I think in this time of thanksgiving, we need to remember that the United States
is a vast collection of cultures and peoples. And no one group is more
important than the next. . . In fact, without the whole, the parts lose their
power. (You know. . . "United we stand, divided we fall.")
Just my two cents. . . Russ
Hugh Lovel wrote:
> Dear Sanet Readers,
> A week or so ago in connection with foreign species such as kudzu and water
> hyacinth which have proven spectacularly suited to new environments in
> America I made mention of the "vigor" of my European ancestors who pretty
> thoroughly overwhelmed my Native American ancestors (I have both). I was
> roundly criticised by one reader for some of the things this European
> "vigor" implied. Since I am neither ignorant nor unaware of the history on
> both sides of the Atlantic I'd like to post this tribute from our Georgia
> Greens List to European peoples' dominance once they invaded this continent.
> I'm certainly not saying this dominance was fair, nor am I wringing my
> hands about it. It is what it is, and I think it deserves a good look. If
> we want the future to be better than the present we need to consider the
> present realities without flinching.
> Hugh Lovel
-- Russ Bulluck Ph.D. Candidate Department of Plant Pathology North Carolina State University PO Box 7616 Raleigh, NC 27695-7616
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The soil population is so complex that it manifestly cannot be dealt with as a whole with any detail by any one person, and at the same time it plays so important a part in the soil economy that it must be studied. --Sir E. John Russell The Micro-organisms of the Soil, 1923 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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