Posted On: Wednesday - October 10th 2018 7:50AM MST
In Topics:   History  Race/Genetics
Imagine a knife coming down toward your chest, as you're held/tied down, knowing the guy's gonna pull your heart right out. What would you call that, a macroAgression? That's not enough. At that moment, it'd be an ∞- aggression.
The Kevin Beary article on historical accounts of cannibalism and other violence practiced by the savage original inhabitants of these couple of continents here has gotten even this hardened blogger triggered. (Linked-to yesterday, but HERE.) Triggered by cannibalism! Man, do I feel like a Snowflake?! It's one thing to get triggered by accounts of 35 year-old male-on-female horseplay, white men having good jobs, or words like "coed", "history", and "work". That's all quite understandable. The fact that the savage Indian inhabitants of the Americas used to regularly cut out the hearts of live people, then cut all the limbs off and eat them, while others who were going to be next watched, is just a multicultural factoid, nothing to be alarmed about. It was their culture, stupid.
I would hope that the lady in the picture would totally understand that what was happening to her was literally these people's culture. She doesn't, well didn't, look like the type to be a multiculturaphobe. It's either get eaten or be called a racist. Lady, you made the right choice ... umm, in the movie (no, I don't know which one, but it looks juicy)*.
I got on kind of a roll lately with this "pre-Columbian Americans sucked" theme (here and here, but Beary's article just added to my point. He writes about the Aztecs in Mexico, satirized (maybe, right?) in Cortez the Killer by Neil Young, giving historical accounts. See civilized people wrote shit down. It sounds like, at least for the Aztecs, cannibalization and unwanted non-sterile thoracic surgery was no rare occurrence. From Bernal Diaz del Castillo's The Conquest of New Spain:
Every day they sacrificed before our eyes three, four, or five Indians, whose hearts were offered to those idols, and whose blood was plastered on the walls. The feet, arms, and legs of their victims were cut off and eaten, just as we eat beef from the butcher’s in our country. I even believe that they sold it in the tianguez or markets.This was an account of the explorers'/conquistador's personal experience at the court of Montezuma, right there in current-day Mexico City.**
They strike open the wretched Indian’s chest with flint knives and hastily tear out the palpitating heart which, with the blood, they present to the idols in whose name they have performed the sacrifice. Then they cut off the arms, thighs, and head, eating the arms and thighs at their ceremonial banquets. The head they hang up on a beam, and the body of the sacrificed man is not eaten but given to the beasts of prey.
Now, lest the reader think "yeah, well, those were their Indians. Our Indians rocked. They lived peacefully, didn't have to go to work every day, smoked them some good peace pipe wacky tobbacy, and got to bang those hot squaws all day, until we came with our pox-infected blankets.", Beary has something to say here too. However, there's plenty of history written down by our own forefathers for 3 centuries about how the Indians lived. It's not like we have to make it up, but I guess that makes lots of people feel better. This is particularly about the Iroquois of present-day upstate New York, but there were lots of violent tribes:
["The prisoners" here, are the Algonquins, BTW.]Go ahead, Neil Young, can you write a few more verses to perform live on Cortez the Killer? Nevermind, just play that long guitar lead.... Hey it was almost still the 1960's, so one should probably cut Mr. Young some slack (NEVER on the Southern Man thing though!) That was the time in which all white American history was realized to be bad, see by the people under 30, who knew everything, you know, like all young people do. It's just the idiot parent generation that put up with that crap that needed the real beat down... but I digress ;-} The narrative that the white settlers were a bad thing for these 2 continents was started 50 years back. It's time to put the kibosh on that narrative.
They bound the prisoners hand and foot, rekindled the fire, slung the kettles, cut the bodies of the slain to pieces, and boiled and devoured them before the eyes of the wretched survivors. “In a word,” says the narrator [that is, the Algonquin woman who escaped to tell the tale], “they ate men with as much appetite and more pleasure than hunters eat a boar or a stag …”
The conquerors feasted in the lodge till nearly daybreak … then began their march homeward with their prisoners. Among these were three women, of whom the narrator was one, who had each a child of a few weeks or months old. At the first halt, their captors took the infants*** from them, tied them to wooden spits, placed them to die slowly before a fire, and feasted on them before the eyes of the agonized mothers, whose shrieks, supplications, and frantic efforts to break the cords that bound them were met with mockery and laughter …
[The torture was] designed to cause all possible suffering without touching life. It consisted in blows with sticks and cudgels, gashing their limbs with knives, cutting off their fingers with clam-shells, scorching them with firebrands, and other indescribable torments. The women were stripped naked, and forced to dance to the singing of the male prisoners, amid the applause and laughter of the crowd …
On the following morning, they were placed on a large scaffold, in sight of the whole population. It was a gala-day. Young and old were gathered from far and near. Some mounted the scaffold, and scorched them with torches and firebrands; while the children, standing beneath the bark platform, applied fire to the feet of the prisoners between the crevices … The stoicism of one of the warriors enraged his captors beyond measure … they fell upon him with redoubled fury, till their knives and firebrands left in him no semblance of humanity. He was defiant to the last, and when death came to his relief, they tore out his heart and devoured it; then hacked him in pieces, and made their feast of triumph on his mangled limbs.
This is what angers me just as much as the purposeful destroying of the history of the great explorers, especially the great Christopher Columbus. The people living right here before Columbus came were savages, period, just as in all the Americas. There were some peaceful tribes, granted. However they were still savages, and I don't think most people understand that word. It doesn't by itself mean violent. It describes a people who have no civilization. When your people live off the land, move when it's fished out or hunted out, and never settle, then, by definition they are NOT CIVILIZED and are not part of any CIVILIZATION, period. They never built anything resembling a city, never invented anything beyond weapons and teepees, and never would have gotten to a level to build a ship like a Spanish galleon in a million years, if they kept that shit up.
I can see a retort by ctrl-lefty that "hey, there's evidence of cannibalism in Europe too!" Yeah, dude, that was more like 2,500 or more years ago, before lots of place had, yeah, you guessed it, CIVILIZATION. We got over it. In addition, there's no record of it being done on a daily basis, as with those Aztecs, if not daily, maybe semi-weekly or the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. These American Indians were still doing this stuff 500 years ago and more recently. In Cortez's case, his people put a stop to it.
Let's quit getting duped by the ctrl-left PC false narrative on the Indian Question. Celebrate Columbus day by not going to work next year. If you can't sail the Ocean Sea, at least go down the river in an inner tube.
* OK, I checked around. My file photo comes from a movie called The Green Inferno. Due to this not-quite-illustrious review, Delete this Racist Movie: New Eli Roth Horror Flick Depicts Indigenous People as Savage Cannibals, I am SO DOWN for seeing this on blue-ray and just put a hold on it from the 'brary. Thank you, reviewer. No, I DON'T normally link to stupidity, but the URL sucked me in, and plus the guy's a PhD, right, so ...
** Fred Reed, take note - Montezuma's revenge is a dish best served living.
*** See that? Spread the word, if only for THE CHILDREN! If the real story of the Indians gets out, and saves even ONE CHILD from becoming a cannibal, it'll be worth it! (OK, "cannibaless", "cannibalee", WHATEVER.)