This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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A certain kind of anarchy

We find in the pre-revolutionary period a culture of ‘take what you can and do what you will’ that not only lacked attention to diplomacy but did not even have any real sense of political limits. When limits were encountered, the limiting factor was perceived as an oppression. When the limiting factor was the crown, its political authority was called into question and eventually it was cast out.

A second limit was the indigenous population itself. When the Native American people could not be cast out, like the crown, they were killed or herded like cattle into concentrated areas that held no value for the newly formed nation.

Returning to the analogy of the only child, we say that America, from its birth, would not suffer externally imposed limits of any kind and was at the same time unwilling to impose any limits on itself, stooping even to genocide when it came to the indigenous people.

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