Going Too Far In Search Of The Mighty Dollar
I apologise for writing something which has nothing to do with romance, romance writing, or books. But I’ve just read a report which I hoped might be untrue but surfing the net confirms it’s truth. Just how far will some people go in search of the mighty dollar? Surely the destruction of a country’s heritage is going too far? Apparently not in Belize.
“A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road building project.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/mayan-pyramid-destroyed_n_3268401.html
To my mind there can be only one reason for such destruction, money! I know little about this country but surely there is rock and stone available from other sources. The cost of retrieving and transporting it to wherever this road building project is has obviously been considered too high to counter the cost of losing something over 2300 years old and so much more precious than money. Coming from a very young country, I find myself in awe of things from the past. Especially anything from way, way back in the past. Something two hundred years old in New Zealand is part of our history. The history of a country contributes so much to what that country stands for and believes in. Does Belize not honour their symbols of ancient life? Shame on this construction company. I hope the world gets to hear what steps the Belize government will take against them for such wanton destruction.
What do you think? How far should we accept the growth of progress? Is this sort of destruction in the light of that progress acceptable?