European colonists devastate indigenous civilizations, says journalist

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2021-05-28

MaoripeopledressedintraditionalcostumesperformPowhiriinMaori,aMaoriwelcomingceremony,tomarkthebeginningofthehostyearoftheAsia-PacificEconomicCooperation(APEC)forNewZealandinWellington,NewZealand,,2020.(APECNEWZEALAND/HandoutviaXinhua)"EverywhereintheworldthatEuropeanpowerswentfromthe16thtothe20thcenturiestheydestroyedlocalcultures,wreckedpreviouslyfunctioningcivilizations,plunderedresources,setindigenouspeopleagainsteachotherandimposedtheirownsupposedlysuperiormoralityandsystemofgovernment,"hewrote."Toseetheindigenouspeopleasinferior(soslaverywascommon);theirlandsandassetsasbeingthereforthetaking,andusingforcetosuppressrebellionanddissent,"Bishopobserved,were"commonfeaturesofcolonialism"practisedbyallEuropeanpowers,notablybytheSpanish,Portuguese,Belgian,Dutch,French,"thefailingsofthepast"toberemedied,adding"sensiblediscussionmustprevail."(Webeditor:GuoWenrui,Bianji)。