Comic 1413 - Learn from mistakes

9th Sep 2020, 7:01 AM in Spirit of Adventure
Learn from mistakes
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Lackinganame 9th Sep 2020, 7:01 AM edit delete
"Never attribute to Malice what can be explained by ignorance. People are far more stupid then they are evil."

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Maryalee 9th Sep 2020, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
I refer back to my previous comments regarding the Almier. They are evil. They believe that anyone who is not like them is inferior to them. They believe that anyone who is not like them must be "Changed" to become like them.

This is social eugenics, the same strategy the US government sought to use against Native Americans at the end of the 19th century. The government sought to forbid the practice of their religion and the speaking of their languages, and insisted they be "educated" in English and white American religion and customs. They sought to eradicate Native Americans by destroying everything that made them a distinct people. It was deliberate, it was malignant, it was not an effort of "ignorance."

I look at the Almier and I see in them the exact same attitude that was responsible for the acts of genocide and repression against my ancestors. I refuse to hold them harmless due to ignorance. It's not ignorance to believe that people who are not like you are inferior to you. There's a different word for that.
jawbone 9th Sep 2020, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
That's a specific local case of Western European imperialism, which seems strongly rooted in the dominant form of Christianity (no matter the name of the sect at the time or place)in the various empires.
Viking ZX 9th Sep 2020, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Christianity had nothing to do with it. Plenty of non-Christian cultures and religions engaged in the exact same behavior. Wiping out the "opposing" culture in all its forms was the rule of many conquerers (it's why the ones that DIDN'T are so singled out in history as unique). Hawaiin chiefs shoved the fathers of the tribes they conquered off cliffs so that their children would raised by the victorious tribes. We don't know how many ancient tribes in Africa historians will never know about because the winners 100% annihilated the culture they conquered. Same with South America.

"Western Imperialism" happens to be what people think of because in the modern world it's the one that WON but the history was recorded openly, so it's right on display. But the practice of erasing a foe goes back thousands of years.
Lackinganame 10th Sep 2020, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Seems quite a stir was caused.

I wouldn't worry to much about it. The re-education story point in Gratz is less about condemning acts in the past and more about not lying to ourselves. I strongly believe that well we should learn from the past, it is more important to be concerned with what we do in the present. This is part of the reason why I don't to do many stories about past events, and If I do one it is normally with the framing of how those events are effecting the today aspect.

So don't sweat the stir.
Tyfariel 9th Sep 2020, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
That's the face of someone who knows that the only survivors of this expedition will likely be the three of them, and not the expedition.
Lackinganame 10th Sep 2020, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Overpower healing does tend to help the survivability.
jawbone 9th Sep 2020, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
I thoroughly appreciate seeing karma run over dogma and eagerly anticipate seeing Arua rescue the Major from the consequences of his ignorance.
Lackinganame 10th Sep 2020, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Imagine how he will try to rationalize that.
Daniel edmondson 17th Sep 2020, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
Arua in the last panel is like "alright, your funeral."
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