uprising because of depredations

One last quote from MacQuarrie's The Last Days of the Incas. I highly recommend this book. It has received positive reviews on Amazon for good reason.

The context for this quote is the plea of the Incan people to throw off the yoke of the Spaniards, Manco was their king. 

“We cannot spend out entire lives in such great misery and subjection [while being] treated even worse than the Spaniards’ black slaves,” they told Manco. “Let us rebel once and for all and die for our liberty, and for our children and wives, who every day they take from us and abuse.” (178)

The amazing thing about this quote is its timelessness. Hence the non-specific title for this post. This could be said by native americans or irish or palestinians.

See my other posts on atrocities, human rights, genocide, history and book reports.


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