WHAT THE U.S. RULING CLASS DID TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE AND CONTINUE TO DO


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From: NELSON PEERY, BLACK FIRE
(NEW YORK: THE NEW PRESS, 1994), pp. 276-277

If the Americans had never committed genocide against the Indian; if they had never incited wars of annihilation between the native peoples of this land; if there had never been a Trail of Tears; if America had never organized and commercialized the kidnapping and sale into slavery of a gentle and defenseless African people; if it had never developed the most widespread, brutal, exploitative system of slavery the world has ever known; if it had never held carnivals of torture and lynching of its black people; if it had never sundered and fractured and torn and ground Mexico into the dust; if it had never attacked gallant, defenseless Puerto Rico and never turned that lovely land into a cesspool to compete with the cesspool it had created in Panama; if it had never bled Latin America of her wealth and had never cast her exhausted peoples onto the dung heap of disease and ignorance and starvation; if it had never financed and braced the Fascist dictatorships; if it had never pushed Hiroshima and Nagasaki into the jaws of hell—if America had never done any of these things—history would still create a special bar of judgment for what the American people did to the Philippines.

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E.SAN JUAN, Jr. directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Washington DC, USA and lectures at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.
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2 Responses to WHAT THE U.S. RULING CLASS DID TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE AND CONTINUE TO DO

  1. Joe Narvaez says:

    Wow! Deep. Heavy. True.

  2. short but gives a huge impact

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