Namaste all, just wondering how this is still a thing, how is this dark age magic, tech still relevant ??
Why Papal Bull Claiming Dominion Over Non-Christian Lands Still Matters Steven Newcomb 8/3/13
This past May, I went to the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain to see the original documents issued by Pope Alexander VI in 1493, and to see the original Requerimiento (‘the Requirement’) issued by the Spanish crown government in 1513, 500 years ago this year. The archives director was kind enough to let us see the two original papal bulls. (I traveled with Dr. Debra Harry (Paiute Nation) and attorney Sharon Venne (Cree Nation).
The Requerimiento was written to formally notify the original and free nations in places such as Panama and elsewhere in ‘the Americas’ that they were required by the right of the Bible, the Crown, and the Sword to hand themselves over to Christian domination in the form of the Catholic Church and the Spanish crown.
What do I mean by domination? Domination is arbitrary and unrestrained-control exerted by one person or group over another person or group, or exerted by one nation or people over another. Arbitrary means you get to make it up as you go, on the basis of “whim” or “fancy,” meaning “a fanciful idea.” Given that a whim is “a sudden desire or change of mind,” domination is accurately defined as a presumption of being required to obey the desires and ideas of others, until a habit of obedience is well established. The T-shirt slogan “Obey” is missing a conclusion: “Obey the Domination.”
AwakenYaMind interesting, namaste Kevskewl.. reminds me of that old manifest destiny propaganda,, but this one's much deeper.. ha, i never understood the popularity of those obey t-shirts.. it's almost like advertising one's sheep status..
Monday 9 May 2016, 09:17:33
kevskewl Yes the manifest destiny belligerence had it's roots in the Papal Bulls Claiming Dominion Over Non Christian Lands. I am most taken by the articles conclusion, as I see it playing out in our greater societies globally, “Obey the Domination.”