January 29, 2022
"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster.”
– Milan Kundera
A thought from Tim:
This is exactly how Islam overtook the Middle East. The Muslims smashed
staatues, tore up records, and imposed a new culture and tradition by
making the people forget who they were. There is a reason why there is
little cultural diversity in the Middle East; they forgot who they were
and instead became generic "muslims". It's how to permanently conquer a
people. The Chinese did that too, and absorbed any and all invaders.
The colonial powers did this too, albeit less effectively. I would
point also to the Japanese, who were not the aboriginal inhabitants of
the Japanese islands. The original people were the Ainu, a caucasion
people. (If you see photos of Ainu today you would thinkt hey were
Europeans or Americans). The Japanese had a policy of absorbing the
Ainu, taking away their culture and it worked. The Ainu are pretty much
extinct, with just a few left on Hokkaido and a few on Sakhalin Island.
And of course this worked on many native Americans as well. One must
ask, whatever became of the Danegeld in Britain? Long forgotten. A
culture can only survive if it remembers who it is. That's why the Jews
maintained their identity all these centuries; they place great
emphasis in remembering who they are. Otherwise they would have joined
the Edomites in history as a forgotten People.
Posted by: Bill H at January 29, 2022 11:26 AM (/sW5m)
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at January 29, 2022 11:21 PM (551jX)
Yeah; it's so odd we cheer on removing our own history while complaining others do it.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 30, 2022 11:13 AM (At6xD)
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 30, 2022 11:15 AM (At6xD)
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