posted on Feb, 9 2008 @ 11:35 AM
reply to post by Aelita
I was with you until you pulled a dishonest move: It is NOT OK to ask a question that the writer never even came close to hinting at: " Are you
saying that Africans are damaged?" and then asking if he is a racist all in the same breath. By saying that NORTHERN hemispheres have lower UV rates,
I did not ASSUME ANYTHING Negative or racist about it, how could you?
You extrapolated far afield from the subject matter: While I agree that the post is silly and not backed by anything that can be measured, I still do
not like seeing people accused of being a racist because they frame a statement in a way that literally has to be turned upside down and
misinterpreted to be taken that way.
If I say that in all of human history there has never been a shred of evidence that the negroid race in Lower Africa developed beyond tribal and
rudimentary technologies before the edvent of colonialism, would that make me a racist or an accurate historian? If I say that in my opinion that if
Africa had been left alone, the lower half at least, and never had any foreigner ever set foot on the Continent at least below the Sahara, and a
traveler were to arrive there today that he would find exactly the society that was found in the 1500's, with no technology, and no paved roads and
infrastructure such as sewers and running water and transportation systems and health care beyond the witch doctor stage, and no buildings that were
constructed to stand for more than a brief period, would that make me a racist or an accurate guesser of the state of developmental abilities of
peopls left alone and not influenced by ' modern ' society?
I am NOT a racist of any kind, my many friends of color will tell you that, but I am not afraid to state what I believe to be the truth if I have
historical reason for soing so, such as recorded and discovered examples of archeology and history that give a clue as to what is likley. That does
NOT mean anything that could lead one to call names.
Opinion can be challenged, established facts cannot. While I disagree with the OP on his views, merely mentioning the things he did in NO WAY ,
shape or form should cause the reader to assume anything negative at all. The poster was merely strectching his theory about the earth and human
nature to the sun and the hemisphere: That should never bring any calls or racism. Now the entire southern hemisphere cannot be mentioned without
someone alleging some evil intent?
Me thinks that ye doth protest too much!!