[Homestead] It's almost over
lurine at softcom.net
Fri Dec 5 17:18:27 EST 2008
Oh, I don't think you were. I think it became a way of life in different
areas in different times. I think, and from what I've read, that a lot of
it came about as populations increased AND as other factors came into being:
drought, famine, better means of transportation.
When folks face drought or famine, they go looking for a means to survive
and then they fight to get it. In crowded circumstances, you are more
likely to find competition. If folks live miles and miles apart, and prior
to the domestication of the horse and for sea/water communities, the advent
of large boats/ships, they didn't have a means of going and looking for a
I also think that the climate might have had some effect on how this was
developed. People in harsh climates (extreme heat, extreme cold) are more
likely to have "harsh" personality development.
Others, that lived in "paradise," were less likely or never developed the
war mentality because they didn't have any reason to.
I wonder if that isn't somehow a basis for how religions developed also.
Now, I haven't done any scientific studies on this and I can only base it on
what I have seen locally but a lot of reading. My people lived in
"paradise." The climate averages, all year round, 60-70 degrees. Maybe
once every 5 to 10 years there'll be a hard frost and it will only last a
couple of days. An absolute abundance of fish, shellfish, game, fowl,
berries, nuts, acorns, etc. There was no need that couldn't be taken care
of right there, right now.
Very few California tribes were mercenary. There was just too much
abundance, too much land available, very little competition.
So, my answer would be, it varied <g>
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
Lemme add that I am not trying to be a smartass...it is just that human
history is quite long and I did not know if you were talking hundreds of
years, decades, thousands of years or tens of thousands of years..
> How new do ya think it is?
> Lynda wrote:
>> The raiding and killing for resources is a relative new thing, Ray. And
>> even with its inception, it was relatively limited to certain areas and
>> groups. There were whole areas where folks were quite content with the
>> they lived in and what they had in that area.
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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