Don't be condemned to reapeat it  

Posted by Jonathan E Johns in ,

"Notable Quotations from George Santayana
'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'
Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense, Scribner's, 1905, page 284"

The current fiscal crap that is going on might blow over. We might bail out some big and small, national and international banks, and it might work, and nothing bad may happen. The doom-sayers might have their day in the sun, and everything bad might come true.

You should try though, at least, to understand history, and specifically the history of what has happened to the United States Financial system. Things are starting to look familiar to me, and I assume to many others. It may not be avoidable, but if history is going to repeat it self or not, I refuse to be condemned to repeat it.

Here are just a few sources of easy to understand information. I would love to see some conservatives post some video's or sources as well, because what I am posting is mostly liberal, and somewhat conspiracy-theory driven. I have yet to find much information from the opposition explaining what has happened in the past from their point of view (Except for "You're all crazy..." and "This is just liberal media crap that doesn't deserve my attention")

I have an open mind, and want to hear what they have to say on the other side of the aisle.

Here are some links to some video regarding the history of Money, and finances in the US.
(Particularly "Part Three: Don't mind the men behind the curtain")
(Particularly the videos, "The Corrupt Banking System")

From my point of view, the collapse of the banks, and the subsequent bailout by the US Government could be a preemptive move, or it could be coincidence. Either way, your generation will be dealing with it for the next ten years much like we have been dealing with the Iraq war since 2003 (Or 2001, if you choose to view it that way). We were told things then that affected our opinions, and decisions that later turned out to be completely untrue, and had we known the right questions to ask, we might have avoided it. These documentaries might give us a few questions to ask, both our leadership, as well as ourselves.

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"like we have been dealing with the Iraq war since 2003 (Or 2001, if you choose to view it that way)"

actually, i could go so far as to personally say "1989", when Desert Shield started. hey, we could probably go back to when we started helping bin laden out, but that would be outside your point.

and this is tangential to your point about the financial nightmare we are in. like that scene in "American Werewolf in London" where he has that nightmare, and 'wakes up' only to have a follow-up nightmare from which he finally, actually, truthfully wakes.

October 2, 2008 at 12:26 PM

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