500 years of what? That’s enough!
500 years of ethnic extinction, of population expulsion, of disintegration of nations, of destruction of ethnic minorities; 500 years of pitiless family disintegration; 500 years of domestication, of pauperism, of colonialism, of feudalism, of marginal status; 500 years of giant cemeteries, of forced christianization, of group monopoly, of collective alienation; 500 years of acculturation, of abandonment; 500 years of massive recruitment of manual labour, of chained exploitation; 500 years of domesticating, dominating, egocentric education; 500 years of education... to weaken culture, teaching individualism and egoism; 500 years of introducing anti-values that make us ashamed of our own culture and language; 500 years of transplanting European education that doesn’t work;
500 years of laws exploiting forests, of laws over lands and of laws of extermination, laws of whip and bullets; 500 years of life with perennial dictatorship; 500 years without social and political organization, without the social wealth it produces; 500 years without free management, without our own destiny; 500 years of life like an animal without aspirations; 500 years of damage to and contempt for our cultural values, our customs and talents; 500 years of domestication, prostitution, alcoholism; 500 years of vice transfer; 500 years of feudal society, of various forms of exploitation; 500 years of production monopoly, of congenital defects, of European exploitation; 500 years of slave trade, of labouring for masters, of Indian servitude, of yokes, of Indian mine workers; 500 years of iniquitous human commerce, of dominion over human capital; 500 years of inhuman system, of subjugation by debt, of lifetime debts; 500 years of insufficient remuneration; 500 years of progressive and endless credits, financing, of bargaining, of extortion, of exchange, of barter; 500 years of transfer of human accounts, of growing, incessant debt; 500 years of dishonesty in price fixing, of fraud in weighing products, of distribution, of harnessing, of market control; 500 years of patronage, of intermediaries, of conspiracy, of adulations; 500 years of complicity among civil authorities, military officials and religious orders; 500 years of bad habits, of excessive greed, of parsimony, of lechery, of avarice, of sordid interest in money; 500 years of prepotency, of superiority, of racism, of violent destruction, of hate, of threats; 500 years of piracy, of invasion, of traffic, of plunder, of assault, of raids; 500 years of vandalism, of shamelessness, of violations, of control, of armed gangs, baptisms and vassalage; 500 years of violence, of incursions, of armadas; 500 years of hunting humans, of hunting slaves, of captures, of captives, of flagellation; 500 years of forced labour, of punishment, mistreatment, of blows, lashes, shackles, of harnesses; 500 years of vile castigation, of robbery, of brutality, of human slaughter, of death; 500 years of abuse, of ignominious compulsions, of slaving servitude; 500 years of abusive occupation of lands, of alienation of lands, of dispossession of lands, of sabotage; 500 years of ecological disequilibrium, of destroyers of nature; 500 years of dispossessing the property of inhabitants, of hunters of men, of merchants of children; 500 years of Christians without laws or consciences, of hired killers, of civilizers, of savers of souls, of soldiers of Christ, of bearers of doctrines; 500 years of expansionism, of penetration, of manipulation, of illicit enrichment, of tragic despotism; 500 years of western savagery, of genocide, of ethnocide, of assassinations, of barbarian white behaviour; 500 years of horrible slayings, of genuine hecatombs, of inhuman iniquity; 500 years of shocking misery, of ethnic confusion; 500 years of trust in the white man, of blind obedience; 500 years of ignorance, of illiteracy, of submissiveness, of submission; 500 years of pressure, of blood, of taxes, of tithes, of offerings; 500 years of fear, of desperation, of terror, of fatalism, of tears; 500 years of cries, of pain, of blows, of sweat, of rags; 500 years of rebellions, frustrated revolts; 500 years of continuous sickness, of starvation, of malaria, of annihilation, of pneumonia, of measles, of bronchitis, of leishmaniasis, of coqueluche, of tuberculosis; 500 years of disintegration, of endemic, chronic and imported diseases; 500 years of scabies, of asthma, of venereal disease, of parasitism, of yellow fever, of amoebiasis, of chronic anemia, of chronic malnutrition, of diarrhea, of mycosis; 500 years without medical and sanitary assistance; 500 years of shame and humiliation for the entire human race.
Encounter of two worlds or cultural collision? Let us give homage to those who have returned to Mother Earth and are present in her. The best way to give homage is to raise hope within ourselves... to construct a more just and human world.