Aztecs

From Niel Young’s, “Cortez the Killer

And the women all were beautiful
And the men stood
Straight and strong
They offered life in sacrifice
So that others could go on.

Indeed.

‘When the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan was consecrated in 1487 the Aztecs recorded that 84,000 people were slaughtered in four days. That is 21,000 sacrifices per day. I am not even mad about this — I am impressed. They didn’t even kill that many people at Auschwitz on the average day.’ As many reasons as the invading colonialists have to be ashamed, that they wiped a genocidal death cult off the planet is not one of them.

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