a civilized columbus?

before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized, we didn’t have any kind of prison. because of this, we had no delinquents – without a prison, there can be no delinquents. we had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were on thieves. when someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.

we were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. we didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth. we had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle on another.

we were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and i don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.

John Fire Lame Deer

~john fire lame deer


One thought on “a civilized columbus?

  1. How did anyone manage to survive without all the “benefits” bestowed by “civilization?” There are up-sides and down-sides to every culture on earth. To offer one as superior to another is ignorant, at best, and simply stupid, otherwise. Great blog! I just discovered you tonight. How dumb of me! I’m following you now and will return again…and again, etc.

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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