soundtrack: digestion of grain waves // thoughts: in historical context
i’ve been trying to study for modern, and i’ve realised something. the whole germany/nazi thing doesn’t mean anything to me anymore. while i’m reading the horrendous atrocities they committed, i don’t think “oh gosh, how terrible for the jewish people,” i think “man, gotta remember this.” it’s just a story to me. in fact, it’s probably just a story to everyone now. no one really gives it a second thought. i mean, it’s history. it’s shocking stuff, but it’s over.
it’s almost as if it’s just another english novel; you read it, you understand it, you write it down in your exam paper.
i like history though. it’s interesting, really. even though it’s systematic, automatic, expressionless. the grand narrative it tells is interesting; it shows us how things happened, why, and how people see it in different times. people saw hitler as this awesome, charismatic man, while we in the contemporary age see him as some loony. change, and the processes of change must be understood for us to not make the same mistakes in the future.
unfortunately this doesn’t work for the american economy.
but it’s the truth; the reason it doesn’t work for the stupid capitalists (i’m a communist, remember?) is that they NEVER LEARN from their disgustingly greedy predecessors, and they fall into the same traps over and over again. it doesn’t matter for the people on top who are causing the economic downfall; they still get away with their millions. their actions affect the people that don’t have much money and don’t have a very good living standard. but since it’s a capitalist country, no one cares. and when no one cares and no one learns, history tends to repeat itself. education is the way to go, even if a high UAI doesn’t guarentee you a happily ever after, you still have to learn. because it benefits you, in more ways than one.
i guess you could argue that it’s necessary that we have dropkicks so there’s a lower class, but once again, i’ll use america as an example. in america they know all their states, and nothing else. 30% of the population votes, and the governments they vote for start wars over and over again. and why?
just ask history.
p.s. twelve days!