on the border of Socratism
like the sovereign of China, his Majesty of Ava acknowledges no equal; indeed it is the fixed principle of all nations eastward of Bengal, to consider foreign ministers as suppliants come to solicit protection, not as representatives who may demand redress; rather as vassals to render homage, than as persons vested with authority to treat on equal terms. — An Account Of An Embassy To The Kingdom Of Ava, Volume 1 by Michael Symes
By eastward of Bengal, Symes means as far east as Aztecs and Incas. Civilisation arose in the Fertile Crescent, China, and the New World. Until holy wars by her Abrahamic brothers, Islam was a tolerant religion. Are the Holy Roman Empire and the rabbinate cannibalising civilisation?
There comes a time in every marriage for a bride to choose her family. My groom was chosen when Japan assassinated Major General Aung San. Now's the time for Japan to man up, buckle up, or both.