Thursday, January 07, 2016

Reverse Wounded Knee

The survivalist idiots camping out in Oregon have no freaking idea what they're railing against.
But again, why does the federal government own this land? In the great majority of cases, virtually all of it in acreage terms, the federal government owns it because it conquered it, either from various Indian tribes or from the Mexican government, which itself owned it by right of conquest (so same difference.) Some of the land was ceded by treaties too - but in most cases treaties under compulsion or treaties meant to tidy up the loose ends of conquest.
Don't they know this land is already their land?  The big bad gubmint they're up in arms against took it. By force. For them. 

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