Dan Lazare <<
Your statement about Tasmania is fairly ridiculous on
1) Lots of other groups in world history have been
wiped out systematically.
2) Arguably the Tasmanians were not totally wiped
out as some mixed-race folks survived (offspring, no
doubt, of rapes by the invaders). An analogy can be made
to the Picts in Scotland whose language was wiped out in
the ninth century at a time, immediately after major Viking
incursions, that Gaelic invaders killed most of the men and
raped most of the women, thereby creating the modern
Scottish. Similar outcomes have occurred with numerous
American Indian tribes, some of whom did not even get this
degree of survival but were totally wiped out (see _Ishi_).
3) Although catastrophic, the numbers involved were
relatively small in comparison to the genocides attempted
against the Jews and the Armenians in the modern era.
Barkley Rosser >>