16 thoughts on “Cromwell, parliament, etc.: a link

  1. We have something similar going on here. Congress and the president fighting a turf war.
    We could have another civil war beeeen the left and right. Northeast, Illinois and California against the rest of the country.

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    • I admit I’ve been gone a long time, so I don’t get to pontificate of where the lines are and how sharply they’re drawn, but I was reading an article the other day arguing that the lines aren’t where and what we think. The writer is from West Virginia and argues that it’s not the Trumpian base it’s portrayed as.

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      • The division is largely between urban and rural. Larger cities in most all states are liberal. It is just the Northeast and California are more urban and the state totals reflect that. Southeast, Appachavhia, much of Midwest, Great Plains states are sufficiently rural so that the state votes are majority conservation.

        I was just going by the state totals. All the states are mixtures but some total more one way that the other.

        Enjoy reading about the English civil wars. Pretty brutal time to live through. Glad someone figured out it was easier to vote on the next chief executive instead of deciding it by fighting.

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  2. I have read the opinion that Cromwell was no different from any other military commander of the time when it came to dealing with besieged cities which refused to surrender. Of course, it sounds appalling in retrospect, and events like this were recalled in the early 20th century during the independence struggle.

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  3. When Trump and Pence first got in I started writing a piece likening them to King Charles and Cromwell. Getting Trump out while in office may be out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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