Re: PC natives and environmental change

Nick Corduan (nickc@DORITE.IQUEST.NET)
Sun, 14 May 1995 11:37:15 -0500

I am frankly shocked by Cliff Sloane's comments on this thread.

First he speicified that a five-cultured America would at least be preferrable
to one ruled by "white racism." I thought that -- since we have proven
ourselve totally unable to stick to science, and have become champions (myself
included) of the rights of the trampeled peoples of history and the world --
we were against all forms of racism and unfair dominance. Why "white"
racism? Just plain "racism" seems far more fitting (and even a tad less

Secondly -- and this is what really threw me, coming from a discussion group
of proported scientists -- Cliff as much as said that there are different
degrees of lying and untruths. Rather than say that as scientists we are
supposed to deal with facts and truth, he said that fudging toward the side of
the indigenous peoples was OK (all it can result in, he said, is "a tad of
white guilt"), but fudging towards the White Eyes would be disasterous.

I thought fudging was just plain irresponsible and undesireable, no matter
what the motivation . . .


Nick Corduan "...there is as much dignity in tilling
at a field as in writing a poem."
( --Booker T. Washington