Have you noticed a great amount of effort to re-write history?
For some people, that is an annoying trend. For others, it's a necessary act of purification. Is history really dynamic? Can we really revise it?
It's not a mystery. History is, well, history. But (and it's a very big but) how we LOOK at history is dynamic. How we RECORD history is dynamic. And it's all open to interpretation.
Sure, facts are facts -- but which facts do you identify? Which point of view on those facts do you take? Which role in history speaks to you, for you, about you, and in defense of you?
It all matters and it is all evolving.
Sometimes it is enough to respond to an historical declaration with "that's true and...this is also true..."
What if revisionist history is the only kind of history?
-- doug smith
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