History or his story

Today I came across a nice interview conducted by Charlie Rose on public television with two Iraqis. Their subject matter had do with whether Iraq was better off five years later as a result of the United States invasion and occupation. I hope you take the time to listen to this as it’s quite informative and not supportive in general of much of the baloney that we’ve been fed by our government and the United States press.

History is written by the winners. ~Alex Haley

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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1 Response to History or his story

  1. “But still we are victims of word games,
    semantics is always a bitch:
    places once called under-developed and ‘backwards’
    are now called ‘mineral rich.’
    And still it seems the game goes on
    with unity always just out of reach
    Because Libya and Egypt used to be in Africa,
    but they’ve been moved to the ‘middle east’.
    There are examples galore I assure you,
    but if interpreting was left up to me
    I’d be sure every time folks knew this version wasn’t mine
    which is why it is called ‘His story’. ”

    Gil Scott-Heron, “Black History”

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