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Re: blood meridian

Posted by sigismund on March 7, 2019, at 21:05:14

In reply to Re: blood meridian sigismund, posted by beckett2 on March 7, 2019, at 11:55:59

>By the dawn of the twentieth century, with Native Americans dwindling in number and largely relegated to reservations, the frontier had been fully transformed into something romantic and beckoning an entire way of life.

Ah yes. It wasn't happening, then it did, then we had to move on, and we only remember when the possibility of reparation is remote. That's progress.

I've been coming across Greg Grandin, probably in lectures on youtube.

A dangerous Mexican bandit in The Crossing says something funny and terrible while perhaps wielding a knife: 'Your leprous paradise.....'

Well, that is a tremendous piece. Oh dear, what does it say about us? The difference here is that the (we did not even have a name for it) was so much more quickly done. Pretty much over in 100 years. Once property relations were stable the protective racism could be gradually laid aside. But they weren't as grateful for that as we had wished, and they didn't forget (we were better at that) and move on as we thought they should.

 

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