Ancient Mayan Elders...Submitted by HuskerSkier on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 15:46
I read on here somewhere about how the Ancient Mayan Elders, due to their deep understanding of astronomy, were able to predict eclipses, and would use this info to trick the peasants into handing over all their personal belongings to appease the gods.
Problem is I don't know how accurate this is, was it the mayans? what would they tell the peasants? is pesants even a logical name for the poorer, common mayan folks? I would like to use this line of thinking/analogy to warn about the motivations of people pushing for cap and trade legeslations, but want to make sure I have it right. Anyone here able to elaborate or validate?