Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Re: (no subject)

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Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 8:40 PM
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This is such old news--not that I'm against its re-dissemination by any means--and so unsurprising.

That a former colonial power, and one of the great powers until the 20th century, should have done horrible things, many times, comes as no particular shock to me.

Your correspondent seems naive, or uninformed, at the very least.

He should check out what the French did once upon a time in their former colony of Madagascar. As I recall, they slaughtered hundreds of thousands of the natives. I may be exaggerating a bit; possibly it was only tens of thousands.

Anyway, take up the white man's burden, send out the best ye breed. etc.

Michael Chesson

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