DONALD TRUMP IS THE MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT ELECT IN HISTORY!!!!
So screamed the headlines yesterday as I battled fever and chills. The problem is that not only is that untrue, but the entire weeks events show us how we (corporately) can misinterpret history to our own advantage.
The old saying goes that “winners write the History Books,” but even that is no longer absolutely true. The New York Times ran an op-ed piece on Monday asking “Which MLK Jr Are We Celebrating?” Is he the social radical of the 1960’s? Or is he the Conservative icon of the 21st Century?
These two disparate and yet concurrent things are just a reminder that when we read history, if everything that we read agrees with our own bias and beliefs, then we either read it incorrectly (wrong) or we simply did not read it all. when
When Bradley Manning goes to be tonight, he will still be a coward. And a traitor.