Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hubris in South Dakota

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of hubris is "exaggerated self-confidence."

This is the sample sentence they give to help you understand hubris:

"When conceived it was a project of almost unimaginable boldness and foolhardiness, requiring great bravura, risking great hubris."

Hubris (sorry, Merriam-Webster) is generally thought of as an exaggerated self-confidence that leads to total downfall.

This monument was carved on a mountain that is sacred to Native Americans. Not only is it hideous and disrespectful to the land in general, but also it is a colossal example of hubris.


Separation of church and state includes having respect for all churches. Even if they're mountainsides. 

The higher they climb, the harder they fall. South Dakota? Tear.that.thing.down.
 

2 Comments:

At October 13, 2011 , Anonymous Diana Rajchel said...

What makes it even more obnoxious? Someone at Rushmore actually give a sermon at the site. Most boring family vacation stop EVER.

 
At October 13, 2011 , Anonymous Lori F - MN said...

Been there 2x. was so unimpressed by the commercialisim that I didn't want to see it up close a 2nd time.
Crazy Horse is by far more impressive. I hope it gets finished in my lifetime. I wonder how much donations they get from local and regional tribes.
Also, if you want to see something truely awesome - head to devil's tower.

 

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