Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
Greece had the first democracy, it's a Greek word and we still use the word today.
Correction, one of the first. Unless you know better than historical scholars. Not to mention the difference between Participatory and Athenian democracies.
And while women weren't allowed to vote in Europe, women were revered in Haudenausonee society, and were the defacto Senate. A millennium before you white folk even considered them equal.
I never heard any academic discuss American aboriginal democracy, that's because it wasn't.
I doubt you've ever listened to any academics.
Politicians don't you know will say anything.
I agree. And sometimes they get things right.
They didn't say it much afterwards, nor in Canada.
Didn't say what much afterwards? And canada doesn't have a Constitution based on my ancestors Constitution, like the States does.
You'd know that though, if you actually listened to an academic.
Really, it's a good account to make aboriginals feel good, that's it.
And of course it proves you wrong. Not to mention your wild diversion and dismissal, proving you are what you are, a bigot.
You need quite a few other sources to support the idea that American aboriginals had a democracy.
Only if your an ignorant bigot.
Otherwise you are provincial, part of a small in-group who all easily agree.
Phew, you aren't talking about me, because I don't always, nor do I easily agree.
I leave that to bobble heads and bigots. Of any colour.
Look, I understand your reluctance to admit that Natives beat you to the punch when it comes to democracy. It's only natural.
I'd feel the same way if I was so small, petty and bigoted as to believe another race was inferior. only to be proven wrong at every turn. Forced to eat fact after fact that ate away at my very core.
Some of us learn to grow as people, when confronted with facts that shake the very core of our beliefs.
The weak and ignorant hold on at all cost.