I like bad puns and basic wordplay. My low-threshold for comedy is very low.
Sometimes my gatekeeper comes up and goes “THAT IS NOT FUNNY. DO NOT LAUGH” but when I realize my gatekeeper’s been in charge for too long, I throw him off the cliff.
With history – and what we’re talking about is history or will be: the two major point of view that are in constant conflict is:
The Great Man (unique individuals alone shape history through force of pure will)
Zeitgeist (spirit of the times)
So for example, with Hitler, we can both talk about Hitler’s childhood, what’s unique about him, etc, and we can also say “if it wasn’t Hitler, someone similar would have come in his place because it was the times”.
Most people tend to lean a little more towards one or the other.
I tend to lean towards Zeitgeist, although I have moments of believing Great Man.
It’s possible you may lean more towards Great Man history over Zeitgeist.
So in 2016 for example, I believed a Republican would win. I say so on my Facebook at the time, even before the primaries were finished. Didn’t matter which one.Why? Because we’d just had two terms of Democrat. People wanted something more hard-right daddy after 8 years of momma-hen.
So let’s say Ted Cruz won over Trump.
Would things have been different? Somewhat, sure. His style is different, he’s got his insider connections and stuff and would have been less antagonistic generally.
But it would have been a hard right and as strongly federalist as Trump was,