Europeans thought of Aborigines as savages. Does Being Civilized Mean Having Weapons, Sophisticated Technology, and Brick Houses? Can Europeans be labeled Civilized? Let’s take a closer look at the true definition of Civilized.
A Civilized Civilization Means:
- be aware of time.
- have a religion and believe in a creator.
- have a well-formed governance structure.
- have a good social structure.
- have technology.
- be physically clean.
- have a stable supply.
- having created works of art.
- have a language system.
The aborigines were aware of time because they believed in time immemorial. Apart from believing in time immemorial, but they believed in many spirits. In Aboriginal religion, a lot of stories involving the creators who created the Earth and living things. Compared to the Europeans, the aborigines had a better form of government. They guide the people and rule the group. However, they do not resemble a power-hungry European monarch, because democracy existed, everyone’s needs were catered for.
Regarding the social structure, everyone works together to maintain . Teamwork is important to hunt enough. Aboriginal people have learned to live together in a shelter and cannot survive without each other.
But they are enough. During the French and Industrial Revolution, everyone was crammed into small houses. Although their houses may appear more advanced because they were built with bricks, many people often fall ill due to poor hygiene and living conditions. The aborigines never had this problem and they were able to live in harmony with each other, they took great care of their home and respected the privacy of others. Wherever the Aborigines went, there was food in every direction. The aborigines had respect for nature and did not take more than necessary. On the other hand, Europeans were starving in Europe.
The more art a Civilization has, the more successful it is, because its basic human needs are cold, therefore, it has a lot of free time. Name all Aboriginal groups, along with their own languages Over the centuries, they have developed around nineteen different languages. This shows that the Aboriginal language system is very complicated and, at the same time, effective when everyone is taught their language and to speak well. Compared to the less Civilized French and Europeans, who had fewer and simpler languages, they still lacked communication. Communication between the lower and upper class in Europe was bad because the needs of the lower class were ignored . A corollary of such doctrines and beliefs was the attempts to “civilize” the barbarians and savages through Christian missions that would lead European religious organizations to evangelize the African, American and Asian , as well as the . Such missions led to genocides and exterminations of native nations and peoples who refused to be “evangelized” and “Civilized.” Read More…