Re: [alternate-history] A Different School System?
- On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 06:01:24 -0800 (PST), Robert Steagall
> Human being are naturally intolerant. That's what makes us so loveable...LOLThats what makes us alive. Tolerance only works in an abundance
society. When resources are scarce, its a recipy for disaster.
- In another place, Santa Anna is taken down the one time he sticks his big hatted head one inch too high for a Kentucky sharpshooter to say no to.
Ruairi James Heekin <rurr2@...> wrote:
>blackorchidxl <blackorchidxl@...> wrote:
>Supose we had an educational system where "What If" Alternative
>History's techniques & stories where offered - would the citizens in
>our societies make more responsible choices for the future?
When History for you is... Then they were defeated.. after being beaten
again.. After losing...
I was always trying to steer discussions towards AH..
``For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants
it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two oclock on that July
afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the
guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already
loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and
his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill
waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it
hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet
but there is stll time for it not to begin against that position and those
circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armstead and
Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come
too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a
fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much
to lose and all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the
golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable
victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.... ''
Somewhere its an unseasnobly warm day december. Warm winds from the gulf
stream blowing inland. Ruairi and Neils men are rested and warm....There
In another place, James 2nd remembers he is a King, and spurs his horse
towards the fighting...
In a little Thatch cottage, in Connacht, General Bonaparte leans over his
In the smoke and chaos of the GPO, a man hurries with a Telegram...
In 1940, a man called Michael, sits by the fireside, and smiles, as
reporters ask Mr President...''
`` Thats not the way it was, but isn't it the way it should have been''
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Robert Steagall
> In another place, Santa Anna is taken down the one time he stickshis big hatted head one inch too high for a Kentucky sharpshooter to
say no to.
>Leave me alone.. or I'll Kill you..
> Jacques Presseault <jacquespresseault@h...> wrote:
> So would a course in general philosophy and good sense tolerance.
(not personally directed at anyone :))
Just remember the first point, and we are not going to have a problem