If We Were Honest We Would Label Our History Textbooks, Historical Fiction | klinikadventjakarta.info

Most of us realize by the time we are 30 or 40 years old that most of what we’ve read in the history textbooks and learned in school has not been an accurate accounting of the human record. Indeed, we tend to change our history books every 10 or 20 years and we do this to help promote a future agenda.Whereas, we want the next generation to take our society and civilization to greater heights, some feel we should tweak things a little. In other words we manipulate our past, to propel our future. Unfortunately, those that purposely do this, as well intentioned as they might be often try to change the way things are, to the way they believe things should be.Yet, by doing this, we end up lying to ourselves, and our children. And that famous quote; “those who fail to learn their history, are doomed to repeat it.” But which history are we learning, because what we are teaching, well, it isn’t the truth?If we were really honest with ourselves, and our children, perhaps we might admit that it is impossible to know history unless you were there living it and unless you were in the mind of the person who was living it, at the time, and seeing things from their point of view. In fact, there are often different accounts of history based on which side one group or another was on. And we know that it is the victors of wars and conflicts that rewrite history in their favor.So, it stands to reason, that this sort of writing of history will continue into the future. Lately, what we’ve seen is that some will use the media to change the history as it is happening and purport a specific alternate view, then use those media reports to write books during that period publishing millions of copies. This is another way that we lie to ourselves.The reality is that the history textbooks we use in school are merely historical fiction and it’s probably about time that we admitted that. Please consider all this.