Ironically when I read this article “ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul” of the Fiscal Times, I was just having a break from diving into the past, digging into the chests in my basement. It was still fresh in my thoughts and feelings how meaningful is this connection to the past and how precious it is to get the feel of an item, that shared a moment of your life you will never get back.
Then I looked at the photo of burnt books in the article and it burnt my heart. It is unsurprising to know this brought tears to many people’s eyes, in fact I don’t believe a human being, a creature who has a sense of the self and the collective sense of the past wouldn’t hurt to such a sight. So what is it with those aliens willingly acting for the destruction of history? What are they?
History is what defines people, nations, cultures and any group of human beings, even those united by the extremists in religion. If history is a human attribute, wars have existed since ever, between tribes, races and nations to preserve their pasts and grow for their folks future. Wars are not just human, they are also animalistic and probably relative to any living organism, but they are certainly made for existence and continuity.
Destroying history wipes of any existence and future, so once again and in that logic, I can’t help but ask myself and the world, what is ISIS and what kind of war is it having?