posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 04:52 PM
Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
reply to post by GovtFlu
Actually I think it's a good question as to whether or not if humans really learn from history. Do they? Or do they simply follow similar thinking
patterns to gain power and fulfill certain lusts and urges?
With the doctors learning from past mistakes you have to realize that that's because of adjustments and changes in the training of the doctor,
whereas for politicians anybody can run for elected office no matter how ignorant or stupid they are to how history has run it's course. It might not
be so much about TPTB but more of being human?
We, people & americans in particular, are an easily duped arrogant bunch who believe that we're smarter & more technologically capable today, ergo
yesterdays mistakes do not apply anymore... until of course we step back and see that we are in fact repeating the same mistakes.
IMO we get duped into this mind set by TPTB.. imagine if immediately following 9/11 instead of being bombarded by scripted "terrorist", war and
nationalistic propaganda.. everything was put into a larger perspective: we were reminded to be skeptical referencing events in history like Reichstag
& Gulf of Tonkin.. and the massive human suffering that resulted?
Lessons from history are completely ignored, flushed down the memory hole.. heck we don't even get recent history, the MSM should be reminding us
every election cycle that history has shown us the GOP and DNC do little more than recycle their own brand of failure, lies, scandal, incompetence and
corruption.. or that power structures of the past have used omnipresent enemies and "divide & conquer" just like our own govt does today.
I think in part that why we get stupid "news" stories about Tiger Woods or which hollywood tart flashed her vagina this week.. it obviously keeps
the masses minds distracted, to the point researching & discussing boring stuff like learning from history is reserved for 'pseudo intellectual
coffee shop hippies'.
Wipe away all the propaganda and what we have done to the innocent people in iraq & afganistan is very SIMILAR to abhorrently vile, disgusting and
evil actions of past rogue power structures..