Friday, April 09, 2004
Shay's Rebellion - my PolSci professor at university delved a little bit into it. Howard Zinn tells a much deeper story than any I have heard before. Such a wonderful, quiet little revolution. So sad that the proletariat sheep in this country will not be riled up enough to protest anything in that way anymore. Thomas Jefferson was writing of Shay's Rebellion when he penned: " The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Some counterpoint to Zinn: A condition of the American scene is that the class division in this country is purely economic in nature. And there is a mobility between this economic stratification that you do not see in Europe. If the "rich elite" were building themselves a personal enclave to protect their wealth, then why not set up laws to more directly engender the socio-economic system they were building?
Genny must be cold, she has been burrowing under blankets a lot lately. She is so spoiled.