Subject: Re: Tgiving (was Re: More Government Sanctioned Theft)
From: Dale Switzer <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 15:03:59 -0600
Robert Lindsay wrote:
> Oh, come on. You are living in Oklahoma for [generic diety] sake!
> A state created out of the last land grab (at least for statehood) in
> US history. If a bunch of Indians moved into your house and sent you packing,
> would you buy that line fron their decendents 99 years later?
Yes, No one is responsible for any actions except their own. I am no
more responsible for the land run of 1887 (or whenever) than some some
southerners are responsible for their ancestors drafting my poor
German-speaking dirt-farming great-great grandfather into the
Confederate army to be starved at Vicksburg.
Besides I am a descendent of both the draftee and drafters.
And should I also hold it against all descendents of Reconstruction Era
Radical Republicans that their ancestors denied my ancestor the right to
own land for the next 20 years?
And I could go on. I should blame all Italians, French, and other
European powers who successfully kept the German republics poor for
centuries and drove my great--- grandfather to leave and come here.
This could go on ad infinitum.
Spare me the collective guilt nonsense. To quote Hannah Arendt's
"Eichmann in Jerusalem" -- "Where everyone is guilty, no one is".