posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:48 PM
The Aztecs were very good at warfare, the strongest in the region, and that is why they ruled when the invading Conquistadors got there. The Mayans
had human sacrifices too, but from what I read it was felt to be a great honor to be chosen, since they chose the finest members of their society to
offer. It is, imo, far, far, more acceptable a practice than buying and selling people to use like farm animals, as the African slaves in the US
were. In the history of slavery, I've never seen a more criminal version of it. The Native American slavery practices were far more civilized.
The area I live, traditionally Sto:lo land, had been home for these people for over 5000 years. It was still in virtually pristine condition before
the Europeans got here. Animals, forests, the water, the air... were all being sustained in a very good state. It could be just as pristine today,
160 years later. But, in contrast to a 5000 year record of ecological sustainability, the 'civilized?' European people have managed to turn it into
a 'skeletal' ecosystem, according to a 3 year university study. All the salmon spawning beds are gone, nearly all the old growth timber. In 25
years of hiking and camping I have yet to see a bear.
If wrecking an ecosystem in 160 years that had been preserved for 5000 years is advanced then I don't understand advanced.
The artwork from this area is in collections owned by the royalty and nobility to the whole world. Most of it the people here would appreciate
Read the quotes below and give me your opinion on how 'advanced' they are, if you would?
'Teach your children what we have taught our children,
that the Earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.'
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound
together. All things connect.
"In our every deliberation,
we must consider the impact of our decisions
on the next seven generations."
Iroquois Confederacy Maxim
We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.
Chief Dan George
'The earth is not their brother but their enemy. They conquer it and move on. They will devour everything and the earth will become a desert.'
Chief Seattle, 1844.
When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.