Does Deja Vu Create Positive Outcomes?
I ask this from various perspectives. This week alone, the Mets turned back the clock by hiring Carlos Beltran . Beltran ingrained himself within this beautiful city of New York AND with Met fans.
Yet, the lack of managerial experience is a bit unnerving considering Joe Girardi got swept up by rival Philadelphia. People can write so much about this hiring of Beltran but , let’s let the work on the field write the story on this moment of Deja Vu .
Second perspective on this question comes from my own experience this week. Perhaps because I wear crutches and rollerblade on one leg, the term ‘crutch to lean on’ WOULD resonate . However, I heard the phrase a couple weeks ago in my head only to hear it IN PERSON this past week on the LIRR. It was like a release of sorts hearing this phrase and I couldn’t understand why.
Science Daily says it is possible that the news cycle creates these kind of deja vu experiences for people when we get so wrapped up in all news articles thrown at our faces on our phone . When you don’t have time to process an article you glance at that sticks with you more than actual memories and experiences in your brain, so says Leigh Richardson of the Brain Performance Clinic in Dallas! Listen to my interview with Leigh on Spreaker below!
The other deja vu moment I’m thinking of is the idea of a wall. 30 years ago TODAY , the Berlin Wall came down ! It was a watershed moment and so much so, President Trump was sent 2.7 tons of that Berlin Wall as a supposed reminder of what the Iron Curtain did to divide families, people of East and West Berlin and cultures and prevent them from co-existing.
Yet, this Wall deja vu should be considered a positive outcome. Why? Because in today’s America, having secure borders keeps us a secure country and I’m entirely convinced of that. We want people to continue to come in LEGALLY , whereas people attempting to surpass the Berlin Wall were indeed killed. In fact, according to the Berlin Wall Memorial, ‘At least 140 people were killed or died at the Wall in connection with the East German border regime between 1961 and 1989. 101 East German fugitives, who were killed, died by accident, or committed suicide while trying to flee through the border fortifications.’
Here in the US, border deaths are on the decline, from 329 in 2016 to 298 in 2017 and then 283 just last year. We all should pray that continues as border patrol agents continue to work to de-escalate problems at our southern border. The Berlin Wall DID kill and suppress many, including German Jews starting in 1961, but to compare it to Trump’s ‘Build the Wall’ feels out of touch because there is no regime here in America.
Maybe, just maybe, we can take a step back and realize not everything is ‘deja vu, all over again’ as the great Yogi Berra once said!
- My interview with Leigh Richardson : https://www.spreaker.com/episode/19934141
- Stats on Berlin Wall deaths: https://www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de/en/todesopfer-240.html
- Science Daily Story on Fake News and Fake Memories: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190821082228.htm
- Official Stats on Border deaths from US Border Patrol: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2019-Mar/bp-southwest-border-sector-deaths-fy1998-fy2018.pdf