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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day from Those Who Made it Possible

Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish

Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer, and ScheerPost’s artistic director, and he has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper’s Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC.com and various European newspapers. He has also written novels, screenplays, short fiction and cultural criticism collections, and several volumes of political cartoons.

5 comments

  1. Fantastic, Mr. Fish! Amy Goodman, this morning, had her whole 1 hour show at DemocracyNow! interviewing leading Indigenous leaders, all women, btw. Slowly, incrementally, perhaps our society might be realizing the horror that white Europeans visited upon the New World starting with, of course, Columbus, who set a very high bar for unspeakable barbarity and slaughter for those who followed to emulate. Capitalism was the prevailing ethos and ideology then and now. George Monbiot, at The Guardian, gives us some real insight into the origins of capitalism that began, for Europeans at least in 1420 by the Portuguese: Trashing the planet and hiding the money isn’t a perversion of capitalism. It is capitalism | George Monbiot | The Guardian

  2. I wish more people of Eurocentric descent would study their own history. Really study it. My own ancestors lived in ancient France (Gaul) and what is today’s Wales. They performed ceremonies for renewal at the base of the “Great White Mountain” (Mont Blanc) in Gaul and carried out their ancient teachings in sacred oak groves and sacred springs in Wales.

    And then the Romans came. The Romans insisted that Romes way was the only way. They killed the indigenous priests such as the Druids, forbid Celtic ceremonies and cut down the oak groves sacred to my ancient ancestors. The Romans also excelled at a form of hypocrisy which found the indigenous peoples ceremonies to be frightening and repulsive while at the same time Roman gladiators hacked themselves to pieces in huge arenas for “sport”. Sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it.

    The Romans set in motion the paradigm of bloody conquest and colonization to secure resources for their form of corporate capitalism. Much valuable, productive land was turned into desert and many innocent people were killed because they refused to worship as Roman leaders such as Justinian dictated.

    Colonial empire is not a great thing. Never was and never will be. Will our leadership give it up before all is destroyed?

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