Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Bryant (
17 Aug 1996 07:02:47 -0600

In article <>,
Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax <> wrote:
>>Bryant said to Eric:
>> : How is poking fun at your apparently racist, inconsistent application of
>> : the term "squatter" morally relativistic? Jeesh.
>It was as I pointed out an aggressively phrased question, whose main purpose
>was not to promote understanding and reconciliation (at least on the grounds
>of agreeing to disagree), but to try to make a fool out of Eric.

My intent was to poke fun, not to humiliate. I never seek to humiliate,

He calls the vast majority of Americans "squatters" because their
ancestors recently took land from native Americans. My point was that
this was hardly unique in the human experience, even amongst native
Americans, who displaced and killed one another a few times, too.
It wasn't meant as a grand defense of the American Republic, just to poke
a little fun at an inconsistent application of a spiteful label.