Re: Amerindian resistance mode (was: amerindian an offensive

Stephen Barnard (
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 18:51:36 -0800

David O'Bedlam wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Aug 1996, Stephen Barnard wrote:
> > Jews, and other ethnic groups, have contributed immensely to the culture
> > of the US. I think that history will look back on the melting pot of
> > the US as a pivotal development in human culture. Since I come from an
> > extremely "mongrelized" family this may be self-serving, but I believe
> > it none-the-less.
> Tho I come from an extremely "mongrelized" family myself I find your take
> on things dismaying. Do you really believe watching Bruce Willis in small
> theaterettes in large malls built on former cornfields evinces a "pivotal
> development in human culture" that's WORTH a flying leap?
> I usually lean more towards a "burn the cities" approach, but if "mixing"
> rather than urbanization makes everyone involved stupid and shallow maybe
> returning to rez life and the current urban trend towards "apartheid" are
> steps in the right direction. No sense dooming our species to insipidity.
> O'Bedlam

First, I'm not saying that the US is great, and I don't really want to make any
value judgement (although I admit that I implied one). It may all turn out
terrible. In either case, it's something that has never happened on such a scale

I also think that it's unfair to judge a culture solely by it's worst aspects.
(Actually, I think Bruce Willis is a pretty good actor sometimes, but I see your
point about the theaterettes and so on.) You can choose to watch Die Hard II, or
you can choose to watch Schindler's List.

Steve Barnard