Coincidence in History

History is full of strange coincidences that have benefitted humankind.  The coronavirus might be one.  We’ll see.  But I’m going to mention two visible to me.

The first is the appearance of George Washington in the apparently doomed American Colonies’ bid for freedom.  He took a ragtag army to victory against far superior and experienced forces.

The second, knowing how slowly civilizations change, was the appearance of what we self-agrandizingly call a more humane civilization about 1500 years to the day before the discovery of its greatest manifestation, America.  This Christian, or if you will, Judeo-Christian civilization, changed the globe forever, from the brutal and still primitive Roman civilization to what we call Western Civilization today.

Sure, you’ll admit it’s more humane, but did you know that means less beastly?

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