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Benevolent Assimilation?

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“Kill Everyone Over Ten” –General Jacob H. Smith–

The cartoon above was published in the New York Journal on 5 May 1902. It depicted the massacre of the people of Balañguiga, Sámar Oriental (Eastern Sámar). Children over ten years old were not spared. And this horrendous fact of Philippine history is rarely taught in school — if it is even taught at all.

Benevolent assimilation. My @$$!!!


3 responses »

  1. I do remember reading it in some history book (transforming Balangiga to a howling wilderness or something like that) but it was never taught either in high school or college. Maybe they don’t want the Americans looking bad. Hmmm… yeah probably.



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