Jon Soltz: Not above altering a 103 year old quote to make a point

| June 3, 2009


The old saying from Santayana is “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” We can’t learn from recent history unless we know everything about the recent history of torture. That’s why we need to investigate the whole truth about torture, now.

Reason in Common Sense, George Santayana, Page 284:

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Aw shit, I’m guessing you didn’t like that stuff repudiating change, did you LT?

I believe it was Oscar Wilde who once said:

I seen a peanut stand, And heard a rubber band. I’ve seen a needle that winked its eye. But I been done seen about everything when I see a motor pool LT screw up quotes from 1903 just because he couldn’t master the ancient skill of googling it.

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  1. Claymore says:

    Sheesh…what a DUMBO!!!

  2. UpNorth says:

    But, but, Obama told me to say it, and he’s never wrong, is he?

  3. OldTrooper says:

    Damn, TSO, you’re on a bitch slap roll today.

  4. TSO says:

    Nah, just trying in vain to keep them honest.

  5. j3 says:

    Shee-HIT, I *knowed* I done orta had studieed more on that Oscar Wilde feller, if he done writ such stuff all purdy like.
    I had orta stayed in hah school insted of exceptin that aperntmunt to tich soshology at Burklee.

  6. The Sniper says:

    It’s actually a very clever anagram slam of GW Bush because if you rearrange the letters in George Sanatayana, you get “George Yaa Satan”. Obvious satanic reference to GW.

    That diabolical Soltz and his anagrams and poor grasp of history.