27 Dec 2009

Peruvian Journalist Suggests Napalming Amazonian Natives

An article implying that Peruvian natives should be bombed with napalm has been named by London-based Survival International as the ‘most racist article’ published in the last year by the mainstream media.


The article, published by daily El Correo, was written the newspaper’s Director and columnist, Aldo Mariátegui.

In his column, Mariátegui refers to Amazon natives as “savages,” “Paleolithic,” and “primitive,” and writes that in protests that have recently engulfed much of Peru’s Amazon, they were manipulated by “communist excrement.”

“For those of you who still think of these “ethnic groups” as “good,” “naïve” and “pure,” I will remind you that it was these same people who perfected the art of shrinking the heads of their enemies and wearing them on the belts holding up their loincloths,” wrote Mariátegui. “If the “natives” didn’t shrink the heads of the policemen they killed (in the recent protests) and eat their remains, it was only because there wasn’t time.”

Mariátegui concluded by adding: “I don’t know what keeps the president from providing the air force with all the napalm necessary.”

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