Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation
Stephen W. Russell (email@example.com)
Sat, 3 Aug 1996 21:11:07 -0500
On 4 Aug 1996, Gary Cruse wrote:
> In <firstname.lastname@example.org> Xina <Xina@netins.net> writes:
> >The US policy of assimilate or eliminate has failed and will continue
> >fail until there are no more of us left. We will continue to resist.
> Oh, really? At the time when there are no more
> of "you" left, I would say a policy of assimilate
> or eliminate had *succeeded* in favor of the latter.
Well, you are absolutely right by your culture's vision of success.
Do you really believe that the planet will allow everyone to have air
conditioning and personal automobiles?
If not, do you believe the rest of the global village will continue to
accept accident of birth as virtue?
You may very well wipe out the value of harmony with the rest of
existence. And some time before you smother in your own excrement, you
might have some inkling that there is a better way to live whether or not
it wins wars.
But that's OK. You will have "success."