“It is the big deception that deluded humanity for many centuries , that made humanity turn the genocidal west into the unmatchable author and unquestionable origin of progress and development and the savior of man from the abysses of ignorance ; it seemed the whole world wanted to share the progress of the west and bought into it.
We forgave the west everything , because the west invented the car and discovered electricity and manufactured devices and machines that fascinated us .We saw the refrigerator, the vacuum cleaner , the TV , we were not aware of the fact that these discoveries and devices were made at a very high cost,
We forgave the west the merciless slaughter of 150 million indigenous people in the biggest genocide that humanity ever witnessed by way of biological war and famine and displacement and enslavement , we believed that the Natives of the new continent -the descendants of the Mayans among others- were savages that deserved to be treated as such for humanity to reach the golden age of freedom and scientific knowledge .
We are all partners in this genocide that wiped out whole nations from the face of the earth. We saw the cow boy killing the red Indian and we applauded the victory of civilization over savagery, many times we applauded , we did not know that we were the slaughtered Indian , and that our turn was next on the extensive list of the brutal official west.
We forgave the slave trade that killed more than 50 million Africans that were dumped in the ocean of darkness -during the crossing- to be eaten by sharks .
We forgave everything , there is a price for our ignorance , and we pay the price from our culture , our language , our religion , our faith , our heritage , our children , we paid and paid and kept on paying to become modern and civilized , we became poorer and bereft of everything , our land was taken, our country assaulted , our children killed , our rule usurped .
What are we running after ? isn’t it time to realize that we have been running after a mirage and that this whole trip was a set up whereby we lost what we had for a presentation created by the technology of a mad sick mind”
River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian
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