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Happy Genocide Day! - vonnegutchamps

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I almost forgot to post this:

"Teachers of children
in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards everywhere
and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:


The teachers told the children that this was the date the continent
was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading
full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."

—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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Date:August 24th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
i used this in a presentation about native rights. Vonnegut is amazing.
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