Friday, 3 July 2015
Building A Society
"'Living here would be...well, very different. Not many natives, for one thing; not much labor available.'"
-SM Stirling, Conquistador (New York, 2004), p. 119.
If you are used to having natives working for you, then you want to move to a place with plenty of natives.
The Founder, John Rolfe VI, explains that he has "'...restricted the import of native labor here...'" (ibid.) because:
"I don't want my grandchildren to be facing a mass of half-assimilated Aztecs who've been reading Locke and Tom Paine, not to mention Marx.'" (p. 120)
No? Locke, Paine and Marx are excellent chaps to read even if we disagree and argue about every word that they wrote. I would not be happy in a society whose leaders deliberately suppressed such works.