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Thread #70513   Message #1203679
Posted By: GUEST
09-Jun-04 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Subject: RE: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
While I would particulary love to blame the mouse - I think your examples are results rather then causes.

Personally I blame the Roman Empire - they settled vast areas of Europe with retired soldiers. And most likely populated other large areas with the illegitimate offspring of garrisons and passing troops.

Seriously though - I suspect the Catholic church - which for hundreds of years seemed to have a policy of "Let Us do the thinking for you"