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Questioning the Inca Paradox

31st August 2012

Read it.

Slate magazine has a Blind Pig moment.

5 Responses to “Questioning the Inca Paradox”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    “the Inca, who had built the world’s largest highway system and eradicated hunger in an empire of more than 10 million people

    How inconvenient for a socialist state to have solved that which the Invisible Hand merely accepts as unsolvable.

    No doubt the Inca were on the verge of sliding into the inevitable degeneracy and collapse inherent in all socialist systems when the Spanish arrived on the scene to ‘save’ them. Lucky them.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    And if you believe that they actually eradicated hunger, no wonder you buy all the rest of the hot air that’s going around.

    Remember, this is Slate, which has a two heaping helpings of left-wing media memes in every article.

  3. Dennis Nagle Says:

    I’m sure the Spanish chroniclers 400 years ago had in the back of their minds that some day a left-wing media outlet would be referencing them.

  4. lowly Says:

    Lol, lefties love themselves some ‘noble’ savages. The child sacrifices must create subconscious resonances.

  5. Dennis Nagle Says:

    I knew it was just a matter of time before someone started in with, “But look at the other Bad Stuff they did!” Which of course doesn’t negate their positive achievements in any way. Life isn’t an either/or choice.

    But if a child sacrifice can negate any positives achieved by a culture, then I guess Jephthah ruined it for the Israelits. (See: Judges, Chapter 11)