The Spanish philosopher George Santayana said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" and I believe this to be a very accurate statement.
However, it cannot be expected of anyone to remember an accurate past if events occurred outside of their lifetime and in many cases within it. The story however is another story and in many cases does not reflect a factual historical event, indeed the story rarely reflects a truth and may actually change from time to time at the discretion of the different story tellers.
It is almost unbelievable that the distortion of history endorsed by our education authorities and fed to the masses does not raise more eyebrows among the older generation from whom years of experience should be able to determine what might be the most likely story given the identity of the story teller.
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If for no other reason than the well-being of future generations we should make some effort to re-write the history books, to expose the lies and deceit that we were brainwashed to accept and then to inform the younger people to question what they are being told.
It ought to be clearly understood that if we as a human race are to mature with a view to make decisions now then a more accurate depiction of history would be most beneficial to prevent the old cliche that history always repeats itself. This is especially relevant when the repetition has had consequences contrary to our general well-being.
The closer we are able to discover a truth the more free we become.