Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Wonderful Wizard of Genocide

Via Tom Ricks, an 1891 editorial by that L. Frank Baum:

"The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extirmination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth. In this lies future safety for our settlers and the soldiers who are under incompetent commands. Otherwise, we may expect future years to be as full of trouble with the redskins as those have been in the past.'"

I'm going to go ahead and say he was a bad witch.

1 comment:

J said...

What a jerk. Just like Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Wiki pedia mutes the very racist aspects of her ideas, but I couldn't find a better, non-shrill link.