Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Pleasures of Civil War

The Pleasures of Civil War

“Nineveh , O Nineveh!”
“Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Civil wars leave the best ruins for melancholic introspection on the follies of Mankind .
Discussion :
0.General :
Collapse of civilizations usually involves Civil Wars towards the end .
The monad for humans is male-female family unit , which ends in divorce 67% of the time .
This is mirrored in the ruins :
About 1/3 is preserved as ruins , the rest is annihilated .
The ruins below are a shadow of 1/3 of the civilizations .
The planet is lousy with ruins .
Everywhere you look .
Just scratch the ground .
Everywhere civil wars leading to ruins .
The pleasure of ruins ,
Contemplating  ruins for a social animal like humans puts you in your place .
A very democratic form of spectation  .
“What , me matter ? “  Alfred  E Neumann .
On that Mad note

1.Great Gla (Greece)


5. Shaba (Yemen)

6. Rome

7.Angkor Wat
8.Maya ruins
10 .China ruins
12. Steppes
13 Detroit

14 .Africa .

16. USSR
17.Divorce court
18. American civil war
The ruins of a society .
19 Incas

20. Polynesia

21. Australia :
The bit Aboriginal Australians regretted (ie had ruins about ) was ships and boats .
Typically human for a desert culture .
Look for the same in the Gobi ,  Sahara ,  Magadigadi  or Doggerland .
The riverine cultures seems to have vanished with hardly a trace . Nobody has really looked .
23.North American Riverine cultures seems to have left more ruins .
Lots of lookers .
24.Ruins of Gaia
As usual , humans have it backwards . It is Gaia looking at the ruins of humans .
The poor . Hierarchical systems always have the Poor  , by definition .
Fat humans are ruins of people . Just look at them .
You can see old-style ruins of people  below .
There are now more malnourished  humans in developed societies than in developing societies .


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