Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Gods Of The Moonbats Are Hungry

About 1500 years ago the Maya civilisation was at it's peak. It was also busy sacrificing it's citizens to the Gods. Atop a pyramid, much like the one pictured below, a priest would cut the unlucky offering's chest open and tear out their heart, holding it up to the Gods in a vain attempt to curry favour with them.
Most people now know this to be a futile exercise in complete and utter fucking insanity. Most people, but not all. Because with the 2010 UN climate-treaty talks now underway in Cancun, Mexico - right smack bang in the middle of the ancient Maya empire - it would seem that some people still just don't get it.

The Temple of Moonbattery. Host to the 2010 UN Climate-Treaty Talks.

It should be noted that there is evidence that the demise of the Maya came about due to them exhausting their agricultural potential and overhunting. Some scholars have also recently theorized that an intense 200 year drought led to the collapse of Maya civilization. No one has yet theorised that this drought, or the ultimate demise of the Maya, came about due to their overuse of gas-guzzling automobiles, penchant for cheap air travel or their inability to implement carbon taxes, yet.

UPDATE - 06/12/10
OK, I obviously involved just a hint of satire in the above post. At least I thought I did until I read that Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked Ixchel, an ancient Maya Moon-God, in her opening statement to delegates. 

"May she inspire you... because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools." Bold italics added by me.

Now back in the heyday of the Maya empire a young woman would be chosen to be sacrificed by the priests as an offering to Ixchel. She would then be flayed and her skin worn by a man who sat at a loom and pretended to weave, while around him other craftsmen danced, dressed as animals. The ceremony was then topped off with a bit of good old-fashioned bloodletting.

The United Nations climate change people - What a bunch of fucking nut-jobs !

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