According to 'Mankind Decoded - Arms Race' a program I happen to channel surf upon on the History Channel, we humans began to develop an Arms race to protect our gardens. The theory is that when humans changed from being nomadic hunter gathers into farmers putting down roots, we learned that we needed to protect what we grew. Raids from rival tribes looking to take what you had often lead to bloodshed and this became a matter of survival. At first the tools used to cultivate the land were employed as close combat weaponry. As time progressed, weapons developed into longer distance types like bow and arrows to reduce close contact fighting thus leaving your fight force somewhat safe from harm. But, with the evolution of a new weapon, another was created to supersede it. Serious escalation just for the sake of a few spuds and lettuce tops!
|Step away from the spuds!|
|Old MacObama had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O|
The cold war made America the world leader in the Arms Race, with the most superior weaponry known in battle. But, this country's biggest threat doesn't come from bullets and bombs. Instead, our Achilles heel might be our inability to feed ourselves. We have become so dependant on others in foreign lands for the food we eat that we have become detached from being able to supply for ourselves. For many, growing food from a packet of seed is like figuring out how to fly to the moon. Crisis from food shortage will drive many back to those primitive days of taking with force.
|I have no idea of what she's fighting for, but sign me up!|
Viva la Revolution