Coming back stronger and stupider
Two big and atrocious examples:
(1) The Big Thompson floods badly every third of a century.
The last time was 1976, and Colorado proceeded to Come Back Stronger after that flood, rebuilding houses in the same vulnerable locations. Deadly result is perfectly predictable. Colorado is promising yet again to Come Back Stronger, rebuilding houses in the same vulnerable locations.
(2) Superstorm Snooki destroyed a firetrap boardwalk with firetrap buildings. Joisey proceeded to Come Back Stronger, rebuilding the same firetrap boardwalk with the same firetrap buildings. Deadly result is perfectly predictable. (I can see why you don't want to build hefty brick structures on a shore, but how about aluminum instead of wood?)
One small and mild example: Last night's windstorm took down
a couple of tall pines on a west-facing cliff edge.
The trees were on city property, and it looks like the city will replant tall trees again.
DAMMIT! THINK! LEARN! Nature is trying to teach you something! Nature gave us brains so we could LEARN from these repeated CYCLICAL
problems, and our ancestors have given us WRITTEN RECORDS of the repeated problems so we have NO EXCUSE for thinking this is the first fucking time it's ever happened. Don't come back stronger, do something DIFFERENT for fuck's sake.
We won't, of course. We're fucking EXCEPTIONAL. We ride the shortest bus ever imagined. Our fucking short bus is so fucking short its fucking ass end arrives before its fucking front end. USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!