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Joe Bonham

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#1 12 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/07/07/cameroon.breastironing.reut/index.html My only regret about the missionaries and colonialists is that they didn't do a better job of eradicating this evil and barbaric native culture. I find it interesting that academics talk about how the native culture was supressed by imperialists - as if that were a bad thing!




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#2 12 years ago

Sure, that's primitive and cruel but it doesn't give anyone the right to "eradicate" those people.

Some people consider US foreign policy as primitive and cruel, do you think they should have the right to eradicate Bush and his fellows because of that?




Jill

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#3 12 years ago
MrFancypantsSure, that's primitive and cruel but it doesn't give anyone the right to "eradicate" those people. Some people consider US foreign policy as primitive and cruel, do you think they should have the right to eradicate Bush and his fellows because of that?

You know...I have a feeling you really despise the USA. You really look down on us as a nation with disdain. I don't see how you can compare "Evil Colonialism" with our policies. And you blame all this on our beloved President...George Dubya Bush. Ya...I get ya.




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#4 12 years ago

People bashing Bush, the US, our policies, and basically our way of life is a routine thing here. You get used to it.

The problem isnt the girls getting breasts (aka "growing up") its the idiots who rape them, THAT is who should be "eradicated"


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#5 12 years ago
JillYou know...I have a feeling you really despise the USA. You really look down on us as a nation with disdain. I don't see how you can compare "Evil Colonialism" with our policies. And you blame all this on our beloved President...George Dubya Bush. Ya...I get ya.

I don't like Bush, but that doesn't mean that I dislike Americans in general. I am also not a big fan of nationalism or patriotism, that is too American for me ;)

I also didn't compare the US foreign policy to colonialism (although if you look at the international presence of US military some people might want to do that), I just remarked that your opinion about others doesn't grant you the right to kill them or how it could backfire if that was the case.




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#6 12 years ago
JillYou know...I have a feeling you really despise the USA. You really look down on us as a nation with disdain. I don't see how you can compare "Evil Colonialism" with our policies. And you blame all this on our beloved President...George Dubya Bush. Ya...I get ya.

Uh huh. He was quite clearly stating a very simple and easy-to-understand 'morality isn't objective' post, thusly: "Some people might not like (INSERT YOUR COUNTRY HERE), does that mean they have the right to destroy it?!" You're the one exploding the second anybody mentions the 'U' word.




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#7 12 years ago

JillYou know...I have a feeling you really despise the USA. [/quote] That's is such a broad statement. Do you mean he hates the government? The people of America? What do you mean? The instant he verbally assaults Bush, you rush out and claim that he is "anti-American". I'm an American and I think Bush is a phony, incompetent sack of crap. I guess I'm self hating American then, right?

You really look down on us as a nation with disdain. I don't see how you can compare "Evil Colonialism" with our policies.

I'm assuming he was merely giving an example of how our influence in Iraq is making the region (possibly the world) unstable. I could be wrong though...

And you blame all this on our beloved President...George Dubya Bush.

I have a whole list of things to blame on Dubya and his crony filled congress.

[QUOTE=MrFancypants]I don't like Bush, but that doesn't mean that I dislike Americans in general. I am also not a big fan of nationalism or patriotism, that is too American for me ;)

It worries me that a lot of Europeans think a 100 percent of Americans support the government, because that is far from the truth...




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#8 12 years ago
Jeffro It worries me that a lot of Europeans think a 100 percent of Americans support the government, because that is far from the truth...

Consider the smiley in my post :) I know that about 50% of the Americans (and even more since the last vote) do not support Bush. Most of the Americans I know (also most of those who post on this forum) are decent, educated and intelligent people.




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#9 12 years ago
Machiavelli's ApprenticeMy only regret about the missionaries and colonialists is that they didn't do a better job of eradicating this evil and barbaric native culture. I find it interesting that academics talk about how the native culture was supressed by imperialists - as if that were a bad thing!

Of course, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of african inhabitants and forcing them to abandon their own barbarian religion and culture was a good thing...

It brought us coffee, tea, chocolate and many other important resources for free! These academics today really don't have a sense for economics...

But seriously, do you really think that the colonialism of the 19th Century was a good thing for the oppressed countries? The problems African countries suffer from today (overpopulation, diseases) are a direct result of European interfering.

I agree that "breast ironing" is a cruel and unnecessary measure. But many Europeans would also say that the death penalty in the USA is a barbaric and unnecessary measure as well.




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#10 12 years ago

Well, I agree with that they should've done a better job of eradicating the "cultural habit" of breat ironing. It is truly cruel, barbaric and primitive and just shows how how patriarchal that culutre is for blaming rape on women instead of blaming in on the rapists. Enlightement is the best treatment in this case though.