Central America | Mexico | Yucatan Peninsula | Yucatan | Merida – Christ like
I met a Mexican high school history teacher in Uxmal. We started discussion why the Mayan cities were abandoned. He suspected that it was either a class war or that the priest lost their authority over the people. He said the Mayan people are very spiritual and if they interpeted an unnatural even, they could have possible construed it as a bad omen and have left. That sound very possible and academic.
Then he stated discussing the mayan people themselves and I was shocked at what he was saying and how he was saying it. He was saying that the mayan reaped their plight and justified the Mayan people themselves being treated as less that real people. He called them savages incapable of functioning in a mordern soceity. They needed someone, be it their high priest or the white man, to tell them what to do. The implication that they were in capable of make decisions. He went on to say that the Mayan readly accept the yoke of servitude and are contend living like that.
His antedola evidence was his three years he lived among them in small hamlets teaching their children. He talked with distain for the mayan lack of initative to get ahead of one another,their anti’captalist nature. And this was a man who worked with mayan as a teacher that seeded self contempt among the children. From what I understand is the indigenous value hormony over wealth. Wealth can only be achieved with scarity, destruction and suffering. Wealth is a zero Sum purposal. His message sounded like the now defunct White man burden theory. Perhaps it had been rename as compassionate conservative here in Mexico also.
The Spanish used Jesus´s words to convert the indigenous poplulation in indio America and a sword. Other more haynes weapons were also used.
And perhaps they were too successful and the people did embace God´s word and became christ, like living a life of chasity , cleanence , humility , servitiude. The seven beatitude call for all of us to live as the the ¨Savage¨Mayans. If the act of the Mayan is what this man call savage then he worship a Savage, hates his God´s word and his God.