Originally posted by Larry L
I don't understand why this is interesting. The only slightly interesting fact to me is that supposedly smart people stilll refer to American Indians
as "Native Americans". They are no more "native" to this land than me (being white), Ahmed Abdulla or Tyrone Shulaces. It's well established
historical fact (which I learned in grade school in the early 80's) that these self proclaimed "natives" migrated to North America from Asia over
the Bering Straight when sea levels were much lower early in this (past) ice age, and worked their way south and east from there.
Your cultural and racial bias is showing through your preferential use of an outdated model.
You seriously still cling to the outdated notion that Indians walked to America over the Bering Straight? A few things to keep in mind are that there
were at least four separate migrations, only one of which involved Beringia, and none of which involved "Native Americans". Native Americans
developed here, in the Americas, in situ, from the raw materials that came through those migrations.
When you, Ahmed Abdullah, and Tyrone Shulaces have been here for a few hundred generations of change, development, and admixture, then maybe, just
maybe, you can call yourselves "Native Americans". What comes out the other end of that meatgrinder will have developed here, natively.
And by the way wiping out all the amazing TRULY indigenous species to this land along the way that were either dangerous (in their perception) or
useful to them including the wolly mammoth species, sabertoothed tigers, giant ground sloths, various species of giant predatory ground and aerial
birds. I LOL when people reply to that with "No, American Indians didn't kill them off, they died because the ice age ended.". Which is a joke not
only because most were too far south to be affected by the ice age either way, nor were they species overly affected by climate. But they also seem to
forget that those species all seemed to survive all the previous ice ages ending just fine (same argument goes for the Polar Bear btw). The only
difference this ice age was those "natives" being here.
You amuse me. First you denigrate the natives here as just being immigrants and interlopers like everyone else, but suddenly when you shift focus to
another political agenda - i.e. "anthropogenic speciescide" or whatever you wish to label this peculiar fantasy on this day, you suddenly want to
bestow upon them the god-like superpowers to be destroyers of species and worlds? That's just too rich.
BTW - it was those godless Russians who wiped out the wolly mammoths - they survived on Wrangel Island until about 4,000 years ago, long after your
precious land bridge closed and all the "Native Americans" had hightailed it out of Asia according to your pet theories. Luckily, camels, horses,
and a few other things had seen the future, and ran like hell the OTHER way across that land bridge, away from those god-like destroyers of worlds the
Native Americans... otherwise there would be none today since they, like wolves, developed here but got the hell out of Dodge while the getting was
You seriously have the one-dimensional thought pattern that requires one to live on the edge of an ice sheet in order to be affected by it? Not very
well versed on larger scale weather patterns, and their effect on habitat, are you?
Proof of universal karma. It'll catch up to all of us in the end.
One can only hope.
I got suspended from jr high school for stating these facts in a debate with a "native american" school mate durring lunch. People hate the
edit on 18-2-2013 by Larry L because: (no reason given)
I think it may have been more in your delivery and inability to reason or learn that could have been the determinative factor in that episode, rather
than your simple (or perhaps "simplistic") arguing of a point that was at fault...