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Intellectuals and Race: Part II

Joe296 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:05 AM
Many today apply the same interpretation of history to other areas. The history of mankind is a history of one group/tribe gaining some advantage over another and invading and taking more lucrative land/territory from the other. Yet, only the incursion of white Europeans into America is seen as vile and evil as land belonging to "native Americans" was encroached upon. The fact that Native American tribes were constantly at war with each other and were constantly taking land/hunting grounds from each other is totally dismissed. It is only the white Europeans who are evil and should return land to Native Americans, etc.
deestafford Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:23 AM
Shoot, we only did to the Indians what they were already doing to each other. What's with this 'Native American" PC stuff? ;)
lester61 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:05 PM
Justifiable eh. Would Jesus agree with you?

Righteousness exalts a nation not Conservatism or Liberalism.
renny4 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:34 AM
And native Americans practiced torture and slavery, raised their own numbers by kidnapping the children of others, and treated women as pack animals. When the Plains Indians migrated, the braves rode he horses and the women carried every thing else.

But no rationale matters to the racialists. To them, color is some kind of magical endowment and white (without color) is now a curse, even tho' those old white men they rail about gave them the Magna Carta, Dec. of Ind. and US Const., their free speech they would have to limits known no where else, freedom of liberty (movement) within a vast nation, and choice of job, career, or profession, which even in Europe today is vastly limited.

Editor's note: This is Part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Once we recognize that large differences in achievement among races, nations and civilizations have been the rule, not the exception, throughout recorded history, there is at least some hope of rational thought -- and perhaps even some constructive efforts to help everyone advance.

Even such a British patriot as Winston Churchill said, "We owe London to Rome" -- an acknowledgement that Roman conquerors created Britain's most famous city, at a time when the ancient Britons were incapable of doing so themselves.

No one who...