Question: What is the Libertarian approach to Native American issues and histories?
When I was in school, I had a Choctaw friend name Mike who was the baddest kid in school. I mean he got into fights and was the best in basketball. One day a white student came up and apologized to him for what happened. He was confused at to what he meant. The white student said that he apologizes for ancestors crime.
Mike was flabbergasted. He told him that he had nothing to do with what happened hundreds of years ago and he didn’t know why he apologized. I had looked into the situation and had told the white student that Native Americans have a history of killing and enslaving each other. He said hogwash.
Afterwards me and Mike decided to avoid that student and go on with our lives. He had moved later in the year but I’ve always thought about how other Native American kids might feel. Being held up like demigods who can do no wrong but just want to live their lives like regular people. I have read many a post on TIL and other subs where it was clear that the general message was we should all feel guilty about what happened. So I ask you: What do you think is the appropriate way to deal with the dark history of North America while at the same time being nice to modern day Native Americans?
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