Mikey wrote:Fine. Tangential. What yo say is absolutely true, but doesn't speak to the point - which point was illustrating to Tsu that we were discussing a more conventional colonial expansion rather than the type of expansion exemplified by Manifest Destiny or conquest via warfare.
Mikey wrote:And I would define "conventional" as "defined by or adhering to prior convention."
The crux of the matter is this: I was trying to illustrate Solka's intent of colony-building by simple colonization as opposed to other methods. I further believe that you completely understand this, so... are you just trying to point up that the U.S. is guilty of what had been the U.K.'s stock-in-trade? I'm fully willing to admit that, but I think that it's misplaced in this discussion.
Mikey wrote:Indeed, but I think what was at issue with the second part of Tsu's statement was the way Solka seemed to have trivialized the event, not the way it's been marginalized in popular culture.
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