ramana wrote:GD, How is all that contributing to Understanding US thread. Its borderline race theory please delete your posts and those of others in 24 hours.
though I have removed the 2 posts I do not agree with your assertion of them having anything to do with 'race theory' whatever it is.
- except in the mountainous tracts like peru or equador, the natives & blacks of s.america are at bottom of economic pyramid
- being at bottom they have least chances of making it to the top whether legally or as criminals - so the big shots are of euro origin - mostly spanish as spain took most of the continent and looted it to the bone for gold, tin etc. to keep itself afloat in middle ages. majority of the elites in the drug producing areas are naturally of spanish origin whether in hollywood or real life. doesnt mean spaniards have a criminal gene - it just means ex-spaniards are there at a time and place where some may take advantage of this "opportunity".
- brazil is the place where more admixture as taken place since apart from germans , a large number of poorer portugalis seem to have migrated there..slavery was abolished there long ago but economic effects persist
- argentina was one of top 10 richest countries in world in 1920s before falling off. it is very european country and buenos aires resembles any old euro city. so too uruguay
- chile also is fairly rich albeit part of it is a desert-mineral looting goes on.
- neither argentina or chile to my knowledge had much of native civilizations to loot (too cold) or history of slavery from africa - so their social dynamics are different from mexico or colombia
history is what it is and cannot be denied , no matter how un-PC it may look. I am glad to accept any factual corrections like I mixed up bimbisara and bindusara , but do not want to be PC just for the sake of being PC. whatever is S.america today is the result of the past 500 years. had not EU 'discovered' it and claimed all of it for cross and country and personal pocket , it would be a different history...good or bad none can say, but one must accept history the way it happened rather than sugar coating it.