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#015 Unwritten History

posted 2 Oct 2017, 01:56 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 2 Oct 2017, 01:56 ]
"History is written by the victors" - Winston Churchill

I read the other day about some facts about Joseph Stalin, who is portrayed as a monster wherever you look. It showed some of his better achievements, like the fact that he was strongly anti-racism and against the American Jim Crowe apartheid. Of course, he still did all the things that everyone gets told about, but I think people should be given all the facts on someone before telling them to have an opinion on it. For people like Stalin, having all the facts would still lead to most people thinking he was a bad person, but at least he would also be seen for some of the good views that he had. The world seems to love having facts about everything, and leaving opinion out of history as much as possible. However, that seems to lead to some parts of history being shown from only 1 point of view and presented as fact, without the view from the other side that could at least slightly redeem them. 

What's even worse is that many of the other sides have done things far worse, then just not told anyone and made sure it was never written down. Really, the history everyone gets told is just the story told by the ones who win, since they can destroy and censor anyone with the power to write the rest of the story. I think from now on I'll start considering the reliability of "history" and probably look for the full story before drawing conclusions. Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron
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