20 thoughts on “Is it the case

  1. Scottie says:

    History is written by the victors, correct. Hugs

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  2. nasimolo says:

    That is a fallacy, history is not just the mainstream history as written by victors. Below the main stream history that is heavily concocted, there lies a gentle under current that is so deep for a to monopolise. The question is for the individual, will he blindly follow the mainstream,dive deep for the truth, and recreate his own personal history.

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    • makagutu says:

      If we agree that history is what is written of the past, then mostly what we have is a history of the victors and the defeated appear only as footnotes

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      • nasimolo says:

        I don’t agree with that definition. There is also oral history, some cave painting also tell of the people’s history, Victor’s or not Victor’s. To me, history is past events, and at any given time, there are millions of events in individual, community, country, continent and at global level. Some are documented others are not, but they are all part of history

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        • makagutu says:

          History, is what is written of the past and that is why it is contentious. Look at our history; Kenyatta was made an independence hero, Kaggia for all intents doesn’t exist.

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  3. renudepride says:

    But the defeated have a history, also. Be it oral, signed or written, it continues to tell their own particular story. It thus becomes their legacy. Naked hugs and have a terrific weekend! 🙂

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  4. History, especially history one doesn’t agree with, is all fake news. The only things real are the things I choose to be real. I learned that over the past two years from my illustrious President. Makes life SO much easier, wouldn’t you agree? (If you don’t, it’s fake news, not truth or history.)

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  5. I’d like to say that it’s less true today than it has been in previous eras, but I’m not sure. Even with the proliferation of literacy and writing, defeated people can just get ignored. Or the defeated could end up seizing public attention and become the victors. It boils down to attention span it seems.

    Plus, what does modern defeat even look like? In previous years, conquerors were fairly straightforward. With the world able to share their cultures and society with everyone else, nobody even has to fire a shot to make a society go into the waste bin.

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  6. This axiom is way too simplistic. It would be more accurate to say that the victors enjoy a temporary advantage in writing their own history. But, today’s victors will be tomorrow’s losers. Furthermore, despite the obvious failings of human nature, there exists a persistent impulse in us towards the truth. As a case-in-point, expansionist Americans defeated indigenous peoples in just about every way possible. Yet today, it is largely seen as imperialist and genocidal. To the victors, go the spoils… as well as the shame.

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  7. jim- says:

    Black has the oldest people with the shortest of history, where cultures erased past seems them all but a mystery, who were they before we came with god speed? but alas all still remain unfreed, we know that before us is an endearing life lived once unstained, by the intrusion of battle and greed.

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  8. john zande says:

    They have a history, but it’s often not favourable.

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  9. Barry says:

    The defeated still have a history, but whether you or I hear it is another story.

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