Saturday, October 12, 2019

History used to be written by the vistor?

History - the records are written by the winners...



Captain Cook - hero or villain?


I am sure some of our history is gruesome and unspeakable but it did happen. What is the purpose of whitewashing it?

There is a move in Australia and I am sure in all countries which were invaded in colonial times, to rewrite history and rip down any reminder of our dark past. My simple question is why??

History is written by the victors - the narrative of World War 11 is startlingly different in the US [ the victors] to Germany or Japan [ the vanquished ] The truth? Who knows but to rip down the statues to the conquerers serves no purpose - what will go next Nelson's Column in London?

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