Skip to comments.In Obama Land, The Future Is Certain, Itâ€™s History That Changes. FORWARD.
Posted on 01/24/2016 6:36:23 AM PST by NOBO2012
Itâs official: the blizzard of â16 is historic. Like so many other things in the age of Obama.
Of course history isnât what it used to be. Historical revisionism, also known as ânegationismâ and âhistoriographyâ in the old USSR, makes it easier to get your message out. For example, who could forget BHOâs âbio-bombingâ of presidential history:
In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule. â Reason.com
Butt as long as we do it with good intentions what differencve at this point does it make? Hence we will shortly eliminate the Confederacy from the Civil War and the Constituiton from the founding of the United States.
Because as the old joke goes âIn the Soviet Union, the future is always certain; it is the past that is always changing.â
And donât think itâs just history; art is subject to revisionism too, as James Lileks discovered while attending the Art of Rebellion exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum. The showâs catalog asks âHow can we bring equality to history?â
The sentiments behind the thought were so self-evidently correct that no one stopped to think how bizarre that sounds. At the most facile reading, it suggests that history should be rearranged to reflect not what happened, but what should have happened if modern values were transposed on the past.
Ha ha! Modern âvaluesâ â surely a top contender for oxymoron of the decade - so far. Any hoo, once you start asking how we can âbring equality to historyâ youâve pretty much validated Francis Fukuyamaâs premise that hisory is dead. Along with the rest of Western Civilization. And if you donât believe me, check out this newest hipster hair trend for men: man braids. Although to be fair some people attribute this not to the end of Western Civilization butt rather âtoo much estrogen in the drinking water.â Which when you think about it might be the same thing.
You probably canât rely on this new breed to clear the snow from the walks, so you might as well get out there and do it yourself.
Posted from: Michelle Obamaâs Mirror
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