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ziq wrote (edited )

Agriculture is not a settler or even European technology.

Notice I said intensive agriculture. North American tribes certainly farmed, but not the way we farm today (destructively).

Is your statement an argument for primitivism

It's just an attempt to question how communism (a European political ideology that attempted to give miserable industrial-age workers a fair share of their labor) will help indigenous people. I agree with you that it wouldn't help much and that democracy wouldn't help either because they're vastly outnumbered by settlers.


Gerrard_Winstanley wrote

I think you're making a very important point. In my view, the main post-revolutionary goal should be a blitz of education including for adults. The US population in general has an extremely narrow and often downright incorrect understanding of history, sociology, anthropology and a long list of other subjects. Its important to not teach conclusions to people but rather to give them the tools of critical thinking so they can come to conclusions on their own that benefit the entire community.

Ignorance makes us susceptible to bigotry and suspicion. Knowledge lets us answer questions with compassion and reason.


raindropq wrote

i feel like resonding to that last part because it looks meaningless , to me. : did you (intentionally) put it backwards? ; what if knowledge makes us susceptible to ignorant bigotry and suspicion where-as, naivete makes us to respond with compassion and reasonin?