[Novalug] OT - Wikipedia and the art of censorship
vrman49 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 21:12:39 EDT 2007
On 8/19/07, gregory pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
> Stop and think, this has been going on since the being of recorded
> 'history'-- HIS - STORY. History is always written by the winner.
> You don't know 'the rest of the story'(tm) in most situations. In the
> case if Wikipedia, it is possible to hear the opposing side, or maybe
> it is someone with an 'axe to grind'.
> What is truth?
I couldn't agree more. Years ago I was taught that very lesson.
A university Civil War history class required 2 books - boy was I
confused - but it got worse. One book said Grant was a drunk who
had to be held up by fellow officers - the other said he was great.
So, naturally I asked the very old professor why 2 books and which
was correct? He said "... I don't know - I wasn't there ..." He went on
to say that even though we are all experiencing the current presidency,
we can't get even 75% of the population to agree on whether he is
doing a good job or not.
What he taught us was to collect as much information as possible and
do our best to make our own decision.
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