Ana, have you ever been in the Armed Service? No, don't answer that, it's not important. I'm with you, really I am.
Huh? I understand how you feel. How ever we feel about the actions, they happend. All the hand wringing in the world won't change what happend 100 years ago, or 500 years ago. All we can do is look at the past and try not to do the same thing again. I brought up the Mori story, not to slam anyone. But to bring up the point that all people in the world don't think like we do. What would make us barf up yesterdays lunch, could be a very normal activity for someone else. (eating bugs for example)
I think this leads us to some of the problems stemed from Europen attatudes to the rest of the world. You take a 19 century English Gentleman (see rich upper class) for example. He would think that the whole world would want to be English. He would simply not understand why anyone would not want to be English. Only during and a bit after WWI did this attatude change. Now I think the English see the world in a much more reasonable light. Of course it cost an empire to see it.
So I guess we are in agreement. All civilized people don't have flowered tea pots and rose bushes. Some have killing sticks and wear a thong, if that. Who's right? I'm not qualified to answer that. I don't think anyone is.
I hope that I didn't offend any English with my example, the Dutch were about the same, as the French, etc. I used the English because my history is from that part of the world. I understand why my ancesters did what they did, I don't have to agree with it, but it happend anyway. So I just deal with it, and try to learn. 'bout all anyone can do I guess.
Egad, yet another long thingi from Fadac.