“A great civilization does not destroy itself from without until it destroys itself from within.” Will Durant
Are we on that trajectory?
TOTALLY OFF TOPIC (or is it?): I had friends who went to Kansas a few weeks ago for a high school reunion bring me brochures about The Dalton Gang and a few other historical places. They know I love anything about those days…… What really intrigued me was that a little house that was owned by the Dalton sister and her husband , in Meade, Kansas, had a tunnel built that led to a barn and, therefore, their escape should anything happen while the gang was hiding out there.
Get this: “The home has been restored and the 95-foot long tunnel reconstructed to make it passable for the average persons. The stone work on the tunnel, barn and grounds, was created by the NYA and WPA in 1940.”
In other words, there seem not to have been projects more important in the 1940’s than to have our tax dollars spent on the reconstruction of a gang’s hideaway tunnel? Even being the buff I am, I thought this was a bit weird.
Maybe some things never change, huh? We sure haven’t learned!