Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day


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  1. this applies to Africa as well. the reason why i've been making snarky comments about Shaka Zulu is over on his wiki page:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaka#Death_and_succession
    "It came relatively quickly after the death of his mother Nandi in October 1827, and the devastation caused by Shaka's subsequent erratic behavior. According to Donald Morris, Shaka ordered that no crops should be planted during the following year of mourning, no milk (the basis of the Zulu diet at the time) was to be used, and any woman who became pregnant was to be killed along with her husband. At least 7,000 people who were deemed to be insufficiently grief-stricken were executed, although the killing was not restricted to humans: cows were slaughtered so that their calves would know what losing a mother felt like."


    this is the 'respect' that African leaders have for the 'rights' of their subjects. his mother dies and your wife is pregnant? regardless of your loyalty or value as a warrior or status as a full Zulu 'citizen', Shaka will have you and your wife and your child all murdered because everyone should know what it feels like to lose their mother.

    and it isn't simply Shaka. the rest of the Zulu enforcement class ALSO didn't have a problem with this, otherwise they'd never have murdered ~7,000 of their own carrying this out.

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  2. Yup, these people fail to realize that holding white people to a higher standard of morality than others is a form of White Supremacy.

    By ignoring the same acts by non-whites they condemn in whites, these hypocrites are saying that the poor darkies can't help themselves, which is a way of saying they cannot be moral agents, which is a way of saying that they are not fully human.

    The only attitudinal difference between liberals and the 18th Century "White Man's Burden" colonizers they condemn is that the latter occasionally concerned themselves with saving benighted souls, while the former are quite content with signalling their own virtue.

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  3. While I push on the festering sores, it is to make sure they don't get numb. Unless they are treated properly, either the patient dies or is left with a terrible scar and maybe more. The only way they will be treated is if they are remembered. Pain reminds.

    I have warned those in many communities what some things mean. As indians are fighting to get their names removed as mascots, removing names of rivers and forests and mountains... they aren't taking back anything, they are simply disappearing. Gays, blacks, and the rest, who let the wrong ones speak for them, are being led to slaughter of one sort or another.

    I can't really be on either side, in that case. I will simply attempt to get out of the way, as possible. I won't defend nor slaughter, for I am both and neither. And I understand why on each side but have my limits. Warned, I did. Probably too late, who knows.

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