Was all we needed to sustain

from Rage Against the Machine – Without a Face Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Before the Spanish invaded and colonized the Americas, maize fed and strengthened settled indigenous peoples from the Caribbean islands to the Incan Empire and beyond. Zack is saying that Native Americans were doing fine on their own for more than a minute! For millennia! They didn’t need anything from Europe, from the invasion or from colonialism.

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