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Because they knew what their fate would be. Resistance was futile. But even a pig fights and urinates when it is brought to the slaughter.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Out here where I live the natives were not very friendly at all
"settlements", where did I hear this word before?
and tried to kill settlements.
You mean like a "ghetto"?
We moved into this land, corraled the natives into unsavory tracts of land
This sounds rather systematic to me.
There was no systematic rounding up
You mean like the "Borg"? - Was that their choice: Borg or Death or ghetto?
Folks who got along tended to be assimilated.
Originally posted by mymymy
reply to post by GeneralChaos
No, I would say the weaker mind goes to the person who feels the need to insult people.
I haven't made many posts here, read some, I am a FAR cry from a patriot.
I am sick to death of people telling me to feel guilty for something I had NOTHING to do with
and apologize to people
I'm not going to cry about it or hate people
Originally posted by hp1229
As you know most of the history about the wild west is glorified and distored.
Originally posted by redoubt
what was done to those who were here before us was horrible. I doubt you will find anyone who is an American of any color or ethnic background who could, or would deny this.
But to label it as the worst genocide in history is to ignore so many others
Originally posted by ThinkingHuman
Wrong, there are plenty here in this forum already. They blame diseases
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
Well, the holocaust lasted how many years?
Not to justify it, but that 47 million number you give was spread out over a much longer period of time. Just wanted to point that out. 47 million is still a staggering number of people to die over the course of European contact in the Americas.
Originally posted by neo96
Want it explained?
What do I want? I want somebody to explain it.
Fine your here right now crying for the natives BECAUSE of it.
Feel free to give up everything you own back to the natives.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Look, every nation and every people is guilty of committing atrocities at some point in the past. (some still do). I'm not going to feel any guilt or blame for something my ANCESTORS did. It's ridiculous.
Originally posted by Astyanax
Let me suggest that you were brainwashed.
By whom, I wonder. My country is one that suffered European colonial ....
Originally posted by ProfessorChaos
There is absolutely no culture in existence that has not committed genocide at some point in their history.
regardless of myself or anyone else assuming the blame for the acts of people who are no longer in existence. it won't change history in the slightest, so what's the point in assigning blame other than to stir up negative feelings or gain from it in a material sense as a 'victim'?
Originally posted by SaturnFX
What your suggesting is that because we (or any nation) has blood in their history, they should then never learn from the past, nor try to help out anyone else going through pains..because we did something wrong over a hundred years ago.
... unless we learn.
Originally posted by CranialSponge
And someday, somebody will come along and annihilate a good portion of us westerners.
Originally posted by ThinkingHuman
You should be sorry. We are talking about millions of people killed, entire civilizations wiped out, by your ancestors and mine.
Originally posted by ThinkingHumannd you don't even ask yourself why?
Originally posted by ThinkingHumanMaybe you have never been on the "other side" of history.
Originally posted by briantaylor
To answer your question OP, people (as a whole) are cruel and stupid.
White people just happen to be at the top of the pyramid of power, (since the middle ages) which makes them the cream of the crop of the cruel and stupid.
Here is an essay written about that fact READ
Consider Britain alone: It killed or allowed to die by way of purposeful inaction, nearly two billion Indians and did so in a paltry eighty years.