Donald Trump truly and seriously suggested that we should force all Muslims in the U.S. to register with the government.
I now kind of wonder if progressive Germans during the Weimar Republic just thought Hitler was fucking around and was just being a massive troll and couldn’t possibly be serious.1
The thing that really sucks about people not knowing their history and being doomed to repeat it is that they’ll still drag the people who do know their history down dark, uncivilized paths that tend to lead to systematic mass murder.2
Like with Cassandra’s prophetic foresight in the Iliad, you might know exactly what’s coming next, but you’re still not going to make it out unscathed.
Like Chris Rock said in a particularly relevant context, “that train’s never late” and you’re probably going to be rounded up and forced to board that train.3