[Marxism] The Comanches and the Yanomamo

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Feb 17 11:30:32 MST 2013

Almost five years ago to the day, I resolved to begin researching the 
Comanche Indians of the southern Plains after reading Cormac McCarthy’s 
“Blood Meridian”, a novel that was committed to the idea that this tribe 
(for lack of a better word) was no better than the white settlers who 
would eventually slaughter them into submission and drive the survivors 
into reservations. “Blood Meridian” is described on the official website 
of the Cormac McCarthy Society as a dismantling of “the politically 
correct myth of aboriginal victimization, so that victims and their 
antagonists become indistinguishable.”


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