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History and short term memory.
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History and short term memory.
For the first several years after 9/11, every anniversary the 3 major networks, ABC/NBC/CBS and cable networks would simply replay the recorded events that day from the time of the first tower being hit, to the last crash and aftermath hours later as if it were live coverage. But now, while it is still mentioned, they don't give the real time/full time replay. 

It really is no different than Pearl Harbor. We still remember it, but every anniversary since, does not get the 24/7 coverage like it did after it first happened. 

And what will be remembered 100 years from now, 200 years from now?

How much time say, outside Oklahoma City, does media focus on that bombing? 

And even outside America, how many focus on the deaths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

In 200 or 500 years, if humans don't kill ourselves off, how well will the Holocaust be remembered?
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RE: History and short term memory.
I have a few million words on Pearl Harbor. Historians will consult the record. The media will look for sound bytes.
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RE: History and short term memory.
(September 11, 2020 at 10:54 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I have a few million words on Pearl Harbor. Historians will consult the record. The media will look for sound bytes.

The point in my OP is that humans no matter what side they are on, have  tendency to focus on the short term, and are tribal. 

It is sad and scary, that today, that we have an orange turd, using the exact same tactics of scapegoating, vilification, and blind loyalty that lead to the horrors of things like Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust.
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RE: History and short term memory.
Given long enough time, any historical event of human history will eventually be forgotten. I'm not convinced there is any ineffable way to record history. And even if history was ineffably recorded, who is to say what - several millennia from now - how ancient history will be regarded in the distant future?
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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RE: History and short term memory.
(September 11, 2020 at 11:07 am)Sal Wrote: Given long enough time, any historical event of human history will eventually be forgotten. I'm not convinced there is any ineffable way to record history. And even if history was ineffably recorded, who is to say what - several millennia from now - how ancient history will be regarded in the distant future?

I agree. But my frustration with our species, isn't that we fight, or have differences. But in just what you said now. In that we are too short sighted to understand we cant afford to be short sighted. Life is finite, and to face that, is the most important reality anyone can accept to extend our finite ride.
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(September 11, 2020 at 11:03 am)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 11, 2020 at 10:54 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I have a few million words on Pearl Harbor. Historians will consult the record. The media will look for sound bytes.

The point in my OP is that humans no matter what side they are on, have  tendency to focus on the short term, and are tribal. 

It is sad and scary, that today, that we have an orange turd, using the exact same tactics of scapegoating, vilification, and blind loyalty that lead to the horrors of things like Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust.

Did you really have to say "most people pay no attention to history"?
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RE: History and short term memory.
Sorry to be...er...a tad pedantic perchance...but that's really not the definition of short term memory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-term_memory
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(September 11, 2020 at 11:18 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(September 11, 2020 at 11:03 am)Brian37 Wrote: The point in my OP is that humans no matter what side they are on, have  tendency to focus on the short term, and are tribal. 

It is sad and scary, that today, that we have an orange turd, using the exact same tactics of scapegoating, vilification, and blind loyalty that lead to the horrors of things like Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust.

Did you really have to say "most people pay no attention to history"?

I don't think it is said enough.

If the sane worldwide value longevity to our species, I can't think of anything more important than understanding and remembering the lessons of the past.
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I forgot why I came in here.
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(September 11, 2020 at 11:32 am)no one Wrote: I forgot why I came in here.

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