Those who discovered and conquered other lands were entitled to them, their riches, and their spoils. The conquered people could be treated as slaves, banished to other lands, or assimilated into the society and institutions of the conquering people — Vine Deloria, Jr. (1983)
Colonization is based on the doctrine of cultural hierarchy and supremacy. The theory of colonialism is the domination by a metropolitan center which rules a distant territory through the implanting of settlements. It is the establishment and control of a territory, for an extended period of time, by a sovereign power over a subordinate and “other” people which are segregated and separated from the ruling power. Features of the colonial situation include political and legal domination over the “other” society, relations of economic and political dependance, and institutionalized racial and cultural inequalities. To impose their dominance physical force through raids, expropriation of labor and resources, imprisonment, and objective murders; enslavement of both the indigenous people and their land is the primary objective of colonization.
Another technique used to subdue the native population is the sacking of cultural patterns; these cultural values are stripped, crushed and emptied. The colonialists see their culture as a superior culture; usually tied to either Cultural Evolutionary or Social Darwinist theories. In an attempt to control, reap economic benefits, and “civilize” the indigenous peoples the colonialist dismantle the native cultures by imposing their own. There is a destruction of the cultural values and ways of life. Languages, dress, techniques are defined and constructed through the ideology and values of the colonialist. Setting up the colonial system does not destroy the native culture in itself; the culture once fluid, alive and open to the future becomes classified, defined and confined through the interpretation, imposed oppression, and values of the colonialist system. At this point the native culture turns against its members and is used to devalue and define the identity of the native population.
Their constant and very justified ambition is to escape from their colonized condition, an additional burden in an already oppressive status. To that end, they endeavor to resemble the colonizer in the frank hope that he may cease to consider them different from him. Hence their efforts to forget the past, to change collective habits, and their enthusiastic adoption of Western language, culture and customs. (Memmi, 1965:15)
=> The Philippine–American War (Filipino/Tagalog: Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano) (1899–1902) was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries.
You are not alone
;_; but they'll be fine in the future
Anyways, welcome back Ms. Sita~!
Hope to see more of Philippines
England seems to be a jerk with Australia and New-Zealand, just like in this other colonies, but ironically, it is a British Guy, Edmund Morel, that denounced the crimes of Leopold II of Belgium in Congo. Yes, as a Belgian, I am a little pissed of that the British keeps blaming us for what happened in Congo when they obviously commited some crimes in their own colonies. But it is true that we have difficulties to deal with our bloody past in our African Colony. If it wasn't for that guy (he obviously cared more for our colony than the British ones), who knows how much more natives would have died?
America denied colonialism and never bothered to bring it back or let it resurface again. Even here in the Philippines when we talk about the Phil-Am war, there's only limited informations written on our textbooks of our school(unless if you really wanna research for it then there are some special books about it). It's actually quite sad that some of the major informations about american colonialism are missing. I was actually quite surprised about the tortures, rapes, and human zoos the americans
did in our nation in the past. All I know was there were two guards shot one night while patrolling, blames from both parties resurfaced, tension rises,and BOOM! War. (*sniff.... why? )
I don't really know what to say anymore so your term Forgotten War actually explained all Philippines and Murica's dark past in my opinion.
Almost every page has it. It's always full of feels... X((
...Also you are going into the background of the colonization of Australia by British Empire...and how America got the Philippines from Spain...?
SITA I MISSED YOU RUINING MY EMOTIONS
WELCOME BACK, SERIOUSLY
Kakak, I'm looking forward to more battle scenes! I hope to see pencak silat in action soon! ))