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Modernity rears its ugly head
Posted by: OConnor,CD (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2013 02:19PM
The link below explains the whole story. In a nutshell a historic Mayan pyramid was demolished. Barlow would be furious, Lovecraft aghast, and Clark deeply saddened. Me, I'm simply appalled by our heartlessness as a race. Money isn't everything. The Indians, long ago, viewed it as a meaningless green pieces of paper, nothing more. My heart goes out to these people.

Link: [news.yahoo.com]

Re: Modernity rears its ugly head
Posted by: metsat00 (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2013 04:28AM
A tragedy indeed. It brings to mind William James' apt quote: "The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That — with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word success — is our national disease."

... and Horace's "Odes and Epodes":

"What does Time's decaying leave undiminished?
Our parents' age, worse than their parents', brought forth
us, who are still worse, and who soon will breed
descendants even more degenerate."



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