Friday, July 06, 2007

So I thought about my old college book, The Chalice & the Blade by Riane Eisler and went downstairs to get it. Luckily I was at my parents house when I thought about this (I was meant to get it all along).
I notice there are some flash cards with quotes already in the middle of the volume.
Nice one by Elizabeth Cady Stanton is nice but this is the one that caught my eye,

But in its emphasis an individual acquisitiveness, competitiveness, and greed (the profit), its inherent hierarchism (the class structure), and its continued reliance on violence (e.g. colonial wars), capitalism remained fundamentally androcratic [male-dominator, female-dominated].

Being intrigued by the word androcratic, I looked it up online. Subsequently, I found this:

which turned me onto Joshua 8:24

"When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword. And all who fell that day, both men and women, were 12,000, all the people of Ai. For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched his javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. Only the cattle and the spoils of that city Israel took as their booty, according to the word of the Lord which He commanded Joshua. So Joshua burned Ai, and made it forever a heap of ruins. . ."