Friday, December 7, 2012

Re-Writing History

History can also refer to the academic discipline, which uses a narrative to examine and analyze a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them.

So why should it be rewritten? Aren’t the facts of what happened clear?

Maybe not.

History is recalled by many different points of view and is recorded in various manners.

In the many yesterdays, people translated what they felt and saw into transcripts that were copied and translated to many languages and cultures. The words might stay the same but the meaning becomes different.

The Bible is a prime example of how words and visions have changed through time.

So why rewrite history?

Well, as I see it, history can be manipulated into whatever form people want to believe at the time.

Point in question was the Civil War.

Growing up in the South in the Capitol of the Confederacy when Jim Crow was still the political status and the popular belief, the history of the War Between the States was very different that what it is today.

Looking back, which is what history is all about, it seems most of the recorded events were about wars and leaders. Our time line has been written by who was killing and conquering whom.  And we are supposed to the civilized being of the planet.

Since most families have photos and comments on letters, their history must be connected through genealogy searches. Today everyone in the family has their own camera to capture still photos or live video to capture every moment of family events and even publish them for the entire world to see.

But is it real?

So as the daily occurrences are analyzed and reported from different points of view, tomorrow’s history will be written.

But don’t worry, it can always be re-written.

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