Will Grigg


Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses his article “What to Remember on Memorial Day;” Westward expansion and the 19th century genocide of American Indians; the different negotiating tactics of private and government-subsidized railroads; Dr. Seuss’s anti-Japanese propaganda during WWII; historical revisionism and the sometimes-counterproductive American Indian activism in the 1960s and 70s; and how the state demonizes its enemies to justify their extermination – from 19th century Plains Indians to 21st century Afghans.

MP3 here. (20:01)

Will Grigg writes the blog Pro Libertate and is the author of Liberty in Eclipse.

6 thoughts on “Will Grigg”

  1. Own it — Then you are absolute dictator over it

    Wealth does something to the mind of most people, the more you have of it, all the more are you willing to battle for it and kill to protect it. So, its not that we of European ancestor are more evil then others, its our higher ability to achieve acquiring more wealth that makes us the most brutal and blood thirsty rulers.

    1. There are 2 types of "rich" people, those who get rich via the State and those who get rich by providing goods and services that people willing pay for. The former is evil and the latter is a hero. You need to stop paining people with such a broad brush. Mostly, you come across as envious of people who have more than you.

      It is "Libido Dominandi", not the accumulation of wealth that drives the wickedness of war. Wealth is simply a tool to be exploited to that end.

  2. What the US learns from history is to let it repeat itself. Teddy Roosevelt started the Spanish American War, GW Bush started the Iraq War and Ehud Barack Obama started the war which wasn't called a war in Libya. The US persecuted its non-white population in the past and now condones Israel's persecution of its Arab population and its invasions of neighboring countries, its annexation of the Golan Heights and settlements in the occupied territories.

  3. The majority of the genocide were in central and south america not America. 11 million were killed in a Caribbean alone. The hundreds being killed in in the 1860s 1890s was just mopping up what was left. The Conquistadors killed 80k people in what is now Mexico on their first day of battle. All in all about 20% of the earth population was wiped out. Aztec cities were as large as the largest in the Old World which at that time was Delhi and Beijing. 99% of most tribes were killed some 100% A conservative number would be 100 million when you combine North South and Central America over a 300 year period.

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