Thursday, December 11, 2014

We are the Mongol Horde

The upsurge of the West, which was only to emerge from its relative isolation thanks to its maritime expansion, occurred at a time when the two great civilizations of Asia were threatened. China, much weakened in the fourteenth century by the Mongol exploitation and by a long period of rebellion and wars, had to make a tremendous effort to restore its agrarian economy and to find its equilibrium again. 1

What we touch, we destroy.

Appropriate, mangle, exploit: these are the pillars of rule and of consequent destruction.

The conquered must pay heavy fines. Their burden must never be lifted.

Until, of course, the yoke of their oppression is severed and blood spills.

We are the Mongol Horde.