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34881Y173 As He Left The Castle, Villagers Came...

FORTH
FROM THEIR HOVELS
TO WAVE TO HIM, AND ALL
THE PRETTY GIRLS LOOKED LONGINGLY
AT THE BRAVE CRUSADER SETTING OFF TO FIGHT THE INFIDELS.
WHEN HE SET SAIL FROM ENGLAND AND MADE HIS WAY THROUGH STRANGE AND DISTANT LANDS -
NORMANDY, PROVENCE, SICILY - he was joined by bands of foreign knights, all with the same destination
and the same faith. When the army finally disembarked in the Holy Land & waged battle with Saladin's hosts,
John was amazed to discover that even the wicked Saracens shared his beliefs?! True, they were a bit confused,
thinking that the Christians were the infidels & that the Muslims were obeying God's will?! Yet they too accepted the basic
principle that those fighting for God & Jerusalem will go straight to heaven when they die... Iets dergelijks heden ten dage
met mensen uit alle windrichtingen, zwarte Afrikanen & Australiers, Indiërs & allerhande andere Aziaten, spleetogige Chinezen, Koreanen & Japanners, blankwitte Europeanen & kolonisten, migranten, autochtonen & de 'gemengde rassen'?!!!! Men heeft het over alles wat absoluut geboden & verboden is? Oeroude tradities & nieuwerwetse fratsen, oude & nieuwe wetten met de daarbijbehorende onder- & bovenwerelden, criminelen & gezagsgetrouwer, mannelijker & vrouwelijker DNA, trans-, bi-, homo/lesbo ed. Villawijken & achterbuurten, kapitaalkrachtige families & arme sloebers, onder- & overontwikkelde culturen; overvloed & modeinvloeden onder zéér diverse Assyriërs, Babyloniërs, Chaldeeërs: de eerste soorten joden, christenen & moslims, boeddhisten, hindoestanen, heidenen & kliekjes met hun typische kenmerken aan binnen- & buitenkant, vluchtelingen, migranten, werkloosheid & woongelegenheid, slavernij & bevrijding?!! In such a way, thread by thread, ancient & medieval civilization spun its web of meaning, trapping also Johnboy & his contemporaries in their sticky stuff like flies around pies! It was inconceivable to our John (Yankee's Jan & Kees) that all these stories were just figments & fragments of imagination, fantasy & creative thinking, feeling & acting? Maybe 'parents & uncles, aunts, cousins & nieces' were wrong?!! But the minstrels too, & all his friends, and village girls ànd gamblers, learned priests, the baron on the other side of the river, Popes in Rome, Provençal & Sicilian knights, & even the Muslims & Jews - is it possible that they were àll hallucinating? And the years pass......... Alle dairies, dagjesmenschen,
dagboeken & -bladen, tijdschriften & bibliotheken,
mythen, legenden, sprookjes,
spookjes, koks èn
cleaners dancing
along?!!