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Thoughts on the “brutal strip” (an effect of the Mongolian invasions???) and the creation of the “brutal culture” – a cultural reaction to crisis

Here’s a thought I had: I have always speculated that the Mongolian invasions created a tendency for some cultures to develop a brutality that continues to this day. I am no expert on this area and cultures but it sure seems … Continue reading

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How is the ‘war on terror’ supposed to end? – the ‘hunt for the phantom enemy’

I’ve always wondered how the ‘war on terror’ supposed to end.  Will there be a ‘peace treaty’?  Who will sign it? Will someone be overthrown?  Who is that exactly? Will a country be taken over?  Which country? When will this … Continue reading

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Some thoughts 10 years after 9-11

My general feelings 1o  years later is that, though 9-11 was a tragedy, we shouldn’t glorify it by making endless memorials, remembrances, and so on.  The reason why is simple:   Look at what the U.S. did to the world as a reaction to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘violent statement of defiance’ – a cause for terrorism?

After spending many years studying history I notice a pattern of behaviour that seems quite common.  I often call it the ‘violent statement of defiance’.  Basically it amounts to this: When a people have another culture bearing down on them, … Continue reading

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