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Letters

April 28, 2014

Where did man go wrong?

— The archaeologist of the future will find the remains of tall structures, only to learn that this is the remains of a city; where people once lived under what was called democracy and were governed by those of great wealth, with words of lies and corruption.

They will find bullets or the remains of what looks like what might be a weapon, then try to determine how it was used for what purpose, to kill its people or food?

How did they build such buildings and by what means did they reach such heights? How long did these structures last and by what material did they use?

They will find graves and bones of remains of how the species looked, but how did they reproduce? Did they fight amongst themselves or were they at war with others of their own kind? Is it possible they may have had slaves or did they hire people to do work for them?

Will they be able to give life a meaning or man a purpose? Today’s archaeologists are still trying to put together how man lived and the means the world was governed, along with the means that established classes of people, those being rich or of noble blood and those of the poor. Today we call them laborers, not slaves. Those that were educated by scholars became politicians. Today we call them lawyers first then politicians.

Today’s world is tomorrow’s dig and what they will find is what man left behind. Nothing has changed, just a different time period and all the findings leave man with the same question. Where did man go wrong?

Paul Leese,

Northumberland

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