SETTING STRAIGHT THE USA’S VIOLENT RECORD

 

 

 

SETTING STRAIGHT THE USA’S VIOLENT RECORD

The 1600s expression: the “pot calling the kettle black” refers to open-hearth cooking blacking practically all utensils used. It applies to accusing others of faults possessed by the accusers. Such Projection is especially applicable to Europeans claiming, with “righteous indignation,” that Black People are violent. The typical European pattern of invading foreign lands was brought to the New World. They promptly started killing off its people and food supply while moving westward as settlers. This Indifferent/Hate/Evil/Sadism (IHES) mindset pattern of these Supernatural cult members fashioned individual aggressiveness that defied restraint because of their amoral non-rational thinking. From it (among others) emerged a special ‘double-standard’ Idealism–i.e. a set of rules establishing advantageous provisions for themselves and disadvantages for outsiders. Also, they could not tolerate any outsider doing the evil things they did, as in lying, cheating, and stealing. Meanwhile, Leonard (Homicide Studies, 2003) says USA wars started with the first Indian attack in 1622. Then came 4 major imperial wars (1689-1763), the Revolutionary War (1775-83 to gain independence from England) and again in 1812; the 40 wars with Indians (robbing them of multi-millions of acres of land + killing millions of Indians); the Mexican war in 1846 (seizing the entire Southwest, including California); the 1861 Civil War (bloodiest war in American history); the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection (1898-1902); World Wars I and II; the Korean police action (1949-1952); the Vietnam war (1959-1975); scores of smaller engagements/wars (1945- 1991)–the Caribbean, Central America, and globally during and after the Cold War (directly or via surrogates) e.g. the Gulf War (January-February 1991 in Iraq), the former Yugoslavia in 1999, the 2001 war against international terrorists in Afghanistan, and presently. Military and even militaristic terms, under the “Patriotism” guise, have been the call to action in 67+ wars in the last 50 years.

USA Southerners (especially between 1798 to 1965) eagerly supported each war, no matter its nature or who it has been against. Southern ideas of honor and the warrior ethic combined to create intense regional war fevers in 1798, 1812, 1846, 1861, 1898, 1917, 1941, 1950, and 1965. Total victim devastation or death numbers (multi-millions) from Euro-American collective violence can never accurately be known since it includes official/unofficial masked violence against Native American Indians, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asians. Typically, the attacked were weaker than the perpetrators—e.g. Amerindians, Black Americans, Mexican Americans, or Asians. Historians remark about the unusual brutality of the Indian wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Vietnamese War, and all other wars in which Euro-Americans confronted Colored Peoples. For Southern Whites, the color line was a license for barbarity, overriding the restraints of common humanity and their best dogma of their Christianity. Throughout slavery, the great fear underlying Southern life was that vast numbers of the Enslaved might imitate the captors and rise to exact murderous revenge in just cause. After slavery, fear was replaced by a determination not to relinquish White racial control over 5 million African Americans.

Moreover, between 1865 and 1965 there was a nightmarish reign of official and unofficial terror to reinforce and deepen African Americans political powerlessness, economic dependence, and social degradation. Although Europeans always generated some outrageous excuse—claiming to exhibit their ‘rights’ under the ‘Law,’ the reality is that they did not believe in law at all”. Vigilante groups were dedicated to punishing any immoral or undesirable behavior not done by them or to coerce cultural conformity on mixed-race local populations. Virtually all collective social violence has been directed by today’s Republicans’ inhumaneness and greed against perceived enemies—those who enabled riches to be had or needed to be crushed so as to prevent the loss of riches or who did not completely conform to Supernatural cult dogma, culture, or social ways. In this way, war has contributed to the legitimatization of the use of violence partnered with racism. Routinely, most Euro-American social control activities—including every conceivable act of savagery—has gone unreported, dismissed, “explained away” by the public, or blamed on Black People. jabaileymd.com