News from the Natural World: 'Oh Great! Another Western import sent to save us' - Indigenous peoples view on Veganism.
News from the Natural World: ‘Oh Great! Another Western import sent to save us’ – Indigenous peoples express their view on Veganism. Indigenous humans have long looked to the western world for ethical guidance and morality. First, the Westerners brought diseases and plagues. Smallpox wiped out millions of indigenous people in South America and North America. In fact, almost everywhere that Westerners went they spread their diseases. As if that wasn’t bad enough they then raped huge numbers of woman and spread STD’s. Then they forced their Western religions upon them, lecturing and obliterating those who didn’t want to acknowledge their Christian God. Any humans who didn’t comply were brutally slaughtered in holy wars of righteous indignation. There were genocides almost everywhere western humans turned up. Aborigines in Australia, Maoris in New Zealand, Native Americans in the USA and Canada. When westerners showed up, Indigenous peoples suffered. As if that wasn’t enough then westerners ransacked their lands and destroyed their natural worlds for profit. The very ecosystems that the indigenous people depended on for survival were collapsed all so that little Charlie Frinkly-Bottom could have a second car, loads of presents for Christmas and eat out three times a week. But the westerners didn’t stop there. They were so insecure about their past that they simply refused to accept what they had done to indigenous peoples. They whitewashed the conservation movement, built the white saviour narrative and lectured indigenous people on how to live their lives. So when the Indigenous People heard that the Western world had a knew import that would save them from their sorry lives they braced themselves. What was this new Western import?