at that truck stop really filled me up.
Wanna pull over next rest area?
Just feels like my stomach is a balloon.
though there are rumors to the effect that
touring on motorcycles for long periods of time
puts fat on, too.
I’d take it with a grain of salt.
of bloated bellies, motorcycles, and fat,
been three months now since my last period.
this one highway towards Boston.
I imagine they're quaint colonial towns
with shops, museums.
for the Native American tourists spots, too.
Saffrons’ mad about me.
shall I say, treacherous soil.
… to put it mildly.
from the mindset of the English populace.
The English populace who pay social tithes to the king,
and bidding to the call of the authorities from the Church of England.
A bit of quick historics:
The Church of England was established
by one of the many English kings
who wanted a divorce from the queen he was married to.
During these times it was the Church in Rome,
what is today the Catholic Church
that was recognized by most as the seat of authority
for all Christian matters of concern,
and the Pope said no to this king dudes request
for an official divorce.
So this king took matters into his own hands
and simply outlawed the authority of Rome inside his kingdom.
Those persons who became the bishops
of this new church have little choice
but to grant this king his request
for a divorce from the queen.
No more banquets for her.
the reason why this king wanted a divorce
was because the queen couldn't give him a son.
All kings want to have a male heir to the throne after they die.
And so because she can't bare children,
he wants to divorce her and then remarry
But because this queen he's divorcing now
would legitimately be next in line as heir to the throne,
he had this queen he divorced killed.
He had someone else cut off her head.
(chuckle; a beat)
The way things were back then.
got a church established in their name?
And to be a good person,
that is, to be a good and loyal, upstanding
member of the English community
you would always act and speak favorably
about this king's church.
The pilgrims were considered
a radical Christian denomination
by the majority of English folk,
and harassment of them was tolerated by the
what we call police today.
They the Puritans took the abuse for a time
Do you already see what I'm leading up to?
Pull it out.
I'm just asking to hear what you think?
will soon begin to flourish over the European nations.
were this king to have perhaps listened to the thoughts from his heart
and by doing so he set in motion the events which
in reality it was the United States which set the example causing
all the other European nations to eventually follow suit?
the Native North Americans.
And for the next two hundred and fifty years
these indigenous people will be …?
There was this dude in the late 1800's named James Maxwell
who studied the phenomena of electricity.
Because of Maxwell and his equations
a hundred years later the West
has invented a proliferation of different
electronic machines and devices.
Some extol Maxwell the person
for this tremendous contribution towards
advancing the quality of life in the West.
But I would also have to give a lot of credit to
the environment that allowed a young boy
to form the frame of mind
which furthered and eventually allowed
those mathematical thoughts of an adult Maxwell
to be discovered and occur.
also come to mind now.
were raised inside of played just as important a role
to the discovery of the methods and systems of flight
as did their personal ambition and perseverance.
I can see that.
and settled amongst the North American Indians,
this strategy would entail impressing upon the leaders
of the Indian nations that the institutions of the West
and its order of civil life
is more advantageous to the majority of folks
than the customs of their Indian nation.
but do you understand what I'm saying?
and the others in the movie, The Last Samurai.
I understand what you're getting at but
Great enough to talk about and then
try to impress the Indian leaders with?
during the early seventeenth century?
You got me on that at the moment.
But I'm sure like you you want to believe that
could possibly have been altered.
Imagine like the Mormons basically run the State of Utah,
and the people living there are basically cool to everyone else.
Well, let's imagine all those missionaries
who went to the leaders of the
Apache, Cherokee, Iroquois, and other nations
and instead of talking some cockamamie-sounding nonsense
the blood of Christ and justification by faith mental loop-de-dos
for the Indian leaders to ponder over with, … well,
they instead talked a different kind of talk that really made sense
and the reality is today that most all the Indian nations have evolved
into States of their own, and they evolved so much so that they rival
New York and California as far as GDP is concerned.
that a nation or State has sold during a period of time.
which is better.
there are also today several States of the Union populated with
a majority of affluent and patriotic citizens of Native American descent.
I'm following this train of thought to pose the question
as to whether circumstances were such that …,
was it possible or impossible for there to have been peace and prosperity,
or were hostilities between the settlers and the Indians
for two-hundred fifty long years
the only course of events that could have occurred?
Come back to these thoughts later.
… just love your puddin', … Puddin'.