At the present time, which cultures do you regard as 'repellent' and
which not?


--- In, ChrisAustinLane <ch...@...> wrote:

The contents of writing arises quite naturally from  culture.  I have
little doubt I would have had repellent beliefs if brought up in a
repellent culture.
Did you read the Third Chimpanzee?
Thanks,  Chris Austin-Lane Sent from a cell phone
On Sep 20, 2010, at 6:17, "ED" <seacrofter...@...
hjFd1l0CIROdoxUiWJjIq6A-EuGQtaH8JKmI-2RIrO24qE> > wrote:


The first line of the Tibetan version of the Dhammapada states:

"All things are of the nature of mind."    See below.


President George Washington "The immediate objectives are the total
destruction and devastation of their settlements. It will be essential
to ruin their crops in the ground and prevent their planting more."

Benjamin Franklin "If it be the Design of Providence to Extirpate these
Savages in order to make room for Cultivators of the Earth, it seems not
improbable that Rum may be the appointed means."

President Thomas Jefferson "This unfortunate race, whom we had been
taking so much pains to save and civilize, have by their unexpected
desertion and ferocious barbarities justified extermination and now
await our decision on their fate."

President John Quincy Adams "What is the right of the huntsman to the
forest of a thousand miles over which he has accidentally ranged in
quest of prey?"

President James Monroe "The hunter or savage state requires a greater
extent of territory to sustain it, than is compatible with the progress
and just claims of civilized live . . . and must yield to it."

President Andrew Jackson "They have neither the intelligence, the
industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are
essential to any favorable change in their condition. Established in the
midst of another and a superior race, and without appreciating the
causes of their inferiority or seeking to control them, they must
necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear."

Chief Justice John Marshall "The tribes of Indians inhabiting this
country were savages, whose occupation was war, and whose subsistence
was drawn from the forest. . . That law which regulates, and ought to
regulate in general, the relations between the conqueror and conquered
was incapable of application to a people under such circumstances.
Discovery {of America by Europeans} gave an exclusive right to
extinguish the Indian title of occupancy, either by purchase or by

President William Henry Harrison "Is one of the fairest portions of the
globe to remain in a state of nature, the haunt of a few wretched
savages, when it seems destined by the Creator to give support to a
large population and to be the seat of civilization?"

President Theodore Roosevelt "The settler and pioneer have at bottom had
justice on their side; this great continent could not have been kept as
nothing but a game preserve for squalid savages."

General Philip Sheridan "The only good Indians I ever saw were dead."

Source:  "The Third Chimpanzee" by Jared Diamond

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--- In
JF6rq5qMENfkNVe6CJz7Pj9ArAJeWMJbNQJD5TBofdxMMm> , Chris Austin-Lane
<ch...@...> wrote:
Well, the interesting thing in Guns, Germs and Steel is that the
conditions of power arose from other more picayune conditions to do with
the distribution of seed sizes and domesticable animals and the
orientation of continents.  It really wasn't an innate lust for power
either, just a simple randomness as to which group of humans would
develop technology first, assuming all the groups are pretty similar in
intelligence and motivations and behavior.


   On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM, ED <seacrofter...@...
LOK1NvVZZWFECX11s9rwsgaleIznkldMZFcxioeljLGA> > wrote:
> People are people; look to the conditions to explain the differences.
--Chris   Yes, and the primary condition is: Which groups have the most
power.  --ED

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