A Terrible Normality by Michael Parenti

by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Jan. 25, 2013

Genocide Phnom Penh

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Through much of history the abnormal has been the norm. This is a paradox to which we should attend. Aberrations, so plentiful as to form a terrible normality of their own, descend upon us with frightful consistency.

The number of massacres in history, for instance, are almost more than we can record. There was the New World holocaust, consisting of the extermination of indigenous Native American peoples throughout the western hemisphere, extending over four centuries or more, continuing into recent times in the Amazon region.

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