The meeting of cultures from Europe and the Americas caused a great change in the way people lived on five continents. It led to the deaths of thousands, mostly Indians and Africans.Already I feel enormous waves of guilt. If only we had stayed in Europe and allowed the Aztecs to continue their peaceful, Gaia-friendly ways of mass human sacrifices.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Getting Ready for the School Year
In preparation for the new school year, we've bought some of the textbooks my daughter will be using so we can have copies at home. I've cracked the social studies book to see what was inside. This year they're focusing on the United States. As I read through the book, I'm learning that the United States was developed by oppressing and slaughtering everyone else. Here's a nice quote.
Cortes and his Spanish bullies swooped in and obliterated the proud, Aztec nation, putting a stop to good-natured family fun as pictured here.