May 07, 2006

How I keep wanting to blog

I keep wanting to blog, mainly about one thing. This I believe can be summed up in a paragraph. If you are already bored: please leave, it won't get any better.

The main idea, is that history repeats itself: it works in cycles – mainly because humans are stupid and don't learn from their mistakes. The argument is that a lot of the events recently are building up to something big. Things like all the car plant closures, government scandals, Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran?, US/UK/French relations, Iran's Nuclear Regime etc etc. I have this feeling that it is all building up to something and can be compared to previous issues before other world wars. I am actually so interested, that I plan to do some research and write a bit of an essay on it at some point.

The problem was, I didn't want it all to happen in the next 15 days and then no one accept it when I said "I told you so."

So this is me covering my bases.


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  1. You'd better hurry up, Bush says the first blows of WW3 have already been taken, it won't be long now!

    07 May 2006, 00:24

  2. Once upon a time, I used the 'we can learn from history' thing to justify a historian's existence. Now, having grown up, become ever so slightly cynical, and having studied postmodernism(!) I am hugely disillusioned with my degree. No–one ever learns anything from history, as you quite rightly say!

    What do you think we're building up to? I partly agree that it does seem like something should be about to happen. However, in this country, certainly, we are, as a whole, so apathetic that we will continue to accept Blair and his (mis)deeds. Is this just an English mentality of moan/complain but don't actually do anything about it??!

    07 May 2006, 00:33

  3. Loss of peugeot = WW3?

    07 May 2006, 00:58

  4. The loss of peugeot, MG Rover etc point, was about rises in unemployment. Now my history is fairly rusty, but I seem to remember The Great Depression started with a rise in unemployment, and whilst I don't think we are heading towards a big collapse in economy, I think coupled with other factors, it will have some effect.

    I didn't explain how I think I could be entirely wrong. As I said, my history is rusty, but I think that some parallels are being drawn with previous build ups to catastrophes, i.e. WW2, Cuban Missle Crisis etc. All I am suggesting is that there may be some real comparisons to be made, and because my historical knowledge is so poor I want to research it and see what is actually going on, and make some predictions. However, whilst reading about what happened in the past, it could be that there is nothing to suggest that we are heading towards anything.

    07 May 2006, 08:44

  5. Isn't WW3 already sort of happening anyway?

    07 May 2006, 09:25

  6. Whilst some of the big nations are pitted against the smaller nations, the smaller nations have not collaborated together to form an alliance againts us, (except through the joint nature of terrorism/Osama etc) so until it is one union of countries against another group then I don't think it can be called WW3 yet.

    These are all ideas that I will try and clarify later.

    07 May 2006, 10:17

  7. you actually gonna do that essay? will take u a lot of time and doubt you'll really feel like it after exams!

    07 May 2006, 18:42

  8. yes, Im actually fairly interested in it.

    07 May 2006, 19:58


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