it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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you're old enough to die but you're too young to vote.

Now Playing: The American presidental election of 1796, which I am attempting to understand. And coming to the conclusion that nobody else understands it either.

The thing about history is that it actually makes no sense. Until somebody comes along and imposes a narrative on it.

But there's always something that makes the narrative go kerflooey.

Linear models of chaotic systems don't really work so good. Also, now I remember why I don't write alternate history.

*recalls Jefferson from France in time for the Philadelphia Convention, institutes female suffrage, and gives up on American history as a bad job all over*

Tags: footnotes to history

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