Marie2 has an odd idea of ownership.
They just lived on it! We totally win by right of conquest! Plus they were violent to us after we shot and enslaved them!
“If someone took your homeland and country by force and killed and raped most of your native race/family/ancestors”
They killed and raped a lot of us, too. And they didn’t own the land here.
rom backs her up, and adds a splash of paternalism too:
Good point! We were totally saving them from themselves!
I think the Native Americans themselves were involved in some annexing, pillaging, raping and looting too. I’m sure scalping was a harmless pastime of theirs.
I wonder how many tribes have disappeared from Native American on Native American violence?
FlorianG believes the issue is one of semantics:
“Indians are the real Americans”But really, this pissant stuff is like 1800's or so. Leave it to Jo Nuvark to take us back to the 1500's:
Really?Perhaps you meant that America is their ancestral homeland?
They built this nation from the ground up?
They referred themselves as “Americans” prior to Columbus & Eriksson?
Who are you to say who a real American is?
Wait...so we weren't have shooting the American Indians and taking their land, we were "elevating" them.
I’ve often been amazed at the length anthropoligists
will go to “preserve” a depraved and degenerate primitive
tribe of people. We used to “elevate” found primitives.
Now we enable them and even embrace their deviancy.
But for the real Conquistador flavor, ya gotta go with Star Traveler. Accept no substitutes:
I don’t know how on earth I can ever work to support any kind of culture that abandons God, or has false gods, or teaches ways that are against the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For me to support such a culture would be to promote sending people straight to hell, and why would I want to do that?God wanted us to kill them all! Really, it's bad we let any of them live to practice their heathencraft!
No, even if I didn’t *overtly* try to change such a culture like that (and encourage ancient beliefs and so on) — at the very least, I would want that culture to die a swift and quick death, for the benefit of the people who were caught in it...
[... and yes... I know this is not typical talk... :-) but it’s true...]