Uncle an' me went to a dinner at Maud's last evenin'. A lady who was a guest was a professional Columbus hater, Indian defender.
Another guest was a Spaniard. He had read a book written in 1500s about three fellas who came to Cuba with expeditionary team and came on up heah to Florida whar' they found Indians keepin' other Indians in cages. AN' they didn't have nuthin' with wheels on it--no carts, no water wheels or mill-wheels. Soon enough, them Indians had also caged the hapless Spaniards, enslaved them and after some years these men escaped and made their way to Mexico whar' they was sent on back ter Spain for R&R. Their reports were filed, the story of Indians mistreatment of other Indians duly noted.
Now the Lady guest was sputtering. "That's not right" she done insisted. "Indians lived in harmony since that were one of their philosophies."
The Spaniard said, "Well, mama, that is the spin. But contemporaneous sources report Indians was wild and fierce against other tribes."
The Lady weren't havin' that, no sir.
"Indians was mistreated by them conquistadores, and youse makin' light o' that by sayin' they's murderous to their own."
So Aunty pipes up, "I'se always wondered why them Indians didn't band together and make themselves a unified defense?"
Lady says "Well, ya have to remember that their languages were all different. They couldn't communicate. I think that is pretty simple to see."
So, uh...the reason that Europe and the Middle East and Marco Polo in China and Caesar and all manner of other folks got together and spread inventions and information, alphabets and such is on account of them havin' all the same language?
Poltical correctness is the most blinding illness known ter man.