Posted by andreas from dtm2-t8-2.mcbone.net (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 2:37PM :
In Reply to: Re: You Feminine? - Me, Feline ... posted by Lilly from D006218.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 1:54PM :
: You know what the British did to those people living in India? Imposed a history on them that may not have been true.
+++ .. and they imposed it to serve well-calculated ends.
Check out the (modern) Assyrian case: Picking up some sprayed aspects and references to "Assyria" (Whatever that my be)they stirred up nationalism, exploited the gonocide plight and the survial instics of Assyrians and fabricated themselves a wonderful tool to serve their purposes.
Fot never suspicious?
Still swallowing the nationalistic stuff with hook and sinker?
Still willing to perpetuate the plight and abuse of your people ?
Instead of liberating it to form their own fate base on de-ideoligized history?
+++ Would I ever speak this way, if I never cared?
: Why does it matter who is descended from whom way back then when ethnicity was not so structured, or at least not defined in the *same* sense as we define it these days? Do you see what I'm pointing at? The superimposition of one culture's (broadly described as Western culture's) way of viewing, defining, & symbolizing things onto another culture's (broadly - any "other" culture's) history.
+++ 1) I know. I agree. I share you concerns.
As a European I'd not allow the "Western" (US) culture on to be imposed on European, German culture .
Further I know of the imcompetence of "Western" science, here: orientalism (incl. Assyriology) due to lack of any profound understanding of cultural psychology of any other people - other in time and/ space - , any precise methodology, lack of any sound concept of time and chronology (expect some revolutions to come on this field!) and above all - due to the overwhelming impact of materialist thinking patterns totally unfit to come to any terms with a more spiritual, holistic worldview.
+++ 2) However: I didn't start the "decendancy" freakishness. It was the weird claim by an Assyrian Qasha that Jesus Christ was/is Assyrian/Jew. And it was the ideologically powered historical carelessness in claiming Jesus as an Babylonian ... an Assyrian ....
I only hold you to your own words.
+++ You are supposed to remember, my feminine.
+++ Your feline.
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