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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Best Form Of Teaching Is By Example

When you make a monumental error, some big mistake, or cause yourself some pain or agony, you usually shy away from the activity that caused your grief, no?

When you attempted to jump over the neighborhood cat on your bicycle using a wooden ramp perched precariously atop a couple cinder blocks, and instead ended up breaking the wood, smacking the blocks with your tire, completing a somersault with a half gainer, landing ass over teakettle in the middle of the pavement with a cat under you and a bicycle on top of you, you decided that activity wasn't something you were going to be doing again, right?

When you went in to get a band-aid and some TLC from your parents, your dad moved his newspaper to the side enough to survey the damage and solemnly stated "See? I told you that would happen. That's what happened to me when I did that."
You knew that even though he was right, you wouldn't admit it in a million years.

Tons of people are happy to claim that history repeats itself, but what most people fail to realize is that when history does repeat itself, the people who were involved usually learned their lesson and are usually not the ones doing the repeating. They were smart enough to avoid the situation again.

Our government on the other hand, refuses to learn from the history of other countries. The most recent example being Russia.

Here is an interesting article by someone who should know. He, as they say, has 'been there and done that.':

Do me and yourself a favor and go read the two short pages. Very enlightening. If you're like me, you'll come back here steaming at how blatantly obvious the steady stream of fuck-ups coming from D.C. are.

Perhaps it's time to send Reid, Pelosi, Obama, ... Shit. At least half the country back to history class.