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.