Are we wired for weaponry?
“Men will be men” as they say and history has shown us on a basis that this will involve fighting, conflict and war.
Right from the dawn of time itself, man (or rather men) have discovered and developed tools. It, sadly, but obviously followed these tools evolved from only assisting with the search for food into improvised contraptions to assist hunting for enemies. Over time these simple hand to hand combat utilities developed into stronger, more effective and more destructive devices capable of being put to devastating use from a distance.
What’s it about how we arrived at today, that we hold so dear?
Civil Wars, Revolutionary Wars and naturally Global Wars are now an unfortunate part of our past and our present. But, whereas modern munition has become a”state-of-the-art” thing followed only by the elite, bona fide members of the military and the up-to-the-minute Armchair Xbox Warriors (of course), it’s the older stuff, the historical weaponry, and specifically Cannons, that continue to hold the undying attention of most people. They’ve been around for some time now. From the castles of the middle ages into the sea battles of a few hundred years back. It has always been’about the cannons’.
Call it nostalgia, patriotism, remembrance or a sense of purpose. Or, we could call it an instinctive empathy with the simplistic fundamentals of these extraordinary items and how they work. They only amount to powder, wadding and projectile. Oh, and something (Animal Removal Chattanooga) with wheels , to fire it from. It’s all so easy. They make just as much noise and mayhem as any contemporary multi-million buck, computerised anti-tank blaster thingamajig but they are easily understood and utilised, and they are also readily accessible to the masses. Just don’t forget to put your ear muffs on.
There are also Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactors from the plenty. Some do it to the background and the remembrance,”Lest we forget”. Some do it to the Nostalgia and the Camaraderie. Some people like the entire theatre and dressing up thing of re-enactments. 1 thing is for sure, though, we can be certain they all love their War Cannons. Not so much for the War. It is only for the Cannons.