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a very rare fresco fragment from Mesopotamia.: a one-horse war chariot. 2400-600 BCE.

Why does most state art that survives, fragmentarily, from authoritarian forms of government, have propagandistic threats about "others", and aggressive military imagery - from earliest times even up to this morning (maybe saying something about absolutism and our government's position on the republic-autocracy spectrum, and historic eventuality)?

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happy father's day you guys out there.

My dad died 32 years ago; I was with him, held his hand. I've lived in California (from the mid-west - 2000 miles to the right of here) 51 years. We were not that close and I don't remember a lot of togetherness between us, but he was a good guy. I don't have any bad memories. Here's a Roman bust of someone's dad from way back. He's taken a few hits, as we all have I suppose. Fare thee well.