Bliss by Harry Bliss

Bliss

Comments (14) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months ago

    One had the land, the other had the guns and the numbers.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Simple as that.

  3. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The offering, or the passing of the pipe had not helped..

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, 12 months ago

    That’s not all that got eliminated!

  5. Jay_Dallas

    Jay_Dallas said, 12 months ago

    @simpsonfan2

    That’s the “How.” The “Why” would have to do with the colonial viewpoints of superiority and entitlement.

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    a shorter version of that is:
    they have it
    we want it
    we take it

  7. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @SavannahJack

    I might have enjoyed history more had you been my history teacher. Great story – explanation.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @SavannahJack

    It went more than that way. Yours is a sterilized misconception of a religious based idea. And the autocthons, Amerindians, didn’t like their neighbors who come to their land and start putting up fences. Some protested with violence, others with treaties enforced by the Union blue coats against the red skins.
    -
    There was heavy promotion of Manifest Destiny on the crowded East coast to “go Westward young man!” Lied to them about riches etc. It wasn’t easy to farm. The white eyes killed their bison, fenced the ranges and pushed them out.
    -
    Its very title Manifest Destiny spoke of a holy mission of conquest. The Indians lost. If they had created and consolidated into the land of Comancheria, after the defeat of Custer and the 7th calvary they might have succeeded.

  9. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, 12 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I’d say that Jack’s version was from a personal point of view and yours is from a political perspective. Each is true in its own way, as would be a dozen other perspectives… and don’t forget that both the personal and political required a fairly complex set of rationalizations…

  10. Ather

    Ather said, 12 months ago

    god told us to do it.

  11. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, 12 months ago

    Time and time again throughout history the people with the superior technology tended to think that they themselves were superior and that they had the right to subjugate everyone else.

  12. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Of course, it didn’t eliminate the NAs. It did seriously reduce their numbers, though, through forced assimilation and forced annihilation. They’re still around, though. Just walk into any casino in Connecticut, for example.

  13. Alfresco

    Alfresco said, 12 months ago

    Sort of brings to mind the Israeli “settlements”, doesn’t it?

  14. StepYaGameUp

    StepYaGameUp said, 12 months ago

    Uhhhh…I’m on break!

  15. Refresh Comments.