On the Fourth of July: Honest patriotism recognizes that White Nationalism is in our national roots.

As a United States citizen by choice and not by birth I love the Declaration of Independence.   It is a noble and brave utterance, which I try to read every year on the Fourth. It evokes the very best of patriotic thought until I come to this part.

He (King George)  has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

This is no more nor less than an assertion of white supremacy, right there in one of our foundational documents.

That assertion, unchallenged in 1776, has led to misery, suffering, forced relocation,  and (to be bluntly honest) the State sponsored GENOCIDE of the children of God who inhabit what we now call the United States of America.

On this Fourth:  raise the flag, sing the anthem, read the Declaration of Independence  watch your home town parade, eat your burgers and steaks  --  that's what we all do in the name of patriotism.

But please, I beg you,  remember that the United States Declaration of Independence is also a Declaration of Genocide.

 Public grave of Lakota Indians, massacred at "Wounded Knee" in 1890


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