We recently celebrated “Columbus Day” (or Indigenous People’s Day) and I wanted to learn a bit more about it and I found this:
Unsurprising… and I learned a few new things. As Winston Churchill once said:
History is written by the victors.
Or… as Dan Brown wrote in The DaVinci Code:
History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?
We haven’t all agreed though, have we?