When the mummies and skeletal remains were examined, it was determined these “pygmies” were no taller than 36 inches from head to foot. Some of them closer to 24 inches tall. Their skull brain capacity was equal to that of a child 7-9 years of age (leading some to believe these were the remains of children), but their teeth were not only fully developed permanent teeth, but they showed the severe wear that is common among mature adults.
I bring up these “Little People” because none of them exist anymore. The reason they don’t is because they were victims of genocide (leading to their extinction) at the hands of those “indigenous” people who came after them. Genocide did not stop there. Many North American Indian tribes engaged in genocidal wars against other North American Indian tribes, both before and after the so-called “White Man” arrived in North America. Not only would they raid the villages of enemy tribes, killing many man, women, and children (especially babies as they swung them by their ankles, bashing their heads into trees and rocks – a quick death to be sure, but brutal and barbaric nonetheless). Many of these North American Indian tribes not only practiced the murderous aspect of genocide against opposing tribes, but they also captured survivors of their raids and enslaved them, often treating them as no more than simply dogs, and abusing them horribly. Many of these same tribes did the exact same thing to every settler or group of settlers they might come across.
I could stop here, and it would make the point of Mrs. Reid’s intentional ignorance of history (intentional because she could have easily done a couple hours of research and learned the truth, but she chose not to), and her public demonstration of her ignorance on national television. She should be embarrassed as any right thinking person would be, but somehow I think she not only won’t be embarrassed, but she will double down on ridiculous statements and by launching a diatribe of ad hominems against her critics.
However, since we started out talking about Mrs. Reid’s false accusation of genocide, I think it only accurate to talk about one of the longest lasting genocides in the recorded history of man, with the largest body count of all groups, and equaled by perhaps only the Jewish people. Not only have the Jews been fighting against their eradication since the birth of their people, one cannot help but also remember the Nazi Holocaust and the Soviet Holocaust (which included Jews as well as others), and the countries of Iran, Syria, and indeed most of the Middle and Near East are trying and have been trying for millennia, to eradicate the Jewish People.
Before I go on, I think it is important to establish what is meant by the word genocide, what exactly is the definition of the word? Without going into a long mostly boring lecture on the etymology of the word, it is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, commonly known as the “Genocide Convention,” as:
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
• Killing members of the group;
• Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
• Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
• Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
• Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The second condition that must be met in order to legitimately be called a genocide is that the act or actions must be done with the intent to destroy one of these protected groups, and involves the five given examples above: Killing members of the group; and/or Causing serious bodily or mental harm to them; and/or deliberately inflicting condition of life calculated to cause the groups destruction; and/or imposing measure intended to prevent births within the group; and/or forcibly transferring children out of the group to another group.
[Part One can be found here, and Part Three here]