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Of taco trucks, Aztec sacrifices & faddish creative writing:A cautionary Alert. Paging Xipe Totec!1

Barely starting his Politico article, the writer threw in a reference to Aztec human sacrifice, attempting to show how versed he is in Mexican culture, far beyond the lowly, too easy, and potentially offensive taco truck references. But, *wait* a minnit!1 Wasn't Quezalcoatl a "good" god, not one of the bloodthirsty ones?!1 Wasn't he one of those "Second Coming" ones of the fair hair?!

Well, some Googling and Wiki-ing soon yielded up that dear Quetzy was one among many of the gods and *ALL* of them guzzled blood and scarfed flesh. So it appears the writer made the reference correctly, at least by due diligence in Googling/Wiki-ing or perhaps via Mel GIBSON's brilliant "Apocalypto", while still not being absolved for being "precious" ("precious" in the sense of the literary term).

Another exonerating consideration for the GHOULiani/Aztec reference is that he has been dubbed a ghoul since the Keith days, and has now achieved full physical resemblance of the hideousness of the gods, to wit:

That said, perhaps our estimable DUer Xipe Totec has some insights here.

(from Wiki: ) "Perhaps even worse off was the impersonator of [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]Xipe Totec[/FONT] who, at the climax of the festival of Tlacaxipehualiztli, was skinned to honour the god who was himself known as the ‘Flayed One’. .... Those sacrificed to Xipe Totec were also skinned, most probably in imitation of seeds shedding their husks."


[font size=5]Is Rudy Giuliani Losing His Mind?[/font]
By Kevin Baker
...[FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]Giuliani raved and gesticulated about the podium like an Aztec priest offering up fresh beating hearts to Quetzalcoatl.[/FONT]


The Aztecs would perform a series of rituals on nearby tribesman, [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]sacrifice[/FONT] them using an obsidian knife, and then donate their blood [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]to[/FONT] the Aztec god [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]Acolnahuacatl[/FONT].

In the Aztec "Legend of the Five Suns", all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind could live.
Human sacrifice was in this sense the highest level of an entire panoply of offerings through which the Aztecs sought to repay their debt to the gods.

In Aztec mythology, after [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca created[/FONT] the world, they put their creation in order and placed Mictlantecuhtli and his wife in the underworld. .... To console the spirit of Cipactli the gods [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]promised[/FONT] her [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow"]human hearts and blood in appeasement[/FONT].


That said, here:

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