However, I paused at one video in particular. Dave Matthews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psIuidkkLjI&feature=related. I've always liked the song and even giggled at the words, because it is extremely reminiscent of The Shins Phantom Limb. Not only in visualization, but in theme. The Conqueror seen as looter, rapist and exploiter. Evidently we're all guilty under the Liberal point of view. God damn us all for bringing running water, rotating crops and technology to the huddled masses. Because it would be so much better if we were all Luddites. Stick that on your iPad and post it!
The one thing that has always struck me is the Liberals "equally shabby" view of the world. If you ever wish to see such shabbiness, I recommend you visit an Indian Reservation and avoid the casinos and tourist traps. Having grown up on an Indian Reservation I can say with complete assurance, there is no such thing as the "Noble Savage". There are only the ones who caught on and stepped out of a dead life style with no future into a new one where advancement for the individual was possible. Oh, yeah, go at the first of the month when the government cheese arrives and spend a couple of days.
Am I saying the aboriginal culture of the Northern US is pure hokum and that we should just shuck that coil and forget about it? No. The American Indian culture is rich and is rich with stories of bravery. But it was not a culture for the ages. No culture is. Culture must evolve or the people will not. Doubt me? See the history of the Middle Ages. I have some tea and a snack, I can wait.
What did not allowing any technological advances profit society? Nothing. What did it profit The Church. Quite a bit, actually. But once Neo-Platonism was stripped from our minds, and the Renaissance began, we grew in leaps and bounds. It was a period of time that was only eclipsed by the 20th Century for innovation and discovery. In fact, that period of time, The Renaissance and The Enlightenment was the great time of colonization of this planet.
Now, if you start the disease meme, I will be forced to kill you with Ebola. European societies were decimated by Yersinia pestis aka The Plague. In fact, the horrific epidemics of Bubonic Plague and Smallpox did not end until the end of the 18th Century. The strong among the indigenous races survived, guaranteeing their progeny better immunities, and thus survival. Better food meant longer lives, higher intelligence and survival. The ONLY thing that kept Indians on reservations was the racist attitude of most Democrats. Democrats are Xenophobic mofos, and everyone knows it. It's possibly the worst kept secret on the planet. That's for you Al Sharpton, you know, just FYI.
Stronger genes were passed down, better living conditions... so Darwinian and isn't he like their Demigod anyway? What? No culling of the herd to be had?
I do have to say one thing, I love the words of Don't Drink The Water.
Here's the hitch
Your horse is leaving
Don't miss your boat
It's leaving now
And as you go I will spread my wings
Yes I will call this home
I have no time to justify to you
Fool you're blind, move aside for me
All I can say to you my new neighbor
Is you must move on or I will bury you
That's my message, exactly to Progressive Liberals. That and quoting John Galt.
Get the hell out of my way.