Bunyions and Broken Bones: Medieval Shoes Show Price the Politically Correct Willingly Pay For Social Acceptance

Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 2 weeks ago to Philosophy
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"elieve it or not, Medieval shoes tell us something important about modern civilization. The hyper-gregarious homo sapiens might be able to walk on the moon, but ultimately a large proportion of the species just want to climb the social ladder. And the smarter, higher order sapiens might paradoxically be willing to pay the most stupid price.

In this case, being “progressive” in the 14th Century meant wearing pointy shoes that left 4 out of 10 people buried at the friary with bent and sometimes broken bones. Bunions make it harder to balance so they increase the risk of falls. The undeniable benefits of scoring social fashion points were apparently worth spending decades distorting foot bones. Before you dismiss this as a teenage girly thing, ponder that two thirds of the victims were men.

The social competition to have the pointiest shoes became so dangerous that in 1463 King Edward IV passed a law declaring toe-points had to be 2 inches or less within London.

In the battle of stupid fashion trends the best weapon is free speech. If the King makes pointy shoes an employment criterion, even smart men who know the price will still pay it to get the girls and the goodies for their offspring. It’s a cold cost-benefit calculation, not a religion.

It’s quickly cured if the court jester can mock the King. Once the price is named out loud the race is over, and all the contestants lose."

Now consider how the 'modern' left has acted regarding Trump, masks, and experimental "vaccines."
SOURCE URL: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/bunyions-and-broken-bones-medieval-shoes-show-price-homo-sapiens-fashion-victims-willing-topay/

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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Another indicator of how people fall into line so they won't be 'different'. Don't try to figure it out. That's an exercise in futality. (sp?) N
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I had to share a funny with you. My computer keeps flipping out on me and I was reading your Post and it flipped to a picture showing a bunch of shoes! Fortunately some of them were sandals. LOL! N
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    • Posted by 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      Sounds like Google or Microsoft are dictating what you should be interested in buying.
      Ghostery and Adblock are plugins for your browser that may stop that from happening.
      (If you are using Windows 10 then you are probably enslaved to what MSFT wants you to see.)
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