Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Pair of Quotes

Let the white race perish! They seize your land. They corrupt your women. They trample on the bones of your dead . . . . Burn their dwellings—destroy their stock—slay their wives and children that their very breed may perish! War now! War always! War on the living! War on the dead! - Chief Tecumseh, 19th Century
You will do well to inoculate the Indians by means of blankets, as well as every other method that can serve to extirpate this execrable race. - Lord Amherst, 18th Century

Verdict:
Chief Tecumseh, American hero.
Jeffery Amherst, wicked genocidalist.

(Note that the first quote is not included on the relevant page in Wikipedia; the second quote is, at least twice.)

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