posted on Jun, 14 2004 @ 12:13 AM
Wow, now that was truly interesting! Very poetic! However, one of Tim Wise's points was that invasion and than indoctrination of the masses
doesn't change reality. But if you believe that might makes right, than whatever the power elite dictates in order to maintain their so-called
"divine" order will be acceptable.
Forcing a European image on indigenous people and than convincing them that this image is the son of god, or god himself maybe beneficial to the
invading people, more so than the indigenous.
I really don't think your concerns are about humanity, well not all of humanity. For some, it's about maintaining a social system or order that
they have benefited from for centuries now. If brown skin humanity can't survive under this "divine" system, why should the elite care. It's
their own fault if they are not smart enough to figure it out.
Divine right: 1. The doctrine that monarchs and or imperialists believe their have a right to ruled because they were chosen by God to do so and are
accountable only to God. 2.a. Having the nature of or being a deity. b. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity. c. Being
in the service or worship of a deity; sacred. 3. Superhuman; godlike. 4.a. Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent. b. Extremely pleasant;
delightful. c. Heavenly; perfect.
Manifest Destiny: 1. A policy of European imperialistic expansion defended as necessary or benevolent. 2. Manifest Destiny Doctrine was based on the
idea that Europeans had a divine providence. It had a future that was destined by God to expand its borders, with no limit to area or country. All the
traveling and expansion were part of the spirit of Manifest Destiny, a belief that it was God's will that Americans spread over the entire continent,
and to control and populate the country as they see fit. Many expansionists conceived God as having the power to sustain and guide human destiny. "It
was white man's burden to conquer and christianize the land."
Note 1: In 1845, a democratic leader and influential editor by the name of John L. O'Sullivan gave the movement its name. In an attempt to explain
America's thirst for expansion, and to present a defense for America's claim to new territories he wrote: ".... the right of our manifest destiny
to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and
federaltive development of self government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the
full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth."
Note 2: Another way to disguise Manifest Destiny was to promote the philosophy of White Man's Burden. Rodyard Kipling made this philosophy famous in
his poem of the same name. In his poem Kipling urged the United States to follow in the footsteps of Great Britain. He stated that, as a world power,
the US had the burden to help the inferior people of the world adjust to Christianity. He also warned the United States that it would not be an easy
task to take on the role of a world leader but, the rewards will outweigh the trouble.
It sounds to me that George Bush understands this system very well!
[edit on 14-6-2004 by Cu#e]