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Jun
17
answered If the nazi is a far-right party, why is it socialist?
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@MoziburUllah - My view is that the Aztec elites viewed it as a way to maintain authoritarian political control through fear. Ordinary citizens lived in fear of the bloodthirsty gods, believing if they didn't comply they would bring doom upon themselves and their family, if not the nation as a whole.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@Anixx - Yes, plagues of knives cutting into chest cavities were common during the time period.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@RISwampYankee - the key word is "if", as in "what if" (aka counterfactual, aka fictional) history. Also, I consider Mann to be a politically correct revisionist although a pretty decent textbook writer.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@Lohoris - Compare the numbers between the Spanish Inquisition and even the low estimates of Mesoamerican human sacrifice. There is a huge difference.
Jun
14
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
There is objective modern archeological evidence that indicates massive human sacrifice took place.
Jun
13
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@T.E.D. - I just noticed there's a philosophy.stackexchange.com. Might be a good place to ask about universal vs absolute vs relative morals and ethics.
Jun
13
answered Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
Jun
13
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@Russell - They still have the Shellback initiation on US Navy ships when equator is crossed. See youtube.com/watch?v=p3gjoi15n2Y
Jun
11
comment How Many Members of US Congress Have Died While In Office?
@Luke - Thanks. I corrected it.
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11
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Jun
10
comment Evolution of United States' world role?
I think this is too broad of a question. Perhaps you can narrow it down a bit so that it's not so much of a discussion question.
Jun
10
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Jun
8
comment How could Plato know 9,000 year old stories about Atlantis?
It's a writing technique where you create a plausible world to build your story around. Today we have Hogwarts and Forks, Washington, Plato had Atlantis.
Jun
8
answered Maintaining the status quo throughout the British Colonies of North America
Jun
6
comment What is the origination of the Forlorn Hope?
I didn't want to leave too simple an answer so I put it as a comment in case you hadn't seen it. BTW, the Marines actually evaluate an officer candidate's ability to handle a forlorn hope, they call in SULE: marinecorpstimes.com/class186/part2-sule.php
Jun
6
comment What is the origination of the Forlorn Hope?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forlorn_hope