can't sit still wrote:we should adopt Zeus's pantheon. There will be so many gods that we would have a polyglot religion. With 50 dieties, there would not be a big majority to put the squeeze on a minority. I'm sure that Bachannal and Mammon would be very popular. We're only missing a god of refer.
The Amerinds don't have much chance of a comeback...
can't sit still wrote:Right now, Bush has demanded a much bigger commitment to ethanol. China has let her grain reserves drop perilously low. We're going to bend China over the barrel for every morsel of food that she gets. Is this bad?Arable land and especially water is becoming scarcer by the day. Energy to produce crops, etc. is getting scarcer every day.
Should one population feel remorse at displacing another? It's natures way. Can we afford to be complacent and benevolent towards other populations that may very well supplant our population?
Many countries have a diminishing population. The future belongs to the most fecund or warlike,,, or both. Should this involve guilt?
ZaphodBurner wrote:Much of the highway between the Warm Springs indian reservation and Bend was built on an ancient native American trading route: the tribal Americans in the original poster's community were slave traders; they traded human lives for things like sea shells.
Ugly Dougly wrote:ZaphodBurner wrote:Much of the highway between the Warm Springs indian reservation and Bend was built on an ancient native American trading route: the tribal Americans in the original poster's community were slave traders; they traded human lives for things like sea shells.
I have a nice collection of seashells. Are they still in business?
No? I guess I'll have to buy/rent my slaves from the Mexicans, who seem to feel comfortable with this;
And whither our democracy?
can't sit still wrote:Guilt is a luxury reserved for the well-fed.
can't sit still wrote:On an old piece of paper it says; " When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government"
My interpretation of "throw off" does indeed include violence. As long as we still have bread and circuses, we don't seem to mind an erosion of rights and liberties.
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