The Electric Commentary

Monday, October 09, 2006

Happy Columbus Day

I just can't take all this mamby-pamby boo-hooing about the bloody indians. You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do. It's what Caesar did, and he's not going around saying, "I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it." The history of the world isn't people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.

-Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


  • The "better weapons" part isn't really accurate, though. It's more about better immune systems, since more Indians were killed by viruses than by firearms.

    By Blogger MDS, at 11:03 AM  

  • That is true. Trade/exploration = better immune systems.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 11:14 AM  

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