Friday, September 13, 2013

Not much has changed in 500 years

Sound familiar? The Spanish requirement of 1513 was read to the Native American's to inform them of Spain's right to conquest of their lands. Those who resisted meant that they harbored evil intentions.

From the wiki

"On the part of the King, Don Fernando, and of Doña Juana, his daughter, Queen of Castile and León, subduers of the barbarous nations, we their servants notify and make known to you, as best we can, that the Lord our God, living and eternal, created the heaven and the earth, and one man and one woman, of whom you and we, and all the men of the world, were and are all descendants, and all those who come after us.
Of all these nations God our Lord gave charge to one man, called St. Peter, that he should be lord and superior of all the men in the world, that all should obey him, and that he should be the head of the whole human race, wherever men should live, and under whatever law, sect, or belief they should be; and he gave him the world for his kingdom and jurisdiction.
One of these pontiffs, who succeeded St. Peter as lord of the world in the dignity and seat which I have before mentioned, made donation of these isles and Terra-firma to the aforesaid King and Queen and to their successors, our lords, with all that there are in these territories,
Wherefore, as best we can, we ask and require you that you consider what we have said to you, and that you take the time that shall be necessary to understand and deliberate upon it, and that you acknowledge the Church as the ruler and superior of the whole world,
But if you do not do this, and maliciously make delay in it, I certify to you that, with the help of God, we shall powerfully enter into your country, and shall make war against you in all ways and manners that we can, and shall subject you to the yoke and obedience of the Church and of their highnesses; we shall take you, and your wives, and your children, and shall make slaves of them, and as such shall sell and dispose of them as their highnesses may command; and we shall take away your goods, and shall do you all the mischief and damage that we can, as to vassals who do not obey, and refuse to receive their lord, and resist and contradict him: and we protest that the deaths and losses which shall accrue from this are your fault, and not that of their highnesses, or ours, nor of these cavaliers who come with us ."

4 comments:

Linda said...

Mmm, I have to quote Lafeyette and say that with regards to St Peter and the church......"this is fucked up as fuck!".
But you know, there are some things that have changed in 500years...look at what the new Pope is doing now....big changes on the rise.

Maunagarjana said...
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Maunagarjana said...

It's a giant disclaimer. "We are not responsible for the ungodly horrors we are about to unleash on anyone who do not submit to our subjugation of them. We made up this bullshit story to ease our conscience, a story which we now tell to you all, those who cannot speak our language. Choose wisely, but know that no matter what you choose, you will suffer horribly. Rest assured that our unintelligible words are poison, understood or not, and our deeds shall spread like a plague across your land, very much like the actual plagues we bring with us."

Rachelle said...

Linda, you are so right!!! And, LOVE some Lafayette!!! (True Blood for those uninitiated) I've always thought "organized religion" was a "fairy tale". But, it's really more like a nightmare. And, I was indoctrinated since birth.
The things that have been done to the native peoples of this continent are too horrendous to speak of. I know that they are powerful peoples to have endured these atrocities. Sadly, there are very few "traditionalists" left in the U.S. but I think the ones just to our north are trying to bring the perpetrators to some sort of justice. I try to view all of this through the lens of the higher self. They were so advanced...they knew what was coming...and they prepared accordingly. I truly believe that things are not always as they seem. The eagle shall fly once again.