21 comments on “Hopeful History

  1. Reminds me of the phrase often applied to this nation ‘This Once Great Nation’ completely overlooking we were the ones who globalized the slave trade; robbed Africa of its mineral wealth in return for our religion; were the ruination of the Indian sub-continent etc. etc. yet still claim ‘Great’ as our own. The finest thought provoking musings Paul.

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  2. It’s a strange thing to romanticize our past – there were things we did better, there were things we were doing worse – and all the things, better or worse, were like thousands of gears in motion to create worse problems and better solutions. It’s dizzying to think of it. The whole concept of past and present and future so hinging upon one another can bring one to madness if thought of too deeply for too long.

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