A recent BBC programme was on the fall of a Moron Civilization (“Moron Civilization” is not the official name – but you will see….). The BBC may have got the facts wrong (they are not exactly famous for getting history, or anything else, right), but it is amusing to proceed on the basis that the BBC account is an accurate one.
The Moron people lived in South America and (in the last period of their history anyway) were subjects of the Inca Empire.
The Morons devoted most of their resources to building pyramids – in order to control the weather.
Of course building a pyramid did not enable the Morons to control the weather – but they had an answer to that.
When a pyramid failed to control the weather the Morons burnt the top of it (there were houses and so on on top), and then….
Built another pyramid – another big pyramid.
This would also fail to control the weather – so the Morons would….. (well you can guess the rest).
However, the end of the civilization is interesting – it occured at the time of the Spanish entry into South America, but the Spanish did not destroy the Moron Civilization.
On hearing that the Spanish had entered the Inca Empire, the Morons acted quickly.
What form of military preperations did they undertake?
None at all.
What they did instead was to take some of their own people and cut their hearts out.
First the victims would be drugged so they could not struggle, but would be fully conscious (did I mention the Morons were sadists?).
In spite of this wonderful miltary tactic of killing your own people, the Spanish contiuned to advance deeper into the Empire – closer to the part of the Empire where the Morons lived.
So the Morons killed more (and more) of their own people – see their attitude to the failure of pyramids to control the weather (build more….).
As the Spanish advanced so the Morons cut the hearts out of more and more of their own people, and also indulged in their traditional practice of burning their own buildings….
Well when the Spanish finally arrived – there was nobody, everything had fallen apart before they got there (with the locals either being dead – or, the slightly less moronic, fled to starve to death somewhere).
So fell the mighty Moron Civilization – before the Spanish even made contact with it.
“How dare you call these people morons Paul – they were following their traditional religious beliefs….”
Errrr the Politically Correct crowd who come back with that response never cut traditional Christianity any slack (it is “sexist”, “homophobic” and so) so they are rather selective with their cultural tolerance.
“Paul these people were subjects of the great Inca Empire – a noble Welfare State…”
Yes the Inca Empire was a Welfare State – it was also (in its expanded state) only about a century old. There are also the troubling claims that preInca civilizations had the wheel, metal tools and writing.
The Incas had none of these things – they seem to have managed to “deinvent” them. But establishment historians do not like the idea that technological regress is possible – so let us leave aside claims about pre Inca civilizations.
What is less easy to brush under the carpet is that the Inca Empire had just had a civil war before the Spanish arrived – and that a handful of Spanish (operating without any official support) managed to crush the whole civililization (those parts of the Empire that did not crush themselves – see above).
Is it still legal to think that the Civil War and general collapse indicates there might just have been something wrong with this civilization?
Still the charge of cultural insensitivity cuts me deep – so I will balance my attack on the Moron Civilization with an attack upon our own Western one (or what is left of it).
We also spend vast resouces on failed schemes – we call it “monetary and fiscal stimulus”, and when these policies fail we EXPAND them.
We “double down” on the “monetary and fiscal stimulus” with new leaders following the same credit bubble policies as the old leaders, only more so.
The Bank of England, the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank…. off they all go building their credit bubble pyramids, and the more the policy fails the more desperatly it is done.
And how to we react to intruders?
For example, to the “Islamists” (for want of a better word).
We attack ourselves of course.
We do not (yet) tear people’s hearts out – but we do persecute (even send to prison) people for expressing thoughts that do not fit in with our modern notions of “Poltical Correctness”.
Our enemies need not attack (although they do) – because we are very busy attacking (indeed destroying) ourselves.
The Moron Civilization has returned (although it is soon to die again).
We are now the Morons.