Orchestrating Historical Repetition With A Dead Man

I will now provide a quote spoken by someone in the early nineties to demonstrate the repetition of history – partial though the recurrence may be. (Excuse the grammar errors. The speaker’s first language wasn’t English.)

“You see, the main reasons for the problems in Eastern Europe have been their big foreign debt and a lot of corruption. Romania owed lots of money to other countries, and Ceausescu decided to get rid of this debt quickly. So he shipped everything the country produced away, and in a couple of years he would actually have got rid of that foreign debt and Romania would have been very rich country.  He could of course have avoided building himself a palace to himself, but that’s the same the big capitalists do over here, and they have also got rich by exploiting people. Ceausescu was a very popular person before, also here in the West, and I still consider him as comrade.”

Watch the above text return to being economically current as I replace some words with others in brackets. “You see, the main reasons for the problems in [the United States] have been their big foreign debt and a lot of corruption. [America] owe[s] lots of money to other countries, and [the president] decided to get rid of the debt [slowly]. So he [instigated a sequester]” … “[The government officials, large business owners, etc.] could of course have avoided building [themselves] palace[s] to [themselves], but that’s the same the big capitalists do over here, and they have also got  rich by exploiting people. [Obama] was a very popular person before…”

I’ve heard that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. I just thought it was an interesting coincidence that we have a terrible (from the masses point of view) education system that isn’t great at teaching us much besides propaganda and that we are also kind of repeating history. It’s almost funny, but in a sad sort of way.

Quote from Øystein Aarseth taken from the following interview: http://www.deadfrommayhem.ru/pages/en/slayer90.html

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