Posted by: Frank | July 4, 2022

Frank blogged on July 04, 2022 at 11:26AM

How it began, but we don’t want to face history thus appear destined to repeat it.

“In 1544, Sepulveda wrote a manuscript justifying the wars against the Amerindians, based largely on what he saw as their inferiority. In it, his thinking is strictly hierarchical; he considers the Spanish Empire, like the Roman Empire, to be entitled to subjugate barbarians in order to civilize them. He regards the Amerindians as inferior to the Spanish, and, following Aristotelian concepts, declares them barbarians, incompetent to govern themselves, and destined to serve. War is necessary to Christianize them.“”

Christ & Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times by Joerg Rieger

from Frankly…

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