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  •  The Puget Sound lowlands (1+ / 0-)
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    Neon Mama

    ...where I live, were maintained as mixed prairie for millennia.   An entire technology of stewardship and relation to the world.   Disease ridden invaders indeed, in our short and brutal centuries.  

    Just enough ambiguity in the cartoon to avoid being an outright equivalence.  Still, I suspect most readers will take away the comfy sense that these things happen, cultures change and die, and America is a continent of immigrants.  And yeah, all peoples are immigrants, but the ones before us did better by the place, on a time scale that overlaps with geologic change.  

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 11:37:53 AM PST

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