Thank you all for the above posts showing logic, understanding and empathy, the posts above the ones I am quoting.
I starred each of your posts.
Originally posted by stevegmu
You just seem to be pretty upset at the US. I take it you are American Indian?
Well, my grandparents on my father's side came here legally from Ireland and Germany, while my mother is Sicilian. Just one exception proves your
No I was born in NY, my parents are east indian not native indian
and if your parents came here legally then correct me if i'm wrong but you are not a white caucasian.
I am talking solely about the descendants of european colonists.
But also everyone else to show some empathy, understanding and knowledge of history.
Originally posted by Jenna
Two wrongs don't make a right. Yeah our ancestors did some pretty awful things, none of which I condone, but none of us had any say in what happened
nor can we help where we are born. Even though they came here and took over does not make it ok for people to enter the country illegally now. By that
logic it would be perfectly fine for us to revert to slavery, except this time lets enslave all the white people and call those who aren't white
indentured servants. We can even go back to whipping people for not doing farm work quickly enough. It'll be great.
Yes I understand what you are saying but that is not the purpose of this thread.
I don't believe in an eye for an eye, so I am not at all suggesting that the same should happen to you.
But at least remember and understand your history and how are here now.
Your race does not own this land, and it is imperative that you understand this.
Fine you don't like what happened in the past.
But you didn't mention that many of what happened in the past is occuring today again.
So it's so important that you remember.
Originally posted by Mynaeris
reply to post by stevegmu
I was pretty amazed by ModernAcademia's post. Mostly because he doesn't live in America. As far as I understand he lives in Canada and is an Indian
I am more confused by his statement about everybody being illegal immigrants. I suppose he never heard of Ellis Island?
I was born in NY as if that makes a difference.
Because no it doesn't.
I am not an illegal immigrant but I am still somewhat speaking on their behalf. But I guess that perspective is beyond you, or you wouldn't have
mention where I live.
I never said everyone is an illegal immigrant you must have not understand my post.
Secondly it's imporant to understand that I am not insulting white caucasians living in North America, which includes both USA and Canada.
You only think the word immigrant is an insult because the media made you think so.
An immigrant is just a setter, and it's okay to settle.
But to be a son of a settler and then insult more 'recent' settlers has no logic whatsoever.