"These are terrible historical facts, but they make us who we are. Don't be too hard on your Spanish ancestors, Miguel. We are all sinners, and will all have to answer for our actions. Remember, you could be descended from an Aztec priest who killed thousands of innocent sacrifices too! But there were probably people on both sides that you can be proud of too." ----------------------------------------------
You are correct to say that I am angry at the crimes of Spaniards, just as a Jew would be angry at the crimes of Nazis. You are correct to point out that I do not agree with crimes of genocide.
You wrote some interesting things.
You say that we are all sinners, assuming that I am Christian or Catholic. I am neither and practice Mexicayotl, the theology of my indigenous ancestors. This idea of Christian sin is foreign.
Second, you exhibit the very gentle racism that has terrorized indigenous people for 500 years: you make excuses for Spanish terrorism and preach forgiveness for the terrorism of the Spaniards and then try to make it seem like the Aztecs were worse people. The Spaniards killed far more people than the Aztecs ever did. This is backed up in modern scholarship on genocide in books like "American Holocaust" published by Oxford University.
I'll say it again: The Spanish murdered far more people than the Aztecs ever did. The Spanish BURNED hundreds of thousands of Indian human beings ALIVE in the name of Jesus Christ. Yet you let their bloodthirsty crimes go unchallenged.
The Spanish who invaded murdered millions of people. Millions more than the Nazis did.
I know that is of little concern to you since you actually identify with Europeans and can't do enough to trace them down, appreciate them, and defend their crimes of genocide.
HERNAN CORTES WAS AN "ARYAN" HERO OF ADOLPH HITLER. Hitler considered Cortes' actions to be great example sof the Aryan white race. Hitler admired the Conquistadores (just like you do).
Sue, you would NEVER tell the grandchildren of dead Holocaust Jews, "Hey Jews, don't be so hard on the Nazis, after all we are all sinners."
But you will do it to the Mexican and the Indian.
You place the moral burden on the wrong people: you should place the moral burden on the criminals, not the victims and their families, if you were an honorable person.
Once again, you would NEVER repeat what you said to me to a Jewish family who lost their grandparents in the holocaust of Germany. Never. It's unthinkable to you.
HOWEVER, Indians of Mexico are quite acceptable targets for you to preach about "sin" and "not being so hard."
You want me to not be hard on the criminals! You want me to be gentle to the killers of my people!
You think a few drops of Spanish blood 100 years ago or more makes me a Spaniard! You think the 90% of my Indian blood is irrelevant, don't you?
Incredible. If I was Jewish, you would be crying and sympathyzing with me, agreeing that the Nazi crimes should never be forgotten.
The Aztecs killed as sacrifice the same way Jews sacrificed a Lamb to God. Humans were powerful contaners of spiritual material. This was tied to the power of agriculture and corn, which created new life as its seed died.
Not just anyone could be sacrificed. It was like a Japanese Kamamazi: only the truly brave and special could do this because giving up your life is the greatest thing you can do for your people.
We hear about this all the time when we send troops to war: we say "oh how wonderful and brave! They SACRIFICED their lives for their nation and people!"
*The Spanish BURNED hundreds of thousands of Indian human beings ALIVE in the name of Jesus Christ. Yet you let their bloodthirsty crimes go unchallenged.*
The Spanish were illegal aliens. They were/are terrorists and families cashing in on terrorism. They committed the world's greatest genocide, killing millions more than the Nazis,
AND HERE YOU ARE PREACHING EXCUSES FOR GENOCIDE.
Please tell me Sue, why don't you preach to the Spanish about "sin" and making things right in the eyes of God? Preach to the Vatican about returning the tons of gold that they stole and built their altars with?