A University of Minnesota liberal arts professor reportedly advocated for people to “decolonize” and “dismantle” the United States during an event held to support Palestine — which came in the aftermath of the horrific attack on Israel by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, after which many students and professors across the U.S. have expressed vocal opposition to Israel’s existence and even some support for Hamas.
Earlier this month, Professor Melanie Yazzie joined a few other speakers on stage as part of the “Red Nation,” an anti-capitalist Native American advocacy group that declares itself to be “dedicated to the liberation of Native peoples from capitalism and colonialism.”
The University of Minnesota professor reportedly made several concerning remarks during the event, including a bizarre assertion that “we’re all indigenous people who come from nations who are under occupation by the United States government” — ignoring the fact that she works for a publicly funded university that receives substantial funding from the same government that she was criticizing.
“And, of course, the U.S. bankrolls the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. They’re one and the same, really,” Yazzie claimed, adding: “So it’s our responsibility as people who are within the United States to go as hard as possible to decolonize this place because that will reverberate all across the world. Because the U.S. is the greatest predator empire that has ever existed.”
Yazzie also explained that she and those on her side want the “U.S. out of everywhere” — including “Palestine” and the so-called “Turtle Island,” a name that several Native American tribes use to describe North America.
“And that the goal is to dismantle the settler project that is the United States for the freedom and the future of all life on this planet,” she added. “It very much depends on that.”
Wow. Melanie Yazzie, a professor at @umncla, says the US is an occupier and needs to be “decolonized.”
“The goal is to dismantle the settler project that is the United States. For the freedom and future of all life on this planet depends on that.”
Your reminder that when they… pic.twitter.com/0qVkxZVTCD
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Yazzie went on to appear to defend the mass murder of civilians in Israel on October 7, suggesting that she saw the whole world change after Hamas terrorists committed the massacre and claiming that “Palestine is the alternative path for native nations.”
“It is a righteous struggle and it is so powerful that it has literally, in 60 days, changed the entire world,” she continued.
“The entire world has changed,” Yazzie added. “I knew it the moment that it happened that nothing, and I mean nothing for colonizers or for any of the good, humble people of the Earth, would ever be the same ever again.”
“And we need to lean into that. Lean into the fact that colonizers are scared,” she concluded. “Lean into scaring them and making them feel uncomfortable!”
Remember that the far-left’s celebration of the Oct. 7 Hamas “decolonization” terror attacks is something they themselves would want to see carried out in the U.S. They’ve always been rather clear about wanting their targets dead, which is why they support BLM, Antifa etc. https://t.co/S2JvBnrTkb
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 22, 2023