RE: Colonial heritage and shameless propaganda
I shared the article to denounce the outrageous and completely fictional figure of MILLIONS dead which only has emerged relatively recent.
Of course, that came across, I didn't go into it because I'm sceptical about sensational figures circulating on the net anyway. It has probably always been fashionable to use the "millions dead" to achieve a certain effect.
The image of the wise native, the bona fide and defenceless aboriginal is surely as distorted as that of the murderous primitive Indian who counted scalps. There will have been one as well as the other, what do I know about it. Everything I think I know I have read on my sofa. In fact, I don't think anything of using this subject as a hook for a private blog, I agree. In the end, I guess it's all click bait....