When armies get into desperate situations, the usual "civilized" rules of warfare often are thrown out the window. In the 1520s Machiavelli wrote: "When it is absolutely a question of the safety of one's country, there must be no consideration of just or unjust, of merciful or cruel, of praiseworthy or disgraceful; instead, setting aside every scruple, one must follow to the utmost any plan that will save her life and keep her liberty."
During Pontiac's uprising in 1763, the Indians besieged Fort Pitt. They burned nearby houses, forcing the inhabitants to take refuge in the well-protected fort. The British officer in charge, Captain Simeon Ecuyer, reported to Colonel Henry Bouquet in Philadelphia that he feared the crowded conditions would result in disease. Smallpox had already broken out. On June 24, 1763, William Trent, a local trader, recorded in his journal that two Indian chiefs had visited the fort, urging the British to abandon the fight, but the British refused. Instead, when the Indians were ready to leave, Trent wrote: "Out of our regard for them, we gave them two Blankets and an Handkerchief out of the Small Pox Hospital. I hope it will have the desired effect."
small poxs placed into blankets for Indians: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&ei=TnYsXfvhE...
The inhumanity of mankind and his ignobel acts are replet in the anals of men... may God forgive us all. There is not one race or tribe free from the shedding of innocent blood.
Manknds only hope of redemption lies in Jesus Christ, in His mercies and Grace... unwarranted forgiveness and restoreation. j
Now you went from, we came as conquers, to overcome and take control of (a place or people) by use of military force, genocide through "Germ Warfare"- small poxs placed into blankets for Indians.
What the bad as***s army could not take on 130 million or so Indians?
The EU we came as conquers..right sure thing man. And we will not be assimilated.
No we will not forgive.
Resistance is futile... the Borg are coming, you will be assimilated. In fact, Hank you have already been assimilated. I don't see you living in a TeePee or Wigwam... The Buffalo have returned but the native tribes eat at McDonalds... no make that Taco Bell. Cell phones have become the prefered method of communiccation, over smoke signals,,, Auto's have replaced the faithful horse and small pox has moved over to make room for STD's... yeap... you have been assimilated.
Small Pox did the dirty... of course men had no idea what Bacteria were at the time and Germ Warfare was out of their reach.. Besides, while exposing Indians, they exposed themselves... However, those nasty European's had genetic and historic immunity to various diseases, such as Small Pox.
When it starts I will know what side you stand on.
You said,"European's had genetic and historic immunity to various diseases", guess that is why they are being assimilated by the 3rd world.
To see if its true???
The point is that small pox and other diseases which were introduced in the New World, by the White Europeans, were not by design or deliberate...
First, the science was not there and man did not have a clue how such diseases were transmitted. :Louis Pasteur had not yet discovered the source of disease ... germs, bacteria and visruses remaind the hidden vector of disease It was in 1854 when the germ theory for disease was first postulated and proven.
Next, the Europeans were suseptable to every one of the diseases that wrecked havoc on the Native Populatoins... only they had a much better survival rate, due to their immunity and historic exposure to trhe diseases.
I agree with Tif.... America is being assimilated by the Hispanic culture... one only need to visit California and the South West ... too, ask the Question... where does the US border start and Mexico end? No abla English senorita... abla Espanol...p or favor. I am on your side... with a few exceptions... related to to certain misplaced and overstated conspiracy theories.
Oh my word, you a regular little dictionary.
It helps to keep one's comments based in fact and not unsupported conspiracy theory... One's credibiity goes way up.
Assimilated, means they control the mind.
Right on man, my mind is not assimilated.
Assimilation is not mind control.. it is the adaptation and integration of cultural concepts in a way that benefits future relations with the dominant culture. It doesn't require one to surrender their ethnic or cultural identity... only to accommodate others.
Wrong again... assimilated means to adapt and integrate, not to give up one's personal identity or mind.