posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 09:21 PM
I was thinking about this tonight after playing Trivia... the "guys" team got a question about what material was Thomas Jefferson's such and such
written on, and I seemed to be the only one who readily knew the answer was Hemp. I forget that not alot of people really know that hemp was
America's ORIGINAL cash crop, being replaced by the much softer cotton (in a wide perspective, this is the major reason hemp went by the wayside...
other materials slowly helped almost entirely phase out hemp).
So, what I started wondering about was what life would be like if we had made different choices in history. Then I started wondering what other people
thought were some major forks in history that may be considered some of the worst made.
So, to start out, I can think of 2:
1) As I mentioned before, the choice to use cotton over hemp. As we are finding out now, there are SO many uses for hemp, while cotton is mostly
limited to fiberous product use. Personally, I think that if our forefathers knew the possibilities of hemp, they would've kept on using it and
2) The choice to use combustion engines instead of electric motors. At the dawn of the automobile, we were already in the infancy of electricity.
People at the time liked the idea of an electric car over the noisy, smoking combustion engine. The "powers that be" unfortunatly won over on this
one, although electric cars were starting to show promise. It shouldn't take much of a stretch of the imagination to understand how much of an impact
this made on shaping the world we know today!
What are some other times in history where we had a good plan in hand and initiated, and a lesser (and probably immediatly favorable, or favorable by
the people in power) plan was implemented and is it something that we corrected, or are just now trying to correct?