Re: human sacrifices

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Sat, 25 May 1996 04:32:29 +0000

On 25 May 96 at 14:04, mike shupp wrote:

> On Sat, 25 May 1996, Stephen W. Russell wrote:
> > Well, I don't doubt that 80,000 might be excessive to assure, say,
> > one season of rain--but we sacrificed a lot more to the One
> > Nation, Indivisible God in the Civil War.
> >
> > Now, I have no doubt that in terms of social Darwinism a nation
> > was "better" than a confederacy, but the question of whether the
> > Constitution allowed secession was not at all clear until the
> > human sacrifices settled it.
> I'll make an ungermane response-- the human cost of civil war
> and
> whether it's worth paying to avoid secession is still unsettled
> issue in this country. Otherwise the administrations of Bush and
> Clinton would have found it a lot easier to deal with secession in
> Yugoslavia, the ex-USSR, and elsewhere.

Mike, do you really think Bush or Clinton found it difficult for the
wars, and sucessions, in the ex-USSR and Yugoslavia? In what way may
I ask? When Bush was trying to make sure Noriega would, if survive,
keep his mouth shut, or Clinton when oogling mummies?

> I wonder if any future American president would be willing to
> pay
> 300,000 lives to preserve the Union if, say the Southwest corner of
> the US (Texas thru Califoria, perhaps) wanted to quit. Or Hawaii.

You mean Orange County? Let the Blacks and Hispanics have the
exclusive right to vote this time, and let's see what happens.
Hawaii? Where's Mitchener?

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")

"A teepee is a pyramid, isn't it?"