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Many accounts say Hatshepsut was brilliant in her role as Regent of Egypt. Fate and heredity may have brought her the job, but it was natural talent that brought her success. There's much debate, though, as to whether her woman's touch changed the way Egypt was ruled.
Dr. Clarke was drafted into the army on September 1941. He considered himself one of the best clerks and one of the worst soldiers the army ever had. He couldn't shoot, he didn't like the hot sun, he didn't like to go on those all night trips, but he was a wizard at administration.
What's the proper frame of mind in order for a person to engage in meditation and the highest of all meditations, Hari-nama which means meditations upon the name of God? "One must recite the name of God in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than a straw in the street, more tolerant than a tree, offering all respects to others, and devoid of all sense of self-prestige. In such a state of mind, one can recite the name of the Lord constantly."
Pharaoh's word was law. The idea of democracy or group rule would have seemed absurd to the ancient Egyptians. As part God ruling on this earth, the Pharaoh could dream and be quite sure that those dreams would come true. Hatshepsut's dreams involved growth; she was a builder. 3,000 years after her reign, structures she constructed still stand and still impress.
What about religion? Let's start by defining it. Religion is a strong belief backed up by action. The strongest religion on the planet is the religion of white supremacy. Someone might try to deny this but they should review the definition of religion again in order to understand the fact that white supremacy is a religion. It's a strong belief backed by action that has a god. What is the god of a white supremacist? They are their own gods.
Her name was Hatshepsut. Over 3,000 years ago she did the unthinkable when she defied convention and had herself crowned a Pharaoh of male-dominated Egypt. This daring power play brought her control of the richest and most powerful country on earth.
The world of Egyptian royalty that Hatshepsut was born into was one of the elite and privileged man has ever known. Never before and rarely since has any group of people wielded such all-encompassing power. The lifestyle they created for themselves was one of spectacular grandeur.
Rome's hold over its far-flung provinces weakens. In North Afrika, it faces a new and fierce challenge: Islam. The Arabs, noticing the weakness of the Romans in North Afrika, began to court the favor of the Afrikans. Arabs convinced the local Afrikan population to join in the struggle against a common oppressor. They also convinced many of them to abandon their traditional beliefs and pledge their allegiance to Allah. The Afrikans assumed that by supporting the Arabs, they would get the Romans off their back. They were right.
One curious thing about Hatshepsut's reign, is how she presented herself to the public in statues. Only the smallest fraction of the Egyptian citizenry would ever had seen Hatshepsut in person. For most of them, the only real glimpse of what she looked like would come from statues of her. Curiously, she often chose to present herself in a masculine way.
Her Majesty Queen Ranavalona I of the Kingdom of Madagascar was considered a crazy, bloodthirsty tyrant. Whatever your opinion of her after reading this article, one thing we can all agree on is she was an uncompromising monarch. During her entire reign, she successfully staved off British and French colonization with her dainty iron fist in an effort to protect the dynasty she ruled from those invaders. A monumental feat in and of itself.