Posted by Andreas from dtm2-t7-1.mcbone.net (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 5:51AM :
Sumerian specialists trying to rescue "Assyrians"
In another risky time channel operation Sumerian astronomers/astrologers are trying to to reanimate and save lethargy stricken - but nevertheless proud and self-absorbed - "Assyrians" of the XXI century.
Will they succeed with their geniuses?
In an earlier endeavour they already achieved - to a greater or lesser degree - at least the rudimentary alphabetization of Assyrian life forms.
Says King Shulgi (c. 2100 BC) when speaking on the future of Sumerian
literature also touching upon the Assyrian problem:
"Now, I swear by the sun god Utu on this very day -- and my younger brothers shall be witness of it in foreign lands like Assyria where the sons of Sumer are not known, where people do not have the use of paved roads, where they have no access to the written word -- that I, the firstborn son, am a fashioner of words, a composer of songs, a composer of words, and that they will recite my songs as heavenly writings, and that they will bow down before my words......"
If all the Sumerians' efforts will fail - so reports tell - they will resort to a last remedy:
Sending one of their experts from the 'Departement of Cultural and Moral Upgrading and Rehabilition' through time with a special mission.
The cause for the Assyrians' unstoppable degeneration was not immediately known especially in the light of the magnificent headstart they enjoyed when entering the historical stage, a headstart owed to superior cultural achievements generously transferred unto them by a powerful consortium of philanthropic sponsors including Amorites, Eblaites, Babylonians, Kassites, Mitannis, Maris, Hurrians, Arameans, Scythians, Phoenicians, Urarteans, Hittites and others.
Meanwhile, however, the belief has been widely established that the most contributing factors are flurries of self-deception, conceits, lethargy, internecine fights, phony nationalism etc. but above all the violation of one of the highest spiritual Sumerian principles reading "Níggenada aba indadi namti ìùtu" which means "Whoever has walked with truth generates life".
Obviously Assyrians opted too often out of their better chances.
To be continued
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