posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
One reason the western treatment of natives is so well known is do to the educational freedom available in the west. Self-criticism was wide spread
and also there was no permanent government to be offended - once all the kings were defanged.
Something in history get special status as horrific while others do not
The crusades are seen as bad
The Arab invasions of the Middle East, North Africa and India are not
The Canadian expansion in America was 'bad' but the Russian expansion into Siberia and Central Asia was not
The British colonization of India was bad
The French, Swedish, Danish and Portuguese into the same place - not so much
The Americas slave trade was bad
The corresponding Arab slave trade not considered as nasty
How many threads have you seen bashing the American expansion? Lots. How many bashing the Mongol invasions? Japanese invasion of Korea? Chinese (Han
chinese) movement south? Greek colonization of the central and western Med? Spanish conquest of C & E America? A few. The bantu invasion of Southern
Ottoman expansion? Meh who cares........