Friday, December 21, 2018

Hitler's Blueprint: Indian reservations and US genocide

Republished from Censored News archives
Starvation and cold at the prison camp of Fort Sumner, New Mexico
after the Longest Walk
Apartheid and the Holocaust: Genocide of American Indians

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Nov. 2014

Russell Means spoke a great deal about how Hitler used the genocide of American Indians -- starvation on long walks, and slow death on reservations -- as a blueprint for the Holocaust. Russell's words often  focused on Dineh and the Long Walk to the prison of Bosque Redondo in Fort Sumner, N.M.

On Big Mountain, Louise Benally was censored by Indian Country Today when she compared that Long Walk to Fort Sumner and this genocide to the US war in Iraq. After I was censored, and terminated, by Indian Country Today, I posted Louise's words uncensored: 
“The U.S. military first murders your people and destroys your way of life while stealing your culture, then forces you to learn their evil ways of lying and cheating,” Benally said.
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Russell Means said, "Hitler wrote that the American policy of creating reservations for the unclean and the unwanted was the perfect solution for race, and (using) that example he created the concentration camps for the gypsies, Jewish people and homosexuals. The Bantu Development Act of 1964 which institutionalized apartheid in South Africa is a copy of the Indian Reorganization Act of America which was passed thirty years before. What happened to us was the genesis and example for all land appropriations the world over—that includes Palestine. Our people are being exterminated, much like the African slaves were exterminated from their homeland and separated from their way of life. The apartheid system is the most lethal colonial policy ever created, and you have to hand it to the United States of America. They are very good at eradicating human beings in all ways physically, spiritually and economically."
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Also see: Operation Paper Clip, US intelligence and Hitler's regime

Copyright Brenda Norrell


Saint Howard (a.k.a. Howard the Great) said...

In regards to the continued genocidal activities of the US government, this new testing facility in Washington will be a hazard to the residents of the area:

Jesse Taylor said...

Thanks for sharing - so important for people in the US to realize how many of the genocides that they are appalled by today were actually modeled on the genocide of Native Americans ... In regards to Hitler's inspiration coming from this:

"Hitler's concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the wild west; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America's extermination—by starvation and uneven combat—of the red savages who could not be tamed by captivity.

He was very interested in the way the Indian population had rapidly declined due to epidemics and starvation when the United States government forced them to live on the reservations. He thought the American government's forced migrations of the Indians over great distances to barren reservation land was a deliberate policy of extermination. Just how much Hitler took from the American example of the destruction of the Indian nations is hard to say; however, frightening parallels can be drawn. For some time Hitler considered deporting the Jews to a large 'reservation' in the Lubin area where their numbers would be reduced through starvation and disease."

-- John Toland in his biography "Adolf Hitler"

Unknown said...

I took a lot of American lives to stop the Nazis.

Too said...

FYI the American's didn't fight ww2 by themselves just like ww1 they waited until the last minute to enter the war...

Lloyd Vivola said...

Succinctly well put, Too. But while we are at it, let us name some of the other combatants: like colonized African and Asian fighters who joined the ranks of the Allies; the French Resistance and Dutch Underground; the Warsaw Uprising; the Yugoslavian refusal to capitulate to Hitler, an act of unexpected defiance which forced the Nazis to redirect their military might toward the Balkans and away from the bombing of Great Britain; the Soviet Army and Russian people who lost untold millions of lives among them.

We might also recall that President Wilson's late intervention into World War I - against broad-based opposition by diverse sectors of the American citizenry - helped make another World War inevitable, League of Nations or not.

For a more contemporary example of US genocidal policies posing as defense strategies or liberation projects we might today look to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and the refugees that are stranded or incarcerated at our southern border.

Certainly, the US is not alone when it comes to abusing human rights or facilitating "holocaust", but enough of this washing the blood from our hands by citing reductive historical myth and legend.

Wendy Robins said...


Lloyd Vivola said...

To my above comment, let me add that as we rightly honor all Americans who risked their lives to help defeat fascism during the Second World War, so we must include among them the Native American warriors who joined the cause serving a government that continues not to honor treaties and make legitimate payment of owed monies while imposing unjust cultural, spiritual and ecological policies on First Nations peoples and their homelands.