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Why Immigrants Have to Assimilate the U.S. White Supremacists Culture… just Like Our European Ancestors “Assimilated” the Native American Culture?

The first disclaimer from an ethnocentric and xenophobic racist is that he is neither racist nor xenophobic. Next, the ethnocentric xenophobe, typically a Eurocentric person, will tell you how many minority friends, people of black and brown cultures or ethnicities, he has and how important and essential it is for immigrants to assimilate. The following will be his/her support for mass closing of English classes at local schools and universities because immigrants should not have access to any social services such as English classes, then this ethnocentric travesty of a person will demand that people speak in English while they are in their land, just as his/her European ancestors learned the native language, dress like Native Americans today and did not mass murdered millions while causing pillage and plunder all over the American continental land?

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We are a Country of  Racists and Despotic “Laws”

The U.S. Constitution is a beautiful document in what pertains to Human and Civil Rights. The U.S. Constitutions of today has been hijacked and sodomized by those who see Human and Civil Rights as Tyranny, basically the most wealthy, ignorant and religious zealots within the U.S. land. The U.S. Constitution has been hijacked and turned into what the slave owner founding fathers did not want, lack of Human and Civil Rights. The so called country of laws is just a facade that can be translated into we are a country of masochist servants to masters who perverse our laws with full impunity. The majority of the working class, close to 68 million people in the U.S. now have a felony conviction due to the Justice and Prison for Profit systems. The majority of those committing crimes are from all ethnicities yet the majority of those killed and convicted are minorities in a world of decadent and overt racism, ethnocentrism and xenophobia. The laws in the books were never meant to be applied to political or wealthy figures as we live under the rule of a  representative democracy or republic which allows those writing the laws to be immune from the prosecution of such laws.  Native Americans did not have policemen or armies or even prosecuted their citizens much less their ethnically different citizens.

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Evolution is not a Linear Act or Process

The idea that all cultures follow a straight line when it comes to development of culture, agriculture, social values, etc is a fallacy. There is no such a thing as stages of evolution despite the arbitrary classifications made by the use of stones or certain metals in the cultural development of any specific ethnic group. Cultures develop in response to adaptation to environmental factors and these factors may predispose the advancement in some areas prior to others or even neglect certain areas and give priority to others. In recent years several arguments have been made clarifying the ideas of variation evolution as a process of continuous branching and then extinction of a culture or process. The idea of a transformation evolution is the idea of a much simple linear process, typically culminating on a predictable end. Either way, human cultures have developed in a far from uniform fashion in the sense that some develop certain characteristics prior to others, quite opposite to previous assumptions. This leads to our next question: How do we access a superior versus inferior culture or is even this attempt an arbitrary logical fallacy? Does might make right?

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Missing Pieces in the Historical Puzzle

The great missing pieces are dated prior to the last glacial age give or take about 15.000 years ago. Some books and maps have given us leads as to what may have taken place but there is no way to assess with certainty unless more evidence is found. Many portions of this mess can be linked to the appearance of Indo-European languages, their migration and what appears to be the appearance of a hierarchical order versus a horizontal prior order in our primitive cultures except those exposed to areas where advanced science also appeared, such as the pyramids. There are many assumptions and speculations here and we will not engage or entertain them in order to avoid deviating from the core of this discussion. We must consider that humans tend to recently view, in the postcolonial era and forward in Europe, Africa, Asia and American continent, might as right. The previous is quite counterproductive from a philosophical and even sociological stand point. Let’s entertain a thought experiment next and regarding this issue.

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Thought Experiment: Does Might make Right?

Let’s imagine a group of scientists, from all genders and ethnicities, inside an auditorium discussing a scientific topic of great importance such as: Why aren’t any brains in Washington? Now imagine that a person of very short statue, with very little brain capacity and a machine gun loaded with a ton of ammunition walks in the auditorium and opens fire and kills all the scientists. Question: Are we to conclude that the short statue mentally challenged armed to the teeth individual is superior to the scientists in mental capacity and ability because he was able to gun down the scientists?

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Almighty European Christopher Columbus Arrives to the American Continent 

Although many historical books have been written describing the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the American Continent very few detail the newcomers under a better light than Howard Zinn’s: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Zinn does his best to avoid personal commentaries and instead evokes the actual words written by the savage and slave conquistadors in their diaries and journals. 

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WHAT type of People came from Europe to the American Continent?

The following are excerpts from Howard Zinn’s book:

A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

They (the natives) … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.

These Arawaks of the Bahama Islands were much like Indians on the mainland, who were remarkable (European observers were to say again and again) for their hospitality, their belief in sharing. These traits did not stand out in the Europe of the Renaissance, dominated as it was by the religion of popes, the government of kings, the frenzy for money that marked Western civilization and its first messenger to the Americas, Christopher Columbus.

Columbus wrote:

As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.

The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the gold? He had persuaded the king and queen of Spain to finance an expedition to the lands, the wealth, he expected would be on the other side of the Atlantic-the Indies and Asia, gold and spices. For, like other informed people of his time, he knew the world was round and he could sail west in order to get to the Far East.

Columbus’s report to the Court in Madrid was extravagant. He insisted he had reached Asia (it was Cuba) and an island off the coast of China (Hispaniola). His descriptions were part fact, part fiction:

Hispaniola is a miracle. Mountains and hills, plains and pastures, are both fertile and beautiful … the harbors are unbelievably good and there are many wide rivers of which the majority contain gold. . . . There are many spices, and great mines of gold and other metals….

The Indians, Columbus reported, “are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone….” He concluded his report by asking for a little help from their Majesties, and in return he would bring them from his next voyage “as much gold as they need … and as many slaves as they ask.” He was full of religious talk: “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.”

Women in Indian society were treated so well as to startle the Spaniards. Las Casas describes sex relations:

Marriage laws are non-existent men and women alike choose their mates and leave them as they please, without offense, jealousy or anger. They multiply in great abundance; pregnant women work to the last minute and give birth almost painlessly; up the next day, they bathe in the river and are as clean and healthy as before giving birth. If they tire of their men, they give themselves abortions with herbs that force stillbirths, covering their shameful parts with leaves or cotton cloth; although on the whole, Indian men and women look upon total nakedness with as much casualness as we look upon a man’s head or at his hands.

The Indians, Las Casas says, have no religion, at least no temples.

They live in large communal bell-shaped buildings, housing up to 600 people at one time … made of very strong wood and roofed with palm leaves…. They prize bird feathers of various colors, beads made of fish-bones, and green and white stones with which they adorn their ears and lips, but they put no value on gold and other precious things. They lack all manner of commerce, neither buying nor selling, and rely exclusively on their natural environment for maintenance. They are extremely generous with their possessions and by the same token covet the possessions of their friends and expect the same degree of liberality. …

In Book Two of his History of the Indies, Las Casas (who at first urged replacing Indians by black slaves, thinking they were stronger and would survive, but later relented when he saw the effects on blacks) tells about the treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards. It is a unique account and deserves to be quoted at length:

Endless testimonies . .. prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy; small wonder, then, if they tried to kill one of us now and then…. The admiral, it is true, was blind as those who came after him, and he was so anxious to please the King that he committed irreparable crimes against the Indians….

Las Casas tells how the Spaniards “grew more conceited every day” and after a while refused to walk any distance. They “rode the backs of Indians if they were in a hurry” or were carried on hammocks by Indians running in relays. “In this case they also had Indians carry large leaves to shade them from the sun and others to fan them with goose wings.”

The Indians’ attempts to defend themselves failed. And when they ran off into the hills they were found and killed. So, Las Casas reports, “they suffered and died in the mines and other labors in desperate silence, knowing not a soul in the world to whom they could turn for help.” He describes their work in the mines:

… mountains are stripped from top to bottom and bottom to top a thousand times; they dig, split rocks, move stones, and carry dirt on their backs to wash it in the rivers, while those who wash gold stay in the water all the time with their backs bent so constantly it breaks them; and when water invades the mines, the most arduous task of all is to dry the mines by scooping up pans full of water and throwing it up outside….

After each six or eight months’ work in the mines, which was the time required of each crew to dig enough gold for melting, up to a third of the men died.

While the men were sent many miles away to the mines, the wives remained to work the soil, forced into the excruciating job of digging and making thousands of hills for cassava plants.

Thus husbands and wives were together only once every eight or ten months and when they met they were so exhausted and depressed on both sides … they ceased to procreate. As for the newly born, they died early because their mothers, overworked and famished, had no milk to nurse them, and for this reason, while I was in Cuba, 7000 children died in three months. Some mothers even drowned their babies from sheer desperation…. in this way, husbands died in the mines, wives died at work, and children died from lack of milk . .. and in a short time this land which was so great, so powerful and fertile … was depopulated. … My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature, and now I tremble as I write. …

When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says, “there were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it….”

 

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Ethnocentrism & Xenophobia as Normalized ways of Life in the U.S. Today

It is quite important to highlight two main factors involved in the current discussion about culture, race and ethnicity. One of these factors is the hierarchical order which was not present among natives except for those communities which had already built pyramids in the continent and had already embraced a hierarchical order. These communities were directly linked to the Incas in Peru and Mayas and Aztecs in Mexico, Honduras and other nations in Central and North America. So, the hierarchical non horizontal government arrived with Columbus and the idea of a ruler king and a queen from another land as the natives did not have such order in general and most communities were ran in a horizontal egalitarian manner. The equality in which natives lived was reflected in communities such as the Iroquois Natives in North America and the Arawak in South America along with many Guarani and Quechua communities in South America and elsewhere in the continent. This European act of forcing Natives to obey not only a King and Queen form another  land and not their own free will in the form of self-determination and autonomy. But it also included not to see nature as the mother and divine sustainer but instead to see the earth as a profit and wealth maker that had to be exploited, abandoned and abused and later disposed once used regardless of environmental consequences. The great native communities were forced to kneel to a bigot ruler and god, all authority is tyranny and all authority is bigotry, from another land and not their more pantheistic view of the great mother earth and their kind perception of this deity.

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The second factor to consider is that might forced many free communities of natives into slavery not because of a superior life or intellect by any fashion but by a superior power, the sword and gun powder. These European newcomers did not assimilate either as within this might they possessed, swords and gun powder, led them to follow a hierarchical command aimed at  the pursuit of rank and wealth but never as the enjoyment of the world around them. There are many issues to be considered here. The Natives also appeared to have lived in harmony with their environment as well as amongst themselves until the Europeans came to the continent.

Collectivism versus Egoism and Individualism

Upon Columbus arrival to the new world in 1492 the first thing to witness was that for the natives in the American continent all the resources the communities possessed belonged to everyone and there was abundance. Contrary to the European world of despotism, hierarchical orders, hunger, famine, disease and scarcity, the American continent and the people in it did not believe in the deserving or even non-deserving. Contrary to the Europeans who came to the new world, the Natives in the continent engaged all human beings as deserving and therefore they were all entitled to the wealth of the earth’s resources and there was no such a thing as ownership to a collective good. The manner in which the natives approached the first Europeans as always welcome and open the doors to the land resources. The Europeans came from a world of despotism and bigotry where a King was an absolute ruler and the serfs or peasants had no rights what so ever. Europe was a place where abundance was only for those above the upper strata, the King and his court, but never for the common. As Kant later asserted in 1797 during the enlightenment period in Europe; Kant’s categorical imperative called to seeing other human beings as ends in themselves and never as means to an end but instead of seeing others as ends, the Europeans lived in a world, for quite many millennia may we add, where others were seen as means to an end, means to either power or wealth or as slaves or whatever egotistic purpose the European structures of their time had designed in their pathological hierarchical order. 

 

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Bigotry and Despotism Imported to America by the Sword

The manner by which a society develops and makes wise use of its resources has a great deal to do with the harmonious interaction of organisms within a specific environment. There is an intrinsic form of homeostasis which takes place in nature and this innate ability tends to work in synergy maintaining and providing for all organisms within this order finding its own cycle and balance, an ecosystem. While the Native Americans worked in maintaining this continues flow of resources and harmony with their environment, the ecosystem, Europeans did not. Europeans worked  the land until exhausting all resources and regardless of externalities caused within the environment being utilized. After exhausting all resources then they moved to the next area to do the same with absolute full disregard if their subsistence and even their lives were at stake. One main problem here is that Europeans lived in a feudal world where Kings and Queens gave orders and others obeyed out of fear of being killed or excluded from access to resources for not engaging their masters. There is never any type of accountability when there is full impunity such as in any authority or hierarchical system where the ones on top get a free pass while the ones below get full exposure to punishment and blame. Kings and Queens were these mythical holly divine creatures who had been placed their by god to rule, the divine right of rulers. In some instances the pathology went as far as to see the King or Emperor as god himself even today when advertising and marketing can turn the usual lesser and most inept mortal into a deity just look at the useless lack of brains in Washington or any political structure.

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The natives on the other hand, had an egalitarian society built on the welfare of the collective. For the Natives the resources belonged to everyone and they thrived under such idea besides their harmonious approach to their land. Beyond the land was the human relation aspect which had a fertile ground to flourish as there was no hierarchical order and women were considered equals to males amongst the Natives. The Iroquois Federation in particular maintained an open channel of communication with all of their members but also with their neighbors in other native tribes.  War was never an act that was taken lightly by the natives. Natives were never the savages portrait in the media and many historical ethnocentric books now becoming popular all over southern U.S. states. Natives are well portrait as savages in order to justify the subsequent pillage and plunder of the continent as well as the genocide of indigenous peoples in the entire American Continent land.

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Three Films to Consider:

(1)”Medicine Man” 1992. Sean Connery Lorraine Bracco

(2)”The Mission” Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson,

& Jeremy Irons, Trailer below.

 

(2)”The Mission” Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson,

& Jeremy Irons, Movie Clip One:

(2)”The Mission” Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson,

& Jeremy Irons, Movie Clip Two:

(2)”The Mission” Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson,

& Jeremy Irons, Movie Clip Three:

(2)”The Mission” Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson,

& Jeremy Irons, Movie Clip Four.

(3) “Apocalypto” Mel Gibson Film Trailer.

(3) “Apocalypto” Mel Gibson, Movie Clip ONE

(3) “Apocalypto” Mel Gibson, Movie Clip ONE

 

LINK: Last Glacial Age, PDF Document.

 

LINK: Native Americans did not have policemen or armies or even prosecuted their citizens much less their ethnically different citizens.

LINK in blue: When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says, “there were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it….”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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