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Discussion in 'About the Members' started by mmatt9876, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Dennis Tate Registered Senior Member

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    My last name Tate is either English or Scottish......
    one of my mom's grandparents was from Southern Ireland so..... it is quite likely that some of my dad's ancestors may have committed atrocities on some of my mom's ancestors and relatives in southern Ireland.........
    I strongly suspect that some of my relatives across North America may well be guilty of shooting buffalo from the windows of trains......
    as well as of participating to some degree in the extinction of passenger pigeons that we boiled, barbecued, trapped, snared and shot into extinction........
    through our greed, ignorance and lack of self control over hunger.............

    On some levels my tendency toward "guilt" in some form or another might indicate a past life as a Jewish person..... (assuming the validity of the Dr. Ian Stevenson research)?????
     
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  3. Dennis Tate Registered Senior Member

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    Not really.......
    we old white guys have been figuring out diabolical ways to have lots and lots and lots and lots of children and grandchildren all over the genetic spectrum for centuries.... and millennia?!
     
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  5. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks for sharing. I have some Irish ancestors. I am not sure if I have any English or Scottish ancestors. The Irish and Scots are both Celts, so it is possible that I may have Scottish ancestors. The English have ruled over the Irish and Scots in the past, if I am not mistaken, so it is possible that I have English ancestors too. I imagine people from all walks of life have ancestors that have committed genocide or atrocities and also have ancestors who have been the victims of genocide or atrocities. What matters most is the values you hold as a person now.
     
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  7. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    Humankind have been wandering every since they wandered out of Africa.
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    United States President Andrew Jackson's parents were Scots-Irish colonists.
    And, look what Jackson did...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Removal_Act

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson
    Something like 30 Irish soldiers died with Custer at the Little Big Horn. Did they wander too far into someone's else's lands?
     
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  8. Dennis Tate Registered Senior Member

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    Those are very good questions indeed.......
    Several American Presidents feared the First Nations of the USA partly because if England had gone into total war against America.....
    they could have armed their First Nations allies and the American Republic would have been doomed......
    the mathematics for that was probably valid for at least fifty years if not for the first century of the existence of the USA as a Republic.

    Being feared by Presidents of the USA is a very dangerous position to be in.
     
  9. Dennis Tate Registered Senior Member

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    Well said..... there is no possible way that we as individuals could ever repay for the injustices committed on others and the guilt of our ancestors ourselves.
     
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  10. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    The acts of our ancestors in the past are in no way our own acts as individuals now. What matters is the beliefs and values we hold and the acts and good deeds we engage in now. We can make a better present and future if we try.
     
  11. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    which comes first
    the culture or the ancestry ?
     

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