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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

How We & History Can Be Wrong

Culture, Life

One of my Professors in college told me “The victor writes the history!”  One of his most famous discussions was “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” and how we in fact don’t know if Paul Revere was the one to warn the colonists at the time in question.  He could live with the fact we don’t know exactly which leg of the ride the quote came from (multiple riders on the route), but the fact that the quote of "The British are coming!" is wrong. 

 

At the time, colonial residents considered themselves British as they were all legally British subjects, and the correct saying would be “The Red Coats are coming!”, since the colonists, which would become Americans, wore “Blue”.

 

A more modern humorous one is Darth Vader from Empire Strikes Back.  Most people think the quote is “Luke.  I am your father” and it really is “No.  I am your father.”

 

Over time quotes change and become accepted with the change.

 

 

History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.
- Voltaire

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