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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Vandals

(Via whatROOLYhappened.)

A new barbarian wave is washing across the world, erradicating all traces of any pre-existant society or culture, destroying a people's national heritage and annihilating four thousand years of history.

US and Coalition troops are defacing Babylonian monuments and disrupting archaeological sites, a Guardian Unlimited special report tells.

As a historian, I am deeply dismayed at this cultural vandalism. Bush is the new Attila, riding across the nations of the world and despoiling every human achievement and desolating our history.

The level of damage is inconceivable.

History tells us that savage destruction of monuments, often during war is most often perpetrated by uncivilised hoards, or by states with little extant cultural history of their own.

History also further tells us that one of the worst crimes judged by later ages is the defacing or destruction of historical monuments: the Acropolis, the monasteries at Ravenna and Avignon, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Indigenous archaeological sites, etc.

"They created a desolation, and called it peace."

3 Comments:

  • At January 19, 2005 9:44 pm, Blogger Jerms said…

    Meh. Babylonian Monuments - who cares?

    Anyway, Alex dearest, cjermyn.blogspot.com - to you from me... mamma-mia putta-face!

    Merry Christmas,

    Jerms

     
  • At January 20, 2005 5:39 pm, Blogger bogan-A said…

    Fucking monkeys should be shot.

    I really can't put it any more eloquently than that- they make me want to strap on some semtex. At least metaphorically...

     
  • At January 21, 2005 10:25 am, Blogger Liam said…

    Watch out Alex, if you keep banging on about barbarians you'll wake up Mike Jericho, who'll emerge from his cave with a mighty cry of "islamofascist"!

     

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