Ride Of The Second Horseman


Robert O’Connell explains to us the decline of organized warfare between people. This is stated in three different regions of argument; the nomads having to change to cope with the new geographic changes find it easier to just try to take the agriculturalists food sources rather then find their own. Second the new divisions of government cause a more humanistic approach to settle disagreements rather then warfare, and thirdly the total demise of how warfare once was.
The shift to domesticated farming, away from nomadic pastorals, led to a clash between these two subsistence patterns. The nomads, facing geographic change and poor food supplies, attempted to make their way down from ...

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inertial congregations. If there is strength in numbers among the sedentary, there is only hunger among the nomadic.’(21) Again this shows how the nomadic are going hungry and have no way to turn except to fight for food. The agriculturalist have superior strength in numbers and after a few attacks from the nomads the will be ready to take them out for good and worry about them no more. This new age of society is just too profitable for them to leave it, crops that a few men farm yielding the food for twenty. The economics itself are just to great to turn back now. ‘The key to such realti0onships is mutualism, with booth plant and animal oolong in ways that intensify the partnership…In the period between 8500 BC and AD 1 the great majority of humans made the transition from wild food to planting and harvesting domesticated crops-a span of only eight and a half millennia in the more than four-million history of our line.’(55) Once more you see the demise of the nomads, the ...

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nothing until the agriculturalists. Everything was always take what you need for yourself by yourself. In the new society people started to rely on others and in time began to get specialized. This was hard at first but after a few small dilemmas the whole clan would excel. ‘Scholars are coming to realize that the analysis of complex social systems must reach down to the level of the individual members…. when comparisons of various economic and ecological strategies are made form the perspective of the individual, it becomes logical to ask not just whether they were better fed and housed but whether they were happier and more fulfilled.’(12) You have to start with the simple and ask a ...

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