posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:00 AM
There seems to be a cultural penchant for destroying the artifacts of "other" nations, tribes, religions. As if we were constantly trying to reinvent
ourselves somehow. Or perhaps we've been in historical denial?
The losses you mention are pretty much my own list for ancient civilizations.
If we could only take a peek at what the Conquistadors and Catholic church destroyed in Central and South America!
So much knowledge lost which gives me an idea why we do this - those who control societies hoard knowledge for themselves and deny it to others.
Sometimes I wonder if humanity is not indeed actually in regression
Tomorrow's history and lost wisdom is being made today and frankly it scares me. The amount of control certain groups have over the creation and
dissemination of information will dictate the history of the future. Indeed, it has always been this way perhaps, none of us can truly know.
This is where Velikovsky and Joseph Campbell come into importance. What is left of our history is inscribed within the mythologies of peoples
worldwide. The tales of Gods and monsters are the psychic imprint of cataclysmic events the humanity has suffered through.
History is much more than artifacts and monoliths, it is embedded in story and culture.
Somebody is trying to wipe that out too.
Cultural diversity programming is in fact, destroying it.
God how I can ramble when I first get up in the morning,
Now what did I do with that Spear Of Destiny I found at the pawnshop?
Great thread Slayer
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