Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Not surprising …

Nigeness: Progressives Astonished Again.
The … deeper reason that these things continue to surprise is the sheer sticking power of the idea of Progress, of history proceeding inexorably in one direction. By this calculus, the longer ago people were living the more primitive they must have been, and the less 'civilised'. We retroprogressives, of course, don't look at things that way, and are pleased rather than surprised by discoveries  of how 'advanced' supposedly primitive civilisations were. We were not surprised either by the result of the recent EU referendum. 

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