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The Past is Prologue Monday thru Thursday Open Thread

Summer Re-Runs

An couple of Blasts from the Past that still echo today, one by cementer Eon2 and the other by Your Uncle Bruno:

The End of History: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Alive 

The Marxist academics have won the war of historical platforming; we no longer have a uniting, over-arching shared history in America, only a constantly twisting kaleidoscope of equally valid, equally subjective individual “interpretations” of historical events and personages. The term “facts”  is way to appropriately discriminatory to be commonly agreed upon in these fractured times.

Today history is presented as a crazy-quilt of Rosencrantz & Guildensternism: each micro-sized and multiply-intersected grievance group holds the Torch of Their Truth but only inasmuch as it illuminates what is experienced as the shared context of the Allies of the Day.

 

eon2 presents The End of History Part 2: Toynbee, Spengler, Cooley & Glubb

The disruptions of Antifa, BLM, and babbling idiots like Slapsie Maxie Waters would not have surprised Spengler in the least, as he held that one sure sign of the fall was the rise of schismatic cults led by madmen (or -women, as the case may be). He specifically cited the “millennialist” cults around 1000 AD as an example.

He did identify Islam as the next great example of a Faustian culture. One which would likely self-destruct in its quest for Paradise.

He also stated that a culture only attains the status of “civilization” just before its fall. Or in other words, about the time people start defining themselves as “too civilized to (fill in the blank)”, along comes the uncivilized barbarian, whether from the outside, or homegrown, or sometimes a match made in hell of both, to kill the “civilized” man, burn it all down, and then fight over the spoils like stray dogs fighting over a scrap of meat and bone.

 

Amazing when you consider these posts were written in November 2018…

 
Bruno Strozek

Written by Bruno Strozek

Bruno Strozek is the author of occasionally semi-coherent piffle and has been a Writer/Editor at Sparta Report since July 2016.

Strozek, along with his alter-egos the decadent, drug-addled Sixties refugee Uncle Bruno and his intolerably feminist SJW Cousin Brunoetta have been riding the not-yet crested wave of deplorability with posts covering politics, sports, entertainment and zombies.

Aptly described as both "hilarious and deeply disturbed" Strozek has enthusiastically embraced the recommendation of the late Raoul Duke that "when the going gets weird the weird turn pro."

Although he has fallen far short of his bucket-list goal of writing for such respectable rags as The National Enquirer and The Weekly World News Strozek is grateful for the opportunity to pen his unhinged screeds at Sparta Report and is constantly amazed and delighted at the reception his pieces receive in the cements.

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