segunda-feira, 7 de maio de 2018

É, a Espanha Salvou a América. Arqueologistas Descobrem 140 Crianças Sacrificadas por Índios.


Foi encontrada perto da cidade de Trujillo, no Peru, uma cova coletiva de 140 crianças de 5 a 14 anos que foram sacrificadas, em rituais, há 550 anos, pelos índios do Império de Chimu que habitavam na região. O local também contém esqueletos de 200 llamas que foram também sacrificadas no mesmo dia.

Os arqueólogos acreditam que as crianças foram sacrificadas aos deuses por conta do mal clima provocado pelo fenômeno do El Nino.

Identificou-se pegadas das crianças, que indicam que elas marcharam para o sacrifício de um local chamado Chan Chan até o local do sacrifício chamado Las Llamas, distância de 1,6 km.

Durante os sacrifícios, tentaram arrancar o coração das crianças a facadas.

Os achados forma publicados no National Geography, que financiou a pesquisa . O jornal The Telegraph lembra que os sacrifícios humanos também eram feitos pelos Maias, Astecas e Incas (que conquistaram o Império Chimu no final do século 15).

O padre Alexander Lucie-Smith, cuja mãe é chilena, aproveitou esse macabro achado arqueológico e escreveu hoje um artigo sobre o assunto, ressaltando a civilização que a Espanha trouxe à América Latina ao dominar a região.

Vejamos parte do texto do Padre Alexander Lucie-Smith:

Was the Spanish Empire all bad? I’m not so sure

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The phrase “The Golden Age of Spain” is one that is deeply familiar to me from my childhood. My mother was born in Antofagasta, in Chile, and as a boy I was brought up on books that told of the wonderful deeds of the explorers such as Christopher Columbus, and the conquistadors, men who, with a few companions, overthrew vast empires and claimed them for Spain, and, of course, for the Catholic faith. How thrilled I was that Columbus’s flagship was called the Santa Maria and that his first act on landing in the New World was to plant the Cross! How correspondingly disappointed I was to read about the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, an event that used to be seen as the end of the Golden Age, just as the reconquest of Granada in 1492 (the same year as Columbus’s first voyage) marked its opening.
I will be forever grateful to my mother for bringing me up so politically incorrectly. The great excitement of history is with me still, and thus it is with intense interest I have just read about the most recent archaeological discoveries in Peru, as reported by the Daily Telegraph. Archaeologists have recently uncovered evidence of the mass sacrifice of children at a site called Las Llamas....
All this represents an inconvenient truth for those who would like to have us believe that the Spanish conquest of the New World was not a good thing. Pre-Colombian civilizations, which achieved a great deal, as any visit to a museum in Mexico will show, nevertheless had great drawbacks, as any honest observer must admit. The same is true, of course, of the Spanish Empire in the New World, but, and it remains a huge but, the Spanish abolished human sacrifice and banished the sort of errors that made people think that human sacrifice was either good or necessary.
The discovery of this site of mass child sacrifice in Peru could provide ammunition for those who want to see European values as innately superior to those of pre-Colombian America. Conversely, it could be used by moral relativists to claim that child sacrifice is not per se an innately evil thing, and that we must not judge other societies which are very different from our own by the standards we would judge ourselves. However, my own view of things is clear, though some might find it simplistic: no intrinsic evil – and child murder is a clear example of such – is ever to be tolerated, for whatever reason, and the fact that the society that once practiced child sacrifice at Las Llamas no longer exists is a cause for satisfaction. Thank God for the conquistadors.

2 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

E os jesuítas salvaram o Brasil:
"Uma das coisas mais admiráveis da História do Brasil foi o trabalho
dos jesuítas. Os padres fundaram colégios e, enquanto os outros homens pensavam em arrancar da terra ouro e pedras preciosas, eles se preocupavam exclusivamente com a educação dos selvagens. Achavam que uma alma valia mais que um diamante. E, sem armas de guerra, metiam-se no meio dos índios, aprendiam a sua língua, procuravam mostrar-lhes que eles levavam uma vida feia, sem conhecer o Único Senhor do Universo — Deus, um pai que não gostava que seus filhos na Terra cultivassem o pecado e a antropofagia."
Livro infanto-juvenil "As aventuras de Tibicuera".
Grande abraço, meu amigo!
Gustavo.

Pedro Erik disse...

Verdade, meu amigo. Abraço