A History Lesson from Frank Miller

It is human nature that repeats itself, not history. ~John Toland   

My guess is I’m not the only one who was so busy with school and starting new jobs we missed a lot of what happened in our world during the 70’s.

Today’s impeachment hearings remind me of the Watergate tapes and Nixon. Sitting at my desk, I saw the book published by The Des Moines Register of Frank Miller’s cartoons. I’d forgotten I had a great historical resource waiting for me.

The cartoon above is dated, November 2, 1973.

I thought back to my own history. On this day I would have been a staff radiologic technologist for only a few months. I was waiting to take my boards or waiting for results. Either way, I was in a very uncomfortable place. It seemed I was juggling so many things. There was no time to think about world events. I needed to focus on my own future.

It was a treat to sit down today with Mr. Miller’s cartoon collage. What a great way to review both Iowa and world events.

Thanks, Frank, for taking me back in time.

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

I am…

B…simply being. 




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