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20. "Resistance vs Nonresistance"
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Example: In Australia, the Aborigines did not fight or resist European colonists, they did not sign treaties and they were not legal subjects. In contrast, in New Zealand, the Maoriís united and violently resisted the colonists.

However, in both cases colonists and Aboriginal or native settlers learned to co-exist. In the process, much was lost and much was gained, as well. The Australian Aborigines chose non-resistance and many were soon assimilated while the Maori's chose resistance, thus, treaties were signed and they were given legal subjecthood. This doesn't mean that the Maori's were not affected by colonialism. They, too, assimilated to a degree. Imperialism may be a form of cultural intersection, with the people in power able to control the masses.

"Imperialism is the fundamental. It is the 'masterís house' while the remaining three ó history, writing and theory ó are the 'masterís tools'." - Linda Tuhiwa Smith

So it seems as if no matter what choice people make (resistance or nonresistance), the idea of progress is that people learn to co-exist. We stand by our own ideas and ideals, teach our own what is important to the survival of our communities and struggle when necessary. From hunter-gatherer, to agriculturalist, to technologist, there seems to be a path that human kind is on that suggests a purpose and that is to live out the rest of our existence on the planet, relying more and more on post-colonial, post-modern tools and thought as a foundation...even as it destroys lives and causes suffering.

If the shoe (so to speak) were on the other foot, I don't see the result being any different. It's cause and effect, someone is in power and someone else suffers. The only real alternative is to start again and I don't see this happening for a while.

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How did European norms, values, ideas, concepts, [View all] , HoChiGrimm, Thu Dec-11-03 04:26 AM
 
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Colonialism...
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Also
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What are the alternatives?
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But what about nations like
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      But didn't that show the effect...
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RE: How did European norms, values, ideas, concepts,
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That movie don't sit right with me.
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0__o
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The "japs"?
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no kidding eh?
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      RE: no kidding eh?
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i LOVED that movie.
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RE: How did European norms, values, ideas, concepts,
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Are you Jehvon?
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Caxton and the printing press...
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Caxton?
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If you are really interested read this book
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RE: If you are really interested read this book
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The solution is the destruction of white people/power
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RE: hahahahaha
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What's the matter boss we's sick (c) Malcolm X
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      Kennedy should've practiced what he preached.
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RE: The solution is the destruction of white people/pow
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Y yes I would/do, I call it the caveman's disease!
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But what is the probability of this happening?
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RE: But what is the probability of this happening?
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The whiteman ONLY understands violence...
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      **R O F L**
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           amazing....
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VICTIM
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      RE: VICTIM
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WHAT IF?!!
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instead of ASKING an open ended query
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murder and rape
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      some cultures practiced infanticide
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      RE: some cultures practiced infanticide
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      *shakes head*
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           *grabs crotch*
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RE: WHAT IF?!!
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With weapons and so-called
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sloppy intellectuals and blanket terms
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keen observation
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How does one determine what is and what isn't
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how did 44 different countries...
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I think they mean white people
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The Great Chain of Being
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Yep the Chain of Being
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RE: Yep the Chain of Being
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I'm familiar with Scala Naturae, but...
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      Embracing and condoning...
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           RE: Embracing and condoning...
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Didnt you know?
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through force of influence?
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RE: through force of influence?
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DING DING!!
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RE: How did European norms, values, ideas, concepts,
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RE: How did European norms, values, ideas, concepts,
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      Big up for the info.
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      RE: How did European norms, values, ideas, concepts,
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hey HoChi
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Great post!!!,
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