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09 Dec 2021 2:26 p.m. PST
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doc mcb09 Dec 2021 7:25 a.m. PST

"Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?" -- John Milton, born today

Dagwood09 Dec 2021 11:06 a.m. PST

I fail to see any wargaming connection.

William Warner09 Dec 2021 11:29 a.m. PST

A nice sentiment. I hope it proves to be valid today.

Stryderg09 Dec 2021 11:38 a.m. PST

@ Dagwood:
Imagine a game where every mini is a proxy for something else (ie. false), the terrain doesn't represent actual terrain, all die roll results are hidden from you, and you are the only one that doesn't know what the objectives are. That "truth" stuff is starting to seem rather important now, isn't it?

Cerdic09 Dec 2021 12:42 p.m. PST

He was born today, you say?!

Learnt to talk quick, didn't he…!

enfant perdus09 Dec 2021 4:10 p.m. PST

OK, don't write this down, but I find Milton probably as boring as you find Milton. Mrs. Milton found him boring too. He's a little bit long-winded, he doesn't translate very well into our generation, and his jokes are terrible. [Bell rings, students rise to leave] But that doesn't relieve you of your responsibility for this material. Now I'm waiting for reports from some of you… Listen, I'm not joking. This is my job!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2021 7:16 p.m. PST

Well, doesn't his poem begin with War in Heaven?

doc mcb09 Dec 2021 7:27 p.m. PST

Indeed. Milton had a lot to do with STARTING a war, too.

Cardinal Ximenez10 Dec 2021 4:57 a.m. PST

Early argument for freedom of the press
Correlates to freedom of speech
Many have fought and died for this right
Often in myriad wars
Which we play out on our numerous table tops

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