The Right Side Of History – Let’s Turn It Up To 11

 

Ruminating, tonight, on a podcast featuring Ricochet’s own Dr. Bastiat, who writes like a fearless maniac and I drool, slightly, in jealousy.  Also, I have yet to listen to LoC podcast, but his picture is splashed on the post, so there ya go.

But this post is not about the partially-vaunted Dr. B. 

It’s about the term “the right side of history”.  The term lazily used by a clownish parade of failing-upward chowderheads, who wouldn’t know history other than what a dumpy sot told them it was at a liberal arts college they managed to get through 20 years ago.

The reality is: There is no side to history.  It’s just history.  It’s what happened.  And speaking of happenings, what has happened to empires, evil and otherwise, throughout the relatively short course of human history?

They fall.  Every one of them.  Some of those falls are harsh, where an entire civilization disappears almost overnight. Some falls are soft, like the withering of the British empire.  Some endure, and kill tens of millions of their own people, and are admired by other, flailing civilizations for their sweet airports.

But even those, too, will fall.

Why?  Because they always have.  All of them.  Ever.  It’s just a matter of time.

Which makes me wonder:  What will happen to the Canadian empire?  I’m sure I don’t know, but maybe I was never on….the right side of history.

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Canada has an empire?

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  2. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    It’s an empire of mooses.

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  3. kedavis Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    It’s an empire of mooses.

    And squirrels?

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  4. Jim McConnell Member
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    Every day, I learn something new here on Ricochet.

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  5. Arahant Member
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    Gazpacho Grande': What will happen to the Canadian empire?

    The Thousand Year Empire of the North!

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  6. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Gazpacho Grande': Some endure, and kill tens of millions of their own people, and are admired by other, flailing civilizations for their sweet airports.

    What a great line!

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  7. David Foster Member
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    The calendar is not omnipotent.

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  8. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    David Foster (View Comment):

    The calendar is not omnipotent.

    Pretty good.  The pomposity stuff is always maddening, from chowderheads like Kerry/Lurch.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    Gazpacho Grande': The reality is: There is no side to history.  It’s just history.  It’s what happened

    True, but there’s the old adage, “The winners write the history,” meaning interpretation of facts is important . . .

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  10. JoelB Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    It’s an empire of mooses.

    Not to be pedantic, but ‘meese’ might be more correct. :-)

    Goose – Geese, Moose – Moose, Pokemon – Pokemon

    For some reason it never used to feel right to me to use the term mice when speaking of multiples of the computer device. I think I am getting used to it. Mouses doesn’t sound right anymore.

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  11. Stina Member
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    Gazpacho Grande': Some endure, and kill tens of millions of their own people, and are admired by other, flailing civilizations for their sweet airports.

    Saudi Arabia?

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  12. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    It’s an empire of mooses.

    Moose are terrifying and bold. They kill more people than bears.

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  13. kedavis Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Gazpacho Grande’ (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    It’s an empire of mooses.

    Not to be pedantic, but ‘meese’ might be more correct. :-)

    Goose – Geese, Moose – Moose, Pokemon – Pokemon

    For some reason it never used to feel right to me to use the term mice when speaking of multiples of the computer device. I think I am getting used to it. Mouses doesn’t sound right anymore.

    Do you hate those meeses to pieces?

     

     

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  14. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Gazpacho Grande’ (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Canada has an empire?

    It’s an empire of mooses.

    Moose are terrifying and bold. They kill more people than bears.

    They are, especially if you’re out in the woods by yourself, and you hear what sounds like a woods monster coming to kill you.

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  15. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    Also, just for clarification – I mentioned Dr. B in this almost as a complete non sequitur; the phrase “right side of history” just popped into my head when I started watching the LoC video, but it was not based on anything said in the video, etc.

    Just random thoughts shooting through my melon.  Dr. B should in no way be considered either Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, or even Informed, of this post.  Unless, of course, it wins fabulous prizes, then I’ll give all credit to him.  Might even get a Toaster Bonus.

    Image result for smash tv big money

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