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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #105 on: April 11, 2022, 02:55:28 am »
Our enemies keep complaining about our activism:

LANSING — Michigan Democrats this weekend could call for the removal of a monument to Gen. George Custer in Monroe
The Democratic resolution states Custer was “notoriously known as the ‘Indian Killer,'” and the statue is a “painful public reminder of the genocide of Indigenous peoples.”

About Custer:

Deloria condemned Custer's violations of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty that established the Black Hills region as unceded territory of the Sioux and Arapaho peoples.[130] Custer's violations of the Fort Laramie Treaty included a 1874 gold expedition and the 1876 Battle of Greasy Grass (Battle of the Little Bighorn).[131]

Critics have also highlighted Custer's 1868 Washita River surprise attack that killed Cheyenne non-combatants including mothers, children, and elders. Custer was following Generals William Sherman and Philip Sheridan's orders for “total war” on the Indigenous nations. Describing total war methods, Sherman wrote, “We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women, and children...during an assault, the soldiers can not pause to distinguish between male and female, or even discriminate as to age."[132] There is “credible evidence” that following the attack, Custer and his men took “sexual liberties” with female captives, in the euphemism of one historian.[133] Another historian writes, “There was a saying among the soldiers of the western frontier, a saying Custer and his officers could heartily endorse: ‘Indian women **** easy.’”[134]

Our enemies say:

Custer’s Last Stand is our history. His statue in Monroe, Michigan celebrates our history.

Since they self-identify with Custer, we should treat them the same way we treated Custer.
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