Not going to address the politics/debates side of this, but the question of history repeating itself....the best quote I heard and I love is this:
"History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
Attributed to Mark Twain, but I'm not sure if that's accurate. One thing he DID say that is solidly attributed:
"It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible."
"If you have something to say, now would be a perfect time to keep it to yourself." --Col. Chester Phillips
"If you believe everything you read, better not read." --Japanese proverb
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