It is the Fourth of July, American Independence day; it is the 242nd anniversary of a group of revolutionaries to pen a “Dear George (King) letter”. A random thought in a comment I made to my blogging buddy from across the Atlantic, Little Fears, was all it took for this particular post to spring forth:
Funny that it all started over Tea, Taxes, and that royal thing… Now we have tea everywhere (though mostly ICED – which the UK knows nothing about; in California specifically we pay the highest taxes (but don’t/won’t/can’t revolt); and if we aren’t swooning over British royals, we are treating celebrities as though they were royals!
And I started thinking what it might be like in an alternate universe ,,,, which then lead to me thinking about an old, old episode of Star Trek ( the original 1968 version) when there was this episode, The Omega Glory, about a distant inhabited planet that had a parallel history to the United States. But war had destroyed everything but emnity between the Yangs and the Congs.
Of course, in the early decades of the Twenty-First Century, we all know that this is a very improbable scenario. Even Neal Degrasse Tyson would be hard pressed to deduce the probability of an inhabited world somewhere in our galaxy having a parallel history to our Earth.
But imagine, what if there had been no Revolution, no war over taxes and tea? Something to ponder over coffee.
(Ed. note: had to make amends to die-hard Trekkies – I re-listened to the episode and it’s e pleB nista and Comms— but you get my drift)