Discoveries

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Another stunning piece from Eduardo Galeano, Children of the Days

“In 1492 the natives discovered they were Indians,

they discovered they lived in America,

they discovered they were naked,

they discovered there was sin,

they discovered they owed obedience to a king and a queen from another world and a god from some other heaven,

and this god had invented guilt and clothing

and had ordered burned alive all who worshipped the sun and the moon and the earth and the rain that moistens it.”

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