History-is-written-by-the-Winners

History is written by the winners

If Germany had won World War 2, no one would be accusing them of a Holocaust, except a minority of ‘crazy neo-communist Holocaust fantasists’.

If Germany had won, the Allies would have been the evil ones.

But since Germany lost, there was a Holocaust, and no one denies it, except a minority of ‘crazy neo-nazi Holocaust deniers’.

But since Germany lost, the Germans were the evil ones.

History is written by the winners.

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Remember Sisters, we ARE descendants of Queens.

So HOLD YOUR HEAD UP!!!

The year is 2016 and Henry the English schoolboy is squirming in his seat as his teacher tells the class how the poor misguided English fought and lost against the brave heroic Germans. It hurts his pride to be from the losing side. A large photo of Hitler “the saviour of Europe” hangs on the classroom wall. Henry glances over at it sheepishly. “History is written by the winner” he mumbles under his breath. In a different world Hitler would be the villain he thinks.

First Blight

by andrasteshaircurlers

“History is written by the winners, unless it is not written at all.”

I have heard the saying many times. But I have the foresight to see that even the winner’s story will be lost.
New doctrine glistens just beyond the horizon.
Now, I am the mother of Wardens, and by the time this lands in your possession, I will be an inconvenience with my truth twisted into a matter of a docile, less threatening, lie.
Carinus is gone… The Blight is over.
But our creation, The Grey Wardens, continue.
Let them know of where they came from.
Tell at least some of them of the blood, sweat, and tears that brought them to where they are today.
Let us be real to them in the way only stories can be.
I leave the true story to them.
The true story… of what will like as be only the first Blight.

- From a journal given to your Warden-Commander after being sworn to secrecy.

Words: 2825, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English



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2 historians critical of 'Hamilton' win American Book Award

NEW YORK — Two historians who have faulted the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” are among the recipients of an American Book Award for criticism.

The awards started in 1980 and are presented by the Before Columbus Foundation. They honour “outstanding literary achievement” that reflect the country’s diversity.

Winners Lyra Monteiro and Nancy Isenberg have written that “Hamilton” romanticizes Alexander Hamilton and misrepresents history.

Other winners Monday include poet Ray Young Bear’s “Manifestation Wolverine,” Ned and Constance Sublette’s history “The American Slave Coast” and activist Deepa Iyer’s exploration of racism and immigrant communities, “We Too Sing America.” Author and activist Louise Meriwether won a lifetime achievement prize.

Before Columbus advocates for multicultural literature. It was founded in 1976 by novelist, essayist and playwright Ishmael Reed.

The Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway hit “Hamilton” has won several Tony Awards.

The Associated Press

I was GREATLY offended today by a ‘friend" and coworker who INSISTED on talking about the Confederate flag debate. She (a White woman) didn’t understand why many Blacks and myself were upset by the flag. She cited how she had another “Black friend” who was PROUD of the flag. The friend asked me what I thought about the flag and I told her:

IT MEANS HATE TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE AND ANYONE OF AFRICAN DESCENT.

IT MEANS DEATH, LYNCHING, RACISM AND WHITE TERRORISTS TORTURING AND KILLING MINORITIES ON AMERICAN SOIL WITHOUT FEAR OF PUNISHMENT.

IT MEANS THE KKK, BURNING CROSSES AND THREATS.

IT IS A WARNING TO NEVER FEEL TOO SAFE, COMFORTABLE OR WANTED.

IT MEANS THAT IN AMERICA, JUSTICE & PEACE IS FOR SOME BUT NOT FOR ALL AND THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE LEGAL AND POLITICALLY & SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE TO HATE BLACK PEOPLE, EVEN WITH A BLACK PRESIDENT.

My friend completely dismissed my words and seemed offended by how “serious” I was being. I walked out the room of the preschool I work in. Another coworker, another Black female became sullen, withdrawn and refused to talk to either of us.  Later on, the coworker tried to talk about the flag’s “history” and how on “the internet and Facebook” there are reminders that the flag is just a symbol and has MANY DIFFERENT MEANINGS.

YEAH. Convenient so the HATERS can lie and hide behind doubletalk and fake patriotism.  She even said that the official American flag was “just as racist”.

I smiled. I replied:

RAPISTS AND MISOGYNISTS OFTEN CITE THE RARE CASES WHERE A WOMAN MAY INADVERTENTLY HAVE AN ORGASM WHILE BEING RAPED. THAT SHOULDN’T EXCUSE SEXUAL ASSAULTS OR RAPISTS.

MY TAX DOLLARS SHOULD NOT GO TOWARDS MAINTAINING BUILDINGS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SALUTE & FLY A FLAG THAT MEANS BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD DIE AND ARE WORTHLESS.

FINALLY, AND LET ME BE CLEAR. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ANYONE CAN SAY TO ME TO CHANGE MY MIND. I DON’T CARE ABOUT “HISTORY”. CAUSE GUESS WHAT, MY ANCESTORS’ HISTORY IS FORGOTTEN, DERIDED AND PERVERTED BY THE RULING WHITE CLASS. 

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I don’t expect people born and raised and indoctrinated in a racist White dominated society to understand. You should NOT expect or waste time trying to get the master/abuser to understand your pain. JUST GET AWAY & DON"T ENGAGE. It’s a lost cause. When I see THAT fucked up ugly disgusting cruel blood-drenched EVIL FLAG, I turn around and don’t enter. If someone is wearing that flag on clothes, bumper sticker, hat, etc.- I AVOID AND STAY AWAY.  Its one of the reasons why MY FAMILY MOVED NORTH. I used to be a Georgia peach, but my grandmommy got the hell outta there as soon as she could. North ain’t much better BUT at least there are less Overt Hate Mongers. When Jews see a NAZI symbol- THEY KNOW what it means. EVERYBODY KNOWS. And usually that group gets respect and help.  BUT NOT BLACKS. We just gotta suck it up and understand the White point of view. That’s not racist, right? 

So it’s about PROUD HERITAGE & HISTORY? Why are SO many people PROUD OF NOT WANTING THE STATES TO BE UNITED? WHY are so many people STILL fond of the “good ol’ days” when Blacks were slaves, had no civil rights and were considered less than 100% human?

JUST LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE ABOUT THAT FLAG; ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T REALLY WANT TO HEAR MY POINT OF VIEW.

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