We need to take the temperature down in US politics.

I get why people get so heated, and both sides have points. But if you look at the Balkans or the Middle East, everyone there had/has points for their grudges and vendettas. They didn’t make stuff up either. And I don’t want to live like that. So the hardest thing in the world may be giving up an argument when you’re right, but it has to be done.

Coincidentally, this is where the idea and my interest in goblins comes from. Real grudges, bad results.

God’s Shadow 2

Do you ever read 50s patriot novels where everything is great, America is the best place on Earth, and kindness and justice are there for everyone?

That’s how Mikhail writes about the Ottoman Empire.


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