AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
In Response To: Re: Congo ()
Hi, Miss Barbara. That European colonizers set out to destroy the indigenous peoples of North America is not a fact I question. The historical records left behind by those who caused the destruction of a people show their motivation and resultant action.
Other acts of terror committed against people of a certain racial/ethnic/religious background are also a part of the history of man's** willingness to take barbaric actions to satisfy his ultimate greed [whether it be for power, possessions, wealth, erotic appetites, whatever].
For those of us who value human life, these acts are atrocities. For those of us who value our own idealogies more, they are not. I cannot express what I truly want to say very well, but it has to do with my choosing to value human life as the greatest gift God has given to me and my fellow man.
I am also trying to express the fact that history teaches lessons on both sides [what I, from my own perspective, term the 'good' and the 'bad'], and that not everyone chooses the side of the 'good' [i.e., sanctity of life].
** In this context, I am speaking of mankind, the human race of beings, without regard to gender.