The more things change, the more they stay the same. This has all happened before; this will all happen again. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Cliches aside, there is truth in the cyclical nature of human experience. As Siddhartha Gautama sat beneath the Bodhi tree and contemplated existence, he came to that same realization. While he sought to free humanity from the chains of eternal suffering and pain, we true historians seek to end human ignorance, hate and fear.
This week in the crazy, it was one of us.
Well, one of us who clearly had a few mental problems — and I’m not talking about James Lee’s manifestoed belief that the world is overpopulated by “filthy” humans. That part’s true, as is the part about war being incredibly damaging.
But Lee’s chosen methods to get that point across — more than that, really. Lee wasn’t really trying to his point across to the Discovery Channel. He wanted the Discovery Channel to get his point across to everybody else for him. Bottom line, James Lee wasn’t interested in dialog or debate. He wanted absolute change.