History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

1920’s: High inequality, high banker pay, low regulation, low taxes for the wealthy, robber barons, reckless bankers.

2000’s: High inequality, high banker pay, low regulation, low taxes for the wealthy, CEO’s, reckless bankers, globalization.

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1929: Wall Street crash

2008: Wall Street crash

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1930’s: Global recession, currency wars, scapegoating of minorities, mass refuge flows, refugees turned away from safe havens, rising rightwing populism, ultranationalism and rightwing extremism.

2010’s: Global recession, currency wars, scapegoating of minorities, mass refuge flows, refugees turned away from safe havens, rising rightwing populism, ultranationalism and rightwing extremism.

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7 responses to “History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

  1. Jason Y

    quote by Robert Linsday

    2010’s: Global recession, currency wars, scapegoating of minorities, mass refuge flows, refugees turned away from safe havens, rising rightwing populism, ultranationalism and rightwing extremism.

    No offense, but don’t you think the spread of “race realism”, an ideology which fails to take into account the environment, would fuel the fire of right wing extremism?

    As I mentioned in the other blog post. IQ tests and whatnot, cause the advantaged to shine, but the disadvantaged could also shine later with help. However, neo-Nazis etc.. don’t want to help the handicapped cause they don’t like them, preferring to focus on their own group.

    Ultimately right wing extremism is a philosophy akin to Hinduism where nobody is given a chance to improve themselves (at least not in this life).

    • EPGAH

      As to refugees turned away, we’re not, we’re turning away the terrorists. Unless you believe “orphans” have beards and “widows” have vests (Suicide or Kevlar? YES!)

      The Christians–the ones we SHOULD be saving–are left behind.

      Remember, the savages make their environment horrible — in their own countries AND in their betters — so blaming the environment is ignorant at best, disingenuous at worst!

      • Jason Y

        Some fear of outsiders (different races etc..) is justified but not all. In other instances, say illegal immigrants, a lot of them aren’t violent, but our nation just can’t handle more people. Our welfare system can’t handle it. Nonethless, we have to recognize free trade caused the Latino emigration.

        Yes, Muslims would qulify as a dangerous group to be scared of, generally.

  2. Jason Y

    1920’s: High inequality, high banker pay, low regulation, low taxes for the wealthy, robber barons, reckless bankers.

    2000’s: High inequality, high banker pay, low regulation, low taxes for the wealthy, CEO’s, reckless bankers, globalization.

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    1929: Wall Street crash

    2008: Wall Street crash

    Considering these facts to be true, how come right wing talk jocks like Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage persists with their garbage?

    • Conservatism is based on lies, everywhere and at all times. This is because it inevitably leads to situations like this. But they like their ideology and they don’t even care about the depressions that follow because they make so much money in the long run. They need to get people on board with their program that causes the crashes so they lie and say that their program doesn’t cause the crashes.

  3. BlogR Ikonoklast

    “2010’s: Global recession, currency wars, scapegoating of minorities, mass refuge flows, refugees turned away from safe havens, rising rightwing populism, ultranationalism and rightwing extremism.”

    Scapegoating of minorities: not happening in Europe or US, mostly in the Muslim nations;
    Mass refugee flows: yes, but not due to recession and many not real refugees;
    Ultranationalism and rightwing extremism: true mostly for the Muslim world, Asia and Africa (ISIS, al Nousra, KSA, Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, Burma are various forms of far-right extremism).
    For Europe – rather brutal, unaccountable neomarxist elites policing instead of defending their own people, like in Germany or Scandinavia, Sweden in particular.
    Mass aggression against women by recent migrants – police sits idle and attempts to hide the truth to protect frau Merkel.
    Following protests by Germans – more than a 1000 policemen clash with German protesters.
    Also, nationalization of private property to house the new-comers (not their own poor, which they expel from social houses to make room for migrants), policing the internet to stifle dissent, mandatory population displacement are some of the actions of the neomarxist dictators of some European nations calling themselves “democracies”.
    So, things aren’t exactly the same.

    • Jason Y

      Of course though, some groups, like Muslims, it’s hard not to call for expulsion. Some of them are like kegs of dynamite. They are willing to kill anywhere, not just thier own neighborhoods. So how is that scapegoating?

      Now in the case of other groups, I would see a lot of stuff as being scapegoating. A lot of times failed white men join white nationalist groups. They blame non-whites for problems they caused themselves.

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