First Axial Insanity

My goal for the day was to get to Columbia, MO which is a little over 1000 miles or about 16 hours away with stops.  I listened through an edition of the Economist, the entirety of Great Gatsby, and was starting to listen to Karen Armstrong’s history of the first axial age “The Great Transformation”.  I can only take so many hours of the history of Judaism between 13 and 7th century BCE and this eventually got to me.

I passed a fairground in Missouri with a partly assembled Ferris Wheel that consisted of one seat, a Star of David-shaped six-pointed star light system and what looked like a giant retention spring that prevented the whole thing from moving.  I immediately thought to myself “they’re building a Jew flinger, they must be stopped”.  I’m glad I was close to my destination.