George Santayana is oft-quoted for his statement “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. It seems that those in the Obama administration are serial abusers of this violation. If for some reason you doubted this, look no farther than this political cartoon from 1934:
Read the sign in the lower left closely. Sound familiar?
There is some question as to whether this is authentic. If it’s not, the Chicago Tribune was also fooled…the original can be found on the Chicago Tribune web site. A couple of my colleagues also tell me that this has been floating around for a while, but I guess I lead a sheltered life – it’s the first time I’ve seen it. Since classics never go out of style, you should “enjoy” it again.
As one of my online friends reminds me – this is evidence that the battle between left and right has been raging for decades. The “political pendulum” has swung back and forth several times since 1934, and I suspect it isn’t going to stop. It is on the verge of swinging back to the right in 2010 and 2012, and one would think that the actions of the Obamites would have put a stop to “the swing”.
But it won’t stop swinging, because no one listens to George Santayana.
This is your open thread for the day. Enjoy.
(H/T to our member JadedByPolitics for bringing this to my attention)