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Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

John
...and 63 million people voted for Trump of which 55-64% still agree with his actions, conduct and policies that include three alt-right advisers in his closest circle (Sebastian Gorka, Steven Miller and Steve Bannon [well not any more for this Steve]).
While many of "us" did not vote and 3.5 million more voted for Hillary or someone other than Trump, it is almost as bad when others sit out elections or stay silent or soothe their souls with, "that is not us."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Sir Edmund Burke

Posted by ladynacage on 08/20/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

This is not us.

We are a nation of some 330,000,000 + people and a few hundred haters showed up in Charlottesville, then 39 showed up in Boston. One mental case ran his car into a crowd.

The media is blowing this all out of proportion to reality.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 08/20/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

This is a brilliant commentary. You bet this is who we are as a nation. The American Civil War is not over. If anything the Confederacy has gained strength with its allies in the White House and Congress.

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Posted by ladynacage on 08/19/2017 at 7:51 AM

Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

Speak for yourself. Your former president was no better than your current president. One nation under an internet meme doesn't demonstrate enlightenment, either. In this country, a person has the right to be an asshole, as well as you have the right to do what you want. I don't waste my time with assholes.

"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It's the measles of mankind."

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Posted by Eh. on 08/18/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This is such an articulate, beautifully expressed article. I thank you so much for saying what so many of us believe and know to be true. Give it back, it is stolen goods.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/13/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This was a well-written column. Thank you for writing it.

"Genocide in Northwestern California: When Our Worlds Cried" by Professor Jack Norton should be taught in every single Humboldt County school. I wish Indian Press or HSU or someone could get the book into subsequent printing. It is a treasure. I still have mine all these years later.

There should be memorials to the genocide against not only the Wiyot, but the Hupa, Tolowa, Yurok, and other tribes. One good place for a memorial would be the Jacoby Storehouse and The Plaza. That's just for starters.

And, has the Clarke Museum returned all of the baskets and other regalia that Jack mentioned in his book and talked about in class so many years ago?

Regarding Jack, I wish more Humboldt County students could have been taught by him. I had him for several classes in what was then called an emphasis phase at HSU: "The Study of Genocide." Dr. Sam Oliner was another quality teacher in that emphasis phase, which was similar to a minor, since, if I recall correctly, HSU didn't issue minors then.

And, although I worked for Rob and like him, I respectfully disagree with him on this subject. The portion of the island that the city of Eureka owns should be turned over to the tribe. It would be one step in the coming to terms with the genocide of our Native American brothers and sisters. It's righting a historical wrong. One small step in what is needed on the North Coast, which has never really come to terms with the genocide and, later, the discriminatory and racist policies targeting generations of survivors and their children.

Lastly, thank you for pointing out the serial genocidal murderer, the "settler," "hunter" and "trapper" Seth Kinman.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 08/13/2017 at 5:59 PM

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