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Barbarians have always been at the gates of The City. This is because embedded in the City is Slavery and Accumulation. The City has been always built by the Barbarian . And then there always are those who do not believe in the Delusion of the City and would love to see them destroyed . To build their own City on the Hill . (A City upon a Hill is a phrase from the parable of Salt and Light in Jesuss Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:14, he tells his listeners, You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Puritan John Winthrops 1630 sermon A Model of Christian Charity. Still aboard the ship Arbella, Winthrop admonished the future Massachusetts Bay colonists that their new community would be a city upon a hill, watched by the world — which became the ideal the New England colonists placed upon their hilly capital city, Boston.Winthrops sermon gave rise to the widespread belief in American folklore that the United States of America is Gods country because metaphorically it is a Shining City upon a Hill, an early example of American exceptionalism.) The term barbarian refers to a person who is perceived to be uncivilized. The Other is always Hell or Barbarian . In the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, the Sanskrit word barbara- meant stammering, wretch, foreigner, sinful people, low and barbarous. Italians in the Renaissance often called anyone who lived outside of their country a barbarian.Spanish sea captain Francisco de Cuellar who sailed with the Spanish Armada in 1588 used the term savage (salvaje) to describe the Irish people. In her Junius Pamphlet of 1916, strongly denouncing the then raging First World War, Rosa Luxemburg wrote: Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to Socialism or regression into Barbarism. Kaffir or Mleccha . The Aryans used mleccha much as the ancient Greeks used barbaros, originally to indicate the uncouth and incomprehensible speech of foreigners and then extended to their unfamiliar behavior.In the ancient texts, Mlecchas are people who are dirty and who have given up the Vedic beliefs. Today this term implies those with bad hygiene. Among the tribes termed Mleccha were Sakas, Hunas, Yavanas, Kambojas, Pahlavas,Kiratas, Khasas(non-vedic aryan tribe), Bahlikas and Rishikas. The nature of human community is built on Us and Them . Community as every family or clan exists as an exclusivity , whether as a modern nation-state or ideology or social or economic class. The term originates from the Greek word βάρβαρος (barbaros). Hence the Greek idiom πᾶς μὴ Ἕλλην βάρβαρος (pas mē Hellēn barbaros) which literally means whoever is not Greek is a barbarian. In ancient times, Greeks used it mostly for people of different cultures. Greeks used it for the Turks, in a clearly pejorative way. Comparable notions are found in non-European civilizations, notably China and Japan. In the Roman Empire, Romans used the word barbarian for many people, such as the Berbers, Germanics, Celts, Carthaginians, Iberians, Thracians and Persians. Furthermore, slaves were no longer the preserve of the rich in Athens all but the poorest of Athenian households came to have slaves to supplement the work of their free members. Overwhelmingly, the slaves of Athens were barbarian in origin . There has been no so-called civilisation built without slavery . You call it physical force or economic need , you will always need slavery to make people do dirty production processes . The Berbers of North Africa were among the many peoples called Barbarian by the Romans; in their case, the name remained in use, having been adopted by the Arabs. At the beginning of the 8th century the Visigoth realm was destroyed by a Muslim invasion. In 711 an army of Berbers from North Africa, led by Arabs crossed to Spain and they utterly defeated the Visigoths at the Barbate River on 19 July 711.
Posted on: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:13:57 +0000

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