History lesson: Wounded Knee

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CATO, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    From a posting on Facebook:

    A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY TO THINK ABOUT.......December 29, 2012 marks the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children. About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry's death squad, were deemed “National Heroes” and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of heroism.

    We hear very little of Wounded Knee today. It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized “Official Government Explanation”. And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre, which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day.

    Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

    Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted, “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept. Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States.

    As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually loses little chunks of personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack Obama. It is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be attacked to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name of “our safety”.

    Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-
    Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, and the criminal element will always find a way around it.

    Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power, the governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do the governments always target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of firearms from the people.


    Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we will be totally stripped of any ability to defend ourselves and our families.
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Wounded Knee was only 14 years after the 7th Cavalry was defeated at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Methinks that some of the 7th Cavalry's enthusiam at Wounded Knee may have had a pay back element to it.
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  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    As the memory was fresh which is probably why the 7th was chosen.
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  4. Sherman

    Sherman Dog Eat Dog

    Dont forget Bloody hill, sand creek and kent state not to mention japanese internment but that would never happen here...
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I think Kent State demonstrated the futility of taking banners, protest songs, love beads and flowers to a gunfight....
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yeah, flowers take too long to reload...
  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Actually I would say public sentiment abruptly tipped in favor of the hippys and antiwar crowd with Kent State and the song 4 dead in Ohio. Non violent protest can have a shockwave effect when the authorities or establishment over reacts.
    It's a shame one of these so called "False Flag Operations", if that's what they truly are can not be exposed is such a way that is irrefutable to the point of a similiar shockwave and shift of sentiment.
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  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Top 3 reasons why "gun control" or any other arbitrary law making is senseless:

    1. An inalienable right cannot be transferred or given away.
    2. The people are sovereign.
    3. The government must operate within the confines of the Constitution or it is tyrannical.

    Say what you will to further add to these points, but my signature line should say it all. There's a war coming. Stand ready.
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  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    It seems that some times the people that could expose them have "health issues" or really bad luck resulting in death before they can get it done. I would bet the rest have received a visit or two from some very humorless people in dark suits,sunglasses,and SUVs
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