Okay - yes, there have been, in recent centuries particularly, innumerable occasions and places where one group of humans have failed to act in ways to promote understanding and harmony between themselves and said others. Such behaviors are morelikely to be classified as inhumane etc with hindsight and the ones who tried to counter them and make it .clear that we are all of one species were voices in a vast wilderness of ignorance.Quote
I am living in a world that was FORCED on my people.
Anyone who thinks that financial compensation is anywhere near enough to make up for wrongdoing is living ina fantasy world, but I wonder what you think would be better and how it could be delivered? The past cannot be changed. Remember that religions had a major role in trying to make people think and behave in their particular way; and the faith beliefs of the subdued didn't help.Quote
I have been made Chief and am in charge of a 60 million dollar settlement, our people were given as compensation for the disgusting rape, murder, starvation and other genocidal tactics used by your "civilized peoples".
No doubt it is an uphill struggle, but much admiration for so doing.Quote
I am investing in a vertically integrated Hemp business.
I have other people doing likewise.
When we are all self sufficient, we will turn our businesses into a trade.
Such deep-seated anger and bitterness, as well as the implied isolationism, harms only those who feel it and causes barriers, rather than trying to lower or remove them.Quote
Then we don't need your Babylonian magic paper RECTANGLES n you can all kill yourselves while we live in peace.
Now here I challenge. What do you mean, 'high-born'? You are a member of the human species; you have no special [physical differences, or genes. or talents etc or anything else which set you apart from the rest of the human species. Would you like to arrange for there to be no children born of those you call *your* people and others from other parts of the world, even though you must know that this would not be advantageous for the strength and survival of your descendants?Quote
But that's just my delusional reality as a High Born Maori Chief who has rights to sovereignty n can decide WHAT THE FUCK HE DOES WITH HIS GOD GIVEN RIGHT AS A MAORI KING AND PROPHET.
Rights are thought of and assigned by humans, for humans. Patterns of behaviour in other species show that if there is a leader/s of some sort, then survival chances are better, but that's about it.
As for the phrase *God-given(, well, there you are on very shaky ground. First prove your god!! Since there has never, ever, in the time since our species began been one single scrap of objective evidence for such a thing, you have all your work cut out!
Prophesyng is guesswork and, although it might well be an educated guess, it remains guesswork.
Serious question: What system would you prefer? Anything harking back to anything which might be described as 'the good old days' is looking at life with large blinkers on.Quote
But please...continue to tell me how I need your system.
Apart from the fact that sarcasm is wasted on me, I dislike it and do not use it, I hope I am somewhat enlightened. I have visited both North and South Islands of your country and then spent a yer in Australia so I took the trouble to find out as much as I could about both countries.Quote
You're so enlightening...