I was thinking, while on a run today, about conquerors. Like, okay, I saw this movie the other day, where a man described Native American people as being "conquered." And how, like, their fates are now being determined by the government of the people that conquered them. I guess that's true. But, it made me start thinking about the whole concept of conquering and how people fight with each other and eventually one side wins and can do anything it wants to the other side. It made me sad. Cuz I started wondering what would've happened if Native American people had had more resources to win than white people? What would this world be like now if they had won?
Like, it made me sad, but I'm not exactly sure how to put it in words, the thing that made me sad. It's not like not being able to win a war makes a people less worthy than another people. And, yet, in this world, the conquerors are treated better (well I guess it's cuz they run things), as if they were better or more deserving. It's all so very stupid. Cuz it makes me think of the popular kids and the "winners" in our society. I almost feel like you have to be a conqueror-ish, loud, arrogant, stupid-dumb person to be all popular and shit.
And it's not like bein' quiet and stuff is something that makes you less worthy. It just makes you different from all the loud ones. But why is it? Why is it that being loud in this society somehow makes you better? It's like everybody likes these dumb, loud people. Why is that?????? They take up too much space. They don't leave any room for anybody else. And yet everybody flocks to them, as if they were the most wonderful people in the world.
I do wonder what it would be like if the quiet people ran things, rather than the noisy, arrogant people who call themselves politicians. I wonder.
Or, I dunno. Maybe drawling a parallel between conquerors and popular people is a bit of a stretch. Maybe it is. But on the other hand, on an energetic level, it sort of seems like it is the same thing. I dunno, I'll have to think about it some more.