And we face similar forces of predatory, unchecked corporate power

And we face similar forces of predatory, unchecked corporate power

Time to Get Crazy: What We Can Learn from Native American Resistance to Colonists’ Greed

 

July 8,2012  |… http://www.alternet.org/story/156204/time_to_get_crazy%3A_what_we_can_learn_from_native_american_resistance_to_colonists%27_greed?akid=9036.23062.fXLFZv&rd=1&t=12

 

 

clip_image002Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. There never is for the oppressed. And as we face similar forces of predatory, unchecked corporate power intent on ruthless exploitation and stripping us of legal and physical protection, we must confront how we will respond.

The ideologues of rapacious capitalism, like members of a primitive cult, chant the false mantra that natural resources and expansion are infinite. They dismiss calls for equitable distribution as unnecessary. They say that all will soon share in the “expanding” wealth, which in fact is swiftly diminishing. And as the whole demented project unravels, the elites flee like roaches to their sanctuaries. At the very end, it all will come down like a house of cards.

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