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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Are We Doomed to Keep Making the Same Mistakes…Or Will We Learn from History?

We Should Have Known …

We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is usually aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys.

We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this.

We’ve known for 2,500 years that prolonged war bankrupts an economy.

We’ve known for 2,000 years that wars are based on lies.

We’ve known for 1,900 years that runaway inequality destroys societies.

We’ve known for 1,700 years that torture is a form of terrorism.

We’ve known for thousands of years that debasing currencies leads to economic collapse.



Anonymous said...

Yet in a much shorter amount of time, there is no such thing as global warming. the time the ice does melt, or aliens arrive, or the asteroid hits in the Atlantic, or the ingredients of 2012 truly reshape the earth, or a non-politico wins the Presidency - I'll be dea... HEY now wait just a minute...


Anonymous said...

The sea has risen about 400 feet in the past 10000 years. That's about 1/2" a year. What's new.