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Join Date: Feb 2006
Man I miss Yagotta
But really, precolumbian Native Americans did horribly cruel things to people, and sometimes wrecked the local environment. They were human, and unfortunately that's what humans do.
Also LOL at all this stuff about "LIEberals" and "revisionist history." It was really brave to try to sail around the world, and what Columbus did to the Native Americans he came in contact with was normal for his day, and unfortunately for our day as well. But treating him as a hero is revisionist.
revisionist is thinking that the precolumbian Native Americans were all hunter-gatherers. They lived in all different regions of two continents. They had all sorts of ways to survive. And peoples like the Mayans and Aztecs would have been covered by Columbus's ideas about civilization, except they weren't Christian.