My theory on and : people who came of age in the end of history have taken the return of history really badly

@KingMob What is ? Also can you be more specific about the range of birth dates you are talking about?

@MaybeRay follow-back pro-EU. It's the anti-brexit hash tag. I can't really be more specific because it's about vagueries like mood etc. The end of history era is 1989-2001 though. Or fall of Berlin wall to 9/11. It's the people who integrated the values of the leading edge of that time the hardest who have been hurt most by its final departure.

@KingMob @MaybeRay I came of age in the end-of-history era and I have taken the return of history really badly.

@nindokag maybe take comfort in the fact that many people in the past lived in historical times

@KingMob Thanks for the info!

"final departure"? I think that is over-reacting.

I wonder why you are seeing this now more than you saw it in 2002. If history has been "back" for 16 years what took so long?

@MaybeRay The return of history was ignorable for a while. The war on terror from 9/11 can be treated like a blip. "We deal with this terror/pointless focus on terror and then we get back to normal". Then 2008, global financial crisis, that's more difficult, but still, there's the idea that things could go back to normal, we just have to figure out how. 2016's political eruptions happen and normal starts to look like it's not ever returning

@MaybeRay final departure is probably overstating it at the moment. Well, in a way it was over in 2008 (please don't ask me to define "it") but these things take a long time to process

@KingMob @MaybeRay Those hashtags are very anglophone things. There was a movement since at least the 80s by the anglo elites in the direction of an anglophone powerblock that started colapsing after the war on terror, first because the worst parts of American culture became very visible to the world, which made the average brit more wary of the US, and then came Trump, and the idea of the angloblock became impossible to sell to the UK voters.

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