Hello to all ATS members and administrators. This is a very important thread for me as I will attempt to explain you something that very few people
talk about. We all know that one of the most discussed (if not the most discussed) topic in Aztec history studies is human sacrifice, but no one
discussed about human sacrifice being a propaganda material used by the Spanish, that is exactly what we will discuss here.
Let's begin from the beginning
1492, a year when Columbus reached the Americas, and a year that is considered by the Europeans to be a "Discovery of a New World". That marked a
beginning of an end, of all magnificent cultures flourishing there.
Since that day, many "explorers" arrived in the Americas, and one of them was Hernan Cortez, a famous Spanish conquistador, known for conquering
Mexico, more specifically the Aztecs. We all also know, that Cortez failed in his first attempt, as Aztec warriors pushed Spaniards out of
Tenochtitlan. Later he conquered the Aztecs, not because of his military prowess, but because of around 90% of native population vanished across all
Americas, "thanks" to European diseases.
Terrible atrocities were caused upon the Aztecs, and of course, as any other conquering colonial force, they needed justification for such atrocities.
So they came up with a famous story of human sacrifice.
Let's see how it took place, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Cortez's assistant, says that he witnessed human sacrifice from his camp locate outside
Tenochtitlan. He is mentioning Aztec priests took obsidian knives and ripped the heart out of the victims chest, while it was still beating. Now,
let's prove that Diaz is a cheap little liar. Firstly, it is clear to historians that Spanish camp where Diaz was located was on a shore of a
lake....... a lake which was 4 miles away from Tenochtitlan. From where he could not see Aztec sacrifices, and especially could not see hearts still
beating in priest's hands. Secondly.......... still beating hearts? Give me a break! Even to take out the heart from persons chest with an obsidian
knife the Aztecs had would be a complete mess, and the possibility of it still beating is even more ridiculous, we all know that taking the heart out
of the chest is an extremely complicated surgical procedure, which needs tools like surgical saws and scalpels, which Aztecs did not possess.
Now, with that hammered into the ground, let's speak of Nahuatl a bit, a language the Aztecs spoke at the time.
In Nahuatl, there are words for offering sacrifices like food and animals to Gods and ancestors, something similar to Chinese Confucian ancestor
worship. But amazingly, there is no word for human sacrifice! There is a word, "Tlacamictilitzli" which according to a Spanish monk means human
sacrifice. But in reality, it is not true. Tlacamictilitzli means "to kill a man" or "killing a man", which is used in describing homicide, not a
sacrifice in particular.
I got most of that information from a website descendantofthegods.tripod.com
Now, even more important thing is that we have no pre - colonial documents that describe human sacrifice. However, we have dozens of colonial era
Aztec codices depicting what Cortez and Diaz are talking about. Those codices were of course, influenced by the Spanish propaganda, them being written
in Latin script makes that even more clear. It is easy to find Aztecs who are willing to sell their soul to the Spanish in order to live in riches, as
there are greedy fools everywhere, thus they were they writers of those codices, Vaticanized Aztecs...
There are mounds found near temples with decapitated bodies, however that does not mean human sacrifice, but indeed a death sentence that criminals
and possibly war prisoners faced. There are also numerous mounds that were also thought they were Aztec sacrificial mounds, until experts proved they
were European bodies buried by European (actually Catholic) customs.
This human sacrifice lie spread like the disease did, almost every advanced civilization (Mayans, Moche, Incas, Zapotec, Olmec, Toltec, Mixtec and of
course Aztec) were judged to be human sacrificers. The scientific innovations were forgotten, and a lie was embraced, Now when anyone mentions the
Aztec or any other advanced civilization of the Americas, the first thing that comes to people's minds is human sacrifice, which was a propaganda
lie, by a people who committed most horrible genocide and crime in history. We need to remember their true lives, the magnificent architecture,
mathematics, calendar, astronomy, writing, art, and many many more, instead of embracing a propaganda lie, invented by Vatican influenced murderers
that committed such horrible atrocities, atrocities that do not cease today.
I will welcome all comments, and I hope there wont be insulting and cursing, as we only follow the truth. No matter how we feel about that truth, and
this truth here is truly beautiful.
I hope we will have a very very nice discussion.