06 October 2007

Happy Columbus Day

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we get this story from the LA Times:

Like cattle being prepared for slaughter, some peasant children taken by the Inca were fattened up for months before being ritually sacrificed to the gods, a sequence of events calculated both to elevate the victims' value to the gods and to strike fear into subjugated peoples, British researchers reported this week.

Since the reporter didn't mention it, I will: This is what the opening of the New World to European exploration and conquest put an end to.

Perhaps these people might want to address that at their rally and "Pow Wow" today in Berkeley.

But I'm not holding my breath.

1 comment:

John Cosgrove said...

Back to basics, Berkeley! I want to see a still-beating heart shown to the victim!