Our forever war: How a white male hegemony clings to power | Rebecca Solnit

Mass shootings enforce the oppression built into Americas economic and legal systems and our history We were never not at war. By we I mean the colonizers of this continent, who waged war first against Native North Americas original occupants and then entered into a state of war to keep kidnapped Africans subjugated in slavery. After the official Indian wars ended, we found other means to keep Native people confined and disempowered. After slavery officially ended, we found other means to keep black people impoverished and disempowered. Those means were forms of war. We launched a war to steal Mexicos northern half, a project completed in 1848 with the acquisition of what is now California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona (minus the …