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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:14 PM

I have had a thought...

You know in the Handmaids Tale, when at the end of the book it is revealed that we are seeing her experiences through a post Gilead society, where her writings have been found after Gilead has fallen and a new society is examining her diaries as an anthropological exercise? Do you think that this might happen with our musings on DU? Think about it. We have seen such rapid change over the last three years. One might hope we are at the end of it, but history tells us that may be unlikely. If we are at the end of the post WW2 liberal progressive period of enlightenment, and are, instead, witness too the starting point of a new dark period in history, what we do and write here may be testimony to generations to come about the fall of our civilisations, and what counter measures we tried to take in word, thought and deed to overcome the darkness. These might be our diaries of hope in a world to come.

No pressure then!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:25 PM

1. Diaries of hope? Did we learn anything from reading about

The Fall of the Roman Empire?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:29 PM

2. Yes we did. Your ego goes huge... you gonna die out

Whoops!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:38 PM

3. I'm ready to agree with this

... as soon as I know who wins the next election.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:40 PM

4. POINT!

I can agree with that. I think right now US is in a more hopeful position in the UK in that regard.

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