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Rick, there are so many different legends circulating among the various Mexican Indian tribes about Quetzalcoatl types, that a collection of them could easily fill a book. It simply is not true that the Spaniards "whitewashed" him (really them) in order to make the Amerindians gasp in fear and reverence upon dealing with Whites. They had Native-American White people in their own lands.

The practice of separating human mutants into unique groups once existed all over the ancient world. Herodotus wrote of having seen the practice in Africa (Libya) among a tribe call "Auseans."

Where white, blonde mutants were concerned in the ancient world, many tribes regarded them as descendants of the sun god. Therefore, if ancient Whites did achieve some sort of ascendancy over the darker races, it certainly was not the doing of the Whites, but of the non-mutants who superstitiously jacked them up to the top. Also, white mutants were not always elevated to high status. Even in these times, certain tribes in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America customarily killed (and still kill) all newly born White mutants, along with twins, saying that they were the spawn of the Devil.

The Renaissance Spaniards, not being racists (that came later), did not invade the Americas in order to insure the superiority of Whites, but to plunder, enslave, and evangelize. Slavery was and is, according to a recent article in National Geographic, an institution common to all nations and "races." Even today, Black Africa leads the world in perpetuating the slave industry. Whites were also enslaved in the ancient world - and even in modern times.

After the American Civil War, untold thousands of Whites continued to be enslaved in various ways. They had no "Abraham Lincoln" to free them. For example, orphaned infants were commonly legally bound over to farmers, factory owners, etc., to adulthood, under the disguise of "apprenticeship." If any of them escaped, the legal authorities tracked him down and returned him to his "master."

In the early 1880s, My great-grandfather James Matlock sold my grandfather Frank Matlock to the owner of the old 101 Ranch in Oklahoma for just 50 cents. Grampa never did forgive his father for that. The purpose of this type of slavery was to apprentice children to learn certain trades. My great-grandfather wanted Grampa to become a rancher. Although the ranch owner treated Grampa kindly, his children didn't One day, one of the ranch owner's sons beat Grampa so severely with a "single tree" (for pulling wagons), that one of Grampa's legs became damaged for life. For this reason, he was not drafted into the military service during the Spanish-American War.

My own father, though a rich man, disapproved of all formal education after one learned to read and write, saying that formal education "turned people against Christ." Like many people educated to tolerate slavery, he felt that children should be "apprenticed" to someone. He even did it to me after I graduated from high school in 1946, he forced me to be the slave (apprentice working for nothing) to a lumber company in Eureka, Kansas, so that I could "learn the business." Well, I can tell you that I did not learn the business. Instead, I "got the business." They nearly worked me to death. Finally, I rebelled openly and Dad let me go to college. Do I hate the memory of my father for wanting to have me enslaved long enough to learn the lumber business? Not at all. I loved and love him dearly. He was just a product of his time.

What we call "racism" appears to have flowered later in history. For example, in today's modern Mexico, Indians are hated just because they are Indians - and for no other reason. Even in many Mexican families, lighter children are favored over the darker ones. About two years ago, my Mexican wife's saintly aunt Tomasa told me, "Our White and mixed-blood Mexican girls are no longer content with marrying Whites and mixed -bloods any more. All they want to do nowadays is roll around in bed with Indians."

The truths and facts of ancient history are extremely difficult to unravel. The "politically correct" crowd and others, who judge the past by today's standards and biases, do not make the study any easier. As any "history freak" worth his salt will say, all peoples must be studied completely and objectively as the humans they are, "warts and all." We must not invent conditions and "villains" that may not have been regarded as such in ancient days.

ere's the truth: The American Indians really did believe that they were once invaded by Caucasian groups before the Spaniards arrived. The Spaniards, although they enthusiastically took advantage of this legend, certainly did not invent it.

Gene D. Matlock

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AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 2329 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 13:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 422 Zosimos 02-Jan-04 18:38
white faced culture bringers 495 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 18:56
Re: white faced culture bringers 412 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 21:25
white faced god - the moon? 412 John Grigsby 03-Jan-04 15:43
Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 463 Rick M G 03-Jan-04 10:19
Re: Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 409 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 12:08
Good points Gene 502 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 506 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 20:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 494 rainman 02-Jan-04 22:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 502 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 16:01
There's also -The Spanish Imposition- 416 ananda 03-Jan-04 17:37
Thanks ! 440 Katherine 04-Jan-04 04:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 377 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 17:43
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 458 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 19:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 521 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 498 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:21
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 410 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:57
oops 399 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:59
oops again 458 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 19:01
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 435 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:16
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 461 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:17
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 481 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:18
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 455 barrystutner 04-Jan-04 02:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 458 Graham Hancock 03-Jan-04 21:05
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 448 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 455 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 21:37
Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 444 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:48
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 434 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:40
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 416 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 15:23
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 365 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:40
P'eng Lai 497 Rick M G 13-Jan-04 03:36
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 444 Graham Hancock 04-Jan-04 11:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 453 John Grigsby 04-Jan-04 13:02
Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 492 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:45
Re: Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 437 DougWeller 07-Jan-04 06:20
Who is Michael Coe? 477 Rick M G 07-Jan-04 09:49
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 477 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:58
It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 557 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:40
Re: It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 426 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 16:26
I agree re: the mysterious Olmec 462 Rick M G 08-Jan-04 14:27
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 444 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 483 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 06:42
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 422 gene douglas 04-Jan-04 10:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 455 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 14:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 436 Diomede 04-Jan-04 18:57
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 453 jestahley3 05-Jan-04 06:51
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 435 John Grigsby 05-Jan-04 09:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 468 Diomede 07-Jan-04 01:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 437 Paoputzu 09-Jan-04 17:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 476 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:23
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 446 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 16:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 464 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 435 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 21:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 431 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 895 Paoputzu 13-Jan-04 16:14


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