5 May 2005

THAT'S IT

European colonization sucks big time. Just flipping through pictures of the aboriginal people of Australia. These original people were all dark-skinned people. What happened to them? What happened to the original owners of the land?

I am reading this nice book, yep, that Mae took its last copy. Cool book.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Mae said...

No I ended up leaving it. I read parts of it before. Good book.

Enjoy it! will be interested to know your reaction.

M

5/06/2005 05:28:00 am  
Blogger Alina said...

The only good thing about colonization, any kind of colonization, are the so-called "half-breeds". I think they are the most beautiful people ever. But that is so easily annuled by the consequences of not belonging to any of the halfs...

What book are you reading? I'm kinda out of ideas at the moment...:)

5/06/2005 12:08:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

They do look beautiful, the half breed. But you know Kayla, nothing is more beautiful than the Original look, archetype look with its roughness, and authenticity.

The book is Germs, guns and steel. Interesting book. Have some cool pictures, talking about the history of the formation of the world. Sociological, political, economic. He is doing it in a nice way.

CHeck it out.

5/06/2005 12:25:00 pm  
Blogger jashanmal said...

If you really wanna know what happened to the Aborginies , just trouble yourself and go there and will see them confined in certain restricted areas and they're there for the showing , they've become a toursitic attraction , and dont believe all the crap they tell about saving the aborginies culture , cuz once they realize that they cant generate a profit out of them .. they'll become as extinct as the Australian Dingos.

Are you an Anthropology major?!:)

5/06/2005 03:31:00 pm  
Blogger Alina said...

"the Original look, archetype look with its roughness, and authenticity" - I think a friend of ours, namely Hitler, will agree with you on this pure race issue. Not to mention the Apartheid... Sorry if I offend you, that's not the idea!
The only archetype that seems somehow real to me is the blood - looks the same, no matter the color, race, and other minor details. On the inside we're all the same anyway...
I really have nothing against mixing everyone with everyone! Maybe when there's nothing left of the old arhetypes you mention will finally be just human beings, no race discrimination involved.
I would also be quite happy if there was only one religion - no belief discrimination either.
All there's left is gender and economic discrimination, but I really have to think more before finding a sollution for that!:)
Thank you for the book details!

5/06/2005 05:04:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Kayla, Interesting comment. No I was not offended. However, I didn't mean any race discrimination. I was talking about the 'beauty' I have seen in their faces, sad that this beauty was tortured because some people didnt appreciate it or were just interested in the land and resources they had.


'I would also be quite happy if there was only one religion' Who told you there is more than one religion. Well, depends how you define 'religion'.

5/07/2005 01:30:00 am  
Blogger haal said...

Jashnamal,

I am not anthropology major, but I just like to sink to the origins of things. As much as I can. I believe so much in US. Human. Love the beauty they hold inside, and also outside.

5/07/2005 01:33:00 am  
Blogger Alina said...

If you only think of religion as "something that people believe in", than it is probably just one. But, as I remember, although we all say there is only one God (well, almost all, Hinduism for example would have a different idea on this), we still call ourselves Christians, Muslims or Jews or whatevere. Then there are dozens of ways of interpreting the main religion, thus leading to an even deeper segregation...
When I say I would like the Earht to have only one religion, I actully want this divisions to suddenly disappear.

5/09/2005 12:47:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Yes, Kayla. I so much understand what you are saying. I personally problems with 'religion' when it becomes a separating tool-- which it is if understood literally and through the ego prism.

I don't ever think that all religions will suddenly disappear! Not in our time. It is a facade for many different 'fixations', personal and global. But what would the world be like if there was no religion seggregation?

why not write a post on that, Kayla? You sounded too passionate about that.

5/09/2005 12:58:00 pm  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Kayla, religion has always been there since the creation of humans, nothing new there. But having only one religion would be very new. Why didn't one of those many gods worshiped by people throughout history not just converge all the people to believe in him through one religion?

5/09/2005 12:59:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Mohamed, I was waiting for you to comment, eh!

So, define religion?

5/09/2005 01:04:00 pm  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Am I commenting too much here? I think I am! Sorry for subotaging your blog like that.

What is religion? Too tough a question for me, but I'll put something together and try to get back to you!

5/09/2005 01:14:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Not at all. You spice up the blog actually :) I said that because I guessed you will have a different insight when it comes to religion talk.

It is a tough question for everyone, and it sure does need some seious thinking from everyone.

Will be happy to know how you see religion.

5/09/2005 01:19:00 pm  
Blogger Alina said...

OK, I will try to write a post on this matter, especially since after reading certain books I am left with no real tool of representing God. But you must comment on that post and when I say you I include Mohamed. I'll let you know when it's done

5/09/2005 03:39:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Great that you are getting excited. Waiting for the post.

5/09/2005 03:59:00 pm  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Looking forward to it Kayla. Will be waiting.


(Haal, I didn't mean anything bad by the 'coming from u'. Just unexpected that's all).

5/09/2005 04:05:00 pm  

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