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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  14/FEV/2003 3:45 PM
Assunto:  Re: Clarification
 
Mensagem:  This is an extremelly thought-provoking point you've made. It does seem that the "Anglo-Saxon" peoples(Remeber this term?)are more hostile than the other Europeans. But in the same token, look at the Portuguese and the Spanish, they were just as hostile and brutal towards the native peoples they encountered in their search for riches. Also, the Japanese analogy was quite interesting. I, myself, wonder at times what were the uncouncious motivations that made them constantly strive to completely dominate their neighbors-the Chinese and the rest of Asia. Perhaps, as you implied, "agressiveness" and "power hunger" were the reasons. Furthermore, the problem is that a lot of people confuse "Agressiveness" and "Power Hunger" with natural superiority. I think to a certain extent, this is the root of racism, as we know it. For instance, it wouldn't be hard to find numerous literatures of "White" and Japanese racial superiority vis-a-vis the natives of of Africa, Western hemisphere Natives(Indios) and the Natives of South-east Asia. I wonder if White people(By American standards) and Japanese people feel morally superior to the above-mentioned people as well? By "morally superior" I mean to say things such as genuine Honesty and Altruism. -Miguel Vieira


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Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  11/FEV/2003, 6:27 PM
Re: Clarification  –  José Roberto  11/FEV/2003, 7:33 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Jonas  11/FEV/2003, 8:49 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  11/FEV/2003, 9:26 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  12/FEV/2003, 3:44 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  12/FEV/2003, 9:25 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  12/FEV/2003, 9:53 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  12/FEV/2003, 11:20 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  13/FEV/2003, 3:14 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  13/FEV/2003, 9:42 PM
 Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  14/FEV/2003, 3:45 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  14/FEV/2003, 4:50 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  14/FEV/2003, 6:46 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  15/FEV/2003, 3:11 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  15/FEV/2003, 5:05 PM
Re: Clarification  –  José Roberto  16/FEV/2003, 12:39 AM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  16/FEV/2003, 3:00 PM
Re: Clarification  –  José Roberto  16/FEV/2003, 11:46 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  16/FEV/2003, 4:19 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  17/FEV/2003, 3:33 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  18/FEV/2003, 2:33 PM

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