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Re: OT: Politics and other non-Debian ramblings [Was:a dumb query? pls humor me]



On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 20:55:29 -0800, Freddy wrote in message 
<45ECF441.2060006@cableone.net>:

> Steve Lamb wrote:
> > Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> >   
> >> treatment of them was born out of racism, not the fact that we are
> >an > imperialistic society, because racism comes from human nature,
> >not > politics.  
> >>     
> >
> >     I dunno, most examples of modern day racism comes from politics.
> >
> >   
> Methinks you're looking at things backwards.  Hitler used the existing
> anti-Semitism to appeal to the baser instincts of the German people. 
> He gave them a common "enemy" they could all hate on a political
> level. 
> 
> He didn't create anti-Semitism, he manipulated people through what was
> already existing in them. 
> 
> The same goes for Indians in North America.  "We", the whites, thought
> we were superior to the "savages" so we excused our political policies
> on that basis.  Politics didn't create the feeling of superiority, it
> exploited existing racism. 

..and _which_ feudal "continent" provided such a racy feature? 
<drum roll>  ;o)

-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.



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