October 13, 2015 by islandersvoice1
Thanks to Bill Evans of San Juan Island for submitting the following article found on wake-upworld.com.
We all know the textbook version of the “discovery” of America. But many of us don’t know, or chose to ignore, many of the unsavory aspects of our nation’s origins. As many of us celebrate Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day today, it’s worth considering the hidden facts discussed in this article.
“In 1492, the natives discovered they were Indians, discovered they lived in America, discovered they were naked, discovered that the Sin existed, discovered they owed allegiance to a King and Kingdom from another world and a God from another sky, and that this God had invented the guilty and the dress, and had sent to be burnt alive who worships the Sun the Moon the Earth and the Rain that wets it.” ~ Eduardo Galeano
Read the entire article by Irwin Ozborne in Wake-Up World at:
This article represents the opinions of the author and does not necessarily reflect the position of the San Juan County Democrats.
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