So, what nation invented the notion of interning an entire race of people into concentration camps, there to slowly starve to death (or not so slowly in some cases)? Hint: It wasn't Germany. Germany didn't even exist in 1838, when President Andrew Jackson seized the property of an entire race of people (the Cherokee) and sent them to die.
And it goes on, and on, from the near-extermination of the native Americans (and placing of the rest into concentration camps called "reservations"), to the killing of almost a million Filipinos for having the audacity to want to be free rather than a U.S. colony in the period 1899-1912. But you probably don't know any of this. It has literally been erased from the history books. Because being an American means that you are God's holy people, and all those other folks? Just vermin to be exterminated. That's how America has always thought. That's how America *still* thinks, which is why the majority of Americans aren't upset and rioting in the streets over the fact that our invasion of Iraq has killed over a million Iraqis. Because, of course, Iraqis aren't REAL people. They're just some funny-talkin' furriners, vermin, really, so it's not really a crime if we exterminate them, it's more like, well, killing dogs, on the list of moral outrages for the average American. Only Americans are real people to the average American. Everybody else... untermenschen. To be exterminated.
America taught Hitler how to go "Heil!". We invented death camps (except we called them "Indian reservations" or "relocation camps", depending upon whether they were for Indians or Filipinos) long before Hitler got the idea from us, and the only reason the black population was not sent to death camps in the post-Civil-War people was because Southerners needed the blacks to pick cotton. The United States isn't the leader in the genocide business -- that's probably Stalin's Soviet Union, closely followed by Hitler -- but the U.S. is probably well up in the top ten when it comes to exterminating "wogs", untermenschen, those who are, well, not really human because they're not white Americans. Stating this does not mean you hate America. It simply means that you state truth. I realize that in Soviet America it is not appropriate for a good sovok to speak truth, but so it goes. And some Americans dare ask, "why do so many people hate America?" Well, it's because they don't live in Soviet America, so they get uncensored history in their schools. Here, any attempt to put uncensored history into the history textbooks is roundly condemned by folks who insist that the truth "hates America", and thus all you've ever read is propaganda. What, you thought you lived in a free nation? That's what your Party commissars want you to think, Comrade! Welcome to Soviet America, sheep.
- Badtux the History Penguin