The Native Americans Discovered European Savages in the New World
Europeans Discover "Savages"
When the Europeans discovered the Americas they decimated the Native Americans they found there with smallpox, alcohol, and even more often - they simply murdered them. The Europeans with their advanced science and technology considered the Native Americans as "savages."
But the Native Americans were not interested in destroying all of the Europeans who came and invaded their lands. Sure, some Native Americans and some Native American tribes DID want to eradicate the European invaders, but by and large that was not a mindset reflective of the spiritual and cultural attitude of the Native Americans on a large scale. The Native Americans didn't have the inferior thoughts of thinking themselves superior, and this is exactly why they were superior to the European invaders.
"Live and Let Live - No One Owns The Earth"
And so the Native Americans went on about their business until it was too late. Truly, it was too late as soon as the Savages, the European invaders, invaded the Americas - for the blood thirst of the pale skinned races had spilled red all over Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East for thousands of years. No, the Pale faces weren't anywhere near done spilling blood in their homeland of Europe, but they thought they'd enjoy some killing over across the pond.
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What is a Native American?
Arguments of definitions and semantic things are ridiculous, self serving, and childish. These discussions, where someone like myself who was born in the "new world," demands they too be called a Native American, only serves to diminish the lives and murders of the 20 million or so Natives that were living here before the European's came and slaughtered far more persons than the Nazis did European Ashkenazi Jews - and the Europeans of all creeds and nationalities that participated in this slaughter did this out of the same hatred. I've not seen any holocaust museums erected in remembrance of the Native Americans murdered in the American Genocide. I suppose that that is because Native Americans do NOT monopolize the world's Banking and Mass Media industries.
Let's get it straight, shall we? I'm a stickler for definitions. Whenever someone capitalizes the "N" in Native American, then they are referring to the "American Indians." Whenever the "N" is NOT capitalized, then that refers to someone like myself, who was born a native of America.
Here's what I prefer. Native American - should mean those who are also called American Indians.
Those of us of any other race and born in America are American natives - but that's my preference.
This Modern World
I would never claim to be a Native American. I'm merely a American native who's mostly full of European genetic material. I'd never deny that my genes also have some Native American strains in them. I'm a modern man living in this modern world. I'm not sure I've ever even seen a reservation. I thoroughly enjoy the internet. I'm especially fond of air conditioning - without it, surely my computer would over heat!
So when I talk about capitalism, consumerism, and how we can't go on using up resources, because resources are finite, etc - I AM a part of the problem, and I suspect if you are reading this online, you are part of the problem as well. The question is, are either of us going to be part of the solution? The bigger still question is - what IS the solution?
We can eliminate Capitalism as being a relevant part of any perceived solution to the world's problems. Capitalism involves using more and more to produce and sell more and more. It is against the very fibers of capitalism to create products that last. Capitalism is an addiction. and the Addicts of capitalism are the world's single greatest problem, for it is they that destroy more of the environment than any others. Capitalism is supported by military conquests, as seen with American Corporate "persons" reaping and raping Arabia in the wake of the United States Military, the single greatest producer of pollution that the world has EVER known.
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Native American Cultures
Native Americans or "American Indians" are people just like Europeans. The fact that Native American individuals are people means they are all surely individuals full of flaws, but when the "white man" came to the Americas, he looked around and saw what he thought of as "savages,"
Surely I am superior to these. I have science, and technology that these lesser beings do not have! They are primitive savages, and do not know Jesus or capitalism, industry, or civilization!
And so the European man began to conquer. He had gunpowder, and flying pieces of lead - this was more effective than high velocity thin sticks of wood. He introduced the Native Americans to smallpox, and to alcohol. I've read that some Native American tribes already knew about and used alcohol, but by and large - the Natives hadn't spent untold millennial time frames evolving with it, and surely the first pale face to unleash the fury of distilled liquor upon the Natives knew he was taking advantage of them.
Smallpox and alcoholism are deadly diseases, and this is certain - but no disease in history has been so deadly as capitalism.
You take a crack addict - he's harmful to his community. But the executives of British Petroleum and Halliburton are money addicts, and their addictions are millions of times more deadly to the global community, for the global community includes all mankind, and all living things. Such monsters were never known to the Native Americans. Such savages as these European industrialist and capitalists - they'd never dreamed of such savage uncivilized beings in their pursuit of the buffalo and in their migrations.
With Capitalism there are winners and losers - but LIFE is NO GAME!
Oldest Trick In The Book
Recently here in the states some big coal executives who'd been busted for keeping false safety records - so they could make more money - insulted ALL of Appalachia by saying that inbreeding was the cause of the poor safety records. That's the oldest trick in the book. It's the exact same thing every time. If big money wants something - they justify taking it by insulting the persons that they are stealing from. George W. Bush called the Afghans and the Iraqis "terrorist" so we could install a Rothschild central bank in Iraq, and build the Tapi Natural Gas Pipeline across Afghanistan.
The European invaders saw the Native Americans - called them "savages" and took their lands. The big coal companies called the Appalachian coal miners "inbred," and misused them for their labor. Same thing, over, and over, and over again.
The "savages" discovered in the new world were discovered by the Native Americans - and these were the pale face invaders that destroy and use up everything, and are never done with destroying or using things up. Cain killed his brother Able in this manner, for Able, the hunter gatherer had a lifestyle more pleasing to our creator.
I can't tell you how to live your lives, and you sure can't tell me how to live mine - but I tell you this my friends, I can sure point you in the direction of some cultures that were never a part of what is ailing our world now.
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