reply to post by randyvs
This stupid concept needs to stop, it simply is racial as racial as attacking all American natives or Africans or Asians, something that seems to be
deeply ingrained in US mentality...
We are all brothers, all our genetically differences are simple temporal quirks with time they will cease to exists our culture is always changing and
adapting so why attempt to preserve something that can't be kept static and probably shouldn't...
Consider the view point of a Neanderthal in cold Europe, he had the place all for itself and soon the wimpy Sapiens came, took their land and eroded
their culture, the Neanderthal were even technological superior in some regards. it just did not have the numbers and couldn't adapt to the new hotter
A few million years latter look at the Iberian people (Spain and Portugal), first they get invaded by people in boats coming from the Mediterranean
region, those at least had only bargaining in mind, even if they settle here and there, and the Iberian people learned how to work metal from them,
but a few hundreds of years later came the Romans then it was conquest, slavery, brutality and rampant war and the same was repeated all across
Then we have the decline of Rome (the disintegration of political, economic, military, and other social institutions, in tandem with barbarian
invasions and usurpers from within the empire), the reconstruction, the Mongol invasions etc etc
It is all cyclical and as a native American today you have to agree that most of your hangups about the past is because of the unlawful nature of the
change (by force, deception and brutality, read a bit about Viriato and how the Romans dealt with him), and romantic views about simple life (that
most of us still have and to a point rightly so) but at the same time you must also consider that with the changes some good came out it (when not
distorted by racial views or deception and exploitation) but you must understand the reasons that made the white man that way, expecting man to be
anything more than what he knows and experiences is simply being unrealistic...
That does not signify that we all should not recognize the errors and attempt to preserve the memory of what we lost in the process, but it is really
unfair to select specific moments to make a point about how we humans fail each-other and reduce it to the fact that our skin colors did no
edit on 5-2-2013 by Panic2k11 because: (no reason given)