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Old August 19th 07, 21:21   #27
Jade Jaguar
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Re: EpDis: A Distant Star

He does seem kind of fatalistic, about the native American cultures being "exploited" by "explorers." Of course he is right. If it had not been Columbus and Cortez and Pizarro, it would have been three other guys, probably equally brutal. But, even if it was inevitable, I still don't think it was excusable.
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