Saturday, March 02, 2019

History Doesn't Repeat Itself But it Often Rhymes

Field of Vision - A Night at the Garden from Field of Vision on Vimeo.

The quotation "history doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes." is often attributed to Mark Twain.

It seems apt when we consider Charlottesville, Trump Rallies and closer to home here in the Pacific Northwest - the incident on campus at the UW where a MAGA supporter shot a peacemaker in the stomach.


"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist."  
Hannah Arendt - The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)