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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.Published in