The Injustice That Surrounds The Americas Essay

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The Injustice That Surrounds The Americas Essay, Research Paper OAC Philosophy INDEPENDENT STUDY UNIT The Injustice that Surrounds the America s saphrophyte n. someone who associates with a person or organization for the sole purpose of living at the expense of that person or group, without contributing anything to its or their well-being. (see also parasite) - Webster s Encyclopedic Dictionary, 1988 Since the beginning of time man has always been an unjust creature with discriminatory laws and a greedy sense of justice. Man has been the virus that has taken and never given to this earth, except for one certain case, that of the Native Indians of the America s. Here is the one possible truth to a horrific and cruel demonstration of the tyrannical injustice and assimilation of

a serene and fair people to cater the needs of the greedy. This is the story of three groups of Native Americans, the Aztecs, Incas and the Iroquois, and how their nations where destroyed. The Aztec Remove justice, and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale? A gang is a group of men in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy acquires territory, establishes a base, captures cites and subdues peoples, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of kingdom. -Saint Augustine, City of God, c. 420 As Columbus s reign died there came to be a new power in the Spaniard conquest of the Americas, this man s name was Hernan Cortes. Cortes entered the New World with the intention of become a new ruler and take all the gold and

riches that he could. Cortes did this in a time when there was a ruler be the name of Moctezuma who ruled most of the Aztec civilization, much the same as Julius Caesar ruled Rome or the way an Egyptian Pharos would have ruled Egypt. Moctezuma was the proud and strong ruler of what is now Mexico, but then it was a city of magnificent grandeur and with beautiful artwork and great power. Cortes first took control of the Toltec nation and was now the self-imposed ruler, of this once supposed peaceful nation. He did this loosing many men and feared the Aztec people, a much stronger people and known for being a powerful warrior nation. He felt them to be too strong and unattainable in his conquests. Cortes being an intelligent man used the Toltec and convinced them that they could be

apart of the conquest of the Aztec people if they gave their warriors to fight in the battle. With the Toltecs doing so Cortes had amassed a large enough army to begin his ascent to victory. When Cortes and the Spaniards arrived in the Aztec City he realized that he was mistaken for its size and it was much bigger than he had anticipated. Realizing this he chose to take a new approach to gaining power of the City, he took the role of a peaceful and friendly people and befriended the Aztec ruler Moctezuma. Doing so he gained access to the city and Moctezuma allowed Cortes and his men to live for eight months in his palace. At the end of the eight-month stay Cortes had begun to argue with Moctezuma about religion and he realized that the false friendship was beginning to show. His

time was short and he needed to figure a plan that would allow him to take Moctezuma prisoner and captive. He did so by tricking Moctezuma into hiding in the palace that they were living in because of a possible invasion of another nation. After taking control of the city through taking Moctezuma hostage, Cortes was able to loot and plunder as much as possible. The people eventually became enraged and fought back but by this time Cortes had already befriended the Cuban invaders and had enough power to fight of the Aztec people. The Aztec fought as hard as they could amassing only a small amount of fighters, for the foreign invaders brought more than merely guns and swords to fight the Aztec people, they brought smallpox. With smallpox killing more than fifty percent of the Aztec