While they are at it, they might learn a little of their local
history. I'd say that widespread human sacrifices qualify as
"savage". Quite apart from the negative connotations of the
adjective, the noun "savage" (and it's French and Latin homonyms) IS
used in many early texts especially by 18th c. philosophers. For
instance Rousseau's myth of the "happy savage", a native of America
supposedly living in some sort of Garden-of-Eden-type harmony with
nature. The PC crowd and their eco-acolytes would be proud.
Cannibalism is definitely attested among Amerindians (although I don't
know if it occurred in Central America).
Oh no, reality doesn't fit their cosy little ideology!
Correctness-frenzy time! Must Change The Textbooks. Rewrite History.
Change The Language. Modify The Thesaurus. Banish Thoughtcrime.
Ignorance Is Strength.
PS: I accidentally defended Microsoft... won't happen again, sir.
.-. Robert.Harley@inria.fr .-.
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