By Siham Tinhinan, October 11, 2015,In light of the state of utter pandemonium we live in, one has to practically be dead, to not realize that the injustices that has been inflicted upon indigenous populations around the world, are now coming back to force us to reconsider the falsehoods we once shamelessly accepted, and passed on as history.
Christopher Columbus did NOT discover the Americas more than 500 years ago, simply because we now know that archaeology proved beyond the shadow of doubt, that the Vikings, at the very least, made that journey West to the Americas centuries before Columbus did, and settled in for 90+ years, then packed up and left. They didn’t rob, or ethnically cleanse the place of its inhabitant, they lived here off the land, only took what was necessary for their survival and maintained relative peace with the natives. What Christopher Columbus did was not an act of heroism as it we were made to believe, not by a long shot. He savagely and mercilessly proceeded to systematically attack and kill the natives who rescued him when him and his crew were lost at sea, enslave their women and children and seize their riches for his imperialist masters back in Europe. He was the superior warrior, and they stood no chance. He could shoot them from a distance, or use gunpowder to blow up their encampments, poison their water sources and snipe away their youth without directly exposing himself or his companions to their arrows, darts or spears. Driven by his insatiable greed, he robbed the land and took what wasn’t his for the taking, and killed whoever stood in the way of that. This single stroke of fate, driven by greed and blessed by the church and reinvented as an act of salvation to the “heathen” and the “savages” who occupied these territories before the rest European settlers came in by the boatloads. This despicable “discovery” marked the single most cataclysmic unstoppable and irreversible devastation to the land: the ethnic cleansing of nearly 100 million of the populace and the irreparable loss of historic and cultural cornucopia. GONE! All of it, just gone! Not a single book or written account survived such wretchedness.
I am a Moroccan, therefore I am an Amazigh, be it partially or totally, we are ALL amazighs. As such, those “big projects” to further arabitize us, and call Tamzgha the “great Arabic Maghreb” are NEVER going to see the light of day, not today, not EVER! To claim that Tamzgha is the “Great Arabic Maghreb” is the same as claiming that the USA and Canada are a part of the UK; notions that defy logic and even basic geography, since Britain is in Europe, and Arabia is in the Middle East, NOT NORTH AFRICA! Please have some self respect and quit it with your reverse Darwinism! It is not okay for you, or anyone to claim their culture is superior, and use this pathetic excuse to shove it down people’s throats. You are welcome to still be Arabs in Tamzgha, you just can’t turn Tamzgha into Arabia! And you cannot try to rename it and claim it for the Arabs either. It is not Arabic territory and never will be.
We are NOT Arabs, we don’t want to be Arabs, we are happy just the way we are! And if you are a Moroccan and still claim you are a pure Arab race, then you are as delusional as you are a racist and a bigot. Arabs and Amazighs intermarried for 1200 years, so with the exception of a couple Sahraoui tribes, everyone has Amazigh blood in them whether they like it or not, and whether they know it or not, PERIOD! In denying this, you are disowning your own culture and identity, which makes you a product of systematic and propagandized imperialism.