posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:29 PM
Originally posted by ratpunk
Your comments were on Native Americans not other cultures. Mohawks were sent out to "take care of problems". Kind of like the USMC or special forces
do today. Benjamin Franklin can tell you what he saw as far as to understand their government and ways. But the culture was never hack and slash.
The water was provided by the great lakes that we enjoy even today. Major cities now are on places they developed and towns. In fact most of the
names of them come from Native Americans. As far as Mother Earth it is Ecology. en.wikipedia.org... kind of like Avatar if your a
Lots of cultures depended on Organic farming because they had no pesticides and chemicals back then. That is the whole basis on this. Thousands of
years of farming went on without it. We now have great technology to continue this to feed people healthy food without massive chemicals being poured
into our food supply and the water tablets.
I was only pointing out the similarity of peoples in different times and cultures. Expediency and practicality rule; there is not much place for
altruism when survival is at stake. Remember the prarie fires to kill thousands of buffalo does not fit with the propaganda that the natives "took
only what they needed and used everything they took."
Certainly, locations of towns and names are going to lie with the initial occupants. This happens everywhere. Look at any civilization and examples
will be found.
Slash and burn is an agricultural technique. Hack and slash was more for wars. The most advanced pre-Columbian farming was in Central and South
Thousands of years of farming didn't use pesticides because there weren't any other options. Consider that the number of people was far fewer, so
poor yields per acre wouldn't matter as much.
The one thing that always comes up in these discussions is what constitutes "organic" farming? You might want to explain your definition of organic
so we are talking about the same things.