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Mele Kalikimaka ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We just received a couple of Christmas gifts from our friends in Lake Oswego.  One of them was a hand made ornament, a chicken sewn out of a red and white floral patterned cloth.  On Hawaii, chickens are everywhere, especially on Kawaii where there are no natural predators for the wild chickens.  The Hawaiians do not think of them as food.

A Brit named Cooke explored the Pacific islands three times and on his third lap he was killed by natives on a Hawaiian island.  I think that was in 1799.  He was trying to kidnap the king, who was clueless.  Empire builders like to start by kidnapping the king.  I just finished reading Sapiens by Harari and he speaks of the progress of empires around the world.  The Aztecs and then the Incas were enslaved by small bands of Europeans who landed and said "We come in peace.  Take us to your ruler."  They were taken to the rulers and promptly captured them, stole their wealth and enslaved their people.  If we are to take any lessons from this, it might be to immediately slaughter any godlike strangers that show up asking for our leaders.

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bobby1933
Jan. 18th, 2017 05:33 am (UTC)
I think i understand why we have immigration laws.
We want to keep them from doing what they did to us.
The problem is they came 3000 years too late.
The ones we have now deserve to be violated.
Nothing keeps the rich and powerful from going wherever the hell the want.
The poor and weak should have the same privilege.
Who owns this planet anyway?
liveonearth
Jan. 18th, 2017 05:05 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you meant we want to keep them from doing what we did to them. And we do. They don't have a prayer of doing what the Europeans did around the globe. I don't really know anything about our actual laws governing immigration--how do they deserve to be violated?

Should we change the laws to prevent rich people from going where they want, or to allow poor people to go where they want, or both? If we are rich and all the poor of the planet come to live with us, will we still be rich? Is it really about the rich and the poor, or is it about the masters and the slaves of the corporatocracy? I have no answers, just more questions.

In my opinion nobody owns the planet, the planet just is. That does not detract from the fact that our species has utterly infested the planet to the detriment of many other species.

Do other animals get a say in immigration law? The number of domesticated and farm animals far outstrips the number of wild animals remaining on the planet. We humans have killed off a great many large mammal species, before we even had guns.
bobby1933
Jan. 18th, 2017 10:42 pm (UTC)
I meant what you said, not what i said. Thank you.

The right wing seems to have this nightmare that they will be inundated and overwhelmed by the poor of the world. They want to think that we agree with them. Brexit and Trump suggest that they have been successful in manipulating that agreement.

Someday, i hope soon, the 99+% will figure out that they have more in common with each other than they do with the -1%.

I read somewhere that the meek will inherit the earth.
liveonearth
Jan. 18th, 2017 11:27 pm (UTC)
You can't believe everything you read LOL.
bobby1933
Jan. 19th, 2017 03:12 am (UTC)
:)
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