History On A Loop

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, despite what Kiwi band Split End says, History does repeat and today we are seeing it again. The same things go round and round.

In September of 1939 Hitler invaded Poland and now we have a Russian President doing the same thing. The three principal partners in the Axis alliance were Germany, Italy, and Japan. These three countries recognized German domination over most of continental Europe; Italian domination over the Mediterranean Sea; and Japanese domination over East Asia and the Pacific. My prediction is that the Axis of the 21st century World War will be Russia, China and North Korea.

It really does feel like we are stuck in a loop and I fear that WW3 is just around the corner, what will be interesting to see is the level of enthusiasm for fighting which I suspect will be well down on the previous conflict. That said, it doesn’t take more than fear of an invasion for young people to put down their phones and obsession about what gender they are, to then pick up a gun and defend their country.

I distinctly remember 9/11 and at the time thinking that by the end of the year I would be swapping a microphone for a uniform and gun. It didn’t happen but I was certainly young enough to have been drafted. I’m a lot older now, but who knows, in WW2 the “adults” got to be Captains and Generals…maybe it will happen after all.