Nowhere Left to Retreat

In many respects, the Cherokee Trail of Tears mirrors the Irish one. When the Irish were run out of Northern Ireland a century prior to the infamous potato famine, thousands of these refugees migrated west at gun point. Many others lived on road sides, often starving to death under the brutal laws of England. Unable to find food or shelter or employment, a good number later emigrated.

In America today, more and more are finding the laws that rule our economy are starving them out, too. Looking at the lessons of the Native Americans and the native Irish, the solution lies in organizing to fight for survival, not in complying with official corruption.

For many of us, there is already nowhere left to retreat.

~ by Jay Taber on June 18, 2008.

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