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The Gleaners

pinenee Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 1:59 AM
Mr Payne, I don't think my group, the West Coast of Africa and south of Sahara desert ever gleaned. Have my group, from 1619 to the present 2013, ever had to glean? When and if they did, it was called going and being at work. Can't remember our gleaners, if we had any, as gleaning work being a part of the ethics, values, and morals they instilled. Sir, you and your allies have declared the current culture and technology change overwhelmed you, well at least, now, its the gleaners who are the "them". You are consistent, never you and your allies failure, always "them". Oh, by the way, never in the moment, you travel way back in the past!!!
willis9 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 4:33 PM
Good example of jabberwocky.
Hawker 1 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:23 AM
And you make very little sense.
Cepat2 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 9:56 AM
The message is there...it's just hard to glean. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
It is said history repeats itself, or at the very least echoes the past but while human behavior is range-bound circumstances have changed and may not be repeated. In the western world poverty as it was known for centuries will probably never been seen again. Interestingly, changes in technology and attitudes that have eradicated scenes like that in Jean-Francois Millet's The Gleaners have also eradicated something else.

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