Who say dat?
Who Said That?
by Paul Barford
Who wrote this on Tim Haines' Yahoo "Ancient Artifacts" discussion list, ostensibly for responsible collectors? Three guesses:
"Edgar, You see clearly, and very far ahead. I am entirely in agreement with your remarks below. I would urge every listmember to study them carefully, because the archaeologists really and truly do want to end private collecting of antiquities, and if collectors continue to delude themselves about this they will follow in the footsteps of those German Jews who after 1935 kept saying "It can't happen here." Well it did happen to them, and it will happen to antiquities collectors also unless they finally wake up and start to fight back -- as coin collectors are now doing."
Note how, once again in the ACCG rhetoric, the opponents of the no-questions-asked trade in antiquities are likened to Nazis, and the collector of such items are depicted as God's Chosen People. Frankly I think such trivialisation by this [multiple and unjustifiable pejorative terms deleted] of the European Jewish Holocaust most distasteful, and un-American. Likening the CCPIA on documentation of lawful export of antiquities to the Nuremburg Laws is simply the symptom of a sick mind who simply does not know when to stop.
Archaeo-Goebbels is correct in observing that there is indeed a sick, deranged and destructive mind involved in this, who simply does not know when to stop. He does not however correctly identify its possessor, whom he could easily identify simply by looking in a mirror.