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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Spanish Conquest of the Incan Empire

            I watched a documentary today. The subject of this particular documentary? The Spanish Conquest of the Incan Empire. Many people weep over this historical period in American History because they see it as an atrocity. But as a Darwinist, I feel no remorse. As human beings we are animals and if you can’t see that history is proof that survival of the fittest is the law of nature then there’s nothing I can do to help you. You’re ignorant and you have no understanding of the world.
            You’d rather live in your little politically correct paradise. A paradise where everyone lives in a wonderful utopia where all countries get along. Well, guess what?!!? They don’t and you can’t blame the Spanish because if anyone else had come along they would have done the same. Spanish people aren’t inherently war mongers! Don’t demonize them for doing what all cultures do! The Incans were conquering and killing each other long before we “evil white folk” every got there! 
            When developing civilizations, still in the infant years of their technological advancement, come into contact with societies superior to their own, genocide ensues. While examining the fossil remains in what is now modern-day Peru, a number of long dead Incan soldiers were uncovered with fractured skulls caused from bludgeoning weapons. These weapons resembled those used by the Incans themselves. They surmised that some less powerful Incan tribes must have formed a military alliance with the Spaniards against the Incan Empire.
            Once again, this stands as nothing but proof that you can’t simply blame the Spanish for all the violence that took place against the Incans. Other Incan tribes were more than happy to join the Spanish, seeing the Incan Empire as oppressive dictators who had more than likely been brutalizing and dominating them for centuries! But to be fair, I will make a couple of critiques of the Spanish if only to prove that I’m not completely biased towards the side of the Western view point.
            In the chronicling histories the proud Spaniards made no mention of their Indian allies. Curious to think that they would seek to award themselves all the credit. All the valor. All the spunk. And all the glory. I’m quite alright if the Spanish want to tell the story from a biased point of view, because I personally don’t think that any point of view is without bias.

            Yet falsifying history? That is a completely different story! I would not condone them changing history or under reporting the facts just to fit their own narrative. That, my friends, is called lying. And no matter how biased you think I am towards one side or the other, I would never lie to win an argument. It just takes all the fun out of it.

Estevanico the Moor

            You know I can certainly say that I have respect for a historian who can retell a period of history without implicating biases to one side or another. In our media today everyone has an agenda and it seems as if no one can just give it to us straight. Everyone has to sprinkle their little opinions and fallacies onto every fact they attempt to spew to the public. Yet, there are some neutral columnists still circulating today in our modern sphere of influence. One of these columnists would have to be Anne B. Allen, the author of an article entitled Estevanico the Moor.
            If your unfamiliar with Estevanico the Moor and his historical significance, then let me enlighten you. From what I gathered from Anne’s article, he was the token black guy on what can only be called one of most exciting and dangerous adventures of Spain’s colonial history in the Americas. His road to fame is one of accidence and by no particular means of skill on Estevanico’s part was his name added to the history books. It all seems to be a matter of circumstance that he has become a figure worth discussing.
            Estevanico seems to be famous because he was one of the few survivors of a shipwreck in which most of the Spanish Conquistador Navarez’s crew were killed when the ship capsized. But for the purposes of my analogy let’s just assume that surviving a shipwreck is a skill, and let us also assume then Estevanico is in possession of such a talent. So, let us work from that perspective. That his skills as a survivor are the reason he’s worthy of being in a history book. Working from the assumption that if you are in a history book, your pretty gosh darn spectacular.
            So let me award some points where points have been earned. I’m sure if I was in this Moroccan’s shoes I would have died. Swimming to shore after my boat sinks? No way, Jose! I hate the ocean! I try to stay away from it as much as possible! Give me fresh water over salt matter any day! Of course, I wouldn’t have had a choice in the matter because I’d be a slave in this situation, which if you think about it, is kinda F’d up that Estevanico went through all that trouble of saving his own life just to go back to his life as slave. Sympathy points earned, my friend!

            As a slave, Estevanico had no reason to help his slave masters. But from Anne’s article I surmise that he was a great help. He communicated with the Natives. Spent much more time communicating with them then the Spaniards did. So this must of helped them as far as diplomacy I’d have to imagine. If the natives respected Estevanico and Estevanico respected the natives, then kudos to the African! I’m sure his Spanish crew mates benefited from this as well. I definitely get far better service when I bring a Mexican friend to a Mexican restaurant, who speaks Spanish. This is a fact. If you order in the language that correlates with the ethic food you’re eating, the wait staff appreciates this! It shows a sign of mutual respect that you’re making the effort. And I’m going to make the bold claim that this type of psychological analysis may apply to the Native Americans in Florida that Estevanico and his Spanish compatriots were being sheltered and fed by. And so for all of these reasons and more I strongly urge you to vote in the Affirmation that Estevanico does indeed deserve his place in the history books. 

Slavery and the Slave Trade

            Just watched an African slave trade documentary. It was definitely not the most uplifting piece of entertainment I’ve ever indulged in. But it did offer some very interesting insights into the American slave trade that are often ignored. The racism aspect. Or rather, the lack thereof. Racism may have become an unintended consequence of African slavery, but racism was not the cause of African slavery. In an effort to justify their actions, the slavers told themselves that the people they were enslaving where incredibly inferior to them, and that somehow made it more okay.
            As the documentary puts it, African slavery was about economics. The price of an African slave could range from anywhere between $800 – $1500. Which back then was like $5000, adjusting that to today’s currency. But even without the adjustments, $1500 is still a ton of money! The slave trade was a lucrative enterprise and it had nothing to do with being black, brown, purple or yellow. The only color that mattered in the slave trade was green. 
            What staring at what could possibly be the opportunity to make 5g’s, I don’t know who among us would turn that down. Obviously by today’s moral standards, slavery has been deemed an atrocity. Yet, back then slavery was commonplace. And they had no moral quarrels with making 5g’s anyway they could, even if it meant selling another man as if he were property.
            In the documentary a few of the historians interviewed stated that America was a nation founded on slavery. Well that’s just untrue. That does not align with our fundamental principles written into the constitution. Surely, the ideas and philosophies and ideologies that founded America were the farthest thing from slavery that anyone could imagine. All men are created equal. All men are endowed with unalienable rights by their creator.
            That certainly doesn’t sound like a nation founded on the principles of slavery. It sounds to me like a nation founded on the principles of equality. But, if only to be fair and unbiased, I would certainly admit that much of our agriculture economy was aided by the cheap labor provided by slavery. But, in response to that, no matter what age we are living in, we always need a cheap source of labor.
            In the infant years of America’s history, it was the blacks. During the building of the transcontinental railroad it was the Chinese. In the height of the industrial revolution it was the Italians and the Irish. Nowadays it’s the Mexicans. And to say America is somehow the worst, for using immigrants as cheap labor. Every country uses immigrants as cheap labor.  
            In Israel, the Palestinian immigrants do the cheap labor jobs. In Japan, it’s the Filipinos. In Australia, it’s the Indians and the Chinese. Every First World country imports Third World peoples to do their unskilled labor jobs. It’s always been like that and it always will be like that. So I will always resent the notion that America is a nation built on slavery.

            Because America is not a country built on slavery. America is a nation built on cheap labor. Because every country is a country built on cheap labor. And it all has to do with economics. Because everything in history comes down to economics. Not prejudice. Not racism. Not discrimination. And so for anyone who wants to blatantly shout about how America is a racist country, I would say that person is a fool. A fool that has no understanding of the world he lives in. 

The State of Our Human Nature

         As a Historian I’ve dedicated my life to the study of human nature. What do humans do in certain situations? Why do they do what they do? What motivates them? What brings them to do heinous acts? What are their justifications for these heinous acts? Historians often times chronicle these historical characters yet leave out these emotional details, and that’s where psychologists and sociologists pick up the slack.
            Today I’m going to be discussing a very important aspect of human health. Most people when discussing what deserves to be at the top of the human health pyramid may examine obesity, cancer, suicide, depression, HIV, pregnancy, drug abuse, alcoholism, etc. These topics are nothing but marvelous and fascinating areas of discussion but I’m here to tell you why my topic is better than all of those topics combined. Here’s why; my topic today is the dangers of social conformity, peer pressure, peer influence, peer power and peer persuasion. Why is my topic better then all those other topics combined? Because cancer, suicide, drug abuse, HIV, etc. They all stem from social conformity.
            Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that 37% of survey respondents admitted to pressuring friends into doing something they were not comfortable with. 33% claimed to have been pressured into actions they knew to be bad for their health. 30% admitted to being pressured into doing something illegal. 45% said that they had lied about their interests in certain things because they feared a negative response if friends knew their true feelings.
            I’ve chosen an article that perfectly illustrates my point of view, entitled Asch Conformity published in 2008 by Simply Psychology Magazine. It chronicles one of the most fascinating experiments in the history of social psychology. The Asch Conformity Experiment. Doctor Solomon Asch conducted an experiment to investigate the extent to which social pressure from a majority group could affect a person to conform. Doctor Asch used a lab experiment to study conformity, whereby 50 male’s participated in a vision sent. Using a line judgement task, Asch put a naïve participant in a room with 7 actors.
            The actors agreed in advance what their responses would be when presented with the line task. The real participant did not know this and was led to believe that the other 7 seven participants were also real participants like themselves. Each person in the room had to state aloud which comparison line (A, B or C) was most like the target line. The answer was always obvious. The real participant sat at the end of the row and gave his or her answer last. There were 18 trials in total and the actors gave the wrong answer on 12 trials. Asch was interested to see if the real participant would conform to the majority view.
            Asch measured the number of times each participant conformed to the majority view. On average, about a third (32%) of the participants conformed with the clearly incorrect majority on the critical trials. Over the 12 critical trials about 75% of the participants conformed at least once, and 25% of the participants never conformed.

            Now, to conclude this fiasco, what does Professor Solomon Asch’s experiment tell us about human fallibility? The human condition is predisposed to fall into tendencies of social conformity. But enough about the problems! What’s the final solution? All K-12 schools through Common Core must be forcibly obligated through executive order to implement a new series of social psychology classes. With this knowledge in the hands of the next generation we can build a better America that says no to harmful substances. An America that says no to barbarism, scapegoating, tribalism and racially charged political ideologies. An American that says no to condomless sexual promiscuity. We can do more than understand our human nature, we can fight our human nature…and resort…to our better angels. 

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1.      When you put labels on things it never clearly defines who you are. Political parties cannot account for the individual. No person in America completely agrees with all the Democratic platforms, Republican platforms or the Libertarian platforms. Once I start telling myself, "I'm a Republican so I'm obligated to believe this." or "I'm a Libertarian so I can't support that," then I completely lose my ability to make decisions as an individual. And I'm falling right into the tribalism mentality that I harp on religious people for all the time.
2.      I've been against NAFTA for 6 years and these kinds of tariff policies Trump is proposing have been the benchmark of my Political Philosophies since I got into politics. And I've taken a lot of shit from my Republican friends for being Anti-Free Trade. I'm not a dogmatic follower of Right Wing ideologies! I encourage you all to think for yourselves and don't fall prey to tribalism! Individual free thinking is so important! You can be a mixture of Democrat, Republican & Libertarian! And don't let anyone ever tell you that just because you identify as one thing, you automatically have to belief this or that! These have been the tactics used to bully blacks, gays and women to voting with the Leftists for years! And when they don't their called Self Loathing Uncle Toms by the same Liberals who were welcoming them with open arms a minute ago. #LetsBringAnEndToIdentityPolitics
3.      I don't want Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. Mormons are unfit to serve in Public Office.
4.      We have bigger fish to fry that Hamilton...oh for the love of Vishnu. #AmICoughingUpOldNews
5.      Atheist Intellectuals critical of Islam are consistently attacked by Liberals.
6.      The Liberals are alienating all their greatest allies by attacking Dr. Sam Harris.
7.      Most of the prominent Atheist Intellectuals I listen to like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are called Islamophobic for voicing their opinions. Folks, they've been writing disparaging books about Christians for years and the Liberals mouths are silent. Yet as soon as they focus their attention towards Islam, the Liberals throw a hissy fit.
8.      The Christian Crusades were a retaliation. At the time of the crusades in 1095 the Turkish armies had swarmed Europe.
9.      The Old Testament is violent too. But The Quran, which I've read, is the most violent and asks for a call to arms in the form of Jihad by all of its followers.
10.  Thank God most Jews don't actually take their religion seriously or they'd be blowing themselves up too.
11.  If you classify anyone who has Jewish blood to be Jewish, your just as bad as the Nazis. Judaism is a Religion not a Race. I actually here this more from my Liberal friends from my Conservative ones. The Conservative Jews don't accept me as a Jew, which is the majority of the reason I'm not fond of Jewish culture or the Jewish faith. The Liberals wanna classify me as a Jew. I don't speak Hebrew. I never had a bar mitzvah and I have Satanic tattoos all over my body. I don't care if you call me Jewish, it's not an insult, but it is inaccurate.
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12.  I became a Satanist at age 16 because growing up as a Christian I always sympathized more with Lucifer more then God, and realized I didn't wanna be apart of a religion which praised a Father that was so unloving to his son.
13.  Did you know that Planned Parenthood was founded by a Eugenist? Ah, I always knew my love of abortions and my love of Nazis went hand in hand.
14.  50,000 New American Jobs #Trumptastic
15.  I doubt the Nazis would have confiscated the Mona Lisa if my stick figures were hanging right next to it.
16.  First Orange President, gosh what a trail blazer.
17.  I Drink Liberal Tears.
18.  I Love to Watch Liberals Eat Their Words.
19.  Keeping 1000 jobs in America is Crony Capitalism?
20.  I've been against NAFTA for 6 years and these kinds of tariff policies Trump is proposing have been the benchmark of my Political Philosophies since I got into politics. And I've taken a lot of shit from my Republican friends for being Anti-Free Trade. I'm not a dogmatic follower of Right Wing ideologies! I encourage you all to think for yourselves and don't fall prey to tribalism! Individual free thinking is so important! You can be a mixture of Democrat, Republican & Libertarian! And don't let anyone ever tell you that just because you identify as one thing, you automatically have to belief this or that! These have been the tactics used to bully blacks, gays and women to voting with the Leftists for years! And when they don't their called Self Loathing Uncle Toms by the same Liberals who were welcoming them with open arms a minute ago. #LetsBringAnEndToIdentityPolitics
21.  Never knew Liberals were hardcore Capitalist Fundamentalists. Guess you learn something new everyday.
22.  Liberals are dirty lying hypocrites. They wanted Bernie's Communist regime and now when Trump intervenes to stop 1000 factory jobs from going to Mexico, all of the sudden their the crusaders of Free Market capitalism. #LiberalHypocrisy #Libtards #LiberalsMakeMeBarf
23.  Trump should allow some countries to rebuild their armies to large capacity if we're going to remove our bases. But I would exclude Germany from that list. Germany should never be allowed to have a large military ever again. Currently the German army stands at 59,000 and its used for Multinational Purposes probably NATO, the EU and the UN. On the other hand, Japan is surrounded by enemies. They have China, North Korea and now the Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. I think the Japanese need a large military more then the Germans.
24.  I'm willing to pay more for products if it means bringing jobs back to my country. That'll be my patriotic sacrifice as an American.
25.  Liberal: You know this used to be part of Mexico, right???
26.  Conservative: Yah...before we took it.
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27.  Mitt Romney for Secretary of State??? After the disparaging things he said about Trump during the primary. Screw that! I advise Trump to look for loyalty amongst his cabinet picks! This would be like him choosing Bill Maher to be his Attorney General! Romney is a big no no for me!
28.  It's dangerous for Trump to take a call from Taiwan, do to the fact that the Chinese don't recognize their sovereignty. The Chinese took offense to Trump's actions. It could already be the beginning of the end for Chinese & American foreign relations.
29.  Trump saves 800 factory jobs in Indiana from Carrier from moving to Mexico.
30.  31 Republican Governors. 54 Republican Senators. And 248 Republican Congressmen v. 193 Democratic Congressmen.
31.  Celebrity Apprentice S1E2
32.  Tamara: You're so hypocritical! That's like the pot calling the kettle black.
33.  Omarosa: Oh, so we're using racist slurrs now, are we??? Are you intimidated because I'm a strong black woman?
34.  Libtards, you should be happy, you could of ending up with a Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.
35.  Libtards, calm the fuck down. On military interventionism, trade policy and infrastructure projects...Bernie and Trump align.
36.  Joseph Goebbels had a PhD in Philosophy. See! It's not true what they say, Liberal Arts Majors can be very successful!
37.  Can Liberals open a history book every once in a while?
38.  OMG, Liberals are idiots. Muhammad was a Conqueror who slaughtered millions across North Africa during his lifetime! #IslamAReligionFoundedOnBloodshed
39.  The Electoral College prevents Third Parties from acting as "so-called" spoilers.
40.  My dog is only 17, not old enough to give consent yet. #sad
41.  Archaic and barbaric tradition that has been modernized for commercial monetary gain. #NeverMarriage
42.  Grab em by the posse. #IsaneClownPussy
43.  53 days until we grab China by the p*ssy.
44.  Much to the dismay of many of my fellow Republicans I don't think we should of been involved in WW1 or WW2. I'm probably more of an extremist then Donald Trump in terms of isolationist policies.
45.  We are going to create 25 Million New Jobs by grabbing environmentalist protection policies by the p*ssy.
46.  I don't want to kill you Dr. Lector, not now that I finally find you interesting. --- Will Graham (Hannibal TV Series)
47.  The opposite of love is not hate. For love and hate are one in the same. The opposite of love is indifference.
48.  I kissed my picture of General Custer yesterday in honor of all the valiant Americans he gave their lives in the valiant struggle to conquer this continent in the name of the Union.

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49.  I went Black Friday shopping today and I bought Kanye and Kim's baby at a very reasonable price.
50.  When you put labels on things it never clearly defines who you are. Political parties cannot account for the individual. No person in America completely agrees with all the Democratic platforms, Republican platforms or the Libertarian platforms. Once I start telling myself, "I'm a Republican so I'm obligated to believe this." or "I'm a Libertarian so I can't support that," then I completely lose my ability to make decisions as an individual. And I'm falling right into the tribalism mentality that I harp on religious people for all the time.
51.  Hey everyone, I have 4000 dollars is my Savings Account from working for the Republican Party over the course of the election and this month I got an update on my chase mobile app informing me that I was paid an interest payment of 1cent. DAMN HOMIES N HOMEGIRLS, forget stocks and bonds n retirement funds n life insurance policies, because this Savings Account is flipping hundies like it's a Money Tree Par-Tay.
52.  Low self esteem, that is a very important quality in a woman. You will go far young grasshopper.
53.  Enjoy your turkey soaked in the blood of the majestic peoples who once roamed these California pastures.
54.  Hey before I forgot, Happy White People Conquest Day.
55.  Did you know that the average American family, as of the past 13 years, has paid about $50,000 in taxes into the Iraq War? Just thought you all should know about all the great things the government is doing with your hard earned money.
56.  Liberals love to contradict themselves. Liberals are nothing but hypocrites in reality. On one hand you wanna complain about how the Muslims are just misunderstood little victims. Their peaceful people who just want peace and tranquility like the rest of their fellow Americans. Yet on the other hand, you try to threaten me by telling me that Trump's policies are radicalizing American-born Muslims as we speak. So which is it Liberals, are these Muslims peaceful or are they ISIS Jihadists? Please tell me !!! #IGots2Know.
57.  Its unlikely that Chris Christie will be receiving a position in the White House, seeing as though he put Steve Bannon's father behind bars while working as a US Attorney Prosecutor.
58.  The shift in the Israeli political landscape to elect a Conservative Party into power like the Likud Party was a direct result of the last Prime Minister being assassinated by a Palestinian, which subsequently stopped all Peace talks about a possible Two-State Solution. Netanyahu, similarly to Trump, is a natural reaction to the horrible atrocities and violence committed by Muslims against the West.
59.  In 1995 Rabin was shot, then Peres became PM, then Netanyahu who made peace with Jordan , then Barak, then Sharon who gave away Gaza, then Olmert who went to jail, then Netanyahu again, and again, and again. (Netanyahu is going to be PM for ever...) Netanyahu did gain steam in 90's for the same reason that Rabin was shot: anger that Rabin and his ilk wanted to capitulate to the Arabs. --- Yossi Schwartz
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60.  If there are no limits, you can serve for life, sure. Also, in 3rd world countries masquerading as parliamentary systems, you will see some strong man win every election (its rigged). Also, the PM is not head of state. In Britain, the head of state is the Queen, and the PM is head of government. And so it is the case in many European countries. --- Yossi Schwartz
61.  Putin, Netanyahu, Trump, Nigel Farage and now Marie Le Pen. Conservative Political Parties are dominating the West right now!
62.  Robert Gold I'm a supporter of the Nationalist Movement that's spreading across the most powerful nations of Western Democracy.
63.  The Nationalist Front may win the French Presidency. #MarieLePen
64.  The Immigration Policies of Europe have led floods of Syrian Refugees into their countries. The attacks in Paris by ISIS were the first of many if we don't adopt the reform Immigration Policies of these Nationalist political parties. And to add to my point, similiar ISIS attacks have transpired in Brussels, Munich, Turkey, Iraq, Russia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Chad, Mali, Somalia and even Australia.
65.  If you truly fall on the libertarian part of the political spectrum, you should be very strongly anti nationalist and authoritarian....the Nationalist/authoritarian movement means more government and less personal freedom, more money being wasted on the military, more pointless wars and more Orwellian surveillance programs! Anybody who is truly anti authoritarian MUST be anti nationalist. --- Benji Fields
66.  It's just like I predicted. The Nationalist movement is spreading! Marie Le Pen, head of the Nationalist Front (a conservative party), is leading in the polls in 🇫🇷! She could be the next President of France! #ToldYouSo
67.  Insanity is eating the same bag of dicks over and over again, expecting a different taste. --- Albert Einstein
68.  I support police officers and the dangerous work they do to protect our streets every single day. Black Lives Matter advocates cop killing. That's not a movement I can get behind.
69.  Grew up reading Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, so if you were ever wondering why I'm as provocative as I am, now you know why.
70.  I'm sorry if the provactive way in which I speak offends you. But being called a racist for the past 3 weeks since Trump's election hasn't exactly made me into a more pleasant debater. Maybe if Liberals didn't constantly resort to name calling every time they sensed they were starting to lose a debate, I wouldn't have to be so harsh in the way that I address my critics.

71.  You're right, Erikka. I'm just a millennial seeking attention. My life is so sad and pathetic. Thank you for pointing that out for me. If only I had another way to vent my feelings besides posting my political diatribes all over social media, then maybe this feeling of hurt inside of myself would shy away. #JustNeedToBeHuggedl

The American Revolution: The Most Significant Event in American History

            The entirety of my thesis revolves around the idea that the American Revolution was the most significant thing to ever happen to the Americas and based on the amount of influence and power we have held over the world in the past two and a half centuries our revolution may be the single greatest event in the shaping of our modern human history. But rather than dwell on a subject matter that has already been groomed over many a time before, I’d prefer not to cover the American Revolution. It’s too widely well-known and any historical know how that I bring to the table is most likely to already be common knowledge. So instead I’d prefer to acknowledge the American Revolution’s significance to world history but then I’d like to quickly transition to speaking about some of the events that caused the American Revolution, which I can objectively state are not as well-known and not considered to be common knowledge by the public at large.
            Personally, I believe that if we must pin it down to one event that got the wheels spinning on the American Revolution my mind certainly always cocks towards The Boston Massacre. If you care for my opinion on why I believe it to be The Boston Massacre it is because I’ve always felt that military history follows a common theme. Although history is not a classroom subject based in theories that follow universal law or natural law or even metaphysical law. But despite all this, as someone who considers himself a social scientist I’d like to think that there are certain repeating factors that make a scientific-like hypothesis possible. In this case my scientific-like hypothesis is this, “Every war needs a September 11th. A rallying cry that spurs the general populace into action.”
            With The Mexican-American War it was The Battle of the Alamo. In 1836 during the Texas Revolution less than a hundred Texan men held their fortification against a siege by 1500 Mexican soldiers for nearly 10 days before their subsequent defeat.
A decade later, in 1846, average everyday working class Americans inspired by the heroic story of the Alamo decided throw down their cow utters and pitchforks and walk away from their farms temporarily to join the Union Army in massive droves to fight in The Mexican-American War, which funnily enough was nothing but a war for territory. Yet somehow it captured the hearts and souls of the American populace, largely in part to do with the romanticizing of the Alamo that had rapidly brewed over the course of the decade since the Battle had transpired.
            There are other examples as well. Though I’ll try not to go into as much detail. With the Vietnam War, you have The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which directly led to The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. In WW2, you have the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In WW1, you have the sinking of the Lusitania. In the Spanish-American War, you have the sinking of the USS Maine. During The Great Sioux War you have Custer’s Last Stand, which directly led to the Manypenny Commission.
            The French-Indian War is the next major event that comes to mind. I see it as the direct correlation the Revolution because it forced the British to raise taxes, and those taxes rallied the people to begin protesting British law, British rule and the continuous wars of the British Empire that they were being forced to pay for even though they had no care in the matter one way or the other. The American colonialists didn’t care about the feud between France and Britain. That was certainly none of their concern. They had left Europe to escape all that tribalistic drama and now it was following them to the Americas. Did you know that the average American family, as of the past 13 years, has paid about $50,000 in taxes into the Iraq War? Just thought I should let you know about all the great things the government is spending all your hard-earned money on.
            The most significant ones from my recollection include The Stamp Act and The Tea Tax, which implemented new taxes upon the colonialists.
In America, we have plenty of countries under our thumb. In exchange for military protection or financing of their regime, they buy our American made products. It was no different in the Colonial Era. The colonialists were forcibly made to buy British products and then the British had the audacity to increase the prices on their products. It’s the same kind of controversy that arises when you put taxes on contraceptives. Bra burning feminists go absolutely crazy. I have a deep hatred for third wave feminists because of their banners of politically correctness but the taxation of contraceptives is one issue that I certainly agree with the feminists on. As a Republican, I’m skeptical of all government taxation but to tax tea, to tax stamps, to tax contraceptives, it would be like taxing food.
            You can’t tax the essentials. It’s immoral and unreasonable. You can’t tax somethings that women need to live and women need to be able to have safe sex without being penalized for it. On top of these Sacramento lawmakers, acting in the mirror image of our former British overlords, have made numerous attempts to tax tampons. But just like the Boston Tea Party, another prominent event in American history that led to the American Revolution, the people revolted against such an unjust tax.
            In conclusion, I’d like to restate my thesis statement. The Boston Massacre, The French-

Indian War, The Boston Tea Party and the implementation of the Stamp Tax & Tea Tax were the 

primary causes of the American Revolution. Thus, from this we can objectively conclude that these 4 

events were the some of the most important key points that shaped our contemporary world because 

America would have never have come to be without these events. Since America has played such a 

significant role in shaping world events over the past 234 years, the world would be in all complete 

honestly a very very different place then it is right now if it were not for these fateful raindrops in the 

pages of history.

The Aristotelian Model of the Universe

            The Aristotelian Model of the solar system identified the celestial starry sphered heavens up above as the most perfect region. While that same Aristotelian model identified Earth’s core as a molten volcanic ghoulish underworld. Aristotle’s philosophies regarding the nature of the solar system fit perfectly within the teachings of the Christian doctrine.
            A perfect celestial heaven up above and a molten rocky core at Earth’s center served as extremely resemblant to the Holy Roman Empire’s Catholic dogma regarding heaven and hell. Aristotelian philosophy regarding astronomical theory also stated that the planetary rotations of our neighboring worlds revolved around the Earth. If one were to study the Aristotelian model of the universe was geocentric and it showed the planets circling at uniform speeds. Whereas today we know that each planet based upon its mass, region and physical compounds move at a wide variety of speeds.
            Since then we’ve discovered that planetary motion has a massive impact on human aging. A year on Earth may be 2 ½ years on Venus. Aristotle never knew that an Earth year will age you faster than a year on Venus. Our biological clock is interpersonally linked with the rotation of the Earth. The heavier the mass of the planet, the faster you age. The lighter the planet, the less you age.
            The rotation of the Earth’s axis is slowly aging each of us. Gravity does affect aging and time. General relativity tells us that time runs relatively slower the nearer one gets to a massive object. A classic example of the general relativity in action is its use in configuring GPS satellites.
            Time on the surface of the Earth is running slightly slower than it is for the satellite many miles up in space. Gravity and speed affect aging although the effects are the strongest when travelling very close to the speed of light, or you are near a very massive object like a black hole.
            Five centuries after Aristotle’s death a man named Claudius Ptolemy, another astronomer, came along to prove accurate the Aristotelian model of the universe through mathematical analysis. Ptolemy devised small circles which represented the planets and rotated them along the edge of a large circle which represented the sun. This Ptolemy Model was known as The Epicycle.
            The Epicycle showed the planets varying in speed as they rotated around the large circle.
He even allowed the speed of the planets to vary slightly as they circled off-center point called the In these ways, he slowly but surely began to realize that all of the circular motions were in fact moving at differing speeds, therefore proving my earlier point about the varying aging processes you would experience between varying worlds.
            Aristotelian models of the solar system fit perfectly within Catholic doctrine. As it presented Earth at the center of our universe with the rest of the planets circling around it, this obviously seemed to fit very conveniently within the Christian ideal that humans were God’s proudest achievement and therefore Earth, the homeland of God’s favorite creation, stood at the center of the solar system.
            Several centuries later an astronomer by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus challenged the Aristotelian model of the universe with his own Copernican model that placed the sun as the center of the solar system. For nearly 1800 years the Aristotelian model had gone widely unrefuted in large part of to its endorsement by the Holy Roman Church.

            Aristotle had presented his model in the 4th century BC. When Copernicus came about in roughly 1500 AD it caused a large uproar amongst the Catholic clergy because it challenged the Europeans modern understanding of Genesis as well as well as their modern understanding of heaven and hell.

Columbus: Hero or Villain?

            I consider Columbus a hero. Just as I would consider any explorer, inventor or artisan whose contribution benefited Western Society. European colonization to the Americas gave us the opportunity to put the philosophies of the Enlightenment to the test. To see if democracy was an ideal worth exploring. And if I do say so myself, I say it’s turning out marvelously.
            The disgusting crusade against the legacy of Christopher Columbus has been waged by Social Justice Warriors who wish to burn down everyone that’s beautiful about Western Civilization. These pesky little coddled millennials have nothing to offer world but victimhood. Everyone’s an injured party now and this mentality that the world owes you something has hijacked hundreds of Liberal Arts colleges around this great nation of ours. These Social Justice Warriors that want to destroy Columbus’s legacy are the same people that have given us the Third Wave Feminist Movement, Black Lives Masters Movement, the Politically Correct Police and the Soccer Moms of Millennial children who just want everyone to be a “winner.”
            In Felipe Hernandez’s article Columbus --- Hero or Villain? published in History Today magazine he refers back to Columbus’s personal diaries stating and I quote, “Claims to having access to a divine hot-line are by their nature unverifiable. Demonstrably false was the second element in Columbus’ self made myth: his image of tenacity in adversity - a sort of Mein Kampf version of his life in which he waged a long lone and unremitting struggle against the ignorance and derision of contemporaries.”
            He starts off by mocking Columbus for his faith, referring to it as a “divine hot-line.” I would like to be the first one to point out that it is not uncommon for a religious person to evoke God when speaking of their given goals or aspirations. And yet you’ll never see a feminist criticize Joan of Arc for her “divine hot-line.” But if you’re a straight white Christian male like Christopher Columbus, then how dare you elicit your religion when discussing your career goals! How dare you, white man!
            Five paragraphs deep into a ten-page article, Felipe Hernandez tragically falls victim to Godwin’s Law, meaning that your opponent will try to censor your point of view by comparing you to Hitler. describing when. The Social Justice Warriors like Felipe Hernandez have used Godwin’s Law to defame George W. Bush, Ann Coulter and now even Donald Trump because they don’t actually have real facts or statistics to combat your intellectual prowess. And if I was on a debate state against Felipe Hernandez, debating the legacy of Christopher Columbus, this is exactly what he would do.

            He would paint me as a dirty Hitler loving racist bigot and then everything I say after that in defense of Columbus is now somehow sprinkled with racism, misogyny and I’m framed to the audience as some sort of genocide apologist. Well I’m truly sick and tired of these people’s ability to completely shut down a conversation with one mention of the Fuhrer. It derails what I believe truly can be productive and intellectual debacle. And these SJWs actually do themselves a great disservice by not engaging their opponents with facts rather than accusations and name calling. Enough said.