A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow. Tommy Lee Jones, Men in Black
It was not the best of times. Oh, hell no. Life was brutal, and it never made a damn bit of sense.
Mankind likes to procrastinate. Technological advances seemingly appear out of nowhere during the most trying times, when a threat of annihilation looms over the heads of every one of us.
The UPHEAVAL lasted for about four decades. Of course, it waxed and waned across the globe, countries and territories each getting swept up in the wake. Intolerance and discrimination are nothing new, and - as per usual - conflict sprung up from out of the warm embrace of peace. The man-eating crocodile that lives in the placid lake.
There were those who saw it coming, someone always sees stuff like this coming. Nevertheless, it was largely ignored. Some paid heed and either tried to warn others in their own little way, while others listened and only rebuked the notion. No good came of listening.
"Was is the UPHEAVAL?”, you ask. Well, that story comes soon, just not today. I need to collect my thoughts, to give it the time and credence a story of this magnitude deserves. It is an important era of history, and it need not be ignored, nor watered down.
whatever you want. Chronicler (The Wise Man’s Fear)