Anti-Indigenous Propaganda film airs on Swedish TV (fwd)‏

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Feb 11, 2008, 11:42:13 AM2/11/08
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If you would like to express your outrage about this film, you can
write the

Director, Poul Erik Heilbuth, at

You can also write to the documentary department of Swedish TV for
airing it,

Sent: February 11, 2008 1:15:41 AM

Anti-Indigenous Propaganda film airs on Swedish TV February 8, 2008 |

This past Monday,

Swedish Television aired "Historiens Fångar" (History's Prisoners) -
an anti-indigenous propaganda film that claims there are no
traditional Indigenous cultures left in the world, and that the only
chance of survival for the remaining 'drunk and pathetic few' is
through assimilating into colonial society. "The most notable voice in
the program," Jim Barrett explains, is Keith Windschuttle, author of
"the Fabrication of Aboriginal History, a controversial book that
attempts to resurrect an array of colonial fallacies toward indigenous
people: that colonization was justified, "that Australia was never
truly owned by its original inhabitants, that they were too savage to
understand such a concept as property, too primitive to organise a war
and too vulnerable to survive settlement." Another speaker in the film
is David Yeagley, who, according to Wikipedia (once upon a time. The
page has been gutted) is "a white supremacist who poses as a Comanche
Indian. He was mistakenly enrolled in the Comanche Nation because the
stepmother who adopted him is Comanche. He falsely claims descent from
the Comanche leader, Bad Eagle (1839-1909). Comanche elders and
members of the tribal government all deny he is actually Comanche. In
2006 Yeagley, his employer David Horowitz, and Front Page magazine
used legal threats to try to silence Kiowa activist Cinda Hughes and
the Native American Times for revealing his impersonation. Apparently,
the film also features someone from "One Nation United," a privately
funded, anti-indian lobby group based out of Oklahoma. The social and
political integrity of these characters speaks directly to the
legitimacy of the position maintained in the film. It's propaganda -- a
film drenched in archaic and biased, insulated opinions that will
utterly misinform every viewer. But don't take my word for it. See it
for yourself. "History's Prisoners" It is currently available online.
(it's in English). It's also set to air on Swedish TV once more, this
coming Sunday.

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