When I first saw this I was like “great, Medium pushes the same articles by the same guy on me every day — or they are from mainstream publications like the Washington Post which contain nothing but political propaganda for the wealthy.”
Then I read it.
I don’t know whether or not the ruling in this case will be fair. This case seems to be a perfect moral definition for our time. Our society seems to think that if it stops the egregious verbal abuse that was socially common for years, then it’s absolutely done, just, right, and of course “American Exceptionalism.”
Most non-Indigenous people have zero idea of what was done to tribes. They do not know that Hitler’s deportations, work camps, and death camps, were based on what Jackson and others did to Native Americans.
The truth is, most non-indigenous US residents are so blind they will not see the injustice done. They see no problem and feel no guilt that they live on stolen land that they cling to so desperately. 10 million people just lost their homes to the banks and international billionaires because of this greed, but they will not see. 30 million can’t see a doctor even if they have health insurance because of the same evil disease that took the land and homes of the Creek nation and so many others. 20 million of our young people have student loan debt that prevents them from starting families or buying homes because of this evil disease.
They have no ears to hear the truth. They won’t walk on the land so they can’t feel the sorrow of those who suffered so much and were betrayed, lied to, and cheated so many, many times.
When I realized what had happened — not taught or learned in school — I became sick at heart and am still sick and will always be sick until justice comes.