Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I've thought about writing an article titled roughly "What does the end of the world look like?" along the lines of your brief entry. Had I been a soldier in the trenches of WW1 I'm sure I would have viewed it as the end of the world even if I survived. Same goes for other catastrophes. I often wonder what will come out on the other side a century or two from now.

I'll go think about that on the beach.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:16:09 PM EST
That sounds like a good diary.

But any 'monastic' solution has to survive by making itself politically indispensible. The Church did this by making everyone believe a fairy story about salvation. Protection was still patchy - every so often a thug would turn up and burn something down - but as camouflage it worked surprisingly well.

If we're going to be sliding back towards barbarism and superstition we might as well repeat what worked before with a new version of that narrative.

Buying some buildings and hoping to be ignored won't be enough.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:35:08 PM EST
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so which ETer do we nail to a windmill to start the new religion?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:44:08 PM EST
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Make it a poll...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:46:13 PM EST
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You're going to be On the Beach, eh?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 at 06:40:55 PM EST
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