On Conquest

Something that I’ve always found very peculiar is when the descendants of a conquered people adopt their conquerors’ religious and political sensibilities. Like how Catholicism is rampant in Central and South America and how Christianity and American Patriotism is rampant among black Americans. I won’t pretend this adoption is not the result of coercive forces, but you would think that there would be a rejection of these sensibilities by descendants somewhere down the line. Perhaps there has been, and there is. Was the Nation of Islam started in this vein? The Black Panthers? I don’t know, but it’s something interesting to think about. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on the Everything Voluntary podcast.

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