reply to post by rocha123
whoa, hold up a minute. This subject always gets on my nerves.
You know the difference between Spanish colonies, and England´s for example....we left native people there. We did not commit genocide. We fought a
war of conquest...and guess what?, we didn't invent it. The Aztecs and Mayans all had theirs and their society was already in an advanced state of
decay. That is how a small group of soldiers managed to conquer an empire. Disease set in upon their arrival, but the population was already reduced
due to famine, they had too much infighting and were in a state of civil war....over urbanization had made the forest around their cities recede and
food supply diminish.
As far as erasing history, Their last leaders all consecutively erased their history and rewrote it, to place their families in the royal lime light.
They changed all aspects of Olmec-ization, which favored altruistic mentalities and civilized behavior. They changed the religion and made it a blood
thirsty and savage one, as opposed to the benevolent and enlightening nature it once had in its antiquity.
Maybe we did a service by burning lies and ending the brutal rule of overlords that had their respective societies by the collective balls and were
executing and pillaging like it was going out of style. Maybe you wouldn't want to be remembered by something some jerk and his friends made up to get
in power, which resembled the mentality of an apocalyptical world view. Maybe since what chance the people had to get out of that had come and gone,
the arrival of a new force was a natural part of nature and so inevitable. Why resent the cycle of life?
Like one ant hill being pissed because another invaded its colony last summer. Think to the countless times that has and will happen over time. Why
enjoy the suffering of your contemporaries because of something yours or my ancestors did hundreds of years ago?
The problem is that south American politicians and educators use the resentment they create by vilifying the Spanish while ignoring the brutality of
the native leaders so as to sway opinion into an ignorant rant, rather than an organized thought process. Maybe they do that so people don't realize
how bad their leaders are. Chavez with his "Yankee devil" has hidden all his errors and made morons chant his name with enthusiasm. Same deal here.
Do you not know of the Spanish that fought side by side with the natives like the Jesuits, who died protecting the natives sovereign right to exist as
they please? No, guess that was not taught in your anti-Spain class.
You should side with your fellow man and stop celebrating the horror that is coming to cities near you.
Karma by your logic would suggest that what happened to the empires of south America was just and well served. Maybe they were killing people and
ruining their world to the point that balance was needed and so brought and delivered by the hands of the Spanish......Maybe we were a force of
karma....and you still haven't learned your lesson from it. Why does any country in south America still have hostilities with each other....?
Because you need more karma correction....that is why....by your logic that is.
I know that is off topic, but it is true, and needed. It is not fair to judge my people because of something all of Europe did hundreds of years ago,
not to mention the rest of the world without exception. That is not representative of these people, who welcomed south Americans into their country
and share what they have in hard times. There are plenty of south Americans in Madrid bleeding side by side with Spaniards.
and my wife is Mexican so dont even.
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