The Right Coast

November 23, 2005
Loony left on Thanksgiving
By Tom Smith

Journalism professor on the sins of our fathers. (via instapundit.)

One of my ancestors on my mother's (the Irish) side was an enlisted man in the U.S. Army who came out to Oregon in pioneer days, when the Army had various unfriendly encounters with the local indigenous population. As far as I know, however, he was, like nearly all of the Irish-Americans in the army in the late 1800's, extremely sensitive and caring in all his dealings with the "hostiles." He did not drink or swear, but instead set up counselling sessions for soldiers to deal with their feelings about such difficult topics as massacres of settlers and the like.