2006-05-02

Against Stupidity...

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)


It's the only thing I can say about this news (which, of course, I haven't seen in the Spanish news, anyway).

Spain destroys lost Roman city for a car park, by Jon Clarke in Malaga, (TimesOnLine).

Go read it and cry. I'm stupefied by yet another display of Spanish dead-brainness... It doesn't matter if it's the right wing party or, like in this case, the left wing party in the Goverment, as Lord Acton told Bishop Creighton in 1887: Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

Darn.

Not even Traian and Hadrian (and Theodosius, but I dislike him) being born there is of any importance. I sometimes feel so ashamed...

Eris confound them!

καλλίστῃ

1 comment:

Pacal said...

UGH!!!

There are a few examples here in North America of this idoicy. My "favorite" is the systematic destruction of most of Kaminjamia, by various Guatamalian governements. Its located right in the capital Gautemala City and more "important" "progressive" considerations have resulted in the destruction of most of the site without any archaelogical digs at all!! There have have been periodic efforts to have the entire site destroyed has "unimportant", mainly because its pre-columbian and hence "not important". In Gautamala large sections of the "elite" view the pre-spanish past has an embarasement to be wiped out.

So its not just in Spain that this idoicy exists.

Pierre