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How dumb can we be?

History may be understood as a series of persistent human errors. For example, the past instructs us that four U.S. presidents manipulated information to gain public support for four wars.

Remember the Maine, the Lusitania, Pearl Harbor and the Gulf of Tonkin. That’s recent history which we repeat in the cover-up and the blame games we play in Iraq.

Being in denial of history dumbs us down a rung on the ladder of civilization. Go back in time to 600 B.C., when Aesop wrote his fables. They are ancient history about the weaknesses in the human condition that we can all identify with in 2003, yet we continue to behave in these known self-destructive ways.

Covering up and playing the blame game are human errors that we persist in playing today. Nobody but nobody understands that this is part of our human condition. Mercy. How dumb can we be?

Be Brave Comrades.

KNCB Moore

Aspen


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