It’s the nature of time that the old ways must give in
It’s the nature of time that the new ways comes in sin
When the new meets the old it always ends the ancient ways
And as history told the old ways go out in a blaze.
- Who wrote these lyrics? (5 points)
- What film was used in the music video? (the other 5!)
I ask because in the film Hollywood showed how ‘the modern ways’ won in the most bloodiest of ways, and nothing seems to have changed for the better from then on except the loss of traditional ways of doing things and that culture.
Guess what, that’s also a common theme in a lot of ‘civilized countries’.
You can also see it today in conflict zones.
Goat herders and traditionally armed combatants facing high-tech drones, jets, missiles or artillery. Sent to attack them from afar because politics doesn’t want ‘mano a mano’ anymore as dead soldiers make bad press so they have become ‘accepting of collateral damage’ of innocents (provided it doesn’t make the headlines).
Except they just keep on coming don’t they?
The sometimes dumb, illiterate, and fanatical.
Seemingly not phased by the might of the army sent against them.
Do I really have to cite nations that have survived despite being “saved” to prove that?
What I see is the old ways, while sometimes costly, usually win against technology and politics.
But there is another side to this and it’s the modern view that yesteryear knowledge has no place in modern society. Thus I now spend my life viewing things in terms of ‘the lost knowledge of our elders’ against modern-day technical innovation. Today’s engineering preferring to use technology as the standard means for making rubbish design work.
In that respect modern civilization is so stupid and that takes the form of cocking everything up with politics (aka big business) while plowing old knowledge and wisdom into the dirt and ditching systems and processes that have worked well for many years for a total dependence on technical innovation.
After all chemicals and fuel burning machinery in farming have increased yields so must be better than the older ways of farming. As for manufacturing, the CNC machine and other computer controlled processes are much better than a forge, a skilled eye and hand, for producing things.
Which is fine while the batteries and fuels for electrical generation last as in today’s technology rich world no electricity equates to NOTHING GETS DONE, moved, and little that matters gets produced!
So, thinking about what you use on a daily basis, how was it produced, and how would you be able to cope without the chemistry, technology, or power of today if you had to produce the same thing. That running the whole gambit from shelter, clean water, heat, food, fuels, medicines, and the rest of the endless list we all use.
As an example, could you make a shovel, a hammer, nails, build houses without power tools and modern materials, set foundations without concrete. Hows about growing things without modern fertilizers. How many of you can ride a horse or even row a boat? Without that skill how are you going to travel distances? As for milking a cow!?! Can you? How’s about making fishing hooks? Let alone a toothbrush!
And one final shock and horror thought.
No supermarkets, ever again, so how many can trap, kill and clean, meats or fish.
I’ve seen kids and grown ups turn a funny color (and more) at those thoughts, let alone them having to ‘do the deed’.
After all meat, fish, and fowl didn’t always come neatly wrapped in a white plastic tray did it?