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
> 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
> 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.