Posted by floatingbridge on November 17, 2011, at 9:37:27
In reply to Re: the political climate you would like, posted by Dinah on November 16, 2011, at 22:45:19
>I like a quote from Young Indiana Jones. Something along the line of "No matter who is in charge, they take my chickens."
That's pretty good.
I have seen that book, the Better Angels. It seems persuasive. Then, just yesterday, someone was showing me footage of disabled planes landing on aircraft carriers (from WWII) and bursting into flames on impact. There were so many of them. Is it a trick film or technology that war now seems such a spectacle that it over shadows past histories of other wars, of deaths from plagues and more ordinary ailments, slaves, women in childbirth, etc? I don't know.
I googled early middle ages (pre-1066) and read a reference to the dark ages cold period and found this brief scientific speculation
Apparently it really was not a very good time.
I dig a pony.