Where were you when the lights went out? By William Bowles

23 December 2004

It’s estimated that within the first couple of decades after the Europeans ‘discovered’ the Americas, they exterminated around fifteen million people in a frenzy of bloodletting that has no precedent in history. Of course it’s not called a Holocaust, in fact it’s not even mentioned in the white man’s history books, but it’s a fact nevertheless. We (I use the term loosely) managed to almost entirely depopulate the Caribbean islands of their indigenous people and replace them with slaves and then moved on to do the same to the Americas.

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