The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168285 Message #4086977
Posted By: robomatic
07-Jan-21 - 07:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trump Actions and Effects
Subject: RE: BS: Trump Actions and Effects
I am purposely not going to try and remember the actual quote. It has to do with history repeating itself, (which it doesn't really do):
-History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce-
So what's occurring to me today it the storming of the Bastille versus what happened yesterday, which doesn't yet have a convenient label.
The storming of the Bastille probably had a lot of weapons drawn and led to the fall of the French monarchy.
Yesterday's affair led to the exposure of the extreme right wing Trumpistas as truly pathetic and sad.
Trump seems to have ultimately been a pot-stirrer but a rather directionless one, in that he is dedicated to no principle, just himself. As such he has not made anyone happy, just reinforced pre-existing discontent and prejudice.
Many of the talking heads have gone on about the unprecedented nature of this 'occupation' but I think other potential 'rhymes' might be when Andrew Jackson had an inaugural party where he opened the White House to the public
and they apparently trashed it. While there are some similiarities between Andrew Jackson and President Sierra Foxtrot Bravo, I think that at least Jackson had principles and showed signs of being a man prior to his election. This is not an endorsement of Jackson, I am in favor of dropping him from the currency.
Democracy is not for sissies, and is no guarantee of eternal success. Right now I'm thinking of Paul Simon's song: "American Tune".