Because, some cultural trances have been ongoing for hundreds of years.
Others, not so long.
So, sometimes it is quite amazing to notice that what others say about history ends up being true:
"History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history." - Clarence Darrow
On this date in 2009:
I Thought It Was A Play, A Skit, Not Real
The church attendees, when the pastor was shot dead directly in front of their eyes in the midst of their church, were amused at first.
It was entertainment in their view.
Where is the popcorn?
"Way cool, the powers that be are pretending that the pastor is being shot so we can see what it is really like," they mused inside their own shocked and awed minds:
... members of the congregation initially thought the attack was part of a play being performed during the service at First Baptist Church in Maryville ...(Scotsman). Why is our mind seemingly not able to grasp reality sometimes? Why is reality something we must struggle to grasp?
Several professional journalists experienced the exact same phenomenon when they saw planes crash into skyscrapers in New York on September 11, 2001.
At times when the shock of reality hits us we are so unfamiliar with it that we cease to function in reality. Our personal operating system crashes.
The amount of time we are down while we reboot or reset varies from person to person, nation to nation.
Remember the reset button Secretary of State Clinton gave the Russian government official? Other US government officials, including VP Biden, lately are also saying that we need to reset after the Bush II regime did something to us.
The writers and directors of the movie The Matrix exposed or articulated upon this phenomenon with the expansive exaggeration technique.
Like a magnifying glass which makes a picture big enough for anyone to see, the film crew showed how far away from us reality can become.
The reality of the propagandised war on terror was out of reach of the Bush II administration, as recently released memos have shown those who can see at that magnification level.
President Obama has ordered a reset and return to the use of the investigative agencies Americans have traditionally used to target and handle those planning violence against others within the United States.
The wild and paranoid gyrations of the Bush II regime that eventually contemplated and activated spying on Americans and planned using the military against Americans was as far from reality as it gets.
Recently a man was found who had been planning a dirty bomb from materials he had purchased within the US. Why go to Nigeria? The international spy mechanisms of the NSA did not catch him:
Trust fund millionaire James G. Cummings, an American Nazi sympathizer from Maine who was slain by his wife Amber in December, allegedly had the radioactive components necessary to construct a "dirty bomb," a newly released threat analysis report states.(Raw Story, emphasis added). His wife is saying she was driven crazy. Well, he was driven crazy by hate speech himself was he not?
The man, allegedly furious over the election of President Obama, purchased depleted uranium over the Internet from an American company.
We have complained here that some who call themselves progressives are driving themselves and others crazy with hate speech. We are correct.
We have had a war of deceit against us since about the time of WW I according to an article we posted here. We have a lot of work to do to reset ourselves.
On this date in 2010:
Netanscrewyou vs. Peace Process & USA
When a government official is visiting your country, it is not appropriate to dis that official's country flagrantly in public view.
Israel decided to go rogue and get all mavericky with that protocol while the Vice President was there.
The brain-dead warmongers of that government decided to stick another knife in the back of the peace process, and announce that Israel would do additional provocative building in the disputed areas.
Biden is not a lightweight in foreign policy, and did some embarrassing of his own on behalf of the United States:
In an apparent snub Tuesday night, Biden pointedly arrived 90 minutes late to his scheduled dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and he sharply rebuked the Israeli step — which came just after the Palestinians agreed to a new round of indirect peace talks under U.S. mediation after a 14-month lapse.(MSNBC; See also BBC). It was the sorta "eye for an eye" thingy that the macho freaks in that government understand whether they like it or not.
"The substance and timing of the announcement, particularly with the launching of proximity talks, is precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now," Biden said.
"We must build an atmosphere to support negotiations, not complicate them," he added, warning that "unilateral action taken by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations."
Good one Joe.
"Waiting For The World To Change", by John Mayer