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June 15, 2015 / Fantelius

The Dance of Law and War

Picture text by Dartwill Aquila

Picture text by Dartwill Aquila


On this day in 1215 the British noblemen forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. Law, not personal power, would rule the land.

That was 800 years ago. If we still followed that ancient law Guantanamo would be closed down and the people responsible for that intolerable prison would themselves be put in prison. No one could be labled an enemy combatant and be deprived of their rights.

The Magna Carta tells us that people had more rights in ”The Middle Ages” than they have today.

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Also on this day, 600 years later, The Duchess of Richmond threw her famous ball. A glorious affair with most of the officiers of Wellington’s coalition army dancing merrily. During the ball news arrived that Napoleon’s troops were on the way. The advancing troops would be defeated at the Battle of Quatre Bras the next day. Many of the dancers would be dead. Napoleon decided to persue Wellington. The little emperor would catch up to him at a place called Waterloo.

Abba sang a song about it.

 

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  1. camelien / Jun 15 2015 10:50 am

    “…people had more rights in ”The Middle Ages” than they have today.” Sadly; true. We the People must stop heeding ‘mainstream media’s rhetoric and myriad distractions averting our attention from the horrendous reality of the oligopoly exponentially distorting actual “freedom & democracy” globally.

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