I hope everyone enjoyed the text. This was the longest text we've done so far so if you didn't finish it let us know. Again the our Riot chat can be accessed here but discuss can also commence in the comments.
This text begins with a glimpse into the societies of the indigenous peoples across the Americas prior to European invasion. It gives a detailed history of imperialism and ruthless genocide at the hands of European invaders. It covers the history of American atrocities, including indigenous and African enslavement, massacre, betrayal, racism, and others. But more important than the horrors done to the native peoples was their ability to engage with their persecutors and fight back for their lands and for their humanity. Tales of Crazy Horse, Geronimo, the Afrikan-Seminole alliance, Tupac Katari, and countless groups that fought for their survival brought inspiration to the indigenous peoples of the past as well as freedom fighters across the world today. The actions of those willing to stand up to one of the most brutal and sustained genocides in history serve as a reminder that only action can solve some ills. The text demonstrates that when talks and negotiations are repeatedly proven to be hollow, it is those who act that will make an impact and preserve the legacy of self-determinism and freedom.With current events like the Dakota Access Pipeline, this text is not so much a history as something to be extended by freedom fighters across the world today.
So what did you think? Did you learn anything surprising? Do you really hate Western movies now (but didn't you always hate them anyways, what are we 60)? Alternative history theories where Europeans were successfully repelled and never returned to the Americas? Connections between what has been occurring in Palestine or elsewhere?