posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 09:32 AM
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by SLAYER69
Thanks for addressing that very point. To say the Aztec were savage and the Spaniards not is conveniently overlooking the millions slaughtered by
Spain in the name of God and King.
As far as I'm concerned the Aztecs had a far more advanced civilization than Europe at the time. It was only their lack of metalworking skills that
would doom them to Spanish conquest.
The burning of every manuscript by the friars (pun intended) was an act of ignorance on par with the burning of the library of Alexandria.
The Spanish only did a favor for themselves in destroying the Aztec empire and was mainly due to Cortez' insatiable lust for glory and riches.
Cortez could easily be described as a glory-seeking, ruthless murderer. No doubt he was a cunning, driven acheiver, who exploited anything in his
path to further his lust for power, recognition and riches.
However, I still stand by the perspective towards the practice of human sacrifice as primitive, cruel and exceedingly brutal.
Personally, if I came upon someone carving another human being's heart out, or eating their face for that matter, I would empty a clip in them, no
Maybe my reaction would seem brutal and savage in and of itself, but surely I don't have to explain the logical impetus behind it.