A banner proclaimed that “corporations have more rights than native peoples.” Speakers called on us all to reject the corporate and corrupt values of materialism and competitiveness which were causing harm to fellow human beings and to the earth.
It was the Pilgrim values, to dominate the earth, to band together, not, James said, for religious freedom, but as a corporate entity for the sake of profits (through The Plymouth Company), which still ruled today, causing injustice, poverty, damage to the earth, and her water and air.
This was the real inheritance. Racism and sexism, violence beyond any the natives had practiced, was brought by the colonists. This their lasting and now global legacy.