If you be one on a far continent, unacquainted with such, and discovering even that our Google translator is inadequate in the face of this English such as I am employing now, you have my most sincerest of apologies…
I’d forgive you for thinking: “But you’re in Britain? The BBC for news surely?” Well, honestly, now, not really any longer.
“Modernity” – its electricity, instant communications, machines, firepower, and medicines, including especially birth control – is what has been most responsible for the end of restrictive millennia-old roles allotted to women, and that process is ongoing.
At least Alexa had not laughed at me as all of this was going on.
I have never come upon a better statement on the appeal of history. Ultimately there is nothing more “romantic” than history…
Truth indeed. We could definitely use some.
Otherwise religiously indifferent British would likely go to battle stations if some government bureaucrat dared to inform them, “Look, attendance is so small, we will pull that church down and put up a brand new shopping centre.”
Have we forgotten a “dystopia” is a “not-good place”?
From the outside, often it looked cool and glamorous (I remember sitting star-struck at him once telling me about meeting Sean Connery)…
From then on, occasionally and unexpectedly whenever we were sauntering around in public, and especially when we were sightseeing, impersonating the guide “Isabelle” would comically shout at me, “Staaaay onnnnn zuhhh runaaaahs!”