I am beginning to think that Nietzsche was right. This whole eternal return concept holds more relevance than you know. But then again if you think about it everything we “know” about history and the present could be sadly warped and based off of our own interpretations. It’s like a gamble. It could or could not have been the way it was depicted by others. Interpretation is absolutely everything. This remains true for past, current, and future events. A pattern of behavior that I am noticing is that people are constantly editing their interpretations. It is a cycle of misunderstanding. Here we are in 2016 behaving in a way that we shame our ancestors for. We misinterpret, we stereotype, and then we discriminate. We know what happens when we do this though. We saw the effects of different genocides and we vowed to never let it happen again. Genocide has been committed all through out history, and we like to think that the human species has advanced far enough to recognize the immorality of it all, but fuck no we haven’t. We are just as hateful as we were at the beginning. It’s as if we are just little reincarnations of Hitler. But besides the little reincarnated Hitlers, there are other actors in the play. We can’t forget about the apathetic bystanders. If history was a an awards show I would give indifference the Emmy for best supporting actress for evil.

Why do we keep doing this? What is it about us that we can’t seem to understand this lesson? We have mastered all subjects known to man, but we can’t grasp the concept of morality. We almost do. If we do master it, we are very selective in practicing it. The world is bleeding and we are all unloading massive amounts of salt into its gaping wounds. We may or may not even realize it, but we do. Little by little every single day. We organize ourself into groups which are composed of people with common interests. All different groups of people are formed, and acknowledged….but not really. Their presence is acknowledged but their presents however are not. And yes by presents I mean gifts. With all the different ideologies that run rampant across the world, or country on a smaller scale, we have so much potential to move forward. We don’t even look far enough into other cultures and appreciate the diversity. When we do acknowledge customs, or ideas, we take them as our own. Completely dismissing the work and intellect of these other groups. We take advantage. Exploit. Cheating to get ahead. Or if we do praise the people we collect the ideas from we offer nothing when they need us the most. We’re that friend that is only around when we need something. We gotta cut this shit out.

People who have had an immense impact on shaping our very country are at risk. We are turning our eyes. Just as we did in the past. We are allowing ourselves to interpret the issues at hand as we please. We are unaffected by it, so we do not interpret it as a problem. We are indifferent. Indifferent to the suffering of people who have aided us throughout our country’s history. In fact our country would not have stood a chance if it wasn’t for the differences in ideas of other cultures. But here we are, interpreting the situation how we want to. Not taking morality into consideration, not taking reality into consideration, and definitely not taking other perspectives into consideration. We are so self-righteous and uninformed about the true nature of ourselves. When we feel compelled to read up on something we choose a source that is geared more towards the interpretation we prefer. That shit has to stop. Wake the fuck up America. We are doing just as we promised we wouldn’t. You may think that this is an over exaggeration, but if that is the case then you do not realize the severity of the situation.

We do not heed the advice of anybody. People who are threatened on a daily basis are told they are cry babies. Meanwhile we are giving all the more reason for them to feel scared. Does anybody remember the internment of the Japanese Americans? Actual US citizens were literally put into camps in America, while we shook our finger at Germany. How many times does shit like this have to happen before we open up our fucking tunnel ass vision and realize that we are the problem. Take time to learn about your neighbors. Get out of your comfort zone and go receive knowledge from people face to face. Stop referring to your favored news sources and see for yourself. Back the fuck up and look at the bigger picture. Establish some solidarity and spread some knowledge. Revise your interpretations of others before it is too late. We CANNOT wait until something horrible is done to put together the pieces and think about what we should have or could have done. Take action while you can. Educate yourself. Stop this chain of events. Prove Nietzsche wrong.

History does not have to repeat itself. We can rewrite the script.