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Devolution: 21st century looking more and more like the Dark Ages

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Forget about progress.  Our world is moving backwards rather than forwards.

Clocks that move to the left, counter-clock wise.  Nations run by megalomaniacs.  Uncontrolled worldwide migrations.  Human trafficking.  Slavery.  Religious persecution. Crucifixions.  Tourists flocking to totalitarian states.

Forget the Jetsons future.  It's looking more and more like Mad Max every day.

And... if you think crucifixions and tourism to Castrogonia are unrelated, you are wrong.  Think again. There is an intimate and essential connection.

Your assignment for this week: figure out the connection if you haven't already done so.

There is no telling when the Final Exam will be administered, but it looks as if might be sooner than we all thought.  And it most certainly will not be multiple-choice or true-or-false format.

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From The Telegraph

Isis crucifies nine people in Syrian villages

A man has survived being crucified by Isis in Syria, after the jihadists raided his village and nailed him to a cross for eight hours.

The unnamed man from Al-Bab, near the border with Turkey, was crucified as a punishment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
He managed to survive the ordeal.

But eight others who received the same punishment did not survive. The men, from Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo province, were subjected to the same treatment and crucified "in the main square of the village, where their bodies will remain for three days", the Britain-based monitor said.

The men were reportedly rebels fighting against both President Bashar al-Assad and jihadist groups including Isis.

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