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Just Jot It January 30

Just Jot It January 30th – An- #SoCS

 

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Antihistorical means opposing history.  At first, I asked myself, “Why would anyone oppose history?  But, then I started thinking about it.  The people who would oppose history -are those that find fault in the historical content, or felt the written history was misleading -unfair, untrue or lies.

For instance, if you lived in South Korea -North Koreans would learn an entirely different historical event -around the same theme of what you would be learning.

Same thing could be happening in Vietnam, between East and West Germany (while they were divided -however, there could still be people who remember the division of the Great Wall, still believing what they were taught.

If America had divided between the North and the South -what kind of historical documents would have been taught?  The Indians and the White man; the blacks and whites; Jews and Muslims; Palestinians and Israel.  The list could go on and on!

We rely upon our history authors to tell the historical truth -the good, the bad, the ugly.  However, often times this truth will be guided by governmental or religious truths.  In these cases, we will not learn the true story -as seen by both sides.

As a child, I learned about how the Indians would attack and burn the homes and families of settlers.  Rarely did I hear that the white man was lying, stealing, and killing tribes for gold, minerals and land.  Nor, did I hear much about how we gave them liquor -causing drunkenness, that still lingers in reservations today.  Easy to steal from someone who is desperate for more liquor.

I would suppose there are even people who believe we should not attempt to discuss the past, or study historical documents -as truths.  Possibly, they don’t believe in what they did not witness!  That certainly holds true with many -concerning God.

I believe, as time passes -we learn more truths.  We are becoming more open to the sins of our forefathers -and also, embracing their deeds of righteousness.  With so much acceptance of immorality and dysfunction (drugs) -we tolerate the intolerable of those who walked this earth before us.  Then again, if I told you, President Lincoln was responsible for a 450-mile walk of murder for the Navajo and Apaches -would you want to know that about one of our greatest leaders?  Or, what if I said that John F. Kennedy supported the mafia?  Then, Benjamin Franklin had an illegitimate son, that he never acknowledged -even to his death bed.

These are all “facts” that I’ve read on the Internet -does it make them true?  There could be truth here, there could be at least partial lies.  I don’t know, as I never met three men -and they certainly did not confide in me.  We must take what we learn, and do much the same as I do with the parents of my foster kids -when we tell a story, oftentimes we tell little lies, hidden within the truth -or a lot of lies, with a little truth.  Either way, my job is to sort out the lies from the truths, moving forward with my discoveries.

That is how I take history.  Everyone has some truths among the lies -of how they learned it.  It is best to evaluate both sides and come up with what you believe -understanding; you could be wrong -at least to the person on the other side.

 

 

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    • Wow -were you there? Are you in Germany. If you remember -you could be a little older than me. I was born in 58 -so I do not remember this -but the impact of this fight has stayed with me.

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  1. No – I am British and born in 1957 but I am an avid History buff and found this part of history fascinating. I do remember when it went up as it was very much on the tv.
    Additionally, my first love was in the RAF and I remember going with him to east berlin one day ( just for the day) and noticing how different it was. We tried to buy a camera. Only two in the shop window and we had to order them
    Its difficult to believe what it was like.. especially with East Berlin stuck in the middle of the western culture.

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