Blackadder’s Lair

The home of many a cunning plan

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  1. True. When you consider the history of the Industrial Revolution in England: yes, the people (many of them evangelicals) who fought for more humane conditions were certainly correct – but the factories had to exist in the first place.

    And those who idealize the pre-industrialized era forget just how tough rural life is. Heck, my father left the farm for the city and he never sentimentalized his Depression-era childhood. “You work like a dog and all of that work can be ruined by the weather.” John Kenneth Galbraith said many wrong things and one very true thing: “Once you’ve lived on a farm, nothing else seems like work.” That was in the 20th century with tractors and combines to do the work done with horse or mule and wooden plow in earlier days.

    Comment by Donna V. | January 10, 2009 | Reply

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