“The defeat of the Pequots must be ascribed to the wonderful Providence of God, who did (as with Jacob of old, and after that with the children of Israel) lay the fear of the English and the dread of them upon all the Indians. The terror of God was upon them round about.”
–Increase Mather, Brief History of the War with the Indians in New England (1676)
Increase Mather was a Puritan clergyman who not surprisingly attended Harvard University. He begins the proud tradition of four centuries of dishonor that Harvard University has committed upon our nation and the world.
He begins this dishonor by embracing a messianic mission of tyranny upon people with inferior technology.
Why be fair when you can beat people up?
That’s the Christian spirit, eh?
If you want to know how and where America began its imperialism, you can hardly start with a better man.
He was a loser.
He is a loser.
And he was a Harvard graduate to boot. And a future President of Harvard.
His books and writings were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the subsequent Salem Witch Trials, which he of course embraced and refused to denounce.
Not to be outdone, his son, Cotton Mather, another Harvard graduate, undoubtedly influenced by dad, personally participated in the Salem Witch Trials.
He was a loser too.
The Pequot Indian massacre in which many hundreds of native Americans died was but the precursor to the century of dishonor that our “enlightened” leaders engaged in with the purpose of colonizing and destroying the Native American culture.
More enlightened plebes lived peacefully amongst the Indians.
Indeed, the American concept of egalitarianism has its roots in the relatively nonhierarchical method of living exhibited by the people whose destruction Increase Mather so gleefully celebrated.
It certainly didn’t come from Harvard.
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