Sunday, March 23, 2008

History is yet to be told

There is a famous aphorism that history is always written by the victor. Imagine what history might read like had Hitler won his global conquest. Just maybe it would be a tad different than what we read today. Imagine reading a biography of Hitler’s archenemy, Churchill. Undoubtedly we would read of many vile and contemptible deeds done by this dastardly character.

It occurs to me that history, even as close as it is to culmination, has not yet been written. One of my private passions is the reading and understanding of history, but if my musing is correct, the real view of history, as told through the ultimate Victor, has yet to be written. I wonder how the stories of history will change when we see them through the hand of the Pattern-Maker.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Interesting thoughts, Dad.

Since I got my new computer, I kept forgetting to ask for your blog address. When I'd click on your posts on our blog it would say something like Finally--during state testing! Ick!--tracked you down through sister's blog.

Love ya.