March 30th, 2007

Coexist

(no subject)

"The conflict usually takes place in primaeval ages, but is sometimes transposed to the world of human history and reenacted on special occasions like a military victory or an accession ceremony, whereby the king appears as the god who triumphs over the dragon. The execution of rebels and other enemies seems sometimes to have been inspired by the killing of the dragon in mythological traditions."

Have we really evolved, at all? I almost used the term 'enemy fighters' in what I'm writing down today, but then thought better of it.