CHRONICLES FROM GUAYAQUIL – ECUADOR
If You don’t know where Ecuador is, it is a small country in South America, between Colombia and Peru.
It was not easy for the Spanish invaders, to deal with our aboriginal people , who lived at that time in this region, The HUANCAVILCAS.
The city of “Santiago de Guayaquil’ was founded 3 times, the first and second on the years 1,534 and 1,536 along the shore of the Guayas River, each time the city was attack and destroyed by the aboriginal people, finally the city was erected again on 1,538 at the foot of Santa Ana hill.
Guayaquil was founded by Spanish whom we glorified when we were kids, but when we got out of ignorance and we learned the reality of history, we didn’t want to even remember the names of this people, because they came to America only to kill, to steal, and to take away our natural resources. And what did they bring? Sicknesses that a that time we did not have in our continent like the flu, chicken pox, measles, leprosy, yellow fever, typhus, and canine rabbis.
The Spanish came to South America with the pretext of giving us civilization, what was the need for this in our aboriginal cultures, they had, at that time, laws, political and economic organization. In exchange we got domination, extermination and loss of our natural resources as they were shipped to other countries.
The truth is that all the word history, is a chain of success that brings shame to humanity. They were empires that had been using and abusing a region or a country and when they extinguish their natural resources, what they do is move on to another region, if they are inhabitants in the new place, they don’t care to do anything to get what they want, dominate, killing and even genocide. That is why we have to realize that the biggest predator of the of the world is Man himself. If we don’t learn to leave in a peaceful communion with everyone else, we are condemned to repeat once again this sad history. Spanish, French, English, Germans, Russians, Midle East , Orientals, there isn’t one civilization that can keep its forehead up and doesn’t have the necessity of asking forgiveness for some of their acts throughout history.
I repeat, as I said before, I don’t want with what I say, to offend anybody in the present time, because most of this happened long time ago , and if in some case it is happening now, I hope is not too late to take heed we still have time to change, for humanity and for the planet.