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Michael Ramirez

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  1. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, over 3 years ago

    Ima, you are either trolling or a very ignorant person as to what is really being conveyed in this editorial. Either educate yourself on the subject and get a life or stop trying to be an Ace Troll.

  2. adm_caine1812

    adm_caine1812 said, over 3 years ago


  3. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, over 3 years ago

    @J. Littletree 1973

    Did Ms. Ima hit a nerve?

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @J. Littletree 1973

    Truth is this one works both ways. For the left Europe did go there for treasure and brought disease but those people did not know that at the time but we did not have right to the treasure we went there for to begin with. I have heard stories about small box on blankets but I don’t believe they had that tech in the day and how would Cortez know he would need such a weapon before leaving Spain or was it Portugal.

    On the Right it says we need to do something to legalize immigration with Mexico. Truth is the Right has tried several things but the left keeps calling us racist no matter what.

  5. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    During the French and Indian war Lord Amherst discussed with Colonel Bouquet giving the Pontiac tribe blankets used by infected troops at Fort Pitt. It is considered more likely by most that the disease was spread by warriors infected during combat.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago


    Don’t know about that but Cortez was about hundred fifty years before.

  7. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, over 3 years ago

    OMG. .. too funny!

  8. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, over 3 years ago


    Jack75287: A matter of point; In the 1500’s in Europe there was no “left or right”, only Royalty, the Aristocracy, the military, and Gilds from which businesses/professions were emerging. As to the blankets: No, not at that time. The sailors, soldiers and crew carried the diseases which, in the case of Montezuma and the Aztec Empire, thee military power in the ‘new’ world with a population of over a million, was in 1 years’ time decimated to a point that they could not defend themselves against—what would have been a year earlier—a small Spanish military force.

    As to immigration: There is clearly no answer(s) that will please all concerned. It would seem that this Nation, its people and their representatives must relearn and start using what our founding fathers practiced routinely, “Consensus”.

    As to the blankets: A true story that sadly unfolded several times during the general genocide of Native American peoples by Europeans approximately between 1500 and 1940. One of the first recorded incidences occurred during Pontiac’s War in 1763 when Colonel Henry Bouquet (English) ordered hospital smallpox blankets to be distributed—by all means possible—to the Delaware, Mingo, Shawnee, and Wyandot tribes in what is now Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, His objective was to “reduce” their numbers and thus effectiveness as French Allies. Though smallpox did breakout among these tribe at that time, a direct correlation between infected blankets distributed and the smallpox outbreak cannot be established

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @J. Littletree 1973

    You are right but I don’t believe I have any notion of a left or right back in the 1500s and again to be clear I don’t know about Colonel Henry Bouquet but I will take your word for it and to my knowledge they did not know about such diseases in the 1500s nor why would Cortez bring such a dangerous thing unless he knew he would need it.

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    @J. Littletree 1973

    Please don’t feed the troll.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Too bad Columbus, Cortez, and Pizarro (among others including Brits) weren’t met by a few natives with M-16s and a few clips of ammo.

    The Catholic Church dictated “Spanish” policy (remember, neither Columbus or Verazanno were “Spanish”), while the Anglican Church dominated English settlement “ethics”. The French mixed Catholic and Protestant brutalities around the world in their colonies.

    BTW, the eradication of Bison bison across the plains wasn’t to avoid conflict with train traffic, it was a specific policy intended to starve the plains tribes out of existence. Much wildlife around the world was indeed intentionally exterminated by European invaders to “settle the natives”. Other idiocy, like the passenger pigeon, was simply out of greed by market hunters, also with many aquatic birds killed only for their feathers to decorate women’s hats.

    Yep “border security” is 521 years too late.

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