This is a famous quote from Don Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, the Defender of the New World people from his own rapacious countrymen. All we need to do to make it applicable to today is to change a few WORDS:
The Hounds of HELL!!
Fierce armoured Spanish hounds were set loose on the naked defenceless New World natives. In order to increase their appetite for human flesh, New World natives were constantly fed to these hellish hounds:
No wonder the President of Venezuela said that Columbus was "worse than Hitler." It is difficult for us to call the followers of Columbus "KNIGHTS" because a Knight in the English language implies a person with some chivalry, courage, decency and honor....Caballero is the Spanish equivalent of Knight.
The English Encounter with the New World Natives
How vastly different was the English encounter with the New World natives. Because of the discovery of the New World by John Cabot, God chose the United Kingdom to Christianize and civilize ALL the New World people.
The last Thursday in November is a national holiday in the U.S. It is named Thanksgiving Day in honor of the Pilgrims who sailed from England in the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts in 1620.
The Pilgrims were sent out by that great Scot King James VI & I. They were the CHOSEN PEOPLE and unlike the Spanish they came to seek God . . . and not GOLD....As a result, God gave them the BEST land in the world as their heritage.
For the previous 100 years, the English tried to colonize the land that was discovered by John Cabot. The numerous settlements in Virginia were wiped out by the Spanish Inquisition.
It was now about 100 years since the start of the Glorious Reformation, a Protestant king from Scotland was monarch of England and under his sponsorship the masterpiece of English literature was produced called the Authorized or King James Version of the Bible.
The mighty Spanish empire upon which the sun never set was greatly weakened by the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the loss of the Netherlands. It was now time for God to plant a small outpost of His kingdom in the New World.
The Mayflower Compact
Nov. 5th was called Pope Day in the British Colonies!!
of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, the Spanish
Armada and the Gunpowder Plot, the Pilgrim Fathers hated Rome.
Guy Fawkes Day on Nov. 5th was called POPE DAY in the British Colonies
and was celebrated with bonfires, parades, and effigies of the Pope and
the devil were burned in the pyres.
The Devastation of the Indies
Most of the New World natives in the South were not able to celebrate Thanksgiving. The vast majority of them were DEAD.... killed by the wars and diseases of the Spanish conquistadors.
They could not welcome the true Gospel brought by the Pilgrims because the Spanish Inquisition swept over the New World like a plague of locusts leaving only a desert and a wilderness in its aftermath.
Most of the New World people in the South could not feast and celebrate because they were in the land of the dead....exterminated by the ruthless Spanish conquistadors. Here is a book by an EYE-WITNESS to this Holocaust and genocide and he was not an enemy of Spain . . . but a bishop in good standing with the Hierarchy:
Hispaniola had 3 million people when Las Casas arrived there in 1502. 40 years later only 200 where left!!
Padre de Las Casas said that more than 15 million died on the mainland in 40 years!!
Father Bartolomé was very kind to the cruel conquiestadors however because the pre-Columbian population of South America was about one hundred million —100,000,000. Only about 10 million remainded after 40 years!!
"[The Spaniards] took babies from their mothers' breasts, grabbing them by the feet and smashing their heads against rocks. . . . They built a long gibbet, low enough for the toes to touch the ground and prevent strangling, and hanged thirteen [natives] at a time in honor of Christ Our Saviour and the twelve Apostles. . . . Then, straw was wrapped around their torn bodies and they were burned alive."
"As the Spaniards went with their war dogs hunting down Indian men and women, it happened that a sick Indian woman who could not escape from the dogs, sought to avoid being torn apart by them, in this fashion: she took a cord and tied her year-old child to her leg, and then she hanged herself from a beam. But the dogs came and tore the child apart; before the creature expired, however, a friar baptized it."
"They would cut an Indian's hands and leave them dangling by a shred of skin. . . [and] they would test their swords and their manly strength on captured Indians and place bets on the slicing off of heads or the cutting of bodies in half with one blow. . . . [One] cruel captain traveled over many leagues, capturing all the Indians he could find. Since the Indians would not tell him who their new lord was, he cut off the hands of some and threw others to the dogs, and thus they were torn to pieces."
"The Spanish treated the Indians with such rigor and inhumanity that they seemed the very ministers of Hell, driving them day and night with beatings, kicks, lashes and blows, and calling them no sweeter names than dogs. . . . Women who had just given birth were forced to carry burdens for the Christians and thus could not carry their infants because of the hard work and weakness of hunger. Infinite numbers of these were cast aside on the road and thus perished."
"They threw into those holes all the Indians they could capture of every age and kind.. . . Pregnant and confined women, children, old men [were] left stuck on the stakes, until the pits were filled. . . . The rest they killed with lances and daggers and threw them to their war dogs who tore them up and devoured them."
"Because he did not give the great quantity of gold asked for, they burned him and a number of other nobles and caciques . . . with the intention of leaving no prince or chieftain alive in the entire country."
"When the Spaniards had collected a great deal of gold from the Indians, they shut them up in three big houses, crowding in as many as they could, then set fire to the houses, burning alive all that were in them, yet those Indians had given no cause nor made any resistance."
"With my own eyes I saw Spaniards cut off the nose, hands and ears of Indians, male and female, without provocation, merely because it pleased them to do it. . . . Likewise, I saw how they summoned the caciques and the chief rulers to come, assuring them safety, and when they peacefully came, they weretaken captive and burned."
De Las Casas, Bartolomé, The Devastation of the Indies, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London, 1992.
De Las Casas, Bartolomé, History of the Indies, translated by Andrée M. Collard, Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1971,
De Las Casas, Bartolomé, In Defense of the Indians, , translated by Stafford Poole, C.M., Northern Illinois University, 1974.
John Grier Varner & Jeannette Johnson Verner, Dogs of the Conquest, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 1983.
Copyright © 2007 by Niall Kilkenny