovery’ of America, and the taking of 99.9% of what the Native Americans had possessed for tens of thousands of years, only several hundred thousand of the original inhabitants were left. Were 19 million or 100 million killed? No one knows and no one was counting. Whatever the number, this was the biggest genocide in the history of humankind. Hitler admired the concept of genocide that he learned from the US ‘settlers’, but no one in the US wants to admit this deep dark secret, which has been mostly covered up and denied since the ‘founding’ of this Republic.
Hitler praised the efficiency of the extermination of the ‘red savages’, who could not be turned into slaves or turned by captivity or subjugation. When none of these methods worked well enough, the ‘founders’ turned to ‘reservation’.
Native American Holocaust
“The powerful and hard-hitting documentary, American Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People.
It is seldom noted anywhere in fact, be it in textbooks or on the Internet, that Hitler studied Americas Indian policy, and used it as a model for what he termed the final solution.
He wasn’t the only one either. Its not explicitly mentioned in the film, but its well known that members of the National Party government in South Africa studied the American approach before they introduced the system of racial apartheid, which lasted from 1948 to 1994. Other fascist regimes, for instance, in South and Central America, studied the same US policy.
Noted even less frequently, Canada’s Aboriginal policy was also closely examined for its psychological properties. America always took the more wide-open approach, for example, by decimating the Buffalo to get rid of a primary food source, by introducing pox blankets, and by giving $1 rewards to settlers in return for scalps of Indigenous Men, women, and children, among many, many other horrendous acts.
Canada, on the other hand, was more bureaucratic about it. They used what I like to call the gentleman’s touch, because instead of extinguishing, Canada sought to remove the Indian from the Man and the Women and the Child, through a long-term, and very specific program of internal breakdown and replacement call it assimilation. America had its own assimilation program, but Canada was far more technical about it.
Perhaps these points would have been more closely examined in American Holocaust if the film had been completed. The films director, Joanelle Romero, says shes been turned down from all sources of funding since she began putting it together in 1995.
Perhaps its just not good business to invest in something that tells so much truth? In any event, Romero produced a shortened, 29-minute version of the film in 2001, with the hope of encouraging new funders so she could complete American Holocaust. Eight years on, Romero is still looking for funds.
American Holocaust may never become the 90-minute documentary Romero hoped to create, to help expose the most substantial act of genocide that the world has ever seen one that continues even as you read these words.”
The interesting thing about this act of genocide is that it has been mostly denied, covered and most people either refuse to talk about it, or deny it ever happened. Most people think that the USA was ‘discovered’ by Columbus, and that is the only thing that counts. Nothing happened before that point in time, and no one really ‘owned’ America before then.
But this denial and coverup of a huge genocide is not unusual. Most if not all major countries around the globe have their own versions of this same, sad saga. Australia did the same thing with the aborigines. We already know about Germany and the Jews. The Russians killed millions in their country, and so on around the world.
Until we face the dark side, and admit to the darkness within, we cannot be complete and whole human beings. We will continue to project, blame, judge and kill others, while ignoring the true cause of violence, which is within each of us. There is a part of each of us, after all, that is a genocidal killer, willing to justify and blame others for what we ourselves are thinking or actually guilty of. All it takes is a little religion, a little money, a little power, or a little sex. The rest is history.
19 To 100 Million Native American’ Indians Exterminated By ‘Settlers’; via @AGreenRoad