“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, May 8, 2015

It's a good thing we aren't accountable for our ancestors...

While waiting for the school bus this morning I got into a conversation with my daughter which ended up in a discussion about how people in the modern world are much more mobile than even just a hundred years ago - travel, migrations etc.; and thus the diversity of people and backgrounds in her class. To include citing examples of life in differing areas "back then." When she then piped up "And one of our ancestors traveled on the ocean stealing things!"

This stems from the fact that on the maternal side there is a famous pirate in the family bloodline, something the kids do get amused about at times.

It was then explained to her that well yes, that's true... but she also had ancestors who lived in the hills of Scotland stealing sheep.

And others in the high Rockies who were plundering the Navajo for horses and brides.

Which then led to me going "Umm and while stealing is wrong, apparently there's a lot of it in our background kiddo..."


Old NFO said...

Ohh... THAT's going to be fun to explain later... :-)

Dori said...

We've been aiming to misbehave for centuries. :)