Friday, June 17, 2016


I'm just watching the BBC period drama Testament of Youth again, and just noticed a massive difference between now and then.

Then, as a Christmas gift in 1914, Vera was sent a batch of books, which excited her greatly.

But now, we send each other DVDs jam-packed with violence and semi-pornography.

But then again, back then in 1914 we were marching towards each other through the mud of Northern France with a bayoneted rifle to a certain death.

I don't think that would happen now.

Is this progress?

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