posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by Spike Spiegle
Your post strikes me as odd. I say this because you seem upset by the damage done (and by logical extension, reverent toward the ancient ruins of the
maya) and yet you say this was over "some event that had no base at all in reality... "
This, to me, shows a strange disconnect. You're reverent toward the stone work of the maya, but show no reverence for their culture or beliefs?
Regardless of whether it had any significance to you or not, Friday was supposed to be the end (last day) of the long count, an event significant to
the maya. Some may argue that the date (as correlated with the gregorian calendar) is off, but the maya taking part in the ceremony didn't seem to
think so. As such, this was a real event, with an actual basis in reality. Just because the world didn't end (something that seems to be mostly the
speculation of white men) doesn't mean this wasn't a significant event with a basis in reality.
Though I do share in your dismay over the idea of great ruins being..well... ruined.
Maybe worth pointing out, though, that if this was supposedly damage done by people climbing the stairs, I very much doubt that's an activity solely
related to the end of the long count. I'm sure tourists do that kind of thing year round. So megalithic buffs may be just as much to blame as
Furthermore, I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that most of the people at that event did not actually believe the world was going to end, or
anything catastrophic like that. Most of those people were either partying, or holed up somewhere "safe."