Studies show cultures ‘ are far more violent than our own
An extended political agenda over multiple years attacked Italian explorer Christopher Columbus and tarnished his reputation with claims of violence and colonization, and the result was that many government jurisdictions now recognize, on the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.
But a commentary writer in the Washington Examiner says if violence is to be used as a measure, there should be no day set aside to honor indigenous tribes in America.
It’s because their culture was “far more violent than our own.”
Writer Christopher Tremoglie called for an end to the honor.
“Thanks to a left-wing, ‘woke’ political intervention, the second Monday in October has been designated by some as Indigenous Peoples Day. It used to be solely known as Columbus Day, named for the Italian explorer who notified the civilized world of the Western Hemisphere. But because left-wingers hate everything about Western civilization — and people of European descent — the Left has successfully rebranded the holiday,” he wrote.
But, he said, if the “propensity for slavery, murder, and conquest” of the history of Native American people groups is considered, its “barbarism” should disqualify that honor.
“After all, years of leftist indoctrination have taught us that any civilization that attacked, enslaved, and conquered people who were not of European descent — as indigenous tribes did for centuries — is not worth honoring or celebrating. As enlightened sophisticates of the 21st century, commemorating such societies is inappropriate,” he said.
He noted, “long before Columbus set foot in the Western Hemisphere, indigenous people roamed those lands, conquering other indigenous people and thirsting for their land and resources.”
A point he made was the White House proclamation that “Indigenous Peoples were forcibly removed from ancestral lands, displaced, assimilated, and banned from worshiping or performing many sacred ceremonies.”
The offenders, he explained, actually were “Native Americans who committed these crimes against their people.”
He cited the work of Harvard scholar Steven Pinker, who has revealed “that Native American cultures were ‘far more violent than our own.’ He also categorized indigenous society as ‘the most violent era’ in the continent’s history after archaeologist Tim Kohler discovered the brutality of the Mesa Verde and Pueblo Indians. Kohler’s research showed that close to ’90 percent of human remains from that period had trauma from blows to either their heads or parts of their arms.'”
Other historical research has come up with the same conclusion.
There was constant “savagery” then, the researchers confirm.
“Consider the Chippewa. This tribe conquered their Sioux neighbors and forced them into exile from what is present-day Minnesota. In turn, the Sioux attacked and massacred the Pawnee, the Kiowa, and the Omaha. Numerous other tribes also attacked each other, and the white man had nothing to do with it.
“There wasn’t a ‘clash of civilizations.’ When it came to indigenous peoples, it was a clash within civilizations.”