Selfish, cruel, and unkind.

It is perplexing that Americans look upon their founding legacy through such a narrow prism. Surely, every historical event offers an array of complexity.

Don’t those who wish to mute the whole story know that it is nothing short of cruel to ask descendants to deny the truth of their ancestors? For many, there was nothing but the pillaging of native peoples, the raping of terrain so beautiful as to inspire poetry, and the enslavement and soul murder of millions of people.

Why would you ask them to forget? To deny the birthright associated with that powerful legacy — that root of power and sustenance?

Is it so that you can feel good about your own people, the ones that did this heartless work?

How cruel you are.

Selfish, cruel, and unkind.

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