Saturday, October 15, 2011

In Columbus’s Defense

Not to ruffle too many feathers but all of the negative attributes attributed to Columbus were all alive and well in America before he even set sail. The Aztecs and Inca's for but a small example both lead conquest wars decimating other "native tribes" taking slaves and conquering lands for their own material needs. The Aztecs for example were reaching a pinnacle of their regional domination during the period that the conquistadors arrived. If their empire extended they could well have decimated other so called indigenous tribes across Mexico and central America….yes unfortunately greed, lust , brutality, slavery, theft, rape and murder are not just a European construct.

1 comment:

Rocketstar said...

Good point, not thought of very often. Nature of the human animal at that time.