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Split Decisions
The sun was high and yet the day was cool in the northern Italian farmlands.  The harvest was in and the hot days of summer were a thing of the past.  There of course were still things that needed to be done around the farm...there were always things that needed to be done on a farm...but the harder work of tending the fields was, at least for a few months, put on hold.
The old man sat in a well-worn wooden rocking chair and gazed over the bustle of his extended family as they prepared for the traditional harvest dinner.  Small children ran about playing while being watched by a select few of the older children.  His wife oversaw the seeming chaos with a practiced hand.
It was inevitable that his island of quiet would be disturbed as the small children’s tornado of activity made its way toward him.  Soon small, gasping faces beamed at him. 
“Tell us a story grandpapa”
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The Fisherman Mage
Life hadn't turned out quite the way he thought it would when he was twelve.
The cell was near pitch black, with just a sliver of light coming from the slit of a high window.  Anson had been lying in his bed, wide awake, for several hours.  He was waiting for the door to open...when he would either be led to freedom or "made tranquil."
The plight of mages in Kirkwall had always been tenuous, but over the last few years --since the Qunari killed the Viscount-- Knight-Commander Meredith had become even more harsh.  Anson had been stuck in Kirkwall since the Blight, as the Knight-Commander had repeatedly refused his request to return to his home: the Circle of Magi in Ferelden.
Anson had of course heard the whispers about the Mage Underground.  It was a group of mages and Templars working in Kirkwall to sneak mages out of the Gallows.  But he had his doubts.  Were they really leading to freedom, or was this merely a ploy to kill
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Lord Shachi Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer
She shuddered awake.
Without moving, the red skinned woman scanned her surroundings, using the Force to discover what had awakened her.  She could sense the presence of her pirate lover breathing evenly beside her.  He had not stirred at all, except for maybe a slight twitch in his gun hand.
She sent her perception beyond the walls of the room to take in the rest of the ship.  Again everything appeared to be normal.  The ship's other inhabitants were either asleep or about their normal activities.  So what had disturbed her?  A dream.  A dream of a memory.
Her life had changed so much over the last few years, but she still remembered where her journey began.  She was born a Sith, but she was no Lord.  No, she had grown up as a slave in the empire.  A slave's life was worth less than meals consumed by the master.  The best a slave could hope for was not to be noticed, which for
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The Journal of a Sith Lord
Darth Stroyer Journal aka Lord Destroyer
Age 7
Coruscant
It is my dream to be a Jedi.  I am now in Jedi Academy.  I am a little older than the other new students but I don't care.  I have heard stories of the good Jedi Knights and now I get to be one.  I am starting this journal so that they can use it to write about my great deeds in the future.
Age 13
Coruscant
I have been accepted as Master Hendo Ren's Padawan.  He isn't what I was expecting.  He talks a lot and is a little fat.   He doesn't look like very heroic.  He has already misplaced his light saber three times.  I guess things will be different when we start traveling.
Age 17
Coruscant
Tomorrow I face the trials.  I don't know what they'll be but I'm very concerned about my ability to pass.  While Master Ren is a superb ambassador and he has taught me a lot of the Forces ability to influence others, other aspects
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I just saw Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 last night and it got me to thinking.  Thanos's basic philosophy is that there are too many people for the resources of the universe, so he goes around and kills half the population of various planets.  He wants the Infinity Stones to he can do it to the entire universe in one go.  In his mind once half the population is gone there is plenty for everyone who is left and everyone is happy and peaceful and thus he is a hero.  First lets ignore that he would have to repeat this process forever as populations grow and instead focus on the idea that there are limited resources and how this leads to the idea that the American Dream could be evil.

If there are a limited amount of resources.. ie. food, energy and materials to build things, and that these resources get used up, then any population will die when it uses up everything.  It doesn't really matter how big the population is.  So a smaller population will just last a bit longer.  On the other hand maybe it's a case of there is only enough resources to sustain a certain size population and exceeding that will lead to the complete collapse of that civilization.  Okay I'll continue with that second option.

So limited resources and a limited population.  If this is true then if someone has or wants more resources then someone else has to receive less resources.  Which leads us to the American Dream.  The American Dream is if someone works hard they can prosper, thus gaining more resources by taking them from someone else.  Is this moral?  Isn't this just overt greed and selfishness?  Shouldn't people just be happy with what they have in life?

NO!!!  The basic premise is as wrong as it is possible to be.  First the idea of limited resources is wrong.  Even a cursory glimpse at the development of civilization shows that premise is a lie.  The human race has only ever existed on the Earth.  In the distant past with only spears and fire man had a very meager living.  The land he hunted and gathered on could only support a very small population.  If the community grew to big they would consume everything in their local environment and have to move.  Then we got farming.  Which could sustain a larger population.  Did the amount of resources change?  Magically get larger?  No, we invented new resources.  We took something and figured out how to increase the yields.

Over many years we figured out how to tame and breed plants to get them to produce more of what we used for food.  We also invented things like the plow to make planting easier.  With these two things we didn't need everyone in the civilization to be a farmer.  This freed a part of the population to do other things.  This lead to more improvements, which brings us to where we are now and how with our knowledge we are able to produce far more food than what we need to sustain our population.  Not to mention we only need less than 5% of the population to produce that abundance of food.

Is this prosperity universal?  Of course not.  Any idiot can just look at the "News" to see that most of the population of the Earth isn't enjoying the levels of abundance that we in the USA take for granted.  So why do we have so much and others don't?  Are we using our powerful military to go to other countries and steal their food?  No, we produce the vast bulk of our food here in America and what food we do import we pay for.  So why can't other countries be just a prosperous as us?  Well it's because of the American Dream and that dream only exists because of our Constitution and that it keeps the government from infringing on the freedoms we are inherently born with.  The recognition of those freedoms is the American Dream and thus the greatest good this world has ever known.
  • Listening to: DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
  • Reading: Overgeared
  • Watching: Lucifer
  • Playing: Warframe
  • Eating: Vanilla Pirouline
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
I just saw Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 last night and it got me to thinking.  Thanos's basic philosophy is that there are too many people for the resources of the universe, so he goes around and kills half the population of various planets.  He wants the Infinity Stones to he can do it to the entire universe in one go.  In his mind once half the population is gone there is plenty for everyone who is left and everyone is happy and peaceful and thus he is a hero.  First lets ignore that he would have to repeat this process forever as populations grow and instead focus on the idea that there are limited resources and how this leads to the idea that the American Dream could be evil.

If there are a limited amount of resources.. ie. food, energy and materials to build things, and that these resources get used up, then any population will die when it uses up everything.  It doesn't really matter how big the population is.  So a smaller population will just last a bit longer.  On the other hand maybe it's a case of there is only enough resources to sustain a certain size population and exceeding that will lead to the complete collapse of that civilization.  Okay I'll continue with that second option.

So limited resources and a limited population.  If this is true then if someone has or wants more resources then someone else has to receive less resources.  Which leads us to the American Dream.  The American Dream is if someone works hard they can prosper, thus gaining more resources by taking them from someone else.  Is this moral?  Isn't this just overt greed and selfishness?  Shouldn't people just be happy with what they have in life?

NO!!!  The basic premise is as wrong as it is possible to be.  First the idea of limited resources is wrong.  Even a cursory glimpse at the development of civilization shows that premise is a lie.  The human race has only ever existed on the Earth.  In the distant past with only spears and fire man had a very meager living.  The land he hunted and gathered on could only support a very small population.  If the community grew to big they would consume everything in their local environment and have to move.  Then we got farming.  Which could sustain a larger population.  Did the amount of resources change?  Magically get larger?  No, we invented new resources.  We took something and figured out how to increase the yields.

Over many years we figured out how to tame and breed plants to get them to produce more of what we used for food.  We also invented things like the plow to make planting easier.  With these two things we didn't need everyone in the civilization to be a farmer.  This freed a part of the population to do other things.  This lead to more improvements, which brings us to where we are now and how with our knowledge we are able to produce far more food than what we need to sustain our population.  Not to mention we only need less than 5% of the population to produce that abundance of food.

Is this prosperity universal?  Of course not.  Any idiot can just look at the "News" to see that most of the population of the Earth isn't enjoying the levels of abundance that we in the USA take for granted.  So why do we have so much and others don't?  Are we using our powerful military to go to other countries and steal their food?  No, we produce the vast bulk of our food here in America and what food we do import we pay for.  So why can't other countries be just a prosperous as us?  Well it's because of the American Dream and that dream only exists because of our Constitution and that it keeps the government from infringing on the freedoms we are inherently born with.  The recognition of those freedoms is the American Dream and thus the greatest good this world has ever known.
  • Listening to: DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
  • Reading: Overgeared
  • Watching: Lucifer
  • Playing: Warframe
  • Eating: Vanilla Pirouline
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew

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RickF7666
Rick Fuller
United States
Well I have a lot of diverse interests, many don't necessarily translate to this site and I make money doing only one of them. I guess my primary interest is computers. And that's how I make my living, by fixing them.

I have been known to write a bit. I have a very active imagination, but as I don't draw very well I attempt to write things down. I have a ton of stuff crawling around in my head but I find writing to be a bit tedious. I tend to start a lot of stories but not finish them, thus the sparseness of my account.

Most of my stories are about my super hero world. The problem is that none of them have ever been in the short story category. If I can get myself to stop playing video games long enough I might finish one of them.

Current Residence: Oldsmar, FL
Favourite genre of music: Rock/Pop
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: PC
Wallpaper of choice: With Webshots I have a lot of wallpapers I cycle through
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: See more, do more, BE MORE!!
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jose86tf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the +fav mate!!! llama for you
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shibashake Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Thanks for the Added to my devWatch! 
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staino Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fav :+fav: :thanks:
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Taleeze Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
thanks for the fav!
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shrimpy99 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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MarinaIbiza Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Katenas by StoneSorceress
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
speaking of Rom annual 2 romspaceknightart.blogspot.com…
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StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
welcome to the Stone Sorceress gallery  Rick
please enjoy your visits :]
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Boster17503 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
You're welcome man :-)
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