The Army celebrates “Native American Month” and it occurred to me that the only LEGAL immigrants in the US are the Native Americans and we try to hide the with two primary holidays: Columbus Day and Thanksgiving
If the government meant to take a hard-line on illegal immigration, they would really need to honor all the treaties made with the residents of the lands that have become the United States. I don’t suppose we should have to honor the treaties made by our homelands in Europe, but one we won our independence as a nation we became responsible. I think I actually mean culpable.
So, on this Thanksgiving, let’s honor our family and our tribe and then admit that both those things were won with the dispossession and murder of Native Americans in their own lands. We need to honor the requests and celebrations of may Native Americans who “celebrate” a day of mourning instead.