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Autor:  pat
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Data:  14/FEV/2003 4:50 PM
Assunto:  Re: Clarification
 
Mensagem:  If by anglo-saxon you mean all the old northern european tribes, then yes, it seems that they were more violent than other peoples in general. That is why I wonder if cold climate has something to do with it. The Scandinavian tribes, for instance, living where winters are very cold and dark, were particularily aggressive - even more so than the Tuetonic and Celtic tribes. Another comparison between Japanese and English aggression is that both cultures evolved on contained islands, so to expand they had to overwhelm other cultures. It is a very complicated subject: why are some groups compelled to dominate others? We will probably never have the answer. "Virtues" like honesty, altruism, polite manners, etc are often luxuries that downtrodden people can't afford. For instance, when the Irish-catholics first came to America, they often had to steal or swindle to get enough food to feed their children. Then this behaviour was used as further evidence of their inferiority: "No Irishman can be sober or honest", etc. The same argument was used about enslaved blacks: because they tend to lie and steal, they deserve to be enslaved. The well-off can't understand this.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
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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