aa5 » August 14th, 2016, 11:00 pm wrote:
When your ancestors had the wealth to be constructing churches in that area, they were wielding and demonstrating power in their present.
OMG! What wealth?
My ancestors had the ability & desire to construct churches (in addition to residential/commercial buildings). They designed & built very plain & modest churches. Maybe “they were wielding and demonstrating power in their present” as you claim or maybe, just maybe, they were demonstrating their belief in a higher power. And let’s not forget that, back in the day, the church and schoolhouse were one and the same.
Their growing power would have been supplanting whoever had that power before they arose.
Hmmm! “growing powers” supplanting “older powers.” How unsurprisingly Darwinian of you. The ‘growing power’ you speak of isn’t as ominous as you may think. Usually significant parcels of land were/are combined through marriages (no nefarious conspiracy needed). The marriages produced children who inherited portions of the land…and so forth.
Alas, it sounds like they were later supplanted by yet another group.
My aunt, for reasons unknown to me, decided to sell even the family cemetery! The new legal/rightful owners of the land, having no connection to my family, demolished the cemetery. That’s what it was like! I don't care who owns the land now & don't feel robbed of anything. Just saddened by the loss of my family cemetery. It has nothing to do with ownership & power. And my story is far from unique. It's happening all over the world!
Pray tell, how did you ‘supplant’ the former occupant of your current residence?
Who wisely began to erase the evidence of your family's past power.
What power? Wise men try to face history (the good, bad, ugly, known & unknown) & hopefully learn from it. Only fools & cowards try to erase history. Builders build, creators create and fools fool (mainly themselves).
The Darwinian programming is deep. Mobb Deep…
Survival Of The Fittest [Studio Gangsters]
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIq4UTgqDAc
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