Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
Well, for starters, they wiped out 2/3 of the population, bringing to Hawaii their special "white" maladies, followed by the Bible.
Yep, but he forgets that the Europeans got syphilis from the New World and the first out break was in northern Italy in 1494 (the year after Columbus returned) In the next 50 years 10% of all Europeans died of syphilis and about 25% of the aristocracy. Remember pot-marked Henry VIII.
What if ..... some Native Americans had traveled to Europe, given them syphilis and taken back small pox and other diseases, would that have made a difference? In your Libtardian mind no as Europeans are evil. Everywhere we go we rape the Earth and enslave the inhabitants.<quoted text>
After what Europeans did to the new world, the least they could garner for their dastardly and murderous colonization was syphilis. But tell us, in return, how many diseases the white man brought to the new world. Here in Upper and Lower Canada, the British occupier supplied the Indians with smallpox-infested blankets. That sure as hell did the trick. But syphilis brought back by Cristoforo Colombo and those that followed is the least of it. How the Spaniards, Portuguese, followed by the French and Brits killed, murdered, slaughtered millions. Retribution, syphilis? Small change compared to...
Why do you live in a house with hot and cold running water, clean heat, electricity, etc.? Why don't you live in a long-house with an open fire pit, torches for light and get your water from a spring and sh*t out in the woods?