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[rewind] Robert Scheer: Three Antidotes to America’s Toxic Thanksgiving Myth

This Thanksgiving, we're reposting three critical "Scheer Intelligence" episodes that highlight the country's original sins of white settler colonialism and Native American genocide.
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Lies Liberals Tell Themselves About the Second Amendment

The author of “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment” joins Robert Scheer to discuss the deep-seated denial about the colonial ideology undergirding gun rights in the U.S. and how it has hampered the left’s approach to arms control.  Listen to the full discussion, which first aired on KCRW in 2019,  here.

Benjamin Madley: The California Genocide No One Talks About

UCLA history professor Benjamin Madley joins the “Scheer Intelligence” host to talk about his An American Genocide: The United States and the California Catastrophe 1846-1873  which details the killing of tens of thousands of Native Americans as the state was being settled in the 19th century. Listen to the full episode from 2016 here.

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Tony Platt: California’s Grim Genocidal Past Implicates the University of California

The historian discusses his recently re-released book,  “Grave Matters: The Controversy over Excavating California’s Buried Indigenous Past,” which digs into the Golden State’s dark history of not only massacring Indigenous Peoples, but later desecrating their graves and excavating their remains without their descendants’ consent, in this must-listen “Scheer Intelligence” episode. Listen to the full episode, which aired last week, here

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for a new episode of Robert Scheer’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

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  1. All empire building, all colonialism and all wars are founded on the need for power: but power is ultimately an illusion. Humanity will finally realize that when its governments start WW3, unless that truth can be accepted before hand – by all.

  2. The whole history of the new world and the indigenous peoples is very sad. I don’t say that I’m tired of hearing it, but I fully know and understand the history and it makes me almost cry every time I heard it.
    And I don’t mean to shut anybody up when they talk about it, and I think that millions of us are very sad about a past that we had nothing to with . I even hated racialism when I was a child. so any many of us will never forget . Even if we aren’t reminded!!!

  3. A fourth, and effective antidote ….. Turn them off.

    Have your own ceremony of giving thanks. Cook a good meal. You can do all of this with your screens turned off and not listening a bit to the national myth of “we came, we lied, we stole.”

    Have a happy day, and enjoy the silence after you’ve turned them all off.

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