White Men's Brutal Carnage Against Native Americans since 1492. PART 3
White men's brutal carnage of native Americans since 12th October,1492 PART 3
White men do no wrong. They always justify their genocidal policy against natives all over the world , their aggression and conquest in the name of Jesus in the truth of their divine bible. They justify their racial supremacy, their economic and political interest and their their territorial aggression and conquest on religious doctrine and ideological basis. That is how white men choose to glorify the heroism of Columbus and his marauding successors as navigators and discoverors and ignore that they were ruthless murderers by saying nothing about their killings and genocide just to justify their evil deeds. It has always been their beliefs that Jesus will wash away their sins.
In the same way USA is justifying its never ending wars of aggression and expansion in the Middle east and all over the world now. USA claims it is all done for the progress and democracy of society. It may be so for white men but for the billions of others in Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America it is a sad history of a world of conquest, violence, hunger and exploitation by white men. The natives' countries and society have been uprooted, destabilized and disintegrated.
After Columbus, the killings and genocide of native Americans was carried on further with greater intensity and brutality by the Spaniards, British, France and other European invaders .
What Columbus did to the Arawaks of the Bahamas, Cortes of Spain did to the Aztecs of Mexico, Pizarro also of Spain did to the Incas of Peru and the English settlers of Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Great Lakes did to the Powhatans, the Pequots, the Iroquois, Mohawks and Cherokees.
When a Spanish armada appeared at Vera Cruz in 1519, the Aztecs of Mexico welcomed Cortes and his men with magnificent hospitality. They did not know that Cortes came with an evil purpose, an obsessive goal to find gold . The king of the Aztecs, Montezuma sent a hundred runners to Cortes, bearing enormous treasures of gold and silver wrought into objects of fantastic beauty and at the same time begged him to leave. However, after taking the gifts, Cortes turned on the Aztecs and killed them all.
Cortes then looked for further plunder of gold by marching his men from town to town in a trail of blood and killings. His killings were carried out deliberately and systematically with a strategic purpose to paralyze the will of the population to resist by a sudden frightful massacre. In the province of Cholulu he invited the headman of the Cholulu nation to the City Square. When the Cholulu headman came with thousands of unarmed retainers bearing gifts, Cortes army of Spaniards posted around the square with cannons, muskets, armed with crossbows mounted horsemen massacred them all, down to the last man. Then they looted the city and moved on to other towns and villages continuing their same macabre evil deeds. When their cavalcade of murder and massacre was over they were in Mexico City. They had already murdered Montezuma and the shattered Aztec Civilization was under Spaniards full control.
In Peru, another Spanish conqueror, Pizarro used the same tactic and strategy for the same reasons, the frenzy in Europe for gold, slaves and for products of the land to pay the bondholders and stockholders of the expeditions to finance the monarchical bureaucracies rising in Western Europe.
In the North American English colonies the pattern of conquests, murder and killings was repeated and with even more callous cruelty. In 1585, Richard Grenville landed in Virginia with seven ships. Just like all other natives, the Indian natives of Virginia were kind and hospitable. But soon Grenville found excuses to kill them and to sack and burn Indian villages.
The British set up James town inside the territory of an Indian confederacy under the Chief Powhatan. Powhatan watched the British occupied his land with a very cooling posture. In the winter months of 1610, Powhatan gave refuge to some British settlers who were starving. But when summer came the governor of the colony asked Powhatan to return the runaways. The runaways refused to go back to the colony. This gave the governor the excuse to attack the Indians. His men attacked Indian settlements, killing all the Indians, burned their houses and crops and took the queen of the tribe and her children into their boats. They then threw the children overboard to be drowned . Later the queen was stabbed to death.
As years go by the English settlements grew by leaps and mounts. The British government had rounded up all the convicts and low class squalid British commoners to settle in America.
The British who were unable to enslave the natives and unable to live with them then decided to exterminate them. Very often they feigned to give a peaceful hand and just as Indians thought they feel safe, the British would attack them with brutality, killing as many Indians as possible and burning their crops and houses. This kind of massacre would go on for years to come and continued by USA later with even greater ferocity and cruelty.
In 1607 a Powhatan chief had appealed to the British not to attack and take things by force since the natives were willing to give whatever the British demanded for including food and supplies. He advised the British to take away their guns and swords or else the British would die in the same manner.
However, the British took no heed of the warning. Each new year would see more and more British settlers . When the Pilgrims came to New England they tried to displace the Indian tribes of their land. The governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Winthrob created the excuse to take Indian land through fraud and deceit and often cited the Holy Bible to justify their land grabbing and massacre. They often and always quoted the Bible, Psalms Chapter 2, Verse 8 and Romans, Chapter 13, Verse 2, claiming their conquests and killings were all sanctioned by their God.
The Puritans never ceased to attack the natives. When the natives fought back and killed a white man, punitive expeditions were sent to attack the Narrogansett Indians on Block Islands. Governor Winthrob then ordered the massacre of the Indians both the Pequots and the Narrogansetts. The Indians at Block Islands did not realize that the white men were there to kill them and so they came to the shore to cheer and greet them with gifts. By the time they realized it many of them were killed.
The Indians fought back fiercely against great odds of white men's guns and swords. So the wars with the Indians began. It was sheer massacre of the natives. The English developed a tactic of warfare used earlier by Cortes and continued to use it even more systematically later in the 19th and 20th Century. There were deliberate attacks on noncombatants for the purpose of terrorising the enemy into submission. ( Tactics now use by USA in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria in mass bombings by drones and bombers. ) Captain John Mason would avoid head on battle with brave Indian warriors. He would rather destroy the Indians' will to fight by burning the villages and their crops. Mason had determined that massacre would be his objective. Those Indians that escaped the fire were slain with the sword, some hewed to pieces, others ran through with their rapiers to instant death and none or very few could escape. The English thus killed not less than a thousand Indians each time they conducted their attacks on Indian villages. They would then praise their God for working so wonderfully for them to destroy the enemies and thus gave them a speedy victory over the proud and insulting Indians.
The Indians however continued the fight against the British, realizing too late that the white men were intent on taking their lands and killing them. The terrified Indians could offer no resistance with their primitive weapons .
Another white men's dirty tactic was to use one native tribe against another native tribe so that they could never join forces to fight the English. In this way the English had an easy fray to take down all the Indians. ( NB: Just as USA now is using other countries to fight against each other like the Arabs in the Middle East, the Koreans, Japanese, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. )
The terrified Indians soon realized three lessons from the Pequot War " ( 1 ) that the English men's most solemn pledge would be broken whenever obligation conflicted with advantage, ( 2 ) that the English way of war had no limit of scruple or mercy and ( 3 ) that weapons of Indian making were almost useless against weapons of European manuafacture."
Forty years after the Pequot War the English attacked another Indian tribe, the Wampanoags of Massachusetts Bay. They began a war of conquest against the Wampanoags to take their land claiming it to be a defensive war though they were clearly the aggressors without cause. The English objective was the complete annihilation of the millions of natives living to the north of Mexico.They feigned good will by presenting to some Indian chiefs blankets. These blankets however belonged to English patients who had died of small pox. However, the unsuspecting Indians did not know it. Before long small pox was to devastate the Indian population by the thousands.
The only reason behind the English invasion of North America, their massacre of Indians, their deception and their brutality was the extreme greed for other people's land. Their greed for land had transformed them into the barbarous murder of whole people. NB: ( USA is killing the Arabs in the Middle East for oil and gas, and stirring and provoking trouble in the South China Sea hoping to take total control of the oil and gas in the region. )
The horrible bloodshed and deceit from Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro and the English puritans had shown the most savage brutality and instinct of white men in their insatiable appetite for aggression and conquest of other people's land and their determination to subject other people to their total domination.
This is what we see happening now all over the world, when USA in similar brutal behaviour and savagery is attacking other countries and killing millions all in the name of human rights, democracy and divine rights sanction by their God. It is all just a smokescreen, a camouflage to cover the evil intention to bring all countries in the world under One World Government under USA total control, domination and hegemony.
The massacre and annihilation of the natives of North America was continued by USA after its independence from England and it was intensified and became more brutal than ever. From 1775 to the present time , no less than 85 million native Americans were massacred without any scruples by USA. Now there are hardly more than 50,000 native American Indians left in the whole of North America.
European genocidal policy was white men's excuse for progress. Actually it is merely greed, power crazy and a false sense of racial superiority and religious divinity that they rationalize their irrationality that they did nothing wrong in their atrocities, murder, genocide and conquests by force against other people.
14th October, 2016