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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 2651 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 13:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 529 Zosimos 02-Jan-04 18:38
white faced culture bringers 602 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 18:56
Re: white faced culture bringers 531 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 21:25
white faced god - the moon? 508 John Grigsby 03-Jan-04 15:43
Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 566 Rick M G 03-Jan-04 10:19
Re: Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 528 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 12:08
Good points Gene 608 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 648 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 20:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 601 rainman 02-Jan-04 22:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 613 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 16:01
There's also -The Spanish Imposition- 520 ananda 03-Jan-04 17:37
Thanks ! 549 Katherine 04-Jan-04 04:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 482 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 17:43
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 567 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 19:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 625 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 605 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:21
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 511 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:57
oops 503 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:59
oops again 564 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 19:01
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 550 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:16
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 565 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:17
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 596 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:18
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 559 barrystutner 04-Jan-04 02:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 565 Graham Hancock 03-Jan-04 21:05
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 552 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 575 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 21:37
Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 549 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:48
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 554 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:40
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 522 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 15:23
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 466 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:40
P'eng Lai 612 Rick M G 13-Jan-04 03:36
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 547 Graham Hancock 04-Jan-04 11:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 560 John Grigsby 04-Jan-04 13:02
Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 596 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:45
Re: Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 547 DougWeller 07-Jan-04 06:20
Who is Michael Coe? 583 Rick M G 07-Jan-04 09:49
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 587 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:58
It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 673 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:40
Re: It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 528 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 16:26
I agree re: the mysterious Olmec 568 Rick M G 08-Jan-04 14:27
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 547 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 590 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 06:42
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 537 gene douglas 04-Jan-04 10:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 562 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 14:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 538 Diomede 04-Jan-04 18:57
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 558 jestahley3 05-Jan-04 06:51
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 539 John Grigsby 05-Jan-04 09:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 569 Diomede 07-Jan-04 01:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 543 Paoputzu 09-Jan-04 17:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 580 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:23
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 552 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 16:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 565 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 537 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 21:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 541 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 1083 Paoputzu 13-Jan-04 16:14


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