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  •  Examples from 1500 years ago (0+ / 0-)

    fail to impress me.

    •  well, the story hasn't changed much. (0+ / 0-)

      as far as I can tell. just the actors.

      “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

      by pfiore8 on Thu May 23, 2013 at 06:49:04 AM PDT

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      •  So let's focus on the actors of the present (0+ / 0-)

        Pointing out that Vikings butchered people in c. 975 has no bearing on the barbarisms today.

        •  i didn't... (1+ / 0-)
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          just responded to the commenter.

          btw... i'm pretty sure that the past has lots of bearing on today. otherwise, why do we keep bringing it up?

          one example: the irish and the english... more recently, the African American experience as slaves still figures prominently in dynamics today... and while the Southerns continue to moan about the civil war, they somehow think the black man and woman oughta just get over slavery.

          people are funny, aren't they?

          not to mention... i saw this thing where every president except van buren could trace roots to King George. i know how iffy a trilateral commission is... but i wonder how many people in power politics have pedigree? probably a lot.

          as Jung said, there is a blood knowledge. i don't know if he said this, but the losing sides never seem to forget and it seems to keep fueling all this bullshit we find ourselves in.

          so i'm thinking there's a line and we're on it. we just aren't aware of how much bearing our past influences our present...

          well, that is besides the apparent clean break between ancient highly civilized cultures like Rome and Egypt and the onset of the dark ages (most likely brought on by Christianity and its motto of let Jesus do the driving)... just my opinion of course.

          “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

          by pfiore8 on Thu May 23, 2013 at 07:52:41 AM PDT

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