onsdag 12. oktober 2016
Inca Gold and Cortés the Killer
Imagine you believe that all there is, is yours for the taking, if you are able to take it. The thought is not as absurd as you might think, because this is how the 1% super-rich are thinking. They must acquire another million dollar, even if they have already have 10 000 million dollars in currencies, precious metals, art, cars and property.
The Christians used to see GREED as one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Church preached the doctrine of the seven deadly sins in order to help people stop their inclination towards evil before dire consequences and misdeeds occured. This history article, about Cortez the Killer, is a good example of how personal Greed for gold always seems to be stronger than Sense and Development.
Cortés told the Aztecs that he and his men "suffered from a disease of the heart which is only cured by gold." Pedro de Cieza de León was inspired to sail to Peru after seeing the Inca gold unloaded in Seville. "As long as I live I cannot get it out of my mind," he said. All of which perplexed – and, in the end, disgusted – the native peoples. The half-Inca historian, Waman Poma, portrayed an Indian asking a Spaniard: "Do you actually eat this gold?" And the Spaniard replies: "Yes, we certainly do!" The last of the great Incas, Manco himself, bitterly remarked, "Even if the snows of the Andes turned to gold still they would not be satisfied." Read the full bloody story: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Mexicoweb/factfile/Unique-facts-Mexico7.htm