‘Time To Ditch The Guilt’

For all Canadians who are carrying around guilt about what their ancestors — and not themselves personally — did to the Aboriginal peoples, please read this and then just let the guilt wash away: 

“It was not a contest between Indian cultures and European civilization, but rather one between Indian cultures and all the civilizations of the Old World taken together. Because the peoples of Europe, Asia and Africa had been in contact with each other for millennia, European civilization had incorporated within itself the advances of other civilizations past and present, including Babylonian astronomy, Jewish monotheism, Greek philosophy, Roman law, Indian mathematics (the decimal system), and Chinese technology (printing, gunpowder, the compass).  Continue reading “‘Time To Ditch The Guilt’”