thenortherneuropean sorry this was too long to put in an ask ^.^ I completely understand what youre saying about appreciating and protecting Northern European history and culture, but you can understand that not all of it can be loved right? Like i love how in touch with and respectful of…
Well we kill animals for many trivial things these days too. Animals kill other animals…it’s a part of nature. With regards to colonialism, a lit of those countries ended up better off, they were left with infrastructure they still use today and without it places like south africa and jamaica as we know them wouldn’t exist. It was the way of the world, the turks did it in the ottoman empire, the mongols did it with ghengis khan. It’s tribal warfare and everyone did it….some were just better at it and did it on a larger scale. You think africans weren’t fighting africans before the british and french showed off? Hacking eachother up with machetes and eating eachother for patches of land? (In the liberian civil war in the 80s this was still going on…the cannibalism)
My point is that war is not limited to European people. We are painted as evil by modern progressives… they use any chance they can to bring up the atlantic slave trade (ignoring the more brutal arab slave trade and the african slave trade that predated it and the europeans who were slaves).
I wanna tell it like it is and let modern kids of european descent be aware of and proud of their heritage. Not reject it because they did something every other group of people did. There’s nothing more unnatural than rejecting who you are…disregarding culture that has been around for several millennia, fought for and died for, because of “progressive” ways of thinking that have arouse in the last few decades.
I completely understand the point your making, im just stuck on one thing; just because other cultures did horrific things too and warfare is just an innate part of the human race, does that mean we should celebrate it? Surely the way to truly applaude one’s culture in the modern world is to accept the darker acts as wrong but learn from them and appreciate the wonderful things…. Every culture has good and bad aspects of it, and it just doesnt seem logical to defend all history in the same way…
I take history as it is and will never apologise for what my ancestors did. Look ay my blog….what isn’t wonderful on there? Do I post pictures of corpses from colonoial times? I mainly post beautiful women wearing flower crowns/traditional dress.
My problem is the emphasis on the negative things europeans have done. You say we should acknowledge the bad parts? Lets say I agree but I doubt you hear as much negative stuff in school about african culture or asian culture because that would be “racist”. It’s very one sided in western society….people are distancing themselves from their ancestors and we’re the only ones doing it
Thank you for that clarification, i understand your stance on this much more now.
If you post mainly women in flower wreaths, is your aim mainly to protect the ancient heritage? That has faded from memory considerably more than the Tudors for example
Yeah I just would like to post it how it was…as accurate as possible. I stray from it more than I should be personally im interested in seeing the ancient cultures how they really were and not sugar coated for politically correct reasons. I used to work in the heritage sector and trust me…people are not above misrepresenting history to fit their “progressive” agenda
I will however apologise if I’ve seemed abit rude with my responses. I’ve just started getting more reblogs etc of people slating my blog for being offensive
The problem is that the effects of American slavery are still very much alive and well (and not entirely over—there’s a reason the constitution says that slavery is a legitimate form of punishment for crimes, prison labour is so prevalent in the US, and black people still make up such a large percentage of prisoners), and predominantly white countries still have the upper hand in world politics. Yes, the Mongolian hordes did horrible things during their conquests (along with some wonderful things, such as spreading knowledge along their territories, which lead to a lot of scientific progress), but today China is far larger and far, far stronger than Mongolia is, and it’s been long enough since this took place (slavery was ebolished in the US in the mid-19th century, that’s two old people back to back), so we can let go of that grudge.
Meanwhile, white colonialism didn’t just enslave black people, they continuously kidnapped all of their most able people for the purpose of slavery and threw them into a horrible stagnation and withdrawal that was nigh impossible to recover from. The colonial practice of divide-and-conquer (by making minorities call the shots to pit them against the majority) and arbitrary division of territories has fucked up Africa and the Mid East for what’s probably gonna last for a century (if not more) worth of fighting.
Yes, non-white slavery and colonialism shouldn’t be ignored. No, it’s not on par with white slavery and colonialism, at least not in terms of present-day effects.
Learn your history.
If you want to have a lengthy discussion on history and what i think please private message me so my blog doesnt get clogged up with your pathetic, politically correct bile where you search through months of my posts to find something you can be offended by. Btw since youve reblogged my pics ive gotta bunch of new likes so thank you!