Monday, February 20, 2012

A History Lesson?

I was reading the free morning paper on the Tube the other day and came across this letter to the editor:

Penn Wrong
It's a bit rich for Hollywood actor Sean Penn to be telling us to give back the Falkland Islands that we 'stole' from Argentina and to criticise Prince William's deployment there.
What about the US's record of stealing lands from the Native Americans where they murdered, raped and pillaged to get their hands on their land?

Once you give their land back, Mr Penn, then maybe you can make such a comment.
                - Richard Pender, Hertfordshire
Good point, Mr. Pender.  The United States has a long and shameful history of mistreating and displacing Native Americans, going all the way back to when it was a British colony.

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