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Arizona -- Thanks for the links, especially the one documenting racial induced torture and murder against African-Americans. Ted Nugent has called President Obama a subhuman mongrel, but I believe the people that commit these kind of atrocities must have missed out on some genes during their evolutionary development. So they themselves lacking the empathy gene could be called "sub-human" if you think of humans being synonymous with humanity.
We have also discussed genocidal actions against Native American tribes from the days of Christopher Columbus to the recent past. It's not just the fact that many were killed, but it was also the manner in which they were killed, and at the time the killings glorified. In my home state of Colorado, the Sand Creek Massacre is a black mark on Colorado's past. Anyone can read all the gory details, but at the time their actions were cheered on by many Coloradoans.
The Sand Creek Massacre: An extract on our history...
"The colonel was as thourough as he was heartless. An interpreter living in the village testified, "THEY WERE SCALPED, THEIR BRAINS KNOCKED OUT; THE MEN USED THEIR KNIVES, RIPPED OPEN WOMEN, CLUBBED LITTLE CHILDREN, KNOCKED THEM IN THE HEAD WITH THEIR RIFLE BUTTS, BEAT THEIR BRAINS OUT, MUTILATED THEIR BODIES IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD." By the end of the one-sided battle as many as 200 Indians, more than half women and children, had been killed and mutilated.
"While the Sand Creek Massacre outraged easterners, it seemed to please many people in Colorado Territory. Chivington later appeared on a Denver stage where he regaled delighted audiences with his war stories and displayed 100 Indian scalps, including the pubic hairs of women."
We're exceptional all right...