Through The Past Darkly

The Roper Report

There is a flow to history. In school, we’d study the French Revolution for a while and then have a test on it and then we’d switch gears and learn about World War I. It turns out, however it’s possible to trace events from one that led to the other.

The unlikely happens regularly. The opposite to my previous lesson, very often things happen which seem highly unlikely in their context. The Russian Revolution comes to mind, but there are plenty of examples.

Lenin ending up in power seemed like the least likely outcome. But it turns out if you let things get too far out of hand then you never know who will come to power.

It’s an important lesson for us today as we slowly lose faith in our government, corporations, neighbors, etc… desperation is growing and extreme outcomes are becoming more likely. We don’t know who to…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

70 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.