Say It Ain’t So

The winners write the history, or so I’ve heard.  It makes sense, but it also casts a pall on objectivity and accuracy, and in some ways everything I ever learned from a history book.  Whose history is it? It’s like we’ve been fed a line all our lives, like the truth is still out there.

And it leaves people out- namely the ones on the losing side. What’s their perspective, or don’t they get one? Think slavery. Think of the machinations and motives behind just about any war. Think westward expansion and manifest destiny. Whose idea was Manifest Destiny, anyway, and what was the color of his/her skin?

Lately, it’s like Toto is pulling back the curtain on everything.

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