Mudcat Café message #3137017 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137198   Message #3137017
Posted By: GUEST,mg
17-Apr-11 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Indigenous Peoples Outlook
Subject: RE: BS: The Indigenous Peoples Outlook
I think we should listen to what they have to say and acknowledge that terrible things were done to them and their lands, by people with their own terrible sufferings quite often. Most were not conquistadors..I think most people in the world were at one time peasants or serfs and just wanted enough food and shelter and an occasional Maypole dance and did not have bad intentions..in fact would have loved to live the somewhat upgraded life of indigenous people...at some point we all were..well maybe not. Sometimes people with good hearts and intentions did some truly awful things and did not see the light like the fish does not see the water. So most of us are a combination of the oppressed and the oppressor but should try to understand how things came about and salvage what is left and help whatever societies still remain to survive. And we should be respectful. mg