Sponge Homer

Homer H. Hillis, Jr. sponges all kinds of information, business, political and trends. I've been seen on the Sally Jesse Rafeal show with noted trend spotter Faith Popcorn. My Blog will give you an over view of what I'm seeing and reflections on the same.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

I'd call this mixing Gold and Church!
The New York Times > Arts > Art & Design > Art Review | 'The Colonial Andes': A Melding of Spain and Peru: "The Spanish were astounded by the scores of objects (and ingots) of silver and gold and mounds of exquisite tapestries that poured in. It all equaled tens of millions in today's dollars. But they murdered Atahualpa anyway, selected a puppet ruler from the Incan aristocracy and set about subduing the larger population through the imposition of Spanish power, culture and religion. The goal, in principle, was to save native souls through conversion to Roman Catholicism; in practice, it was to extract maximum wealth at minimum expense and open new land to European immigrants. "


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