This Quote Blew My Mind

I was reading a book outside while sitting in the sun and then I came across wisdom and I figured hey what the fuck I may as well share it, ja feel?

For future reference, if any of you are interested in what books I’ve read or are currently reading, I update my goodreads account fairly regularly. It’s like Facebook, except there are hardly any retarded people to ruin your feed… there’s always that one person though, statistically speaking of course…

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/72240545-nick

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, beautifully written by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Here is the quote:

“The United States Magazine and Democratic Review summed it up by arguing that whereas European powers “conquer only to enslave,” America, being “a free nation,” “conquers only to bestow freedom.” . . . Far from antagonistic, “empire” and “liberty” are instrumentally conjoined. If the former stands to safeguard the latter, the latter, in turn, serves to justify the former. Indeed, the conjunction of the two, of freedom and dominion, gives America its sovereign place — its Manifest Destiny, as its advocates so aptly called it.” -Wai-chee Dimock, Historian, with regards to American media distorting public view/opinion during the 18th and 19th century, with regards to American internal affairs

Stay woke, San Diego!

Author: Kiddhartha

Born and raised in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. I enlisted in the Air Force after graduating high school in 2006. I served honorably for 8 years and then I got involved in the hospitality scene of Tampa, Florida, which I've been in since. I'm very interested in learning as much world history as I can. After all, you have to know where you came from to know where you're going.