Message from John O - in Nice Respectable People Group #general
I almost spit out my breakfast.
@MrBland - VA Agreed. That border fence campaign ad was just peak cringe...
"I too am a supporter of the rights of indigenous peoples to claim their land. For example did you know and indigenous Swedes are being invaded and murdered by foreign aggressors?!?"
@Fox i've had enough cancer for the week.
besides white men aren't allowed opinions, remember?
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Yep! Excellent lol,about time! Turn about is fair play
Tfw the kirtarchy actually works (in our favor)...
Lol yes it does and I hope it continues
reading a few of these, it's amazing how codified society was http://iws.collin.edu/mbailey/hammurabi's%20laws.htm
I dunno Chris, seems like they pretty much just killed everybody who did something wrong.
Not a very "chill" society.
Yeah dude, "This builder built a house, and it fell down 5 years later, just get rid of him"
It does illustrate how unnatural it is to live in a large settlement, though. We have since gotten very good at structuring large societies, but early cities must have been hellish
282. If a slave says to his master: "You are not my master," if they convict him his master shall cut off his ear.
Half of these include burying the guy who did you wrong in your house. What's up with that?
I'm good with just cutting his ear off
But one may have to consider. Before large settlements and complex societies, the only jurisprudence may have been personal vendettas. So maybe these laws reconcile local custom with an objective apparatus for implementing law.
215: If a physician performs eye surgery and saves the eye, he shall receive ten shekels in money.
Ancient eye surgery <:nervous:359009898115104770>
@Jason - CT absolutely, what I'm saying is that the apparatus is clunky, and that I'm happy to live in a time where the heavy hand of the state doesn't weigh down on me in such an inhuman way
I wonder how much of this was actually necessary to enforce.
Or if threat of really clear and severe capital punishment was enough to dissuade all but the most impulsive criminals.
Some of these seem to be very easy to accidentally commit
Yeah i noted that as well
192. If an adopted son says to his adoptive father or mother: "You are not my father, or my mother," his tongue shall be cut off.
195. If a son strikes his father, his hands shall be cut off.
196. If someone says, "They watch anime" they shall have their eyes removed
This is a good law ^
Idk. Seems like they were on to something.
127. If any one "point the finger" at (slanders or accuses of adultery) a holy woman or someone else’s wife but cannot prove it, this man shall be taken before the judges and his brow shall be marked (by cutting the skin, or perhaps cutting off half his hair.)
Half of ya'll would be bald.