Cat makes sense…….or is it just Saturday night here……
History taught in school left out a lot of us, especially females. History, as was taught in my schools, only covered maybe 10% of the world’s population, who thought they were a lot more important than they were.
Wasn’t Victor the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse?
“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.” – Malcolm Reynolds
History is manipulated daily it seems lately!
Rob disqualified himself in the first panel by saying that history is written by the Victors. The Victors is what the University Of Michigan Wolverines call themselves. And more often than not, when they do, it’s because they’re in denial. So once again, by default, Bucky is right. Glad I could clear that up……
This one is from 12 years ago … Wowwwww !
Oh, the politeness of the formal “Robert” and not just “Pinkish”. Very respectful this Sunday morn.
And the PACKERS!
History does not start for the North American Continent in 1492. It does not start in year zero for the rest of the world. History exists, It is recorded in a variety of ways. Anthropology helps to uncover the ancient history that is not well recorded.
The Native peoples living on the North American Continent were largely nomadic and did not record history in writing, for the most part. This is true of indigenous people everywhere through out time and even today…the Amazon, The Australian Aborigines. Todays these modern indigenous people often record history in writing, but often using language and tools of those who came to settle in these lands, peacefully and otherwise.
America’s history has it severe tragedies (slavery, the trail of tears, racism). But it is most commonly marked by settlement as a mean of establishing states, not war. It is most commonly marked by great advances liberty that is available to all who embrace the opportunity. It is not accurate to describe American history as won established through war and conquest. It is more accurate to describe it as one of independence, liberty and growth toward a more perfect union.
Before 1492 the world was flat. And people fell off the edges.
Here’s a story we’ll all like: “The cat was put in a box and mailed to Timbuktu. As he was a loser.”
It seems that this time around it’s the losers who are trying to write(or re-write) history. The funny(not haha funny) thing is…only one of them really lost.
And if Guv. DuhSantis in FL has his way, white children will not have to experience “discomfort” by learning about how some White People enslaved Black People.
Wait, wait, wait a minute – year zero?
The winners don’t always write the history books. The barbarians won the final wars with Rome, but yet, the Romans still wrote the history of what happened. On another note, it is also interesting that European history ended in 1776 (at least in the schools I attended).
The way American history books are “biased” is due to several factors, not the least of which being there are few (if any) Aboriginal historians – it seems they were all dissuaded from entering the field by the knowledge that the “white man” uses words to attain a goal – and then discards them, willy-nilly as evidenced by the myriad “treaties” that they negotiated, and then discarded after they’d served their purpose in destroying the American aborigine’s way of life. This particular travesty occurred in 1871.
It’s always been common knowledge within the “Indian” community that words only mean what the people using them THINK they mean, and that “definitions” are quite mercurial. Putting words to paper is unnatural – forcing words to assume meanings they were never meant to symbolize! They stop mirroring the “speakers” meaning and, instead, become the “listener’s” meaning, which can be quite different!
More Truth than Fiction
The third panel just cracks me up!
Much of history is written from the loser’s point of view. There were many brave people willing to put themselves in danger to document events from their perspective.
“All I can say is, the Fake News just doesn’t get it, do they.”
I think Buckey explains the term losers very well. Losers don’t get to write history.
It would have bene sooooo much better for them if the two continents had been discovered by Asia instead of Europe.