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A culture-breaking wall

From what I learned, the Spanish-speaking, Catholic, indigenous natives of Mexico are a unique culture. They are inseparable from the people who, for the past 15,000 years, populated the North American continent, from Point Barrow, Alaska, to the Darien Strait.

The people spoke a common language and traded over 6,500 miles. Mexicans diverged from other indigenous cultures when Spaniards terrorized them into enslavement. Imagine the continent as it was when Europeans arrived. An environment so healthy that two hours a day produced all the food for the people. They were agronomists, food processors, scholars, mathematicians, craftsmen, doctors, priests, a noble class and more.

Early Europeans arrived needy. The indigenous fed them and showed the richness of their land, and I stole it from natives. Over the years these honest, hardworking people created prenominal wealth for the Spaniards and, still, the North Americans. Ask your representative to show courage and not build the wall or separate indigenous families. Let’s do better!

John Hoffmann

Carbondale


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