Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Benjamin Franklin writes about the savages in nature in his writings "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America", and states how different they are, and yet how acceptable that is.  He explains how even though they may be different than us, we have both lived in vastly different periods of time, and therefore periods of technology, social statuses, economic prosperity, authoritative hierarchy, etc.  He is correct in that matter, and therefore is correct in calling them savages.  They are not truly savages in the direct meaning of the word, but are simply from a different time, and different place.  I guarantee that they would call us savages if they were in our position.  It is all about perspective and current trends.  Any angle from any vantage point will allow one to construe any argument to fit any circumstance, therefore allowing for this savage calling of people who are different.

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