Does History Really Repeat itself?

yes history does repeat itself sadly it already has.

The saying those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, refers to the fact that when a mistake is made and a lesson is not learned or the result of the mistake was not severe enough to merit remembrance that the same mistake is bound to be repeated.

By the same token when something really good happens it will be repeated as well hoping for the same result.

I once heard that the definition of stupidity is the constant repetition of the same bad behavior, and the expectation of a different result each time.