PESO - American Fence

P. J. Alling webster26 at mindspring.com
Wed Jan 10 16:47:51 EST 2007


That's just silly...

Gonz wrote:
> A book I'm reading right now indicates that the evidence points to these 
> first settlers to have been done in by.....drum roll please.... "Global 
> Warming".  Yup, the melting of the last Ice Age drove all the 
> elephant-like creatures and huge jumbo bison further north and 
> eventually to extinction.  The native humans could not adapt, and they 
> died off.  Apparently they had no mongoloid features, so they were not 
> the same race of people as the later settlers.
>
> rg
>
>
> webster26 at mindspring.com wrote:
>   
>> I think that describes many "Native American's" quite well  There is 
>> some evidence that those who emigrated from Asia during the last ice age 
>> weren't the first, but it doesn't fit the stereotype so this evidence is 
>> sometimes suppressed.  The current natives may have actually displaced 
>> earlier residents of this continent, thus depriving them of ultimate 
>> victim hood. Personally I  find victim hood to be  a crock, you live 
>> with the world you're given, but some people make it their carriers.
>>
>> Brendan MacRae wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Well, yes, good point.
>>>
>>> But I was referring to the point of view of Nativists
>>> who claim to be "true Americans," vis-a-vis their
>>> fellow immigrants. The idea that it's "those others"
>>> that endager "us" rather than the point of view of
>>> true Native Americans (to whom all whites were a
>>> threat) which is what you describe. Nativism is,
>>> paridoxically, a construct that doesn't apply to them
>>> since it describes only those who tout a dubious claim
>>> of originality. 
>>>
>>> -Brendan
>>>
>>> --- Shel Belinkoff <scbelinkoff at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>       
>>>> I think it has been.  Once the Europeans came here,
>>>> Eden became endangered
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> Shel
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> [Original Message]
>>>>> From: Brendan MacRae 
>>>>>      
>>>>> The idea that America is an "endangered
>>>>> Eden." It isn't, of course. It never has been. 
>>>>>      
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